Dear Parrots magazine,

Cognitive initiative

I love reading about research into parrot behaviour. I want to thank Leslie Moran for bringing the research into the cognitive abilities of parrots, to our attention. It has inspired me to consider building a multi-coloured ring-stacking toy for my parrot. She is already adept at stacking rings but could do with some focus on matching the rings to the pole colour.

Just a comment about feeding parrots. I read so many articles in Parrots magazine about feeding parrots a nutritionally diverse diet composed mostly of vegetables. Yet where I live the avian experts advocate a 70 per cent pellet-based diet, with vegetables and some fruit making up the 30 per cent. A pellet-based diet is the most common parrot diet here.

Caroline, Canada, by email


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