You've got to see it to believe it!
The Trained Alexandrines have been performing faithfully for 15 years here at Parrots In Paradise, and prior to that we traveled all over for 5 years.
They have happily worked for many bus groups and visitors over the years. In that time we used positive reinforcement, rewarding them with praise and treats after a trick. Our parrots were never punished when they did not perform.
Knowing the birds are having a ball is great fun for the young and old. The bird's ability to solve puzzles and evidence of cognitive thought has to be seen to be believed.
But time has taken it's toll on not only the parrots but also on the humans.
So it was decided to do one final show for a professional vidographer in order to capture all of the show in spite of our losing one of our parrot team to a stroke and another to cataracts.
The Videographer was able to cobble in the missing performers tricks thanks to old videos.
So now when you visit you get the show in it's entirety. Nothing is missed.
We can do nothing about Lena who was taken by the stroke. But Kelele, who has cataracts will, once he is fully blind, will be given an eye operation, because this bird gave faithfully of himself for 20 years, and he will likely live at least the same again, so he deserves to be able to see in that time. So we are saving to get the $4000 for his operation.
For Bookings and info
2 Barrs Rd
Tel: (07) 5438 7719
To get the very best experience,
when booking PLEASE allow yourself at lease two hours for your visit
so you get to see and do everything.
How to help
As a non-profit organisation, we do need to reach out to the generous souls out there for some help! There are two ways that you can contribute to keeping this place afloat - Donation and Volunteering.
SEE THE SHOW:
When you or your group visit us, all the money goes towards the survival of our birds, so don't miss out on the opportunity and check out our available times! When you visit, don't forget to check out the bird shop, as all money that's made is for the birds too.
Toys (preferably plastic, NO METAL, maccas (small) promotional toys go down really well).
Fruit (in particular passion fruit, but any kind is great. Seconds are fine. If you have excess fruit, we are not able to use old or "no longer fit for human consumption" (if it is not fit for humans, sadly it is not fit for birds either).
Vegetables - again seconds please, not spoiled.
Shade cloth - we are always in need of this.
If you have items such as unused corrugated iron, Square metal pipe, laser light type roofing. Spare timber, clay or concrete pavers pretty much anything..
Financial donations are also a great help, or even a bequest.
Ph 07 5438 7719
Did you know that we provide Certificates of Progress!
Morning shift start time is 7:00am, usually ending around lunch time. Feed, water and clean aviaries in a team environment. Interacting and checking health and wellbeing of the parrots. Afternoon shift is 2:00-4:00pm and involves picking up and washing fruit bowls and preparing them
for the next day.
We require admin staff to answer the phone, take bookings for tours, type correspondence and general office duties. Some knowledge of computers is preferable. We need to cover 7 days a week, therefore we ideally require 2 volunteers with flexible days and times.
Gardening duties – mowing, edge trimming, weeding, hedge trimming, watering in dry weather and generally keeping everything clean, neat and tidy for the general public to view.
This is a large area and maintenance includes building nest boxes, repairing cages, fixing perches, painting, concreting, cleaning solar panels, sweeping paths, using blower to tidy various areas and attending to general repairs and upkeep.
On the job training given. Tea, coffee are available. Our Sanctuary is a Centrelink and Work for the Dole approved workplace. Mature persons and retirees are very welcome. Volunteers receive certificates as they progress, these certificates can be used to employment elsewhere, we also offer written references after a suitable period. After a month volunteers may bring a family member or friend to a show or for a walk through and meet the parrots.
To Help: Please Email Dail Today!
OR PHONE TODAY!
PH: 07 5438 7719
To all the staff and clients of Avenue Dental at Caloundra:
BIG THANK YOU!