The Tropics Exotic Bird Refuge
Warning! Breeders Latest Tactics
It appears that now breeders are going so far as to not just sell unweaned babies, which I'm told is now illegal, but selling so-called fertile parrot eggs, and at bundle prices. BEWARE: To the untrained eye who would know if the eggs are even fertile. If they are, then you'd have to keep them at a steady temperature and humidity and turn constantly. If they were to hatch you'd have to wear magnifying glasses to find their tiny beaks to feed even one drop an hour 24/7. That's just the beginning! NEED I SAY MORE?!? Do not fall for the traps of eggs and unweaned baby birds! It's the breeders' ways of offloading unweaned babies where you take the risk of losing your money and the baby should something go wrong, and nothing more need be said regarding the eggs!
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Articles & Education

The Tropics Exotic Bird Refuge has been involved with ongoing education programs. Beginning as a part time endeavor, the program has since escalated to almost full time work, and is provided to public and private schools, church and senior citizens groups, professional organizations and individuals.

School children and adults alike learn about the work being done at the parrot refuge. In addition, they learn about specific species, their life both in the wild and in captivity and whether or not the specie is endangered. Geographical locations and the status of the rain forests and other habitats worldwide are also discussed. Students are especially encouraged to study about the parrots of the world, in hopes that some will decide on a career including rescue and rehabilitation of wild and captive birds.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to write, phone or email
~Sincerely, Mary & John Bradford And The Birds!

Current Contact Info –  Phone: 704-280-5112 – Email:

Available educational information that may be of interest you:

What It Takes To Run Any Animal Rescue, written in 2012
Birds Are Wild, Not Tame!
Inmates In Captivity
Avian Bornavirus (ABV)
The Silent Parrot Killer
Excessive Egg Laying
Parrots with PDD
Cellulitis Infection
Birds Are Wild
Avian Flu