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Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary Inc

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Causes: Animals, Bird Sanctuaries

Mission: The Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary is dedicated to the care and well being of parrots and other exotic birds. We do not breed, sell, trade, or offer for adoption the birds in our care. Instead, we endeavor to provide them with a permanent home that allows them to mingle with other compatible birds in outdoor open-flight aviaries. We also strive to provide permanent, caring homes for birds with special needs, including those with physical challenges or behavioral issues. Finally, we are committed to raising public awareness regarding the moral responsibilities and physical demands of keeping parrots or other wild animals as pets.

Results: We have made great strides this year in our Fundraising efforts towards the much needed expansion of FEBS! With your help we will be able to continue with our Sanctuary Life Reimagined vision in 2017!!!!

Target demographics: Provide a safe haven for parrots to live out their lives in a happy and healthy environment.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 750 parrots

Geographic areas served: Florida

Programs: The Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary is dedicated to the care and well-being of parrots and other exotic birds. We do not breed, sell, trade, or offer for adoption the birds in our care. Instead, we endeavor to provide them with a permanent home that allows them to mingle with other compatible birds in outdoor open-flight aviaries. We also strive to provide permanent, caring home for birds with special needs, including those with physical challenges or behavioral issues. Finally, we are committed to raising public awareness regarding the moral responsibilities and physical demands of keeping parrots or other wild animals as pets.

Community Stories

25 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I recently visited this beautiful sanctuary and was so impressed with its beauty and with the knowledge and care of the birds.
The facility was immaculately maintained and the birds seemed very happy there!
If I ever have a bird I couldn't take care of, I would certainly leave it in their care, with a peaceful mine and heart.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I visited this business and was totally amazed with the compassion and energy the staff have toward the parrots they care for. This is a very organized and dedicated group of people, with a sole mission to rescue parrots and educate the public about the awesome responsibility to care for these birds. Go see them and get educated!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This place is unbelievable! An amazing amount of various birds. The employees and volunteers were so helpful and knowledgeable. The birds are given exceptional care and the cages are full of toys and very clean. My favorite bird was "Precious ". She dances and says, "Go precious, go Precious! I'll be back!

6 Cindy117

Client Served

Rating: 5

My current plans are to rehome my two macaws with FEBS in April. For anyone with negative reviews, PLEASE email me privately with your concerns nailrep@msn.com. I love my two babies more than I can say. I'm VERY particular about what they eat and how they live. I did not see anything that alarmed at FEBS. But if anyone wants to share information with me that you have PROOF of, please contact me at the email address above.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I met Patricia and the birds at FEBS a couple of weeks ago. I must say how impressed I am with the sanctuary and Patricia's vision for FEBS. I plan to relocate my babies to FEBS in the near future knowing I'm doing the best thing for them. I want them to be birds, to live with other birds, and to be able to fly. I have found the place where I can give them that gift.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Beware of this place...I love to go off of reviews for my decisions I have to make, but this is one instance where you need to dig deeper. Yea the couple of flight aviaries they have are nice, but besides that there is tons of money going into this place and all I saw was nasty old small cages, a weird environment, and a cheap seed diet for the birds. There are also some terrible things going on behind the scenes (selling the birds, breeding the birds, etc.) Trust me, there are much better sanctuaries out there for your bird.

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Birdmother 02/08/2017

Unfortunately, this review was written by a person that left as a volunteer years ago and tried to start his own Sanctuary. He constactly tries to place these awful posts in social media, You are welcome to come see for yourself that it is nothing like what this disgruntled mean person is saying about our facility. Please be open minded and look at the other 185 great reviews from the wonderful people that LOVE who we are and what we do. We believe in complete transparency.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have a very spoiled cockatoo named Miko. My biggest worry in this world is what would happen to her if something happened to me. I thought of giving her to a rescue to find her a home, but I have talked to so many people that have or know someone that has a cockatoo and they just leave them in the cage as a "trophy." Cockatoos are very "needy" and attention seeking birds and if Miko ended up in a home like that, she would die a slow, lonely death. So I started looking at different places. I finally saw FEBS and went and toured the sanctuary. The birds all had plenty of food and water and toys. there were volunteers in one of the aviaries hand feeding fruit to the birds. They looked happy and healthy. Miko came with me and was nervous. She pooped on me which she never does. Very quickly while touring though, she got very comfortable saying "hello" to the birds. I was told they are looking to expand. Until that time, they could use donations or supplies to help build other aviaries so they can take in more birds that can no longer live with their owners. I am offering my time to help the facility. I hope I can give my little girl a lot more years, but if the time came that I couldn't or if I pass on, I now feel comfortable where she can go. If you are reading this, please help this organization and these birds any way you can. thank you for reading this.. God Bless, Linda

1 mattlewis007

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary is a fantastic place for the birds and is run by a caring, dedicated staff. It is great to see the birds interacting and playing in conditions that are not possible in most homes. It is fun to visit, they are amazingly intelligent.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I never knew how intelligent these birds are, I had only seen them in cages where they maybe knew a few words. In the flight aviary however they were amazing, they all have their own personality and it was obvious how attached they are to the caretakers. It was an eye-opening experience and well worth the trip. The birds love mixed nuts and it is easy to send them a bag right from the FEBS web site.

bigbird

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary is very dedicated to the preservation of all exotic birds. "birds can be birds" in the flight aviaries. Please help them meet thier goals to accomplish this. I can highly recommend this sanctuary. Keep up the good work.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary is an excellent example of what a sanctuary should be. Where "Birds can be Birds". I have looked at many rescues and sanctuaries for my birds, in the event of my passing; Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary is the right place for the security and safety concerns that I may have about my birds remaining in a forever home. Birds are well-fed, free flighted and well taken care of with personal attention give to them. It is well organized with caring, responsible, honest people in charge of caring for the birds and highly motivated in raising funds for the security of their birds needs.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an awesome place for all feathered friends. Its been a year now my cockatoo, LAURA has been placed with FEBS and we are both happy. I am able to visit her whenever I can. I am very impress with the job Pattricia is doing. The birds are well-cared for, and there are always volunteers helping with feed, and cleaning of the cages. I wouldn't want my loving cockatoo to be anywhere else. If you are looking to donate, time, food, and chew toys, I recommened directing it here.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have watched this Sanctuary go from 6 Parrots to over 300 and the way that they are doing this is amazing. Great place, great for the Birds. With over 2.3 million birds in private homes, it is so necessary for a place in Florida, where birds are breed at alarming numbers, to have a rescue/Sanctuary for them.I hope they get lots of support!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a place that is need of support! They are doing fantastic work and filling a huge need! I support Pat and her efferts! If I win the Lotto I will certainly set these people up!!!!! Great Place for Exotic Birds!!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful facility with awesome individuals that work it. The birds are so fortunate to have this kind of care and so are the individuals who find themselves unable to care for their birds. Great job!

1 Sandy44

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

All I can say is "wow". I was so impressed when we visited this Sanctuary with a friends that boards her birds there when she goes North in the summer. It was amazing clean and the birds were pretty friendly too. Pat dedication is unreal. Anyone that has wondered what to do with their birds, this IS the place for them.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

MY Family has known Patiricia and FEBS for over a year. When we met we really wanted a Bird, after meeting Patricia and having her tell us the "real Deal" with owning such a pet, we did not make that purchase. We Love the work that they are doing and the education they provide is invaluable!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so glad I found this avian sanctuary as my birds may outlive my husband and me. We hope to visit the sanctuary next year when we are in the area. We have a 20 year old moluccan cockatoo who doesn't see very well despite cataract surgery. She is a plucker and we have spent lots of money and time (making vests to protect her chest) to get her to this age. She does not eat seed or pellets, and she eats only home cooked meals like pasta, sweet potato, eggs, etc. Now we know and feel more secure that there is a place that could take care of her if she outlives us. The sanctuary will be in our will.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

After my Mom died last year and we were left with the legal matters resulting in these situations, I decided it was time to ensure my two amazons would be well taken care of should something happen to me. The only way to do that was to find a sanctuary that met my standards in a place that provided a natural environment, with no adoption options; nor breeding and quality standards for their care and well being. And a big plus with their efforts in eduacationing the public concerning exotic birds. I researched the internet and found FEBS to be the place. I contacted them through email and Patricia responded right away. I was able to schedule a tour and was very excited about what I saw and learned concerning their organization. I will be completing all the proper documentation and will be donating to and supporting FEBS to ensure my beloved amazons will have a place to go, best suited for their happiness, when I can no longer provide for them. I am so grateful FEBS exists. "Henry" & "Khaki" have been my only outstanding concern and now that weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Thank you so much Patricia for all you do!

Brenda33

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so thankful for FEBS and the time and hard work they put into caring for all the birds. People do not realize how much time and work goes into caring and providing for exotic birds. I hope to some day place my birds in this sanctuary so they can live the rest of their life with others like them.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've visited the sanctuary many times and have found it to not only be quite hospitable to the birds, but an amazing site to see. Patricia is a very warm hearted woman who gives her life to care for her birds and children. For finding a place that can help a bird find peace and the attention it needs; there's no better place than here.

Andrea53

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love this organization and all that they do for our feathered friends. So many people do not understand these highly personable and intelligent creatures. They are certainly high maintenance and many people who mean well (and unfortunately, some who do not) get parrots as pets and are unable to keep them for a multitude of reasons. Our fathered friends DESPERATELY need organizations like FEBS. Thank you guys so much for what you do and keep up the good work!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Just one visit and you can clearly see the love put into making this a haven for exotic birds. The staff there must work extremely hard to keep that place looking as beautiful as it does. I took my daughter for a tour of the facility and she loved it. My hat is off to Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary and their staff. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!