Birds of Paradise Sanctuary & Rescue (BOPS) is an all-volunteer, 501 (c) (3) charitable animal rescue organization dedicated to rescuing, caring for & providing unwanted or abused birds with a second chance at life & companionship.
BOP was established in 2011 in Bradenton, FL
and is owned by Debbie Huckaby. Interested in learning more about the sanctuary, visiting, or adopting? Click Here.
Parrots are long-lived, emotionally sensitive, and highly intelligent. Many are rehomed multiple times throughout their lives, often suffering heartbreak, neglect, and abuse during the process.
BOPS welcomes these birds. At BOPS each bird is evaluated individually to ensure proper placement within their facility or into approved homes. They offer 16 large “flight free” aviaries to allow them interaction with members of their own species and to live as close to their natural habitat as possible. There is a large adoption center with many birds that are available to adopt. Debbie reviews each application with a “fine tooth comb.”
She LOVES all of her birds so much that she will make certain that the adoption/rehome process is an ideal situation before any bird leaves her sanctuary!
Many people think they can just buy a parrot from their local pet store, bring them home, look at them, feed them, and clean their cages. Education is extremely important before taking on this big responsibility and long-term commitment! If you do decide you can provide a suitable home for a bird, educate yourself first, then ADOPT, DON’T SHOP!
Typical day at the Sanctuary:
All 300+ birds need to be fed and cages need to be cleaned every single day. This takes 4-5 hours. Other jobs that need to be done regularly are repairing the aviaries, yard maintenance, food prep, vet care, answering emails and phone calls.
Presently Debbie has 1-3 volunteers daily to help her with all the jobs that need to be done at the sanctuary. If you feel you can help in any way, please see the website below for more information. Visitors are welcome by appointment.