|We were made to coordinate.|
Tropical Birdland is truly a Staycation classic for me. It's less than 8 miles from my house, and we could easily have cycles there on any pleasant day. I knew it existed, I thought it sounded good. But in my 12 years in Leicester I have never been.
|Gimme yer nuts!|
And then, as you'd expect, it's a lot of brightly coloured and interesting birds! First you follow a trail around a large number of aviaries and you can also follow a 'Woodland Walk'. Make sure you arrive with a pocket full of meal worms to give to your new feathery friends, or you can buy a bag of treats upon arrival.
|This bird does not exist. I took a photo of it as proof.|
|Meeting of minds.|
Then it's on to the Parrot Walk, where there are a whole range of different species, just hanging about waiting for you to interact with them. They will also try and steal your jewellery, or in my case, your Def Leppard badge. Some of them are a little more shy, or perhaps full of peanuts, but they're generally pretty happy for you to give them a little bit of a cuddle. We had a nice chat with one, consisting of:
Genuinely attention grabbing stuff. I also got wolf whistled by one tiny bird. He was my favourite. Clearly an avian of impeccable taste.
|They are big into their selfies.|
|Look how happy I am! SO HAPPY!|
|Just gonna leave this here. When you see it...|