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!
You can bring something with when you visit from the list below for the birds and animals, and drop it in to the Gift Shop when you arrive. Or if you are dropping in a food donation only, we also 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.
If you are not local to us, then we have added a donations feature on our website for certain species, find out more here.
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.
Fruit – Any fresh fruit especially tomatoes, apples, pears, grapes, melon, papaya, oranges.
Vegetables Corn on the cob is a great treat for our birds. 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.
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).
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 Paradise Park. 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. 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. 🙂
UPDATE – during lockdown
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. THANK YOU! Xx