Zaksee Bird Sanctuary truly embodies a sanctuary, in every sense of the word! The founder, Magic (Majid), has devoted himself to his lifelong passion: creating a safe haven for captive exotic birds having arrived at their forever home. Cockatoos, macaws, conures, and parrots, to name a few, are sheltered and nourished in a hidden oasis right in the heart of Tampa. There, love and wisdom are evident, tangible, and reciprocated which makes for an unforgettable experience! Sustaining such a refuge with safe and enriching accommodations can be a daunting task; therefore, community outreach and awareness are necessary to ensure the survival of an exemplary avian organization.
Zaksee's is an amazing bird sanctuary. The owner, Magic, truly cares about each and every one of the birds. Every cage is handmade and are kept clean. All of the birds are happy and healthy.
This is an amazing facility for unwanted exotic birds. I started volunteering there recently and I am so impressed with how well the birds are cared for.
Zaksee bird sanctuary is an amazing place. Magic, the owner, takes wonderful care of all of his birds. This place is awesome to volunteer at.
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit today. Magic serves the community in a unique way, taking care of hundreds of birds that have been abandoned or have set residence by their owners. Thanks for the tour and all you do for these beautiful birds.
This sanctuary has a lot of potential. The man that runs the place is very dedicated and loves each and everyone of these birds. I went in to talk about the potential of doing an internship with him during the fall, he was very open to discussion and finding out what would be beneficial for me. He showed me around and taught me how to feed and water the birds safely since some of the birds are still in a learning process. I would definitely recommend volunteering and taking the time to help this place prosper.
Zaksee's Sanctuary is nothing short of amazing. the way Magic cares for these animals and their love for him is unlike anything I've ever seen. His name is more than appropriate because he has a magic tough with animals. when my family fell on hard times and we could no longer properly care for our parrot he didn't hesitate to take her in. our parrot is not a very social bird, she doesn't allow anyone to handle her other than my wife and myself but magic was able to pick her up immediately gave her kisses and snuggles and she loved it! in the many years we've had her I've never seen her allow a stranger to handle her without trying bite but she acted as if magic was an old friend. words cannot explain how grateful we are to have found such an amazing place in Zaksee's Sanctuary and we are eternally grateful for Magic accepting her into his care. it was so hard to have to leave part of our family in a strange place and we truly expected to leave in tears but after spending some time with magic and seeing how he truly loves and cares for these wonderful creatures all our worries subsided and we left with relief in knowing our bird was left in the best hands possible. THANK YOU MAGIC!
A very wonderful place where all the birds are well cared for and loved!
Zaksee Bird Sanctuary is a wonderful home for parrots big and small. Magic loves each bird and has an amazing!!! connection with each one. He has devoted his life to providing a home for hundreds of feathered babies. This is where I go to find peace and purpose. Please consider visiting and/or donating to this sanctuary. If you love birds, you will LOVE Zaksee!
I absolutely love this rescue! Magic is amazing! But as a volunteer i know first hand,help is needed. He is one man with a handfull of helpers. Donate by sponsoring a bird. Donate food. Donate time. Help rebuild a place a bird can live out the rest of their lives.
I'm a volunteer that's helped out for years and it has expanded my love and adoration for these birds. Magic is an incredible man who dedicates his all to their well being.
What a great place to go! Today we had such a fun. We brought some grapes, apples, and bananas for parrots. Magic loves birds so much. He calls each of them by name. He said: “They are my babies.” Many birds talk like humans, it is so funny. Magic, you are the best father for them. I have never seen a man who dedicates his life for birds. Those birds are lucky having you. Magic keep doing a great job! You found your passion in life!
such a fun experience!!! I will definitely be back and will happily spread the word about zaksees!!!
i had a great time helping out! you can tell this guy really loves what he does! so sweet!
Zaksees is a wonderful place!! Please donate and help found them! Volunteer here and absolutely love it. The owner has a deep connection with the birds that is beautiful please donate and keep them running!!
Had an amazing time volunteering! This guy really loves everything he does and the animals love him right back !
I spent a few days at Zaksee bird sanctuary this week I relocated my 2 parrots there. I did a lot of research when I came across Zaksee I know this was where my birds needed to be. I left Zaksee's in full confidence that I have left them in the best place. Magic is the bird whisperer. He has dedicated his life to give the birds forever homes. I'm so Thankful for this sanctuary. Thank you Magic!!!! Please visit, volunteer, donate.
I would advise that you NEVER bring birds here. Though Magic loves birds and can build wonderful sturdy avaries he is not in a position right now to care for the immense number of birds that he has. While my birds were there I constantly worried about them. He often complained to me that horrible owners didn't give money to him so he wouldn't give them access to their birds. He did not have a safety plan in place for the hurricane. The night of the hurricane when the wind got fowl, he rushed and placed all of the birds in a small container (crate) that is his home. I have been informed that up to 10 got away but he denies it. After the hurricane I tried to do a count and some appeared to be missing. He is unorganized, does not provide documents for discovery (a requirement for all 501c3 organizations) and does not offer contracts when birds are placed there. One thing I really dislike about his rescue is that he treats "homeless" birds differently from others. If the birds are drop offs they are placed in tiny cages in the back corner and never let out in the free roaming cages like most of the other birds are. They are rarely seen or played with. He was offered free housing for these birds who he appears to resent but refused to allow them to be placed there. I have learned alot from this experience. It has been a horrid experience. I took my own bird home during the hurricane and 2 others. He became hostile when I refused to keep my birds there. He wouldn't help me retrieve my bird so I had to make a legal complaint. Many of his cages are filthy and unhealthy. I have tried to get him help with repairs and aid, he refuses all outside help as he is incredibly paranoid about others "stealing" HIS birds. Most of his birds belong to owners who are in difficult situations and he is resentful at them for not giving him money. He at times tried to manipulate me emotionally for money saying he would euthanize many of the birds if people didn't give him more money. Whenever I asked questions he would bark, "Are you going To giVE ME 20,ooo dollars?" He also told me stories of raccoons killing birds because their outside habitats are not safe from other predators. That made me worry constantly. Magic has skills and compassion for birds but he does not have skills for running a non profit business and he does not have access to resources to do the job. I have heard him refuse donations in a rather vulgar tone. This is not a reputable rescue organization. My birds are now safe elsewhere.
Magic truly loves the birds and cares for their wellbeing. You can tell that the birds really love him too! This sanctuary looks and feels like a tropical rainforest. It is amazing how much Magic has done for the birds, he has completely dedicated his life to it. I strongly encourage anyone who loves birds to volunteer or donate to help out!
Had an awesome time yesterday meeting all of these beautiful feather babies at Zaksee Bird Sanctuary. The owner is a wonderful man who has an honest and palpable passion for helping birds.
As soon as we arrived we were greeted by an echoing chorus of excited "Hello!"s by the parrots kept there. In my time there I was able to meet birds with a wide range of personalities! There is the one that greets you with the cutest "Meow!" Another one's "Hello" was in a very cultured English accent and there's even one who presents himself as "I am Chaos!" while he dances to some imaginary rock tune