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Review for Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary Inc, Hudson, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

FEBS became the home to my 28 year old Macaw over a year and a half ago. It was the best move for him (and me) that I could have made after my husband passed away and I was ready to move to a new home and new life. Pat nursed WIllie G. through a serious illness about 6 months after he arrived and kept me posted all along the way. I have visited several times and found Pat, Karin, and staff/volunteers there always greeting me warmly and filling me in on his latest adventures. Willie G. is thriving, has a boyfriend, Ike, and is ready to learn to fly in a flight. Happy for him and know he is well cared for.

Role:  Client Served
 

Review for Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary Inc, Hudson, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have just come home from a trip to Hudson where I left my dear Willie G. (Green Wing Macaw) in the care of FEBS and his new Bird Mother, Pat. Willie G. was hatched in 1990 and was part of the deal when I married my husband in 1993. Over the next 20 years we moved with Willie from Virginia to California and back to Florida and when my husband passed away 5 years ago, Willie became solely mine. Now that it is time for me to retire and move on to my next chapter, I realized it was also Willie's time to leave the nest and learn to fly, too. I had visited FEBS about a month ago after researching on line and was very impressed with the facility, the staff, and the answers to all my questions. The day finally came on March 5 to make the 6 hour journey to introduce Willie G. to his new home and after a very emotional trip, I was greeted by the most understanding and supportive bird person I have ever met, Pat Norton. She walked us through the entire process again and assured me that I was doing the very best thing for my baby. I was a basket case---Willie, well, he was just fine. Moved into his "dorm" and starting eating and waving. When I came back on Day 2 to give him the "see you later" speech, he was calm and happy. I left feeling great about my decision and knew that I would be able to come see him whenever I wanted. I cannot say enough good things about the whole transition for both Willie and for me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Role:  General Member of the Public