Feathered Friends Prove Valuable for Village Headman

 | Tue 25 Nov 2014 22:44 ICT

CityNews – A village headman in Hang Dong district has a lucrative sideline – breeding parrots for sale on Facebook.
Photo: Weerasak Panyachod.

Pairin Kawai, headman of Ban Paekwang in Nam Phrae sub-district, said he makes nearly 100,000 baht a month selling the exotic birds.

He sells them in pairs for between 2,000 and 60,000 baht, he said, with the price depending on the species, age, colour and sound they make.

The business is now in its fifth year, and Pairin has around 100 parrots valued at up to 600,000 baht. He says he loves them all equally and has many orders because he has a reputation for doing business honestly.