As parrot-keeping takes flight, researchers urge greater regulation of domestic trade

Dr Jessica Lee has a number of rescued parrots.
Dr Jessica Lee has a number of rescued parrots.ST PHOTO: SYAMIL SAPARI

SINGAPORE - Parrot-keeping is taking flight in Singapore, with more people welcoming these flamboyant creatures into their homes.

Now, a group of researchers say that to reduce poaching pressure on the wild populations of these intelligent birds, a better understanding of parrot owners' preferences and regulation of the domestic parrot trade are needed.

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