Having parrots as a hobby can lead to a lot. I experienced this again after Ekstra Bladet, one of Denmark's largest daily newspapers, contacted me to find out more about keeping parrots as a hobby. Every Saturday, Ekstra Bladet published a magazine supplement, "EKSTRA", together with the newspaper, which, among other things, focused on various private individuals' hobbies. One of the newspaper's journalists had spotted a possible little story about keeping parrots as a hobby after visiting my website www.birdkeeper.dk.
In continuation of this, I got a very surprising inquiry from the journalist about whether I was interested in taking part in a small personal interview and showing off some of my birds. Since I have had some even very great experiences with this wonderful hobby throughout almost my entire life, I did not hesitate to say yes to participating.
In this way, I might also be able to help agitate for our wonderful hobby in the hope that new interested parties will join in these years, when the cage bird hobby – similar to e.g. philately - unfortunately struggles with declining membership and probably today primarily is practiced among the older part of the population.
A short newspaper article appeared under the heading "Parrots are life-affirming", which one could read in the magazine supplement to Ekstra Bladet on Saturday, 5th May 2012, so yes - keeping parrots - has once again been shown to lead to much.
The article, which was also accompanied by a series of superb photos by one of the newspaper's most talented photographers, Jan Unger, can be seen below.
Article published in Ekstra Bladet's magazine supplement "EKSTRA" on Saturday, 5 May 2012. Here the newspaper focuses on parrots as a hobby
Below is an excerpt of the photos that Ekstra Bladet's photographer Jan Unger took during his visit to me:
Grey-headed Lovebird (Agapornis c. canus) and Nyasa Lovebirds (Agapornis lilianae)
Papuan King Parrot or Ramsay's King Parrot (Alisterus chloropterus chloropterus)
Nyasa Lovebirds (Agapornis lilianae)
Conceived/Updated: 08.05.2012 / 14.01.2024
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