The name Psittacology was derived from the fact that parrots are also known as psittacines. The taxonomical order Psittaciformes contains 92 different genera that include our beloved domestic species, but also many more that are not commonly kept in captivity!
I started Psittacology because unfortunately, as with many pets, there are still plenty of myths out there about caring for parots. The site aims to give accurate information on important factors like housing, nutrition, taming and all other aspects of care from a scientific standpoint.
On a lighter note, I also hope it inspires you to enrich your parrot’s life with DIY toys, fun food tips and bonding possibilities, as well as make you feel confident you’re providing the best possible care.
Hi! I’m Mari (full name Marijke, if you can pronounce that) and I run websites for a living. I currently own Psittacology and a travel website called Snorkel Things. I’m currently 26 years old, have a Bachelor’s in Communication Science and divide my time between my chosen home of Spain as well as my home country of The Netherlands. I share my home with two budgies (Esteban & Paco) and two cockatiels (Alfonso & Boris).
I love writing articles, creating communities and helping other bird owners keep their feathered companions happy and healthy. In my spare time, you’ll find me chatting nonsense to the birds, tending to my houseplants, exploring the beautiful Spanish coast and indulging in the occasional cocktail. I love hearing from visitors, so if you have anything to say about Psittacology, just head over to the contact page.
Thank you for visiting and happy birbing!