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World Parrot Refuge, Coombs
(3.1/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
Meet a variety of exotic birds at World Parrot Refuge, a home to birds that were previously pets. Volunteers care for the animals, which number several hundred. Be aware that birds are caged. Plan to see World Parrot Refuge and other attractions that appeal to you using our Coombs itinerary maker.
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TripAdvisor
  • Unfortunately the lady, Wendy Huntbatch, who ran it passed away and no one was willing to take it over. While it had close to 1000 parrots at one point, It was not a happy place at the end but now all...  more »
  • Went with my two daughters. The place was highly rated and recommended by the local magazines and by trip advisor who posted it as open. When arrived the place has shot down!! Wish the trip advisor an...  more »
  • This facility has now closed. All the birds have been moved and are being taken care of by many amazing people and some truly fabulous bird organizations. The many sick birds are being treated and nur...  more »
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  • I always visit the refuge when I am in the area! As a touris from Manitoba, I find it particularly thrilling and the experience with the birds is definitely one of a kind. That being said I think a lot of people are confusing the term "refuge" with the term "petting zoo". Certain sections clearly read that visitors WILL be bitten therefore I understand why this activity isn't for everyone. If you go prepared with the right footware and gear and stay aware of your surroundings, definitely a very special place to visit. **I also strongly suggest removing jewelry and piercings and not wearing buttons**
  • Birds seem in bad shape and they apparently rufused to get them veternary care. Parrots who are a threat to humans and too other birds should not be kept loose free to go wherever they please. Proper medical care to people who have been bitten or attacked should be given. They have lots of cool birds And yes i have my own parrots so i know how picky they can be with certain people
  • This place is CLOSED FOR BUSINESS. We unfortunately drove an hour, from Campbell River, to go see the parrots only to discover the doors were closed. A former employee came to the gate and explained that the owner passed away recently and her husband was not up to continuing the sanctuary. So most of the birds are being shipped off to various zoos and other refuges. There were no signs that said this, only one that listed an email address to send a message too if wanting to adopt a bird.
  • I would like to know how I can get one of these parrots?This is for my friend living at the New Vista Building here on Canada Way,Burnaby area. My friend is name is Nancy Macfarlene Room #313.She to has a parrot which needs a companion.
  • I love these birds! Just don't let Baby the Umbrella Cockatoo grab hold of your clothing! :) There's 1 Senegal parrot that was so sweet! It sat on my shoulder and said, "pretty pretty pretty pretty," it whistled and made cute noises in my ear. Then the bird also let us pet him/her as well. We didn't know what gender the particular Senegal parrot was, or its name, but we fell inlove with it right away! Whoever had him/her obviously properly socialized this bird, and handled it often! I admire whoever you are, and I wish more people had as much patience, time and effort as you did! That bird's a darling!