The National Parrot Sanctuary is now probably the largest Parrot Sanctuary in the World with over 1700 birds residing at the centre, and is the only one in the United Kingdom to offer long term sanctuary for all its residents and unlike any other parrot rescue in the United Kingdom, you can rest assured that no pet parrots are ever rehomed
Nestled within the Parrot Zoo, the Sanctuary offers a perfect place for parrots and parakeets to live out the remainder of their lives, whether it’s for 1 year or 20. Our team of animal carers are dedicated to offering the many birds everything they need for a fulfilling quality life, be it the top in nutrition to ‘one to one’ care and enrichment.
Known throughout the world for their amazing work and lead by Steve Nichols who has studied this amazing creature for nearly 30 years, the sanctuary team are here to help any parrot in any situation.
We encourage all the birds to live naturally within a colony, this is by far the main cause for behavioural problems. Unlike any other rescue or sanctuary in the United Kingdom The National Parrot Sanctuary can offer them long term care where they can live outside in the fresh air taking in the sunshine, feeling the rain and most importantly, making their own daily choices as to when they eat, sleep play or scream, and believe me they do all of them at some point every day
It is our experience that parrots thrive when offered the opportunity to live as parrots, and that simply living with other parrots of their own species is a huge benefit. With over 100 species already living at the Sanctuary, this is something that only we have the facilities to offer in the United Kingdom.
Working with the top veterinary surgeons and universities in the country we have created a haven for these special creatures and strive to make sure all birds that reside at the centre are catered for in housing, enrichment and nutrition. Some birds just want to live on their own, some in groups of 10 or more, others just want to scream for England 10 hours a day, but no matter what they want we can offer it.
Most parrots though just want to live life as a parrot, as opposed to sitting in a cage, in a house, on their own, for the rest of their lives.
And wouldn’t you?