Parrots are a popular companion animal. Nevertheless, there is little
scientific knowledge on the welfare of parrots kept as companion animals in
terms of their housing and husbandry, owner knowledge of the needs of those
animals, and the welfare challenges faced by those parrots.
This PhD project aims to review the welfare challenges for parrots kept in
captivity, and subsequently develop a welfare assessment tool for parrot
caretakers, using a multi-displinary approach. The candidate will be involved
in conducting a systematic literature review, a survey to the parrot community
(experts, vets, owners and caretakers), and possibly some experimental work
in order to identify and assess a set of parrot welfare indicators. The
candidate is not expected to have prior knowledge in parrot keeping or animal
welfare assessment. Nevertheless, a strong knowledge in animal behaviour is a
early researcher (post graduate)
Only the German text of the job advertisement is binding. The English
Translation is for (unofficial) information purposes only.