My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Bird Gardens of Naples Inc., Naples, FL, USA
I learned about Bird Gardens of Naples about 2 years ago. Since then I have fostered, adopted and boarded birds with this amazing place. I do not know how Keri does what she does but she is amazing!! I always try to schedule my visits during her tours because I LOVE seeing all the birds. Seriously she has over 300, maybe even closer to 400 of birds at her sanctuary. I can never get enough of seeing so many different species and the wide array of colors and sounds! Each time i'm there I learn something new and it keeps bringing me back for more. She helps spread the awareness that bird ownership is not as easy as people think it is. You cannot "own" a bird. Seriously they are in charge...ALL the time... As a result many birds end up abandoned or neglected and eventually/hopefully in the hands of someone that can love them as much as Keri. Some of the birds are injured or no longer trust people and she provides them a safe place. Some come in that have outlived their owners and just need a new family to love them. Her belief and goal is that no bird that's adoptable stay in sanctuary. They need to be loved and to love in return. Those birds she finds adoptable homes for. Some of the iffy birds like my buddy "Jack-o" (African Grey bird with an attitude) can be tried in a home as a foster in hopes that they will trust or "choose" a person. Jack came to Keri with a broken wing and an infection. She got him vet care and did weeks or shots and medicines and boy he no longer seemed to like or trust anybody! We agreed to try him out as a foster (even AFTER he bit me,) We were what Keri refers to as a "foster fail." We ended up loving him enough that we adopted him permanently into our family. After that I was hooked. I still visit and honestly have adopted 2 more birds from the sanctuary. It is a place to not be missed! The birds and almost as amazing as the owner! Please check it out and explore this AMAZING place!