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Aug 092006

The World Parrot Refuge is an educational facility that provides a “Home for Life” for previously owned pet parrots, and is operated by the “For the Love Of Parrots Refuge Society” (FLOPRS). Click here for visitor information, including opening hours, admission prices and how to get to the Refuge.

The Refuge has over 800 parrots, a dedicated team of staff and volunteers, and 23,000 square feet of heated indoor free-flight aviaries with plans for 16,000 square feet of easily accessed outdoor flights for the warmer months. The Refuge opened to the public for educational purposes on June 11, 2005.

For answers to some commonly asked questions, visit our FAQ.

Feb 102016

A memorial will be held at the Parrot Refuge Thrift Store on Saturday, February 13, 2016 between 11am-3pm. Please join us for coffee, light refreshments and memories.

Feb 062016

To assure all those concerned, I would just like to officially state that although we morn the loss of one of the founders of the World Parrot Refuge, we are not closing/ shutting down / rehoming birds. The World Parrot Refuge is an officially registered charity and the necessary support to continue has been in place for some time now. We thank all for your support and assistance over the years and we hope this will continue as we will continue to be providing a home for life for these beautiful, intelligent, amazing birds….Sue Watkins, Director

Feb 052016

Wendy Huntbach
Lost her valiant fight with cancer – February 3, 2016

Press Release
On February 3, 2016 the world lost one of it’s most beloved animal rights activists and carer. Wendy Huntbatch passed away at 3:05pm pacific time, she died after a long fight against cancer. She was most notably known for operating the Charity “For the Love of Parrots Refuge Society” and the facility “The World Parrot Refuge”.

She devoted the last 25 years of her life to the health and welfare of caring for ex breeder parrots and ex pet parrots. Her goal was to educate people why parrots should not be pets, to stop the trafficking and importing of parrots into Canada and to provide a home for life for those parrots that were here already.

She educated so many people and touched so many lives that she will be greatly missed by all. Her efforts have not ended as the Society and the Refuge will continue on. We ask that everyone who was touched by Wendy’s life not to send flowers but to instead donate to the World Parrot Refuge via their website so that we may continue on the work that Wendy has left for us.

We will let everyone know in the next few days when a memorial will be held for Wendy. Please keep an eye on the website www.worldparrotrefuge.org and the Facebook page for updates.

Thank you
Justin Huntbatch (son)

Aug 022014

July2013 049July2013 048August 2, 2014 the newest addition to the World Parrot Refuge, Lavender, is now selling in the Lavender Cottage. Location: World Parrot Refuge, Coombs, BC

May 212014

Hey there! I just wanted to take a moment to say that we visited a few weeks ago, and we love the World Parrot Refuge!

I did want to say that I mentioned you all on my blog:

Jim’s Blog

Anyway, we hope to visit Vancouver Island again, and the sanctuary will be on our list of spots to see again!


Jan 262014

We are open every day 10am to 4pm (except Christmas Day and New Years Day)

All proceeds go towards the care and feeding of our fabulous parrots.

Donations gratefully accepted.