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Parrot Ville Bird Park - Must See #180370
01/10/2019 09:07 PM
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So we left breakfast and headed to the Bird Park. We arrived at around 915am and they open at 930am. You park on the driveway between the bird park and the church.

They have a little musem with old pictures of the island, tools, implements, sewing machines but the real deal is the birds.

Adult admission is $10 which is a great deal and frankly too low.

At 930, they let us in and they hand you a cup with a stick attached filled with seeds. Thats when you get to meet the 170 plus parrots up front and personal. All friendly and come and sit on your cup sometiimes four at a time. Conures, amazons, senegals, ring necks and others. No big Mccaus which is good. These birds are beautiful and in flight. The aviary is huge. Every once in awhile a truck or outside predator bird will alert them and they all fly in a swarm around until calm. Beautiful to see birds in captivity able to fly freely.

Many, many pairs of birds mating and having babies which are also handfed at 2 weeks.

Easy to spend hours here with these beautiful birds.

Photos to follow.

Will definitely return every visit.

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Re: Parrot Ville Bird Park - Must See [Re: PelicanPirate] #180372
01/10/2019 09:29 PM
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On our list for next trip.

Re: Parrot Ville Bird Park - Must See [Re: PelicanPirate] #180376
01/10/2019 09:39 PM
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We love the place also. George did our tour. He does a great job!


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Re: Parrot Ville Bird Park - Must See [Re: PelicanPirate] #180443
01/11/2019 09:34 PM
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A great place to spend several hours, easily! George is the owner. He kept the birds in his house during Irma. One of his able assistants is Valentine.


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Re: Parrot Ville Bird Park - Must See [Re: PelicanPirate] #180511
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Picture of a Sun Conure

Re: Parrot Ville Bird Park - Must See [Re: PelicanPirate] #180518
01/12/2019 03:32 PM
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For anyone interested in more parrot pictures, refer to my December trip report regarding my time at Parotte Ville.

LINK - Parotte Ville report


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Re: Parrot Ville Bird Park - Must See [Re: PelicanPirate] #180538
01/12/2019 08:17 PM
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Thanks for sharing, PP...enjoyed reading this. I'm curious.....do the same folks that disapprove of swimming with the dolphins in captivity see this in the same light? If not, how is it different? Genuinely curious here....

I am really looking forward to seeing Parrotville on our next visit.

Re: Parrot Ville Bird Park - Must See [Re: vacanakey] #180563
01/13/2019 02:05 PM
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Just my experience, the birds here are VERY well cared for. Not the case for all captive dolphins.


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Re: Parrot Ville Bird Park - Must See [Re: pony600] #180564
01/13/2019 02:51 PM
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Agreed. And the size of their enclosure, versus their body size, the birds have a much larger degree of freedom than captive dolphins.


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Re: Parrot Ville Bird Park - Must See [Re: PelicanPirate] #180590
01/13/2019 07:25 PM
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I kept a few exotic birds for more than 15 years (rainbow lorikeet, eclectus parrot, etc.), and as long as you meet their basic needs for secure shelter, clean water, correct diet, and an annual avian vet checkup they are quite self sufficient and happy. The birds at Parrotville and very well cared for and live in an environment far superior to most homes. When we visited we did not see anything that concerned us. Just people enjoying these beautiful birds and the birds enjoying their visitors.

Re: Parrot Ville Bird Park - Must See [Re: SammyM] #180599
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Agree. I had a Senegal parrot (adopted) from someone. And i felt bad at his limited flight opportunities. This place had many Senegals and they have a large range to fly.

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And mate and have a “family”.

Re: Parrot Ville Bird Park - Must See [Re: SammyM] #180602
01/13/2019 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by SammyM
I kept a few exotic birds for more than 15 years (rainbow lorikeet, eclectus parrot, etc.), and as long as you meet their basic needs for secure shelter, clean water, correct diet, and an annual avian vet checkup they are quite self sufficient and happy. The birds at Parrotville and very well cared for and live in an environment far superior to most homes. When we visited we did not see anything that concerned us. Just people enjoying these beautiful birds and the birds enjoying their visitors.






Interesting...always thought it had to do more with denying the animals their natural habitat for the entertainment of us humans, as these same folks were equally not big fans off city zoo's for this same reason. We did some research about doing a dolphin encounter and found that there are many folks that feel strongly against animal encounter experiences for the reason stated above. We did end up going and it was a wonderful experience, but it was a mixed emotion for me. The info packages we read suggest that the dolphins were well cared for in their captive habitat, but it did leave me questioning some things. Thanks for the feedback.

Re: Parrot Ville Bird Park - Must See [Re: PelicanPirate] #180604
01/13/2019 11:01 PM
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We started with 1 female parakeet and then got a second which was a male. Yep you guest it. In sort order we had increased to 14. Not to be recomended.


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