This Karnataka-based veterinary doctor has parrots from 29 countries

Vishwanath Hegga keeps all the birds at home and takes care of them like a family.

Published: 06th December 2018 12:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th December 2018 12:34 PM   |  A+A-

Two kea parrots in New Zealand. (File photo | AFP)


KALABURAGI: Vishwanath Hegga, a veterinary doctor based in Kalaburagi, boasts of a collection of 29 different species of birds from various parts of the world. Hegga keeps all the birds at home and takes care of them like a family.

ALSO READ | Poachers targeting winter birds in Kendrapara national park

Speaking to ANI, the veterinary doctor said, "I am a veterinary surgeon working with the state government. Now I am breeding parrots from 29 countries. I started with lovebirds which I got from New Zealand."

Elaborating upon how he takes care of the birds and the way his family reacted to his passion of breeding these creatures, Hegga said: "We feed them with cerelac, imported from Brazil, four times a day. We have named the birds and they respond when we call them by their names. My entire family loves them."

Moreover, Hegga claims that he is training the birds at his residence. 

Stay up to date on all the latest Travel news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp