Feathered Friends specialises in parrot and budgie holiday boarding. We offer a totally different service to most other establishments - it is very much a home-from-home service and we want your bird to feel part of our family while they are visiting. We have our own parrots - three African Greys called Saphie, Lola and Milo, who really talk well, and a Senegal called Chica.
Your bird will be given what they normally eat at home (provided by yourself) plus a mixture of fresh fruit and anything else that they would like to eat.
Your bird will share our home and be very warm and comfortable. We are very keen to create a cosy home environment for them.
If you would like us to let your bird out for exercise, we are more than happy to do so (which most other holiday homes wouldn't be able to do). We are keen for your bird to have as little stress as possible and for them to feel comfortable with their new surroundings.
Health & Hygiene:
We have a local avian vet nearby should it be needed.
If I need to take your bird to the vet in your absence, this bill must be settled when your bird is collected.
Small Pet Boarding Prices
Medium / Large birds £5 per day Small birds £4 per day
Use of our cage £1 per day
'Per day' is inclusive of the day of arrival and departure.
(Christmas Day and Boxing Day are double the daily rate.)
A £10 non-refundable deposit will secure your birds accommodation and full cash payment will be required on the day of arrival.
0If your pet is already boarding with us and you wish to collect earlier than arranged, you will still be liable for the full amount.
Long term reduced rates for 50+ days:
Medium / Large birds £5 per day including our cage
We boarded our Bobby (B&G Macaw) with Donna at Feathered Friends whilst we went away on holiday. Donna was brilliant. We had daily texts, photos and videos of Bobby which put our minds at ease. He's a bit of a sod at times but it was nice to know that he was ok and happy. What was really good was that Donna had him out of the cage as we had asked. When we picked him up he was happy and his usual self. Where we boarded him before he was silent and it took him several days to return to normal. Not this time though, he was chatty and playful in the van all the way home and his little holiday didn't seem to bother him at all. We cant thank Donna enough for looking after our jungle chicken and providing him a home from home. If you have a parrot and are looking for a parrot hotel, Feathered Friends are a superb choice and I would highly recommend you get in touch with them. Thanks again. Pete & Lisa
From Pete Petch on
Tilly stays regularly with Donna and Chris. Whenever I take her there, my little bird is thrilled to see them. I feel so happy that she obviously enjoys her stays and I have no worries when Tilly is at their house.
From Chrys Tremththanmor on
Thanks again to Donna and Chris for looking after our cockatiel sparky. It's the second tine she's been to Donna and Chris and we know when we leave her she's in good hands. She was very happy and content when she came home and I can't thank them enough. I wouldn't want to leave her with anyone else I would fully recommend them they are brilliant.
From Sue Bailey on
Absolutely Brilliant! This was my 1st time leaving my African Grey parrot since I got him and I was very worried. However, Donna and her husband Chris, did an amazing job looking after him and it seems he had a fantastic time. I am to glad to have found a person who loved my parrot as their own and relieved that I am able to travel now, knowing my parrot would be in great hands! Thank you so much!!!!!!
From Amal Raja on
Our cockatoo Frankie has just spent her first stay of two weeks with Donna & Chris and their feathered flock. We cannot thank them enough for the care and kindness shown to our "feathered treasure" - and to us during her stay. Donna and Chris gave up their time for us to visit them before Frankie even arrived - to smooth our ruffled feathers, and we were grateful they were able to alter her arrival date at short notice too. I was worried as Frankie had not seen another bird - other than garden birds - since coming to live with us 18 years ago, however as others have observed, birds are very adaptable and Donna and Chris provided her with expert loving care - and email updates and pictures alleviated our anxiety. I have no hesitation in recommending their service, and to say that we have already booked Frankie in for our next holiday.
From Nigel & Karen on
Donna and her family are so accommodating and kind that we didn't have to worry about our buddy while away on holiday for two weeks. Beyond thrilled we found Donna to care for Koko.
From Jess on
Thank Donna. Also thank you to both of you for adopting Rodney and we know that he will be very well looked after ðŸ˜˜
From Maria on
Five star service as always. Archie has just spent 10 days with Donna and I know he is in safe hands. I would highly recommend anyone that has a feathered friend and needs a place to stay whilst on holiday. I certainly will use every time I need to go away. Thanks Donna & Chris. Big hugs to you both. Jane & Archie xx
From Jane Torr on
Many thanks to donna and her family for the lovely care they gave our baby cockatiel Matilda ,while we were on holiday.would definitely recommend this family as they love all birds.
From Val & pete on
This was the first visit for our budgie Fred while we were on holiday for two weeks. After looking through many different small pet boarding, Donna was the only one that we came across that would let Fred out each day for a fly as Fred is never locked in his the cage at home. Fred was given much love and care at Donna's and we definitely would leave him there again. Many thanks Donna Jo & Jack & Molly
From Jo on
Our blue fronted Amazon had his second visit whilst we had our summer holiday, two and a half weeks this time. We were able to have a stress free holiday knowing that he was well looked after again. He was very happy and made new friends. Thank you again for the fantastic care that you gave him.
From Rowley on
Our wonderful African Grey Parrot needed a place to stay while our baby was born the stay was extended to nearly 4 months as we had a number of problems. This is a top class place nothing was to much trouble and Bentley loved every minute of it Donna sent pics and messages to keep us in touch with how he was doing. When we picked him up he was full of himself and his condition was completely perfect we could not of been more happy. Will be using this caring place again many thanks Donna.
From Mark Bates on
My African Grey Carlos stayed there for the first time in June for 2 weeks while we went to America on holiday.
Donna was very friendly & welcoming. She looked after Carlos & treated him like he was her own & kept in touch with me, letting me know how he was doing.
This is such a great place to leave your bird without worrying about them that Carlos will be staying again in August for a week.
From Ginny on
Donna really makes you feel at ease when you leave your.
Bird with her.
She has a lot of knowledge regarding all types of birds.
A safe environment.
I will be using Donna again ..
10 out of 10
From Chris & David on
Very friendly family and very professional .Great to find someone so happy to look after my budgies
From Mary muir on
Wow,what a find this was.Bill travelled form Kettering to this 5* hotel and was so lucky to find such a place. Donna was so welcoming to Bill,an African Grey,she clearly loves all birds.
I will definitely be using her again.Known as Donna Bird in my house.Thanku once again Donna
From Malcolm Young on
My Congo African Grey Archie has just spent 10 days with Donna and her beautiful flock. Donna is a beautiful lady with a heart of gold who will look after your feathered friends above and beyond any pet services I know. Donna gives you regular updates on how your bird is doing. I fully recommend Donna's services to our beautiful birds. My feathered terror is now home and ruling the roost keeping me my partner and two dogs on our toes. Boarding with Donna you will not be disappointed. I will be taking Archie again in the future and Chris Archie apologies for biting you and will give you time for his sting from his nip to go before he gets you again. Thanks again for a brilliant service. Jane and Archie xx
From Jane Torr on
We contacted Donna about 3 days before we were due to go away and Donna replied very quickly and was able to look after our budgies Buddy and Beep for the week. They were great and kept us updated throughout. 2 very happy budgies! We will certainly be using Feathered Friends again.
From Alex & Rachel on
Left my baby amazon for 3weeks was worried as he is only 5 months old but Donna took great care of him and he seems really happy and contented. Many thanks will definitely leave Charly with Donna again. He was let out of his cage and engaged with the family
From Meg Haffner on
Hello everyone, my name is Buddy. I had such an amazing time with Donna and her family last year that my Mum and Dad booked a returned visit for me. I spent 9 days with Feathered Friends in July at her fabulous new home.... and I even got the same cage I stayed in last year. Then to my surprise I spent 15 days with Donna this month... and she saved the same cage just for me. I think I must have a special place in Donna's heart but more important she has a special place in mine: I am a bird for the Ladies and Chris (Donna's husband) did try his best to entertain me....but I am very particular. Sorry Chris. I loved my 2017 holidays with you Donna you made me feel at home .... you looked after me right from the 1st minute and I knew exactly where I was. and this allowed my Mum and Dad to have their holiday without any worry at
all. I am not sure when my next stay is but I hope it is real soon. Thank you so so much Donna. Lots of feathery love, Buddy (and my Old Macdonald nursery rhymes)
From Debbie Watts on
We need not have worried about how our Amazon was going to cope on his holiday. He was very well looked after and was among friends during his stay.
Thanks for looking after him so well. He can enjoy his next stay and we can enjoy our next holiday in the knowledge that he is safe and well looked after.
From Rowley on
Our birdies are very well. I think they have enjoyed their time with you. Thank you so much for having them. It certainly gave us peace of mind knowing they were being cared for. I am so glad you are continuing looking after little birds for their owners.
It's good to see you in your new home and I hope you continue to love it.
We had a lovely holiday, but mostly that was down to us not having to worry about our beautiful pets and we have to thank for that, Donna.
Hope all your other little 'charges' are well and happy and giving you hours of pleasure.
Love and best wishes,
Carol & Mark
From Carol and Mark on
We left our amazon Mango with Donna for the first time this July! He's only a baby and we were a little nervous leaving him but from the moment I spoke with Donna on the phone I knew he would be just fine.
We arrived to drop mango off and were welcomed into Donnas home and able to set up the cage just how mango has his at home to make sure he was comfortable . Donna kept in contact with me even whilst we were away to reassure me he was fine :) we would have no hesistation in sending mango or our new addition Billy for another holiday or recommending this wonderful lady to anyone looking for boarding! Truly lovely people and beautiful place to send your feathered friends for their holidays!
From Helen on
Hi left my parrot with Donna went on holiday was a bit worried cos never left her before but she was fine won't worry in the future Donna thank you
From Mair Wilford on
We left our cockatiel Sparky with Donna and was very happy with the way he was looked after. He seemed very happy when we picked him up and this was the first time we had left him. I can honesty say I would definately go back to Donna and would fully recommend. Very happy
From Sue Bailey on
Hello...My name is Buddy (or Bubba!) and I've just spent the best 9 days of my feathered life with Donna and her family whilst my Mum and Dad went on holiday.
Donna encouraged me to be myself, joined me all the time in my chorus of "Old MacDonald" and "Baa Baa Black sheep" nursery rhymes, amongst the "hello's" and "can I have a tickle?". I learnt a few things too from the other feathered friends I made during my stay.
It was my 2nd visit and I knew where I was straight away and I felt at home from day 1. Donna is a lovely lovely lady (2nd in line to my Mum of course), and she interacted with me constantly so that I didn't feel lonely and attended to my every need. It was a fabulous environment and one that I would recommend.
I had my very own holiday cage too.
I hope I can go back for another holiday soon.
From Debbie Watts on
My 24-year-old African Grey had never boarded with a stranger, and I was very anxious about her. However when I got to Feathered Friends, and saw that she was going to be surrounded by Donna's three African Greys I was much reassured. (I do not think my Sam has even seen another African Grey since she was a chick!)I was also pleased to see that all the parrot's cages were in the centre of the household, and thus all the parrots have the stimulation and company of being amidst the family as well.
Upon my return after a fortnight Sam looked very content and relaxed, and she stayed that way during our journey home, and when I moved her from her traveling cage to her big cage.
Donna told me she had been opening Sam's cage to put her food in the bowl, after Sam had taken some from Donna's hand. I was truly gob-smacked; Donna is only the second person to be able to enter her cage without being bitten. I inherited Sam some 18months ago, and it took me months before I could risk putting my hand into her cage, yet Donna did it in days! I think she has a natural affinity with parrots. I am tempted to call her "Donna Doolittle"!!
I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Feathered Friends, and I am so pleased to know that when she has to be boarded in future that I know somewhere she will be extremely well cared for.
From Melanie Mackenzie-Aird on
Our Budgies Robbie and Lionel thoroughly enjoyed their stay with Donna for the two months we were away. We cannot recommend Feathered Friends enough as a safe, caring home from home environment for birds and we would definitely use them again.
From Clare and Mike on
When a friend of ours let us down and was not able to look after our precious bird when we were away, we are so glad to have discovered Donna and her family of "Feathered Friends" who have taken great care of our Parrot (Rosie) as if she was one if their own.
Regular communication and updates from Donna has made the separation from our little bird much easier... She has even sent us a photo too!
Its very comforting for us to know that when we go away in the future that we don't have to rely on friends and family anymore!
We will definately use Feathered Friends again and have already made two further bookings! Thanks Donna and Family! Jason.
From Jason on
Absolutely fantastic!! By the looks of it Ringo (our 16 week old budgie) was very well looked after and seemed well fed and content when we picked him up. I cannot recommend Donna and her family enough.. It is very much and home from home service. The care and attention they give to the pets they look after, is second to none!
Thank you very much .. Ringo will be coming again soon
From Parm on
Thanks Donna for looking after Skye and Fern so well, they loved it so much they want to come back ! I'm booking again for Xmas - hope you've got space for them.