Nancy Forrester's Secret Garden, Key West

4.2
#5 of 7 in Zoos & Aquariums in Florida Keys
Environmental activist Nancy Forrester shares her sanctuary for unwanted macaws with the public to advocate for wild & captive parrots & encourage people to live ethical lifestyles for a sustainable planet. 10 to 11 Guided storytelling and handling, 11 to 3 Self-guided
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  • It was a back yard full of old cages and it looked a little unkeep. There was no one there, put money in jar ($40) walk around corner, took one look and took money out and left. actually felt like a t...  more »
  • We went to the keys for sun, sea, adventure and the nightlife, and in the end, the highlight of our trip was our visit to Nancy's Secret Garden. In just an hour and a half, we fell in love with Baby, ...  more »
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  • Note: This is a RESCUE, not a petting zoo. Nancy's is a private home, where exotic birds who have been abandoned or lost their owners get a second chance at finding new homes. That said, if you're interested in birds generally and in rescues specifically, this might be a good stop for you. You'll learn something about these magnificent animals, their care, their behavior and what it takes to keep an intelligent pet that can live as long as 70 years. A rewarding experience for true animal lovers of any stripe.
  • The hour or so that we spent in Nancy's garden, as she talked about her birds and answered people's questions, was one of the most tranquil times during our holiday in the Keys. This lady has infinite love for her parrots and a wonderful respect for nature. She does great work rehabilitating and caring for these birds, many of which were mistreated or abandoned. We all have much to learn from her! And the parrots were adorable and so clever! Real characters, each one! Lucy... ring your bell!
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