In this blog category we are highlighting some of the great testimonials that we receive every day praising the work that FEBS does. We would like to share all of these beautifully kind words with all of you. When available we will provide the reviewer’s name but sometimes people prefer to be anonymous and we will always respect their privacy. Here is a wonderful letter that we received from the Vail family.
“Placing our four beloved Amazon Parrots at the Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary (FEBS) was the best decision that my husband and I have ever made for our birds. We wanted to ensure that our parrots (two of whom have minor special needs) would always have the best care and environment to ensure their health and happiness long term, especially if they were to survive us or our ability to care for them.
Because we have no family member or friend who could care for our birds if we were unable to do so, I began to search for the best avian sanctuary that would accept them when that time came. Several long-established rescues were willing to accept our parrots but none met all the criteria that are important to us.
Then, after a 6-year search, we found FEBS. We soon realized that FEBS offers all the advantages we’d hoped to find for Maria, Gonzo, Lucy, and Bella, and that the environment there is better for them than the best we could provide in our home. We decided to apply for their immediate placement and were grateful that they were accepted for residence there.
In July of this year, we transferred our birds to FEBS. With Pat Norton’s advice and guidance, their flight on the airline she recommended was smooth and without problems.
We provided funding so that a large outdoor flight cage (21 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 8 feet high) could be built for our parrots, and in that cage, they can really fly! They have many toys to play with and an excellent diet, and they are free to socialize at all times with each other and with four other compatible Amazons who now share their cage.
Our parrots receive the medical care they require (an avian veterinarian regularly visits FEBS), and I can see from their current photos that their feather condition has improved since they left our home, probably because of the misting system that FEBS provides and the high humidity in Florida (both of which benefit those tropical birds).
We look forward to installing a web cam in our parrots’ cage so that we can log on and “visit” them at any time. We have great confidence in Pat Norton’s knowledge about parrot psychology, behavior, and care and in her commitment to providing the best environment for FEBS’ birds. We look forward to her updates about our Amazons, and we remain delighted with our decision to place our parrots at FEBS. If you would like more information about our experience in doing so, please ask Pat for our contact information. – The Vails”
We at FEBS thank you all for your generous gifts and loving words. It really helps us all to absolutely realize that we are making a great difference in not only the lives of the birds that we help but also in the lives of those who love them, call them family but can no longer take care of them properly.
If you have had a great experience with FEBS and would like to give your own testimonial we would love it if you could visit our Great Non-Profits site by CLICKING HERE and leave a review there. We will be picking reviews from there to highlight here on our FEBS blog. You will also be helping FEBS to be seen by building our reputation on Great Non-Profits which puts us in front of many potential donors and volunteers. Thank you from all of us here at FEBS!