After safe removal from Vancouver Island’s World Parrot Refuge in Coombs, hundreds of parrots in Nanaimo are up for adoption.
Hundreds of parrots are now up for adoption after the last of the birds was safely removed from Vancouver Island’s World Parrot Refuge.
Refuge supervisor Matthew Spate says between 450 and 500 parrots have left the sanctuary at Coombs, located about 150 kilometres north of Victoria.
The sprawling refuge has been in operation for more than a decade but fell faced an Aug. 1 deadline to remove all the parrots, which at one point numbered more than 800.
The parrots are at a former SPCA Shelter and Spate says many of the hundreds of people who expressed interested in adopting one of the refuge’s parrots can expect calls shortly.