The website is a non-commercial hobby site that conveys knowledge and shares experience of keeping and breeding parrots (associated to the order Psittaciformes) in human care.
The purpose of this website is, based on the birds' natural living conditions,
that we jointly become better equipped to create the most optimal conditions for our parrots, and
to encourage aviculturists to work purposefully for the conservation of species-pure birds (at the subspecies level) through systematic breeding and thus secure the future of the birds, as it typically no longer always is possible to import parrots from their countries of origin.
The more we know about the biotopes and behavior of the different parrot species in nature, the better we will be able to meet the needs of the birds in human care. This is why special attention is paid to describing the birds' natural habitats and behaviors as well as status in nature.
The website does not provide instructions on the handling and care of single living (tamed) pet birds, as parrots are social beings that in nature either live in pairs or in groups. In addition, for animal ethical and animal welfare reasons, hand rearing of baby parrots has been discouraged or even restricted by public authorities in several European countries. Furthermore, hand-rearing of parrot chicks has already been banned by law - and made a criminal offense - in a few foresighted European countries.
Since its inception on December 23rd, 2023, www.birdkeeper.dk has been an overwhelming success with an average of over 1.500 visits every week from interested readers.
In article form, both selected parrot species are presented, (which in several cases are dealt with in depth), and topics of more general importance to aviculturists.
You will find articles about a number of parrot species that I either have - or have had - or maybe just have a special interest in. You can e.g. read articles about all the species in the African Lovebird genus (Agapornis) as well as a few Australian parakeet genera, namely the Bluebonnet parakeets (Northiella) and the Swift Parakeet (Lathamus). South American parrot species such as the Golden Parakeet (Guaruba) is also represented. In addition, a comprehensive article series about the genus Eclectus Parrots (Eclectus) and many other species has also been published. General topics include articles on e.g. health, aviary conditions and good advices when buying parrots. The topic of color mutations is treated only to a limited extent.
Under the subtab, "For sale", you can sometimes find some of the birds that I offer for sale, which are typically chicks of own natural breeding.
The website is built successively in line with what time allows and when the desire arises.
Conceived / Updated: 23.12.2009 / 10.01.2024
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