John Thomas Bradford
In Memory of John Thomas Bradford — click photo to read more – Updated Nov 2019

Established in 1989, then becoming THE NATION’S FIRST NON-PROFIT PARROT SANCTUARY IN 1994, we are celebrating our 32nd ANNIVERSARY! Thank you for all of your support over these years.

The Tropics is Dedicated to Bird Welfare:
Serving as a refuge for long term care of orphaned, neglected, injured, handicapped, abused and unwanted breeder and pet birds. In addition, the rescue of raptors and the rehabilitation of songbirds and migratory birds. Read more about our mission here.

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Critical need for donations now, please consider giving to help these birds.

We have many ways that you can give to help our feathered friends! You can donate directly to us by clicking the PayPal logo to the left, or you can make a donation though JustGive by clicking their logo below. You can also give while you are doing your regular shopping by using iGive. Read more about this by clicking their logo below. If you would prefer to send a check, the info is at the bottom of the page.

Please note, The Tropics is a 501(c)(3) organization, so all contributions you make are fully tax deductible! Thanking you in advance for your gifts. THE TROPICS’ BIRDS!
Whole Family If you’re looking for a great supplier of natural products, here’s a link to Whole Family Products. I buy many things from them and have had great results. In purchasing through this link you are helping The Tropics. THANKS!!
iGive Shop online at any of the 2,200+ stores in the Mall at The Tropics may receive a check for up to 26% of each purchase you make! THANK YOU to all who purchase through!
Amazon Smile Shop Using Amazon Smile and a part of your spending will go to help the birds! Choose The Tropics Incorporated from Kannapolis, NC as your charity.

Camera man from one of our TV shows totally smitten by Orko!
Cameraman from Good Houskeeping Magazine with me and Rita the Macaw
Producer from another TV show with Orko