Worth the Price of Admission - Review of Parrot Mountain & Gardens, Pigeon Forge, TN - Tripadvisor
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We are in love with the birds!

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Reviewed August 8, 2010

its sort of hard to drive to but is well worth it. they have many kind of gorgous birds from all over the world and some of them know how to talk. they even have a little area where you can buy brid food and feed the birds and pet them. you can also take a nice picture with them for $15.

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Reviewed August 8, 2010

We just visited parrot mountain yesterday and we loved it. My 2 boys (3 and 7) were entranced by it all. Compared to some of the overpriced things to do in that area, I thought it seemed like a good value for what it was. Another poster said that her kids weren't allowed to to touch the parrots unless they bought the $15 picture; that didn't hold true for us, nor did the not seeing any talking parrots or tricks. The gentlemen that explained how to feed the birds told us that if we needed anything just to ask. The first thing out of my 7 year olds mouth was show me a talking parrot. We were shown a parrot that said Praise the Lord and another that said High Five. Another parrot would wave his wing if you waved at him. My son also asked if he could hold a parrot and the man put one on his shoulder and allowed me to take a picture for free. The staff was most helpful and knowledgable about the parrots. We stayed for about 1 1/2 hours, but I think we could have stayed longer if it wasn't so hot. I honestly didn't feel like the religious aspect was that big of a deal, considering it was up front about it on their website and brochure.
The only negative to this place for us was that it was a little bit out of town. Otherwise my kids cannot wait to do it again and I will defintely be recommending it as one of the highlights of our trip!

1  Thank Wolfeaj
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Reviewed August 4, 2010

My husband, mother-in-law, and two daughters (13 and 16) visited Parrot Mountain today, and were there for approximately 3 hours. The place is beautiful! Throughout the gardens are pathways, with birds on either sides, out of cages sitting on perches. The signs say the birds will bite, however my 16 year old daughter was able to pet three of the birds on their heads. The birds she pet were all cockatoos, and one ended up jumping on her arm. If you're going to attempt to touch any of the birds alongside the pathways, choose the cockatoos. They are so friendly and just want a rub on the head. Aside from the birds alongside the pathways, there are two other places where you can actually hold and feed the birds. The first spot is where you can pay a quarter for a small handful of seed to feed the parrots. Some are quite small while others are huge. You can pay $15.00 for a picture in which the staff will place the birds all over you. Some of the birds will hop on you without a staff member, so even if you don't pay the money chances are you will still get a bird or two on you for a picture. The second spot to feed the birds is an inclosed area to feed the lories nector from a small cup. It is $2.00 but totally worth the money! As soon as you enter the enclosed area, you are bombarded with lories. My girls at one point both had 7 on them at a time. It's quite the experience. The staff at Parrot Mountain are incredibly friendly and helpful, which adds to the experience. It is the ideal place for bird lovers (especially parrot lovers). If you're in the area, Parrot Mountain is definately the place to visit!

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Reviewed August 2, 2010

We went to Parrot Mountain instead of Dollywood, since Dollywood was so expensive and our 11-year-old son wasn't interested. Parrot Mountain was very reasonably priced, and we didn't expect much. We were very pleasantly surprised. It is small enough to walk around in an hour, but we were there for over 5 hours because we enjoyed it so much. This is a very interactive experience, with beautiful tropical birds perched everywhere along the paths, some in cages but many in the open. The grounds are beautiful, with peaceful landscaping and lush gardens everywhere, and Scriptural and nature-related garden signs that enhance the meditative feel. There are many beautiful photo ops; bring your camera. It is very clean and well maintained. Some highlights are an area with dozens of parrots and other birds that you can touch, feed, hold, and watch do tricks, and a lorikeet garden in which you can feed the lorikeets nectar while they perch on you. You can have your picture taken while holding large macaws and cockatoos. There is also a gift shop with light concessions and patio tables, and a nursery building in which you can view, hold, and purchase younger birds. Our son was delighted with Parrot Mountain and didn't want to leave. It was our favorite experience on this trip.

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Reviewed July 28, 2010

These gardens are beautiful with absolutely gorgeous birds. We bough a 4 month old Blue Gold Macaw. He is still hand fed. They did not do any vaccines. I took our bird to our vet on his second day with us and he tested positive for the bacteria called Parrot Fever. It has a 3-14 day incubation period, so he was infected when we bought him. He is treatable, but expensive. Also, it is transmittable to humans. I have notified the lady we bought the bird from without any comments except "her birds are well". The meds to treat this bird are expensive and he has to have it for 45 days, wait 1-2 weeks and be retested. Our other birds can also get it. It can be fatal in birds and people that are elderly, ill or immunodeficient. So buyer beware. If you visit wash your hand and change your clothes.

8  Thank fjwilkin
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