Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary

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Look Out Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Here Comes Goodshop Sunday!

season_givingLook Out Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Here Comes Goodshop Sunday!

Goodshop Sunday (Nov 30th) is the New Day to Save Money on Holiday Shopping and Earn Donations for a Cause at the Same Time

There’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but where’s the holiday spirit? Goodshop Sunday (November 30th) is the day Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary supporters can save money with deals and coupons at thousands of stores AND a percentage of nearly every purchase goes back in support of our cause!

Leading up to the day, thousands of stores (including AmazonOld Navy, Target, and Kohl’s) will have the best coupons and deals listed on Goodshop.com and will donate a percentage of nearly every purchase to Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary – for free!  In addition, on Goodshop Sunday, select retailers are offering double donations, while others are sharing exclusive deals– so people can feel extra good about their holiday shopping!

All shoppers have to do is visit www.goodshop.com, choose Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary as their favorite cause, and then start shopping and saving money online!

The birds are going to LOVE these!

The birds are going to LOVE these!

Passionate cause supporters nationwide are taking the #GoodshopSunday pledge – to buy 1 gift that gives back this holiday season – and spreading the word to get their friends to do the same. Photos of people forming the “hand heart” are being shared across social media– acting as the visual confirmation of their pledge and the promise that holiday shopping can make a difference.

The impact of buying just 1 gift that gives back can be significant. “According to the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend over $100 billion online on holiday shopping this year,” said Scott Garell, Goodshop CEO. “With an average of 3% of our sales going to nonprofits and schools, Goodshoppers have the potential to help raise $3 billion for causes in need, lets make that the BIRDS at FEBS !”

More than 110,000 causes are participating and it’s up to the shopper to select who they want to support So shoppers like you based anywhere in the world are encouraged to support Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary with their holiday shopping and remember to tell all your friends and family for any shopping they do online this year.

And while there will be special deals on Goodshop Sunday, shoppers can find deals and donations all year long. Goodshop helps shoppers save more than just money.  Its the gift that keeps on giving to our Birds all year long!

Always remember our birds love new toys and treats so we have a link on our website here that you can donate for their holiday gifts. We are planning a big shopping trip on the 30th of this month so please go here now and scroll down to the bottom of the page to donate funds for our toy trip and we will definitely blog all we bought!   You NEVER can have enough toys and the birds will be so excited!  Here are some of the toys we were able to buy last time. We are trying very hard to raise 1000.00 for this weekends buying spree!

 

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About Goodshop (parent company is Goodsearch, LLC)
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Goodshop makes people feel good about their online shopping. It provides the best coupons and deals at thousands of stores including(Macy’s, Lands’ End, Harry & David, Pottery BarnStaples, and Expedia AND donates a percentage of nearly every purchase back to the shopper’s favorite charity.  The family of sites include Goodshop.com, the shopping and coupons/deals portal; the Goodshop app for iPhone & iPad, and Goodsearch, a Yahoo!-powered search engine. Launched in 2006, the Goodshop family of sites has raised more than $11 million for its participating causes.


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Raising the Flight Round 2 Reminder!

Cockatiel flight cage

Cockatiel Flight Cage

This is a reminder that we have a great weekend planned for our second Raising the Flight event.  We would like to get started by 8am both Saturday November 22nd and Sunday November 23rd.  The address is 8933 Casper Avenue Hudson. If you haven’t done so already please send us a note if you will be able to come so we can plan accordingly for our food. The weather is suppose to be beautiful so bring your drills and bits and come enjoy the beautiful Florida outdoors!  We are so grateful for all our volunteers because if it wasn’t for your help none of this would be possible!


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Its A Flock Effort!

Todays blog is about a wonderful couple that came to us about 5 months ago with a beautiful girl that is Blue & Gold  Macaw named CrackerJack. They have had her as a family member since she was a chick and have loved and given their all to this bird for 17 years. Unfortunately, CrackerJack has a syndrome called neurotic feather plucking, which John and Kathleen accepted over the years and actually took Crackers to parks, on walks where many people knew of this bird. The condition was not life threatening but still weighs heavily on the parents of the bird. Last year Cracker Jack plucked her beautiful long tail feathers completely off and then as the new quills started coming in she would pluck those and that resulted in bleeding. Human psychiatric drugs were given as a very last resort, but crackers parents did not like to see their precious, funny, outgoing bird sit there all day long drugged. They researched sanctuary possibilities and came to visit FEBS in Florida. No promises were given that we could turn this behavior around but John and Kathleen would try anything at this point as now this was a life threatening situation for Crackers.
We are happy to say that after introducing Crackers to the flock of Macaws she is leaving her new tail feathers alone and we are very positive about her future. Crackers parents have played a key role in the building of a new special needs flight cage for Crackers and other birds like her.   We look forward to the day that we will have that up and the other feather plucked Macaws can one day also fly and “Just Be a Bird”

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Crackers and Buddy

John and Kathleen live out of state but have visited every couple months to volunteer. They come and sing and play the guitar to the birds but us humans get to enjoy the benefits from it also! 


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Its A Flock Effort!

Todays blog is about a wonderful couple that came to us about 5 months ago with a beautiful girl that is Blue & Gold  Macaw named CrackerJack. They have had her as a family member since she was a chick and have loved and given their all to this bird for 17 years. Unfortunately, CrackerJack has a syndrome called neurotic feather plucking, which John and Kathleen accepted over the years and actually took Crackers to parks, on walks where many people knew of this bird. The condition was not life threatening but still weighs heavily on the parents of the bird. Last year Cracker Jack plucked her beautiful long tail feathers completely off and then as the new quills started coming in she would pluck those and that resulted in bleeding. Human psychiatric drugs were given as a very last resort, but crackers parents did not like to see their precious, funny, outgoing bird sit there all day long drugged. They researched sanctuary possibilities and came to visit FEBS in Florida. No promises were given that we could turn this behavior around but John and Kathleen would try anything at this point as now this was a life threatening situation for Crackers.
We are happy to say that after introducing Crackers to the flock of Macaws she is leaving her new tail feathers alone and we are very positive about her future. Crackers parents have played a key role in the building of a new special needs flight cage for Crackers and other birds like her.   We look forward to the day that we will have that up and the other feather plucked Macaws can one day also fly and “Just Be a Bird”

image

Crackers and Buddy

John and Kathleen live out of state but have visited every couple months to volunteer. They come and sing and play the guitar to the birds but us humans get to enjoy the benefits from it also!