Ban on some exotic parrots species is imminent in Auckland

From Afternoons, 1:35 pm on 27 July 2022

Auckland is one week away from imposing a ban on breeding, buying and selling some parrot species.

From September 1, ringneck parakeets, rainbow lorikeets and monk parakeet species will be banned in the Auckland region.

NZ President of the Parrot Society Hayden van Hooff talks to Jesse about what that will mean for current owners and breeders of those species.

A pair of rainbow lorikeets in the wild in Titirangi

Photo: Supplied / Department of Conservation