At Project Perry, The Central Virginia Parrot Sanctuary
We provide sanctuary for a variety of parrots. The Amazon Aviary is 3,000 square feet and opened in April of 2014. It provides an outdoor area large enough for the Amazons to spread their wings and fly at will.
The Special Needs Grey Aviary is 1,250 square feet. It is lovingly named "Peach's Aviary" and it houses African Grey Parrots that are unable to fly due to various reasons such as inability to fly, atrophied muscles, blindness, pet birds that have come to the sanctuary to live, (They usually start out in here), and for other reasons that may present themselves. The Aviary opened October of 2013. The outdoor and indoor areas are large enough for short flights and walks. There are various trees, logs, and "ladder/ramp" logs for the birds to move around.
The main Grey Aviary is 3,600 square feet. The aviary opened in spring of 2009. This aviary provides sanctuary for fully flighted African Grey Parrots that choose whether they wish to fly or walk. There are many wild caught African Greys that live in the aviary and the wild calls ring out over the whole sanctuary. At any given time, there are 45-60 parrots living here. This aviary is being updated! Check out the information here: https://www.projectperry.com/3600-grey-aviary . (Copy and paste to your browser search bar)
The Small Bird aviary houses Parakeets, Cockatiels and occassionally finches. In the early months of 2015, the 525 square feet aviary was removed and has been replaced with the new 1,250 square feet aviary, which opened in October 2015! The old 525 square feet aviary opened in 2008 and was an aviary filled with energy from very happy birds! They are so happy with their new and improved home!!
The Conure Aviary is home to various Conures, Quakers, Senegals, Hahns Macaws, and the like. The Aviary is 1,250 square feet and opened in the spring of 2013. Inside the aviary various Conure sized birds fly freely and at will. It is also a high energy aviary with lots and lots of happy LOUD bird calls!
As of April of 2017, the 3,900 square feet Macaw Aviary is open and in use to our macaws! It has been simply amazing to see these majestic birds spread their wings once again without the confines of a cage surrounding them. Some of the macaws have even started to fly! It is quite amazing to see in person!
As of June 2021 the 2,400 square feet African Grey Aviary opened. It is equipped with upgraded building supplies as well as 2 powerful heaters for those cold winter months. You can read about it more in depth and see various videos of the "grey't moving day" as well as other videos leading up to the opening of the aviary here: https://www.projectperry.com/new-aviary . (Copy and paste to your browser search bar)
All of the aviaries at Project Perry have an indoor area that heated in the winter, and cooled by a fan or two, based on the aviary size in order to move air through the enclosed area in the summer on hot summer days. A sprinkler is brought in for excessively hot days as well, and the large African Grey Aviary had a sprinkler system installed. The ground is mulched and red wiggler worms were brought in to break down bird waste and food that falls to the ground in all of the aviaries.
It is important to understand, this is their home. The birds that reside here are allowed and encouraged to make their own choices in how they wish to spend their time while in a controlled and safe aviary. Many of these birds have been through extremely horrifying ordeals. Especially the older wild caught parrots. Each bird has a story, it is up to us to listen.
If you would like more information on the aviaries at Project Perry, Please look at our video page and basic information under the "At the Sanctuary" tab at the top of the page. (Little black box at the top of your screen on mobile view)