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“Great Stop for a Morning Visit - Well worth the Trip”
Review of Free Flight

Free Flight
Ranked #6 of 26 things to do in Del Mar
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Owner description: A protective sanctuary for several species of exotic birds.
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Free Flight is a home for birds who no longer have homes.

The initial speech from the owner scared us and we were afraid of getting bit, but once we were there awhile and saw others handling the birds, it made us more comfortable. We bought food to feed the birds. It was fun to have them talk to you and there was one that danced and copied my daughter bouncing and opening up her wings (arms).

This would not be a place for small children. My daughter is 12. Anyone under 10 would need close supervision.

Check Groupon for a buy one get one free.

1  Thank Debbie S
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

These guys really care about the animals. They are associated with the vet next door that specializes in birds.

It's teeny tiny, but if you are a bird lover, or have a small child... it is worth spending an hour here.

The birds on display look happy and well cared for.

You can tell they do this not to make money... but because they love birds.

Thank FlySleepEat
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Lots of beautiful birds up close and PERSONAL. Some will sit on your arm. However, not appropriate for small children except under close control

Thank Daphne P
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

A great place to go by yourself or bring the family. Get in touch with nature and the various multicolored parrots. Here is a rare opportunity to actually hold a parrot. Learn about avian behavior and feeding. This is a MUST SEE attraction. Getting one of your kids to hold a Real live parrot and take a photo. Admission is very reasonably priced. $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for the kids.

Now I also volunteer for a parrot rescue on the east coast. The only negative point I saw was the parrots don't have any toys in the cages or perches. Nor is there any food or water cups, and the birds rely upon some good soul to feed them as they pass by. All pet animals need food, water, and some toys. Nonetheless, the birds do seem very well adjusted, healthy, and most are very friendly. Please visit, donate, and become friends with a parrot. It is an opportunity you will cherish forever. I gave parents the opportunity of a life time to take a photo of a parrot on their child's arm.

I also spent some time teaching, guiding, and helping other visitors, but then again, I enjoy working with the birds.

Thank SteveM1
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Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

Locals and tourists alike will enjoy a visit to Free Flight exotic bird sanctuary.

Admission for adults is only $5, and you can stay as long as your bird-loving heart desires. Children I think are 2 or 3 bucks.

You can purchase a cup of food for .50c and have some of the most beautiful birds on the planet eating from your hands.

The staff is knowledgeable, and eager to answer any questions you have.

I highly recommend this hidden gem.

Please support the FreeFlight bird sanctuary with a visit, or if it's been a while since you were there!

Thank email4saundra1
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