Organisation - September 13, 2012

Arien + parrots

Arien van Leusden, on the ICT support staff with Facilities and Services

'When you leave he says doedoei'
It all started four years ago when his daughter got a budgie. And now it's a nursery full of parrots. A time-consuming hobby. Arien van Leusden spends at least one hour a day on his parrot farm. Feeding the birds, cleaning and giving them some attention. 'Did you know that a parrot has the IQ of a four- or five-year-old child? They are very smart animals. You can teach them tricks and they can talk. The African Grey is the big talker among the parrots. You can have real contact with them.' (see also
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