Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Feathered Friends Forever Rescue/Sanctuary Inc.

5,654 pageviews

Claim This Nonprofit

More Info

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit

Donate

Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal Services, Animals, Bird Sanctuaries

Mission: Feathered Friends Forever provides temporary or permanent placement for birds. All parrots are welcome regardless of species or circumstance. Examples include: health reasons; divorce; medical, as in feather plucking or mutilation; behavior problems, as in screaming, biting, chewing up the home; moving; or any other situation where a bird owner is unable to care for the bird. We provide "birdy camp" while you're on vacation. Military personnel serving overseas can leave their parrot with us until they return. We are also on the Hurricane Evacuation Route to keep birds for displaced familys during natural disasters. We receive no state, federal or local funding and rely entirely on donations from the public and generous folks like you. Check our website and sign up for the monthly newsletter. Open to the public on weekends from 11am to 4pm. Group tours by appointment anytime. Please help support these beautiful endangered birds!

Geographic areas served: We have birds from 42 states including Alaska

Programs: Protection and survival of abused or abandoned birds

Community Stories

95 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 bob10

Donor

Rating: 5

One of the best things that Feathered Friends Forever does is provide education for the welfare of parrots that are adopted or already family companions. When I adopted Oscar he had been rescued from a horrible person and it showed. It took months before I could even touch him. But with advice from Ron at FFF and a lot of patience, Oscar is doing well and getting some of his feathers back. He even has his own page on Facebook - Oscar Eclectus. Hopefully in a year or two he will be able to travel to one of the FFF open house events and meet some of his FB friends.

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The largest nonprofit parrot sanctuary in the USA continues on a plan to provide care for the exotic/endangered birds. New construction will provide a means to help educate the public about these beautiful creatures and the need for conservation. Check the website for ways you can help!

Read more

Donor

Rating: 5

The new construction is amazing! Huge free flight aviary for macaws. Interactive learning stations for the kids. Honeybee re-population project. Butterfly breeding habitat. All this is being done by unpaid volunteers and funded by private donations! Open weekends and worth the visit! Donations are tax deductible and you can see what the do with your dollars.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering there part time I have seen drastic changes made this past year. The addition of Birds on the Brink Sanctuary with the giant endangered species flights, The new Butterfly gardens, Building renovations, new chew-able toy designs. The new Odd couple special needs area. On weekends the new bird of the day area. Just tons of changes continuing to be completed. Best of all the new special blend bird foods.

Susan S.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a friend of Karen Marts and Freedom the Parrot. I am so happy that he is recovering from his illness. Karen is a wonderful educator for those of us who are novices learning about birds. I just donated $50. in honor of my friend Karen and her parrot, Freedom. I would like to be able to do this when I make a donation. Would you be able to somehow put a spot on the donation page which would show that this is in honor of someone or a memorial? This would be so helpful.

Martha32

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have visited Feathered Friends Forever Rescue several times over the years and never fail to be amazed at their improvements they have made, and the care they give the birds. I know there have been some people that have downed FFF, but I know for a fact they take excellent care of their birds. I have been a donor for many years and would not continue to do so If they did not do their best for birds. I have birds of my own and I love them like my family. FFF is a wonderful place to help and to also visit.

Previous Stories
4

Donor

Rating: 5

This is great place for birds that, for whatever reason, lost their home. A beautiful place to view beautiful birds and interact with them.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was at the rescue 3 weeks ago and they were doing some major land clearing, stopped by today and this had appeared where they were working. Come to find out it is a giant new flight for endangered species macaws

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Improvements are always nice to see. This place seems to be constantly undergoing improvements and renovations due to the assistance of some very nice people. The current project has 2 18' wide by 40' long by 14' high (center) and 11' high side walls with metal 3' high "animal guards" to prevent anything being able to reach through and harming the Parrots inside. To see these gorgeous Parrots being able to fly in the current flight areas , which are 18' x 20' one can only wonder at how great it will be to see them able to soar like they were meant to do in these new flights.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Very Clean, and very healthy birds, Nicest Sanctuary I have ever seen!!!

Guio Duran J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Adopted the most beautiful and loving Too in this world from them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Facilities always clean and a friendly staff. There is always something new being built for the comfort of the birds.

Previous Stories
1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

FFF is where I learned the most about birds. The place was very easy to find, even though I know some still have trouble finding it. Thankfully they made new beautiful signs with arrows!

The staff was very knowledgeable about every bird there, I always had questions to ask and Ron or Bob always knew the answer!

The birds all have a different past, but now have a forever home at FFF. I hope bird rescues will some day be federally funded like other house hold pets soon(dogs and cats).

If you get a chance to go, Please go and bring treats! But please make sure you ask how to properly feed those treats before you do!

Carman Sharp I.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A great local place, doing an AWESOME job! The volunteers all have such a compassion for animals!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 2

Bird rescues should be focused on adoption. Otherwise they fill up (like hoarders) and then cannot accept new birds. This rescue is in that trap. Their adoption prices are steep but much less than a breeder. Paperwork is minimal and they do not have a mileage requirement. However, they do not let adoptive parents pick a bird. They don't even let you pick a species. Go in for a cockatoo and they decide you need a parakeet. Bird has to pick you. This causes someone interested in a cockatoo to go back to looking at the breeder. This rescue is causing their own overcrowding and also causing the breeding of more birds.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Due to family allergies I had to place my sweet Yum-Yum, a Mexican Red Head Amazon Parrot, at Feathered Friends a couple of years ago. I placed her as non-adoptable so have been donating monthly to help with her care.
I recently visited the sanctuary to see her. She looks great and seemed happy. She recognized me, came to say hi and then went back to her perch next to another parrot. I cried because I miss her so much but I know she is well cared for and won't be passed from home to home.
The sanctuary is clean, the birds are happy, the staff are super invested in taking care of the birds.
Thanks to all of you for everything you do for the birds. I miss her so much but I know she is happy, healthy and well cared for.
Kathy

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was amazed at the variety of the many exotic birds at this sanctuary...I have never seen so many in one place in my well traveled life. The dedication of these volunteer caretakers is to be commended beyond words. If you'd like to see big exotic birds flying in large fly-way cages...this is the place. BTW, many of these birds talk ! :))

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This place really is the best ever!
Supported only by donations and unpaid volunteers. These birds get the best care a captive abandoned bird could ever hope to receive!
Custom flights (bird housing)
Education for the public.
Wonderful nutrition provided.
The FFF staff are all funny & knowledgeable.
Truely experts in their field.
So glad I found this place!

4

Donor

Rating: 4

I have visited Feathered Friends Forever quite a few times and have always found it to be a great environment to see and learn about the Parrots. Watching them being able to fly and not just sitting in a cage was very neat!

Previous Stories
4

Volunteer

Rating: 4

This is the largest Parrot Only Rescue in the entire U.S. There are currently more than 1,500 Parrots in residence here. Also, this is the only known Rescue that allows our fighting forces a place to care for their Parrots when they go on deployment and reunite with them when they return to the States. Most of the Parrots are in outside flights where they can be "birds" .

Read more
3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

On a visit to the rescue in August I found the rescue to be a great place for a family visit. They were doing some renovations but allowed us to take a tour. They have some great flight areas that allow the birds to be real birds.
They allowed us to visit some of the birds inside the porch area and were amazed to hear some of the stories matching the birds.

Review from Guidestar

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

These people do some amazing work. i was surprised at how much is involved in caring for parrots. i came with no knowledge of birds or parrots of any kind, the volunteers were very nice and even took time out of their day to educate me on some of the birds within their facility. overall, the place was amazing.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I visited the rescue not too long ago, And the place is quite outstanding. The birds are all happy, and what these people are doing is amazing. I couldn't imagine doing what they do.

Review from Guidestar

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I can say I have been to the rescue in the last week. I stoped by on.my way to atlanta. I had heard some troubling rumors about the place.They said the were closed for spring cleaning but gave me a personal tour anyway. The birds are well cared for. I have seen inspection records posted on line and are available for anyone to see. The staff was polite and friendly.Currently they are conducting a massive upgrades and renovations. I can understand after 18 years it may be overdue. I see no signs of them shutting down nor did I see any birds with no water, purches, food or toys. This rescue is worthy of my support and it should be for you as well. No rescue this size can survive without your donations and help. The work these poeple do is amazing. please show your support.

6

Donor

Rating: 5

This nonprofit has come under fire by some extremely ignorant, hateful, and loathsome people in the past 6 months. Their goal is to get it shut down with no regard for where 1500 birds will go. When confronted about what they plan to do with the birds, they say it's not their problem. That the state will take care of them. The state will sell off the larger, more valuable birds to breeders and terminate the other. Every rescue in and around the state are scrambling to do whatever it is these morons want for FFF, because they know FROM EXPERIENCE just what will happen if FFF is shut down. I happily donate my money to these efforts because I am thinking of the birds. I am truly sorry you monsters would rather see these birds dead than alive, but that is your wrong doing.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This place is filthy and disgusting. The birds are sick, no clean anything. It is a scam and sickening. This place needs shut down. There are too many birds and not enough help

2 Deanna18

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

From what I understand, they are being shut down....................

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

STAY AWAY.. Far far away. No food, no water, no fresh anything. Dirty cages, birds feather plucking from overcrowding. Donate nothing here, the birds do not see any of it

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

Hell hole. Birdie concentration camp! I ran a rescue and do know what it entails and this place doesn't even rate one star. They use the money given for their own living and the birds don't get any of it! Fresh fruit and veggies? I never saw any. Green water, filthy cages, no toys or enrichment, no heat. Outside flights accessible to predators and huge rat infestation. My only agenda is to tell you what I personally saw.

2 Avianresq7

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

I talked with the operator a few years back, yes, he knows the talk! Being with a shelter and rescue organization I know the challenges of taking care of animals the proper way. I have had more than one complaint over the years about this organization. The complaints are always the same, this place should be shut down. After talking to the operator, I was convinced that the people there are BLIND! These people truly believe that this is the proper way to care for parrots. Overcrowded enclosures, poor quality food, a rodent problem and not enough toys or perches for the amount of parrots there. We all have parrots die in our shelters. But we are aware of what they died from because we have a limited number of parrots to care for. We have necropsies done and we spend our donated money on the animals in our care and not ourselves. Before ever willing your animals to this place, GO THERE, DO NOT CALL, GO THERE AND CHECK IT OUT. Every time someone calls to go and check out this place, the place gets a cleaning. This helps get the animals in their care a much needed cleaning, fresh food and clean water. People that have recently posted that this place ROCKS all volunteer there and are friends of this place. These people are also BLIND!! Unless they think cruelty is acceptable! PICTURES DO NOT LIE!!! We have posted our pictures to the Internet, they tell the truth!! Call so this place gets a cleaning!!!

Review from Guidestar

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When you read thru all the 5 star reviews, you will notice 2 that have been posted as one star. These were from individuals with personal agendas who have no involvement in rescues, no knowledge of what it takes to operate one but rather a hatred of the work others are doing to benefit the birds. Are there areas that could be "cleaned up"? Sure, on any given day you can find something. But instead of helping, they prefer hating. The "crap food" is one of the best mixes available, with over a ton a month fed along with fruits, veggies and other treats. The birds are well cared for. Do some die? Of course, as do all living things. Most of the birds are abandoned surrenders so ages are not known. Those that may have a problem get the care they need. The rescue has become a valuable resource for people with questions about their personal birds, resulting in many little lives being saved. Social media was recently filled with hate messages and many of those involved in it asked questions, found out the truth and are now realizing the tremendous role this organization plays in providing a home for these parrots. With THEIR help as volunteers and supporters, the "problems" will all be taken care of. The GA Dept of Agriculture conducts routine and spot inspections of the rescue every year as do local agencies. Every one results in a passing grade. So if you see what the haters write, take it with a grain of salt and understand that one person writing 2 fake reviews doesn't mean anything compared to 60 some 5 stars. Further, if you do have a question, please contact the rescue directly and ask. They will be happy to help you, especially if you are a fellow parrot lover.

5

Client Served

Rating: 1

This horrible place is a total lie, the birds are fed crap food, there are mice and snakes everywhere, they don't care if the birds die, they will tell you lies and dreams, take your money, then try to get more and more... they are more interested in buying and selling guns and ammo for cash, keep no records on anything... they have NO clue what is going on... they don't care!

It is very sad that these people are not in jail, they are nothing what they say they are... The poor birds... my heart breaks for them... the five star ratings are the jerks that work there... Do not put your birds there!!!!

7

Volunteer

Rating: 1

Feathered Friends Forever is a scam. It provides money to support their primary business which is selling guns & ammo under the name Birds ' Bullets. The place is filthy and mouse infested. The birds are fed an 80% sunflower diet. There is NO medical care provided for birds. Go and see this place before you send them a dime. You will be sickened

2 Lisanne H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This charity goes "above" and far "beyond" to help their "guests" that live there on site.

As for us - the guests who visit - we are taught so very much about these exotic birds, spend time visiting, assisting with simple duties as needed, and try to support financially whenever possible.

They do NEED so many more monetary and other donations though and I'd like to add this to my review as some people just have NO idea of the cost it takes to care for over 1400 (+) different species of birds. It is my hope that more will join in support and / or visit to learn more and simply enjoy a wonderful outing!

2 Genness A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The folks that run Feathered Friends Forever are very caring towards the birds they take in. They have worked very hard to build outdoor houses for the different species that are weather appropriate for all year. They are always looking ahead anticipating their needs.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They help unwanted and abused parrots by rehabilitation and rescue. Parrots are a neglected casualty of the pet trade. We need more organizations like Feathered Friends Forever.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This group is a great bunch of people who care very much for their Feathered Friends. Job well done.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Birds can be VERY MESSY but the companionship is out of this world! Please HELP!

1 Dotti P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience with FFF was last winter when I spent a few months volunteering to help care for the birds. I stayed on the premises and got to see and help with the daily operations. The birds in their care are from many walks of life. Some are given up by people who have had various reasons of not being able to care for them any longer. FFF takes them in and provides a great home and care. They are allowed to be birds with the ability to fly in outdoor aviarys designed for their comfort and well being.
Ron and Tammy as well as the other full time volunteers are in tune with the needs of their charges. They do a great job and deserve the help and support of the public. My stay there was enjoyable and rewarding.
This non-profit is the largest exotic bird sanctuary in the US and depend solely on the donations of good Samaritans and bird lovers.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This nonprofit does work for the abused and unwanted pet birds that no one wants. It fits a unique need in the community, and should be recognized for its great work.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Never fail to impress me. Birds are very messy UNLESS you have a caring group to keep it sanitary and bird and visitor friendly.
See them about 2 to 4 times a month and always there is a professional caring air about them.
Worth your time and support for sure.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Absolutely amazing bird rescue! It makes me feel so happy knowing so many birds are safe and loved!

1 Barbara146

Board Member

Rating: 5

How truly wonderful to know that all the birds are truly loved and cared for. We have over 1400 birds and the guys are constantly building new flights. We are a 501c3 and receive no funding of any kind. We rely strictly on donations. It is all about the birds. We find it hard to get grants because most people only think of fur bearing animals and not our feathered friends.

Previous Stories
1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been with FFF for two years and I never cease to be amazed. They are strictly 501c3 and no one takes a salary, and they receive no government funding of any kind. They work only on donations. The birds are all happy in their flights, flying freely and interacting with each other. Ron's knowledge and caring never stops. We need to get more people to help the birds, as it's all about the birds.

Read more
1 Linda300

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This place. Oh this place! I have never seen such a rescue. They take birds of all ages and stages. They restore the birds dignity. They raise awareness for birds that can outlive their humans by DECADES! They turn their dimes into dollars somehow and they always provide the best of love and care even if it means mangement goes hungry. This is one "rescue" that should really be labeled as heaven. The FIDS as they call them are loved individually for who they are AND as a whole for their species. I have never seen such dedicated volunteers or an owner. Truly a cut above the rest!

1 rebelor

General Member of the Public

Rating: 2

I recently visited this facility and was advised they have 1500 birds spread out in screened carports distributed in a "Breaking Bad" style trailer park. Some cages referred to as flights contained over 100 birds. They are obviously very passionate about the birds, but I'm not sure they are better off in this location. It was not clean and neat, but it would be difficult to keep that many birds and be clean and neat. I would be concerned at the volume of birds, the amount of refuse and the potential for disease. They obtain funds from donors, boarders and volunteers and in kind donations. They do adopt out birds that are potential pets. Some are too aggressive or stressed to make good companions. I would be concerned about the stellar reviews posted on this site as they are not helpful overall in objectively rating this charity. The situation of bird sales in the US is absurd. As with other abandoned and abused pets, please think long term when you consider any pet for your home.

2 Nyssa Z.

Client Served

Rating: 5

they take amazing care of the birds, and know just how to find them the right home. the bird picks the owner. its a little like harry potter shopping for a wand. and its the best way to do it. the only thing that caught us off guard was when we adopted our bird, the adoption fee was higher than we expected, but with that many beaks to feed, it is understandable.

2 Anita16

Donor

Rating: 5

The gentlemen who run this refuge/rescue, along with all of the volunteers who help them care for the thousands of exotic birds who reside here, are an amazing group of people filled with nothing but love, passion and compassion for these birds. I have visited FFF, and everything is set up beautifully to provide the best housing experience for each of the different types of birds they care for. I feel fortunate and blessed to have met everyone there, including all of these beautiful birds. It was an educational experience for me, as I never had contact with exotic birds prior. All the volunteers work so hard to care for these birds and educate the public about the special care and needs that exotic birds require as pets. Many of these birds have or will outlive their owners and will need someone to care for them for many years to come, some were abused or neglected, and others unwanted or abandoned because of amount of care they require. There are a lot of great local groups that assist with fundraisers, locals who volunteer around the property in different capacities, but when dealing with so many birds, they always need additional funding to expand and build new aviaries, medical care, and just keep up with daily costs of feeding. I can't speak highly enough for this organization and the deep personal commitment each volunteer has invested in caring for, nurturing and rehabilitating countless birds, and I encourage anyone to visit the sanctuary for themselves and make a donation.

1 Art P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A lot of outdoor aviaries for Parrots of all breeds and sizes.
Attention to detail when it comes to designing and building the newest habitats which all have natural flowing water from a huge aquapontics system, misting systems and IR heating lamps to ensure proper temps. during the winter months.

2 Natalie44

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been to this Refuge and seen how wonderfully they all care for these birds.. All the fundraisers they are able to do... Special events to help support these birds ... They all need your help ! Freathered Friends Forever is the largest Bird Rescue in the US ... they take on all types of bird who are adoptable ! Please help show your support ... Donate now They have many beaks to feed of all sized ..

1 Winnie G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Feathered Friends Forever provided my daughter a sanctuary to heal by volunteering with the birds. The people that run FFF are non judgemental and it is a great place to help out. They would look after her bird when we would go on trips to NJ to visit our family there and we always knew they would take very good care of her. There are so many needs that can be met by helping defenseless animals and this bird rescue is helping thousands of birds live out their natural lives in a wonderful environment. Go out and volunteer here! I highly recommend it!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my special-needs peach fronted conure from Feathered Friends Forever about a year ago and he's an amazing addition to our family. After visiting the refuge a number of times and still not being sure of the type of bird that would be right to adopt, Ron and his wife Tammy helped my daughter & I to find just the right little guy to bring home. All of the volunteers are so incredibly dedicated to each and every bird in the refuge, and contribute 100% of their time, energy, and own resources to ensuring that all of their parrots are well cared for!

Previous Stories
2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Feathered Friends Forever is an amazing parrot rescue non-profit. I found out about the facility online and decided to visit with my daughter for their Open House in June for the first time. It's incredible how well each of the birds are cared for, loved, and respected/ appreciated for their uniqueness. My daughter & I couldn't wait to return a couple weeks later to see if we could find a parrot to adopt that would be a good fit for our family and with our senior cockatiel. Ron, his wife, and Bob were extremely helpful and patient with us to find just the right bird. We ended up taking home a wonderful funny looking conure with a great personality. He was a bit naked of feathers, but with lots of love and attention they're growing back:) I strongly recommend adopting a parrot from Feathered Friends Forever. When I'm in a position to do so I can't wait to sponsor one of the parrots and go back for visits!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Like a strong table has 4 legs to hold it up Feathered Friends Forever has 4 pillars of strength to keep it going-Big Bird Ron, Tammy, Larry and Bob. The success is because of the daily endless hours of work, energy and expertise put forth by these 4 and the continuing help from organizations and individuals with their work, donations or both.
If you would like to see beautiful Parrots you could get a plane ticket to south America, Australia and New Zealand at a lot of expense to "Hope to get a glimpse" of some Parrots or you could come to this Rescue to have a guaranteed enjoyable visit.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

We have been members of FFF for several years. We are both retired biologists and do reptile rescue and rehabilitation primarily with turtles as well as educational displays at local events and attend national meetings regarding turtle conservation. Besides turtles, our other love is parrots. We have two parrots of our own.

When we found out about FFF, we just had to visit. We have visited all types of facilities from roadside zoos, to world class zoos, sanctuaries, etc. all over the world. We were blown away about how well the parrots were kept and the personal care the volunteers were giving to them. It was heartwarming to see the recovery of plucked and abused parrots over the years to parrots that will now come up to the side of their cage to see you to trust in a human being after what they have been though. We are particularly impressed about the design of the new flight enclosures with the water running through them and the misters. It is really great to see the parrots flying free in the large flight cages and interacting with each other.

Although hours away, we try to visit whenever we can. Every time we come, there is something new....new birds, new enclosures, new stories about them. This is a very special place that certainly got our attention that we will continue to support.

1 Rosemarie G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been vivsiting FFF since 203 when they 300 parrots and watched them grow. I have seen more than once, Ron handle an incoming bird that was said to be mean and he just reaches in and brings out a new feathered friend. I call him the Bird Whisperer because he has a gift that birds instictavally know that they are safe. The rescue has changed and grown through the years, but Rons heart still has love for each and every bird. His staff are great and give 12 + hours each day with no pay but lots ove birdie love. High five to FFF.
Red

1 showshine

Board Member

Rating: 5

Over the past 7 years I've watched the flock nearly double in size as more and more parrot owners faced various problems and had to place their feathered companion at the Rescue. Each one is treated with the same caring and love, regardless of size or circumstance.

Watching the happiness when a parrot picks a new adoptive family makes the day for all the volunteers. It's even better when the family sends an email or comes back to visit and tells everyone how much they enjoy their new companion.

The most rewarding part is working with some of the severly abused or disfunctional birds and having that breakthrough moment when trust is finally established. Here's an example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Jp3ID3-QGA&list=UUevoQtjPq7YY03FDtZaYzmg&index=1

Sign up for the newsletter on the website, sponsor a bird, come volunteer and see for yourself!

Previous Stories
1

Donor

Rating: 5

What a great place! Hundreds of wonderful parrots, some who greet you when you arrive. The "tour guide" knew many of the birds by name. Everybody looked happy and healthy. The fact that they can "be birds" in large outdoor aviaries was very impressive.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We had to make a really tough decision several years ago. Our Murph was sick and needed a flock. She's lived at Feathered Friends for awhile now and frankly probably always will. I love the silly bird enough to understand it's the best thing that ever happened to her. PLEASE consider a donation to a very worthy and legitimate place for a lot of needy birds. Wendell Hall

1

Donor

Rating: 5

It was good to see that every dollar donated went directly to the care and welfare of the parrots. All the volunteers are unpaid Veterans. There are no salaries, unlike other "charities" with overpaid CEO's. It's hard to believe what they do to care for over 1300 birds every day. Some lucky families have adopted a new companion from them and that's an interesting process to witness. You can also get their newsletter by signing up on the website www.featheredfriendsforever.org

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Best rescue for your bird, very concerned and helpful staff. 100% non paid staff, they deserve a some financial assistance, feeding all those birds with just donations has to be tough.

1 Scott37

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This non profit will give you the best feeling, they take great care of these birds and the birds are very happy. This is very therapeutic for the visitors and volunteers.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great place to visit and spend time with the birds.

Previous Stories
1

Donor

Rating: 5

Great place to visit, well maintained and all the birds look great. These people are doing a great job. They have around 800 birds from 43 or 44 states. Alot of endangered species, some mutilators and pluckers. I have seen them transform pluckers to full feathered birds.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Big Bird (Ron), Tammy, Larry and Bob have been very interesting, informative and helpful in our transition to the local area from out of state. We have 8 parrots and didn't know what to do until we can get our own place. Thank goodness they swooped down from the sky to help us out since June 2012 (and still ongoing). I couldn't get to fully appreciate this bird sanctuary on only 1 visit so I recommend anyone to get an annual membership to visit often and make friends with more and more of the the personalities and beauties here. You'll hear some common phrases " Hi Casper", "Whatta ya doing", "bye" etc and view some great acrobatic moves from some of the showoffs.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been interested in parrots for as long as I can remember and this year, I found Feathered Friends Forever through a web search for local parrot rescues. I've visited this rescue several times and can honestly say that the people are friendly and very helpful and each of their numerous birds are cared for. These are people who actually do care about these birds and want to see them in good and loving homes. Feathered Friends Forever is a non-profit organization that operates solely on donations. The money that they get quite literally goes to the birds to help feed them, shelter them and take care of their needs. About a month and a half ago, I adopted an Umbrella cockatoo from them and he seems to be doing fine. The dogs have taught him to bark. So now whenever he hears them bark, he barks too and it sounds as though we adopted a Chihuahua rather than a cockatoo. I really enjoyed visiting this rescue and look forward to visiting again in the near future. And maybe the cockatoo can come with me for a visit as well.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm challenging everybody to help put in a new water well for the expansion and the new habitats! I'll match up to $5000 in donations. You can send a check or donate on the website www.featheredfriendsforever.org and mark it "MATCH". Local TV covered the way birds are cooled during the high temps: http://www2.wjbf.com/news/2012/jul/03/cooling-rescued-parrots-ar-4078829/ and that's why they need the new well. Every dollar goes into the Rescue, all volunteers and Board members are unpaid volunteers, plus we're Veterans. Thank you for your help!!

1 Cindy26

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Toured the facilty yesterday. The birds are obviously loved. So many volunteers feeding, petting, talking to the birds. The staff, all non paid volunteers, know each bird by name. The birds know them. I cannot wait to go back. Seriously, if you know of any place that can donate food, supplies, money feathered friends is always in need. This is an awesome place. Although, some are feather pluckers and are nearly featherless they now have an awesome, loving place to live. If you want to adopt just go to the website and follow directions. If you can donate, even a small monthly $5 donation, please do. You have to visit if you can. These precious feathered sweeties are happy...they are loved...truly beautiful to know they have such a wonderful home.

1 Mel M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been involved in fund raisers the past 8 years at FeatheredFriendsForever. Each trip I've make, I'm always seeing improvements to what they do. As new technology becomes available, I'm seen FFF make use of it. My wife and I have adopted 3 birds from FFF over the years. 2 small one and a cockatoo Tasha, She was a victim of domestic violence. Over the years she has learned to trust humans and thinks of herself as a human. She has become an important part of our family. We take her back from time to time to visit and for our friends at FFF to see how far she has come Keep up the good work!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was at a place where I was unable to care for my birds anymore, and I took them to Feathered Friends Forever in April of this year. They made a difficult time for me as pleasant as possible, and I know my birds are being well cared for. Ron is a great guy, and will love my birds as much as I did.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had a very unhappy bird name max to the point he was untolerable. Ron took Max in and help me find a big problem. while Max was at Feather Friends he was taken care of very well.After 4 months Max return home with me. We still have behavior issues but know how to better deal with them than before because of Ron at Feather Freinds Rescue.They have built an awesome place for the Parrots & Birds that have been give up for one reason or another.They are a true haven . They also educate the pubic and have events promoting education and awareness for the feathered friends. It is worth a visit to see all the updates and improvement and give treats to the Birds,Birds can be adopted or even sponsored .

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I donated a parrot garden banner (flag) and will be sending another one shortly. I live out of State so I am unable to do anything in person, therefore I will donate what I can, when I can, to help out with FFF. I have read and heard much about this organization and wish I could volunteer in person, they are wonderful. I wish more folks would get involved and help these wonderful beautiful animals. I will be sending funds soon as well.