Posted May 04, 2017 17:50:21
A lifelong love of birds has led a central Queensland man to start a retirement home for feathered friends whose owners have passed away or moved into aged care.
Large native parrots can live to 70, and in Tasmania a cockatoo reached an estimated century, so there is a fair chance they can outlive their owners.
Ken Banks, from Carwarral near Rockhampton, has loved birds all his life since being introduced to the pets by his father as a young boy.
As well as his duties as president of the Rockhampton Finch and Parrot Social Club, educating inexperienced bird owners in how to best care for their new family members, he has also found himself taking …