One Week to Grand Opening Day!

Hello and Happy Friday from all of us at FEBS! (over 800 HELLO’S from the Birdies!)
We have been very busy gearing up for the official Grand Opening of our beautiful home to over 800 Parrots on Friday September 21st. Please share this with your friends, especially those in the TampaBay area. If you cant attend please consider donating on our website to help with the kickoff of the much need Hurricane Evacuation Building that will double as a Avian Vet Clinic and food prep area. We will be launching a major campaign this fall in order to raise the funds needed for this very important project. You can donate at www.flabirdsanctuary.org.
The Grand opening will begin at 10 am on Friday, there is a $10.00 donation admission which will include a guided tour of the Sanctuary, Ribbon cutting by County Commissioner Jack Mariano and his Daughter, Amber Mariano, State Representative, 1 free Raffle ticket for a Weber Grill with Stand, Silent Auction, Food Truck by Gizzy’s, Photo’s by Brandon with the birds, bounce house for the kids and much more!
Thank you all for your continued support of the Sanctuary and we hope to see you next Friday!

Hello Friends of FEBS! We are super excited to announce the Grand Opening of the Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary in it’s new location in Hudson Florida. Its been 3 years in the making and with a great deal of help through your support, donations, love and hard work by all involved, we are ready to celebrate this wonderful Parrotdise! If you can attend that would be fantastic, we will be giving tours throughout the event, over 800 Parrots in our care would love to say HI!

 If you can’t attend please consider sending in a small donation, this Grand Opening will serve a few purposes,

  • To educate the Public regarding the challenges of Parrot ownership, including nutrition and flock management
  • To bring more Volunteers to the Sanctuary
  • To kick start a major fundraising Campaign for our much needed hurricane/kitchen/restrooms/food storage/vet clinic 3000 square foot building, proposed to break ground 2019!
To donate online (click here) 
 
We are looking forward to this exciting event and hope many of you can come over! 

Their names are Razzle & Dazzle, appropriate for the largest of the Macaws. These majestic birds we purchased 23 years ago and were set up to breed. They had a good life in a beautiful South Carolina home but have lived their entire life indoors. Until now. The elderly couple that were their previous caretakers wished for them to retire to Florida, in the sunshine, outside and in a large Aviary of their own. We were happy to accommodate them, as we have over 800 other souls in our care! 

Razzle & Dazzle were released into their huge new flight cage and immediately went to the highest perches, it has taken a few days of climbing ladders to hand feed them in order to assist them in the acclimation of such a large space.

After only a few days one brave girl, Sam, offered her arm to Dazzle and she stepped right up! The previous owner was amazed at that since it has been so long since this pair had any human contact.

Just 10 days in, both are doing fantastic, our staff and volunteers are all talking and interacting with them. Joe, a long time volunteer near and dear to us, designed and installed a pully feeding system for ease of getting the various foods up to them. They have a very high fat diet, including macadamia nuts shipped in from Hawaii that will be donated by the previous owners! 

Razzle and Dazzle seem to love their afternoon mists, the high humidity and afternoon rain, it is a joy to see them enjoying retirement at our Sanctuary! 

Welcome to Florida!  

High School Church Youth Group Visits FEBS!

Parrot Education is a very big part of what we do here at FEBS so frequently we invite school and church groups visit our Sanctuary so that they can meet the birds and learn more about them. Recently, we had a church youth group of high school age kids visiting and they were having a ball learning about and feeding Parrot Ed (in above photo attracting a crowd) and the other birds.

It’s always a fun-filled day for all of them (the birds and the kids) but the kids really get a kick out of holding walnuts and almonds in a shell in their outstretched hands so that the birds will come down and land on them. The kids always love this and squeal with joy at the truly rare treat of having one of our Macaws land on them.

If you would like to plan a visit to FEBS for your school, church, or youth group please fill out our ‘Contact Us’ form by emailing us at Karin@flabirdsanctuary.com to schedule a tour!