RELEASE ISN'T FOR EVERYONE
The majority of parrots a the centre will be released. However, we occasionally receive a former captive parrot that has diet-related issues or has sustained injuries that make release impossible.
We are fortunate that we can give these birds a protected life with their own species in a natural habitat.
Our large outdoor sanctuary aviaries are carefully laid out to allow these compromised birds to move around and socialise without fear or threat.
Compromised vision, usually due to head trauma or poor diet
Feet issues, often caused by bad perching or fighting with other birds
Damaged or missing wings. Most of our sanctuary wing injuries were caused by domestic and wild predators getting hold of the captive birds
Those with deeply imprinted unnatural behaviours
Exotic (non-native) parrots brought into Belize under permit, and changes in the owner's circumstances result in surrender