Exotic birds are complex creatures that need to live in groups with their own kind. They require large amounts of space to move freely and fly. We do not believe exotic birds should be kept as pets. They are highly intelligent, social animals that should be living in the wild in warmer climates. Unfortunately, numerous exotic birds have either ended up in cages due to being snatched from the wild or they have been bred into the pet trade.
We have a responsibility to give these birds the best possible life in captivity. It’s unlikely any of these birds would survive if they were released but they still need to carry out natural behaviours and it’s important that they live in suitable aviaries that allow them to do this.