New birds in Parrot Playhouse

Part of what we do here at Turtle Bay Exploration Park is providing a safe home for animals who otherwise don’t have a home. Most recently, the Philadelphia Zoo had a flock of lorikeet birds that they no longer had a place for, so we agree to take the entire flock; Red Lorikeets, Black-capped Lorikeets, Blue-streaked Lorikeets, and Olive-headed Lorikeets. It’s very exciting to grow our flock to about 43 birds total inside the Parrot Playhouse at Turtle Bay! 

“What was really exciting about taking these birds on was that, they didn’t have a place to go, there was no other place that was able to take them in. That’s who we are, so we’re happy to do that,” said Sharon Clay, Turtle Bay’s head Animal Curator. “To combine two fully established flocks into one was quite the challenge, but we took it on and we took about 2 months to do it, and now all 43 birds are living in harmony, creating a new great experience for our guests.”  

Walk through the interactive aviary featuring lorikeets, Australian birds seen in every color of the rainbow!  Enjoy looking at these beautiful parrots and feeding them from you own hand as they land on your arm. We even have Turaco birds usually only found in Africa. Free for Members / Included with Park Admission. $1 for nectar cups for feeding the birds