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Cages in the Summer

Cages in the Winter

Two Hand-raised Birds (Mealy Amazons)

We started our hobby with the breeding of Australian parrots and lovebirds, but since 1984 we also specialise in the breeding of larger parrots.

We live in Oudega (near Drachten), on the border of a natural swampy resource called the "Alde Feanen" in the province of Fryslân, on a former farm. The cowstable, which measures 10 x 20 meters, is fully adapted for our parrots. The stable is surrounded with 33 outdoor cages, which all have indoor night accomodations. We also have about 25 fully indoor cages.

The larger part of our birds consists of Amazon parrots, but we also have species originating from Australia, Africa and Indonesia.

Since we are not financially dependent on the trade of our birds, we consider ourselves as hobbyists. This means that in principle the birds nurture their own youngsters. Only in emergency cases the youngsters are handfeeded. That's why we do not give, in principle, our birds to be kept isolated as a pet within a cage in the living room.

The parrots occupy a large portion of our spare time, especially in the breeding season. But we wouldn't want it any other way! We would be delighted to share our knowledge with other parrot lovers. If you have a question about your parrot(s), we would be pleased to try to give you useful advise. If you are in search of a parrot or have to part with your own parrot(s), perhaps we could assist you.

If we could help you in any way, please don't hesitate to send us an e-mail. This can be done using any of the languages mentioned above.

A v.d. Ploeg
Gealânswei 2
9126 XX Oudega
The Netherlands
Telephone: 0031 512 371253 or 0031 512 372853

Last update: 24 August 2001 E-Mail: