It's not unusual to spot exotic birds in the urban areas in Florida. But there is an actual place with beautiful macaws and exotic birds alike that will make you feel like you've entered a hidden paradise. Florida Exotic Birds Sanctuary (FEBS) is a permanent home for parrots with giant outdoor open-flight aviaries. To see the most beautiful birds ever, and maybe even get to hold one, you need to check this place out.
FEBS strives to provide permanent care and a long term home for birds with special needs. Some of these parrots live 80 to 100 years and they become homeless after their owners pass away. The mission of FEBS is to raise public awareness about the physical demands and responsibility of keeping a parrot.
FEBS does not breed or sell parrots but instead gives them proper care and a home with other long living parrots. The sanctuary is home to many different kind of parrots such as African Grey, Amazon, Cockatiel, Cockatoo, Conure, Electus, Macaw, and Hyacinth Macaws.
The bird sanctuary is open for public tours that give you an up close and personal experience with over 750 Parrots and 75 Free Flying Macaws in an 80 Foot Flight Aviary. Some of the parrots sing and talk making it a wonderful experience. You will feel like you're out in the jungle with so many colorful birds flying around!
To schedule a tour of the sanctuary, you need to make a reservation before you go. You can call 1-844-352-Bird and chose option 3 for Karin so she can set you up with a tour through the sanctuary. FEBS asks for a visitor donation of $20 for adults and $15 for children. The tours run Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.
It is important to not attempt to touch the birds unless instructed to do so. Remember that some of these birds have been placed there by previous owners and might be sensitive to touch, and the sanctuary guide will know best!
Florida Exotic Birds Sanctuary is located at 8933 Casper Ave, Hudson, FL 34667. For more information about the sanctuary, you can visit their website here.
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