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I cannot say enough positives about this organization. The owner and her spouse, and the other volunteers I have had the privilege to work with, are exceptional people all around. They truly care about their avian family....and the birds are just that......family! With over 100 hundred volunteer hours in a period of 7 months, I cannot emphasize enough how well-cared-for the birds are and how loved they are; their cages, papers (liners for waste droppings), water and food bowls, toys, surrounding areas are cleaned meticulously each day with all- natural solutions. Feeding time was my favorite time! They really enjoy their feeding of organic nuts, grains and fresh fruit. It's also a climate controlled place to meet their needs. The birds also receive lots of social interaction. Some birds come from abused, neglected and forgotten backgrounds, and I have had the privilege to see them evolve and see who they are meant to be, all due the efforts of Patty's Parrot Palace.
Patty's Parrot Palace is all about the birds!! These birds do indeed live in a palace thanks to the caring people sacrificing just about everything to ensure these birds are healthy and happy. And this is reflected in the birds. I walk away more enriched helping these sweet birds and these wonderful people every week. It's a great place to volunteer as well as learn.
Patty's Parrot Palace has been a great experience! How often do you have the opportunity to interact with exotic parrots from around the world?! The work is as easy as doing the dishes at home, but instead of your dear loved ones whining to hurry up it's parrots saying "Hello!" or "Gimme kiss!"
I would highly recommend Patty's Parrot Palace for anyone looking to volunteer for school (75 hrs. for Bright Futures!), your resume, or just to be involved with great people and an exciting environment. Trish and Tony are easy going, so don't be afraid to call and schedule your first day!