Some other general tips when hanging out with kea:
Never, ever feed them. Giving them human food disrupts their natural diet and can increase their reliance on unhealthy foods, causing ill health and even premature death.
Secure your belongings. Kea have a fondness for anything they can destroy. Sunglasses, backpacks, passports – you name it, a kea will attempt to take off with it (and subsequently dismantle it). Even vehicles aren’t immune, with rubber seals and window wipers being a particular favourite.
Report sightings. If you see a kea report it in the Kea Database. This provide valuable information which assists with their ongoing monitoring and protection.