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hard to find but worth a visit
The Parrot Zoo (Friskney)
Member Name: yorkshire-lass
The Parrot Zoo (Friskney)
Advantages: feeding birds, the walk in aviary
Disadvantages: hard to find, need more bins in car park
We visited the parrot zoo a couple of weeks ago while on holiday in the area. It is quite out of the way and a bit hard to find as we found out while going along a single track road while passing a group of bemused cabbage pickers.
When we arrived we had to park in the overflow as the main car park was quite full. The first thing I noticed is that this car park needed a couple of bins as there was a lot of litter left by other people.
We made our way to the entrance and paid to get in and bought a bag of monkey nuts and some millet seed for the aviary. As we found out later one bag of each is plenty.
After that we made our way to the beginning of trail, I liked that there was a way round as it makes sure you don't miss anything. While on the way round you can feed the birds monkey nuts, that they will take out of your fingers. It was obvious that some of these parrots were used to humans as we got a "happy birthday" of one and a "hello Charlie" off another. One parrot asked me clearly asked me "got any more" when i gave a monkey nut to his friend.
One of my favourite parts was the aviary. This is where the birds can fly about freely and you can feed them the millet seed which the will take out of your hand. The birds will also land on your shoulder and arms. One took a liking to my dads button on his shirt, another stopped mums watch and another liked the look of my boyfriends camera bag.
There are also a few other animals here. The meerkats have just been built a lovely new enclosure and it was nice to spot the family and their five new babies. Their was also a couple of lemurs and they had 2 babies also. There were also a few owls and giant tortoises.
It would be nice to go back in a couple of years and see what's new as you could see that they were carrying out improvements.
I can't comment on the cafe as we took our own picnic but there were plenty of picnic tables to eat on.
If you are in the area and would like an afternoon out I would say this place is worth a visit.
Summary: good for an afternoon out
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