Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary

Non Profit Parrot Rescue Organization


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FEBS Staff and Volunteer Holiday Party!

Much fun, food and conversation was had and new friends were made at our first annual Holiday get together at Birdmother’s home.  Most of our volunteers are at the Sanctuary in Hudson on different days and they only know one another by names on the volunteer board.  Today they all got to meet, talk about their favorite birds and fun was had by all!  We missed a few that were not able to make it today but be assured we will be doing many more events for the dedicated people that make it possible for us to give the parrots in our care the love and attention that each one of you provide!  Thank you all!

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Christmas at FEBS

Getting ready for Christmas at FEBS!  Lots of toys for every-bird 🙂

Click below to see  how you can make a Christmas wish come true!

http://flabirdsanctuary.com/how-you-can-help/wish-list/

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A Special Volunteer Thank You

This week we want to give a special thanks to a volunteer named Kenneth Kelly.  He worked his entire vacation week from 12/11-12/16 at FEBS!   Ken is from New York and is a retired Navy man who worked on submarines.  He has a Blue and Gold Macaw, a Green Wing Macaw, and an Umbrella Cockatoo at home.  He plans to move to Florida soon (we can’t wait) :).  We can’t say thank you enough to all he and the many volunteers have done.  You all make such a huge difference every day. When asked what Ken thought of what we were doing at FEBS he said “It’s unique… we are making it happen.. it can be done”.  Thank you for all of your hard work.  To find out how you can help FEBS click the link below.

http://flabirdsanctuary.com/how-you-can-help/

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Using Positive Reinforcement to Administer Medication

Zsa Zsa is a  beautiful Catalina Macaw Hybrid in our care who came to us with behavioral issues that cause her to bite her foot. Recently she started biting so much that ointment needed to be applied to her foot to help it heal. This can be a difficult thing to do with a parrot, or any animal for that matter. In order to clean and apply medicine, Pat used attention and kisses as a reinforcer and was slowly able to acclimate Zsa Zsa into letting her foot be rubbed as you can see in the picture below.

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Fundraiser and Blog Update

Hi All,

We have lots going on at FEBS this week.  Number one, thank you for all of the generous donations towards our Matching Funds and Go Fund Me Campaigns!  We’ve raised $3100 towards our $5000 goal for the Matching Funds Campaign sponsored by the Wilkins family.  The Wilkins family advised us to use the money wherever it’s needed most.  Any donations made towards any fundraiser from Dec 1 to Dec 31st will be doubled up to $5000 for the Matching Funds.  If you have entered your donation towards the Go Fund Me site rest assured it will be doubled until we meet our $5000 matching funds goal.  Thank you all for your help and everything you do!

We are also working on migrating our blog from FloridaExoticBirdSanctuary.Wordpress.com over to our FlaBirdSanctuary.com main website.  Please go to FlaBirdSanctuary.com and make sure you are following the blog from this page.  Please provide us feedback if you do not receive our posts on Wednesdays and Fridays.   Because so much has been going on lately we may be posting more frequently in the week in addition to the normal days.  Looking forward to communicating more with all of you and keeping you connected to FEBS.

And here are your cute pics for the day.  Enjoy!

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Matching Funds- Halfway There!

Wow!  Thank you for the great response to our call to action for our Matching Funds Campaign!  We are currently at $2700, a little over half the way there.  A BIG thanks to the Ramos family for the $1000 donation, and to all of you that are being so generous this holiday and helping us reach the Wilkins family holiday matching fund commitment of $5000!

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Matching Funds Week 1

Hi All!

We have raised $700 in the Matching Funds campaign for this month 9 days in!   You have 20 days left to double your donation!!! Thank you to the Wilkins family for donating the matching funds for this campaign.  We appreciate everything each and every one of you put towards FEBS and allowing birds to just “be a bird”.  Each dollar you donate is not only doubled but goes directly to the cost of raising more full flight aviaries in Hudson for another group of birds.  They need YOUR help and now is when you can make your donation count the most!

Click on this link to go to our website and select “Raise the Flight Matching Funds Campaign” to enter your donation amount.  Add to cart and complete the required information to complete the transaction.

http://flabirdsanctuary.com/how-you-can-help/sponsors

Matching Funds Holiday Campaign