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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 al... Read more
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.
With millions of baby parrots and Exotic birds being produced by the pet trade each year, the population of captive birds continues to grow. As peoples' interests fade and the birds AND the people get older, the overpopulation of parrots is destined to become a heartbreaking tragedy. This is now the case with cats and dogs where four to five MILLION are euthanized every year. With their long life spans, parrots have a built-in homeless factor because every long-lived parrot will outlive his or her original guardian. There are many reasons that a parrot will lose his or her home during their lifetime including health problems of the parrot's guardians, downsizing, caring for someone in the family, a new baby, a move and many others. With all of these factors we are more determined than ever to continue our efforts and mission of growing and being able to help many more Parrots find their way to us and to have the freedom to just be a bird!