When you pull up to Parrott Mountain, you’ll see a 200 foot of dry stacked stone fence like the ones you see in Ireland. A replica of Thomas Kinkade’s Stairway to Paradise. As you start down the beautiful landscaped paved pathways, you will come to these unique parrot cottages which house the parrots. With each one being uniquely designed, with different roof lines such as slate roofing, clay tile roofing, water reed roofing, cedar shake roofing, these are not just birds’ cages.
Pathways are lined with natural fieldstone. As you stroll down the paths you will see tropical birds sitting on open perches lining the pathways. Then you will come to a little yellow door which is the secret garden. As you enter the garden you awed at the landscaping, you look up and you’ll see toucans, a silvery-cheek hornbill, magpie’s, etc. in the garden flying freely. It’s beautiful to see birds in flight.
When you exit the secret garden, you will come to the bird garden where you will find approximately 70 birds on open perches. You can feed them seed from your hand, have pictures made with them or just walk around and look at them. What’s amazing is to see all the different species, sizes and gorgeous colors of the birds up close and personal.
When you exit the bird garden you stroll down the beautifully landscaped pathway,s then you come to the lory aviary. Here you can feed the lories nectar from a cup in your hand. These multicolor birds are gorgeous.
Upon exiting the lory aviary, you pass by a picturesque waterfall, have a seat in the butterfly, dragonfly or peacock benches next to the waterfall and enjoy the soothing sound.
Next you come to the baby bird nursery where you can pet the babies and see them being hand fed. You will see babies at different stages of development. You can even purchase a bird to take home, our trained staff will show you how to feed your bird and give you instructions on how to take care of your new family member. You will be able to purchase everything here to care for your bird, and they can also ship your bird if you would like.
Then, after this exciting adventure, you can visit the gift shop where you can find unique items for your home and have lunch sitting out on the deck while viewing the garden and birds.
We took two of our grandchildren with us (we have 7) and had a great time. There are many different types of parrots. As you walk through the park there are many birds on perches and some in cages. The signs tell you what kind of birds they are and where they are from.
At one point, a cockatoo started following me. The kids thought it was funny and every time I turned around; he was behind me. I wasn’t sure whether to be amused or concerned. I decided to stop and see what the bird would do. He came right up to my shoe then stopped, and just looked at me. Finally, he just turned around and left. 🙂
Towards the end of the tour we came across the place you could feed the birds. This was really cool and you could handle some of the birds. There is staff there to help out and protect the birds. The kids really enjoyed that.
Overall, it was a great outing and was pretty inexpensive. Ticket prices are as follows:
$19.95 – Adults (12 years old and up)
$9.95 – Children’s (2 – 11 years old)
$16.95 – Seniors (65 years old and up)
We were staying at one of our cabins called “Imagine” which has a great view of Parrot Mountain, so the kids were trying to find the cabin from the parking lot. 🙂