BirdKeeper New Zealand

Its about breeding and keeping all forms of avi-culture from finches to macaws

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welcome banner left sideThe Bird keeper website is a worldwide site providing information on multiple species of birds. Unlike many other sites we don’t concentrate on specific varieties we try to gather as much information as possible from bird keepers and bird breeders globally on as many species as possible.

The site is predominantly managed by Steve Macher in New Zealand with regular contributions from Grant Donaldson in the UK. Steve and Grant have over 50 years of bird breeding and bird keeping experience between them, they also have access to a large pool of subject matter experts globally for articles and advice.

Steve moved to New Zealand in 2007 from the UK. He was one of the leading breeders of cockatiels specialising in creating and establishing the newer mutations such as the yellow-headed cockatiel. Having moved to a new country Steve was looking for a new challenge from breeding cockatiels, the decision was made to move to exhibition budgerigars however Steve still has a fond interest in the foreign section and especially the cockatiels.

Grant is a very experienced lovebird breeder based in the North of Scotland (UK) who has bred many of the rarer mutations and colors primarily focussing on Fischers Lovebirds. Like Steve, in recent years Grant was looking for his next challenge with bird breeding and has now moved onto breeding Neophemia specialising in Splendid’s focusing on the rarer mutations.

Both Grant and Steve have a longtime passion for Genetic in birds and are always striving to enhance the hobby.

If you have questions around any type of bird you breed or keep feel free to ask via the contact us page and we will endeavour to help you.

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