Bird lovers flock to weekend sale at Nanango
ROCHELLE Nitschke knows first-hand the difference keeping birds can make to everyday life because she sees the change it has made for her son.
"I have a son with an intellectual disability and he relates to animals better than people,” Ms Nitschke said.
"With birds you don't need to be able to say the right thing because they go by body language and don't judge you like people do.”
Ms Nitschke and her son share their love for birds with fellow members of the Burnett Bird Keepers Association.
Bird enthusiasts from across the state will flock to the South Burnett this weekend for the association's annual bird sale at the Nanango Showgrounds.
"Some people will travel for two days to get there to see the different varieties that people are keeping,” Ms Nitschke said.
As secretary of the association, Ms Nitschke said she encouraged the community to attend the event to see what was on offer.
"If you have ever been interested in birds it is really good to go to the bird show, especially if you are looking to get a new pet for the family,” she said.
"You can get first-hand and professional knowledge from the people who have bred the birds instead of asking Google.”
The sale will run from 9am-1pm at the Nanango Showgrounds and costs $2 for entry.