Appeal for food donations
We use a wide variety of food for different species at the Park. If you have any spare good quality fruit, seeds, fish etc. as listed below, we would be incredibly grateful for any donations!
We have a Covid secure delivery box in the coach park (at the entrance) where items can be safely left between the hours of 10am and 4pm any day of the week. If leaving frozen food, there is a telephone number on the box that you can call so we can pop out to pick them up straight away. Thank you.
PLEASE CHECK BACK REGULARLY as the list will be updated weekly – thank you 🙂
If you are not local to us, then we have added a donations feature on our website for certain species, and we can then add the funds you donate to our next order from our wholesalers – please click here to see the details of species you can support.
Thanking you in advance for your support Xx
Nuts – Brazil nuts, walnuts, peacans and almonds (but ideally not monkey nuts) in or out of their shell – not salted or flavoured, thank you. These are for the parrots and Red Squirrels.
Fresh Coconut This is a great treat for our Macaws
Seeds Sunflower seed and millet, parrot, budgie and canary mixes (we serve some fresh, some sprouted or cooked) preferably not wild bird seed as we have enough for the moment thank you. (not beans or pulses for the moment as we have enough for now thank you Xx)
Fruit – Any fresh fruit especially tomatoes, apples, pears, grapes, melon, papaya, oranges.
Vegetables Corn on the cob is a great treat for our birds. We have enough other vegetables at the moment thank you.
Peppers, carrots, cabbage and cauliflowers. But not peelings or avocado pears.
Potatoes – We use sweet potatoes the most, and these are for the Red Pandas and Touracos.
Dried fruits –
such as sultanas, dates, figs, apricots etc. (Touracos, hornbills and parrots enjoy these). PLEASE NOTE: We have enough of these for the next couple of weeks. Thank you xx
Frozen Fruit and Veg – Broccoli, peas, sweetcorn and berry fruits etc. Please call the telephone number on the box so we can pop out to pick them up straight away. Thank you. The frozen peas and sweetcorn are used for the parrots with chicks as a rearing food 🙂
Fruit juices especially cranberry (for Lorikeets and other parrots) can be concentrate.
Honey, treacle, golden syrup, demerara sugar (Ingredients in our nectar mix).
Madeira cake, plain cakes
(madeleines for example) or fruit cakes nothing chocolate or chocolate covered (Parrots and Lorikeets love these soaked in nectar). PLEASE NOTE: We have enough cakes for the moment – thank you
Wholemeal, seeded or brown bread, rolls etc. (not white bread products). PLEASE NOTE: We have enough bread for the moment – thank you
Meat and fish – Please call the telephone number on the box so we can pop out to pick them up straight away. Thank you.
Fish, not oily fish like mackerel and sprats but ideally trout, white fish whole or filleted, fresh or frozen (Otters and Bald Eagles eat these).
Cuts of beef without sauces or marinades (Enjoyed by most of the birds of prey).
Minced beef (only beef thank you) – fresh or frozen (The choughs enjoy this).
Cut flowers if they have not been sprayed with chemicals or preservatives (Many birds like feeding on the nectar and pollen from flowers).
Plants such as buddleia, fuchsia, honeysuckle, rosemary or small conifers (these can be planted in aviaries). Bean, pea, marigold and nasturtium plants in season.
We would like to say a big thank you to the local businesses who are supporting the Park through this lockdown and winter months. Find out more here
SEE THE OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT THE PARK BELOW
1) NEW – Donate towards a species
Please click here We have added a new donations feature on our website for certain species. We can then add the funds you donate to our next order from our wholesalers. THANK YOU xx
4) AMAZON WISH LIST
We also have an Amazon Wish List for the birds and animals here. The prices can vary and so could be more expensive than other places. You can of course source items from your own local businesses or elsewhere and send them direct to the Paradise Park, 16 Trelissick Road, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 4HB. Thanking you in advance for your support. 🙂
Thank you so much for the amazing donations – such an incredible local community, and also people from around the world ordering items to be sent to the Park! It is going to be a tough winter for us but with your donations and messages of support you have given us much needed hope for the future – THANK YOU! Xx