Husbandry and management of Kea at Paradise Park, Hayle



Keas Nestor notabilis have been maintained at Paradise Park, Hayle, since 1978. Successful breeding began in 1983 and of the 106 chicks hatched since then, 62 have been reared to independence. Suitable enclosure design and diet for adult Keas are described. The artificial incubation and hand-rearing techniques developed at Paradise Park are presented, including full details of the diet specifically developed for Kea chicks.