Hermann, Siglinde, Jochen, Harald, Gertrud & Wolfgang
From the perspective of Gut Aiderbichl
(written by Gisela Pschenitschnig)
The six beautifully coloured budgies Hermann, Siglinde, Jochen, Harald, Gertrud & Wolfgang have been living at Gut Aiderbichl Iffeldorf for a short time and are visibly comfortable in the wonderfully large aviary among their fellow parakeets. They sing, they talk and they are happy. Even though they are not in their Australian home, we have the impression that the little created world is all right for them. The budgies come from pet shops that had to close...
Parakeets originally lived in Australia and came to other parts of the world in a roundabout way. They are one of the most popular birds and are found in many households in Europe, unfortunately in cages that are too small. Some fly through the flat and sit on a cupboard door, the majority probably look out the window and think:
"That's actually where I want to be. My home is nature, the trees, the sky, the sun and the wind, chirp!".
The silent suffering of the exotic
In the past, homes, gardens and cellars were free of exotics. What an uproar there was when an exotic, possibly poisonous snake moved through the grass of a garden at home. But now it has often become fashionable to keep a wide variety of lizards in a terrarium in the living room. Who still knows the native fire salamander? It is often not interesting enough, because people want the foreign, the exotic...
Animals are not stamps that you can collect
Parrots, budgies, canaries, spiders or lizards - they are all not rare stamps, but living creatures and sensitive puzzle pieces of nature. If you remove pieces of the puzzle and try to put them in another place, the puzzle remains unfinished.
A few years ago, for example, we received a call for help to save 80 budgies. In reality, there were 323 parakeets living in a flat in an old building and they continued to multiply unstoppably. The parakeets lived in a very small space, it stank of excrement, it smelled of desperation and hopelessness for these small, colourful wonders of nature. All the budgies were brought to the beautiful aviary at Gut Aiderbichl Gänserndorf, where they have now found a new home with about 100 parrots.
Hermann, Siglinde, Jochen, Harald, Gertrud & Wolfgang at Gut Aiderbichl Iffeldorf have now also found a new forever home. Their happy chirping wants to tell people:
"Everything is a cycle and everything makes sense. Humans should learn to allow nature again. Let's try to return the many lost puzzle pieces to their place of origin or, best of all, leave them there..."
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