Sweet-spoken pet parrots have become a disaster in New Zealand. Many people keep taunts and after some time they blow them up. In New Zealand, the record of keeping a parrot or any other animal and bird has to be given to the local administration. According to a research by the University of Auckland, every year 92 percent of people here blow away these parrots. Also they don’t give information about it. In such a situation, the existence of the birds found in the forests around Auckland is threatened.
In fact, domesticated parrots adapt themselves better in the wild. They are taking a toll on the native birds of New Zealand. According to Dr. Margaret Stanley of the University of Auckland, parrots of the Indian Red Ring and Alexander Parakeet species snatch food and even nests of local wild birds in the forests of New Zealand.
Parrots usually have a large brain compared to their body.
About 40 percent of the birds found in the forests of New Zealand are on the verge of extinction. Danger is looming over them. Due to this problem, the breeding and sale of pet parrots has been banned in Auckland from 1 September. According to Dr. Stanley, when domesticated animals reach the forests, they also bring viruses of diseases.
Living with humans, these parrots have resistance to these diseases, but they spread the virus to wild birds. Domesticated parrots are also creating new genetic stock by breeding them with local species of wild parrots.
New Zealand is known as the maritime capital of the world and is likewise home to various wilderness creatures like no other place on earth.
It is almost impossible to catch these domesticated parrots from the wild
. Dr. Imogen Bassett says that once domesticated parrots reach the forest, it is almost impossible to catch them. When Europeans settled here in New Zealand, they also brought rats, moles and rabbits with them. In New Zealand, these animals upset the natural balance to a great extent. It was somehow controlled, but the problem of parrots is difficult.