Parrot Rehabilitation​

Rehabilitation for release is our primary objective

Capturing and keeping wild parrots is illegal in Belize. The Belize Forest Department is responsible for enforcement of the Wildlife Act which prohibits illegal hunting and keeping wildlife in captivity. BBR assists the Forest Department by providing the rehabilitation facility for confiscated birds, assistance and funding for logistics, as well as educational materials, banding equipment and handling training for enforcement officers.

Confiscation and Rescue:

Where do they come from?
  • Confiscated by Government

  • Surrendered by owners

  • Injured wild birds

  • Escaped captive birds

  • At-risk chicks

Intake and Quarantine:
The first steps of rehab
  • 30 days quarantine

  • Diet correction

  • Medical care

  • Increased space and perching

  • Introduction to enrichment

Pre-flight and socialisation
Learning to be a flock
  • Increased space

  • Introduction to other birds

  • Practicing climbing

  • Beginning to fly

Flight aviary
Faster, Higher, Stronger
  • Flight training

  • Encourage natural behaviour

  • Eliminate human habituation

  • Natural vocalisation

The primary objective
  • 100% fit and healthy

  • Natural behaviour

  • Natural vocalisation

2013 - 2016 wild breeding success

With kind permission of andphotos

With kind permission of andphotos

Our first wild breeding success was documented in 2013 and again in 2014 when a pair of released red loreds produced a chick each year.

Since then we have witnessed many of our red lored and white-front pairs revisiting the rescue with their wild-bred chicks


Belize Bird Rescue Avian Rehabilitation Centre & Sanctuary

Rock Farm, Roaring Creek

PO Box 219 Belmopan

Cayo District, Belize

Tel: (+501) 610 0400


Founders: Nikki Buxton & Jerry Larder

Non-profit organisation number 13777

NGO registration number 144/2015

Registered Office:

Rock Farm, Roaring Creek, Cayo District, Belize

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