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.
Surrendered parrots for adoption
See our latest list of available birds
One of the many things we do here is take in unwanted, lost or surrendered parrots, some have had miserable lives, some well loved, and some even come in having been hurt in some way.
The first thing we do is to settle the bird and observe the nature and see if the bird is “imprinted” or not. And suitable to go to a new home. As a Registered Sanctuary we are legally required to re-home all that can be.
One of our most important functions is to find homes for these birds to be Adopted. Finding a good home that has to be long lasting is very important as well. We make sure that the new home is planning to adopt long term.
We have been lucky and have found many loving homes so far, and intend to continue.
If you are interested in Adopting one of these lovely intelligent creatures there are several things to consider first.
The bird you intend to adopt needs time and attention from you. And you need to be prepared to be committed.
It will need the very best of food. Not food that is no longer suitable for human consumption, but the best.
Clean fresh water as often as possible.
The housing is important too -the larger the better- particularly if the bird will be spending time on its own.
Another good item to have is a play area for the bird, separate to it's cage, as birds don't like to stay permanently where they sleep.
Parrots are no different from a young child and need to be stimulated-constantly, games, books, puzzles, toys that make noise, you need to know you are taking on a 2-5 year old child for possibly 60 years.
Depending on the species, most NEED to chew and destroy items, as their beak is made up of a material exactly like our nails, and in order to keep the beak trimmed to the correct shape they have to chew.
If the bird you are considering adopting is not “imprinted” then it would be worth considering a second for a companion.
I often get “Ï'm looking for a companion parrot” but the person asking works, has a family, and hobbies,
so who is the companion for the parrot?
Parrots have to have company and constant stimulation if you are not available, then a second bird is the best answer.
As with all animals for adoption, there is an adoption charge in order to defray costs, this depends on the parrot.
We like you to come up and visit if you are looking for a bird and perhaps make a friend while you are here
If you can help call 07 54387719
It is always difficult to make the hard decision to surrender your parrot and Parrots In Paradise Sanctuary will assist you wherever possible.
If you have made the decision to surrender your parrot because of behavioral issues, we are willing to discuss this with you, in the event that a change in behavior might change your mind.
If you have thoroughly thought this decision through and, for whatever reason, feel that it is in the best interests of the bird to be rehomed, we will do our best to help you.
Parrots In Paradise is a not for profit organisation. We receive no financial help from the government, or any other source, so we are on our own to do our best to fund the care, food and vet costs of the birds in our sanctuary in a variety of ways. Feeding the birds is our biggest expense.
Unfortunately, as a result of the COVID-19 nearly all of our previous means of raising funds are now no longer available to us, coupled by the rising costs of the food. Making it a problem, and resulting in being unable to take in as many birds as we used to.
There are a couple of things to consider when you choose to surrender, sadly a bird cannot understand being surrendered, parrots are generally a flock creature, you and your family have been its flock for however long you have had it. Dogs and cats are easy to re-home as they can become attached quickly. Birds do not understand rejection and it is very hard for them to readjust especially an adult bird. We do not recommend visiting the bird once surrendered.
Reason= it simply unsettles the bird as is not kind to the bird as it thinks you have come to take it home, this means any adjustment has to be started all over again.
We will require an initial payment of $90 per bird on surrender, with the understanding, and agreement, that should we be unable to be rehome it, further financial assistance may be required.
All birds surrendered require a current health certificate from an avian vet.