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Posted: Thursday, June 19,2014 01:03 PM

Bird Keeping/ Aviculture

Aviculture is the practice of keeping birds (Class Aves) in captivity using controlled conditions, normally within the confines of an aviary, for hobby, business, research & conservation purposes. Some important reasons for Aviculture are: breeding birds to preserve the species because many avian species are at risk due to habitat destruction and natural disaster. Aviculture encourages conservation, provides education about avian species, provides companion birds for the public, and includes research on avian behavior.