Do you want to know more and see some of the gorgeous Parrots in Paradise (a not for profit business) situated at 2 Barrs Road, Glasshouse Mountains Qld.
Opening Hours are 10 am to 3 pm. Shows are held on certain days – for information either telephone Dail Malins on 07 5438 7719 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or checkout their website: http://www.parrotsinparadise.net
Checkout videos of Whoppa, an Eclectus parrot who’s full of fun and sometimes a bit cheeky. Click on the link to videos on the website: Whoppa wants everyone to know who he is – and you’ll get a sneak peak of one of the shows most vivacious chatterboxes.
You can Picnic with the Parrots – the Verandah’s are ready for visitors to come and have a picnic with the parrots. This is an all new concept where you can come and have lunch in the company of a number of parrots – some of which will invite themselves to share your lunch. Because of the catering involved, you will need to book in advance.
To see Parrots in Paradise online check out the Channel 10’s show Totally Wild (Season 22, Episode 12 – from 04:35 to 08:08) – see video link:
Parrots in Paradise are a registered Sanctuary and in order to look after the many birds charges do apply. Also as we are extremely busy caring for some 400 birds and are not always available – Bookings are Essential.
One of the many things they do is to take-in unwanted, lost or surrendered parrots, some of which have had miserable lives, some well-loved, and some even come in having been hurt in some way.
One of our most important functions is to find a new home that is planning to adopt for the long term.
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.
- It will need the very best of food specific for the bird ie not food that is no-longer suitable for human consumption – it needs to be the best.
- And of course – 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 from its 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 with games, books, puzzles, and toys that make noise. A person adopting a bird needs to know they are taking on a 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.
- Parrots must 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. If you are interested we prefer that you to come up and visit – and perhaps make a friend while you are here.
Books: Dail is constantly being asked advice, and now she has put together a book. “Talking Parrots” this book covers 48 years of experience with birds and if you are looking for a companion parrot it is worth a read.
Alongside the advice Dail covers the funny side to these marvellous creatures that she refers to as feathered monkeys. The book, like the show, is both entertaining and informative.
A second book has been put together, after many requests, and this is a Coffee Table book, a pictorial souvenir of your visit to Parrots in Paradise.
The funds from both these books are small way of helping towards the, many and rising, costs of caring for all the birds.