Letters

Dear Parrots magazine,

Banish mice the natural way

If anyone is having a problem with mice in their aviaries, I would like to share a tip passed to me by a bird keeper friend of mine. When I told him I had a mouse problem, he explained to me that he always sprays peppermint oil around his aviaries, and underneath the nest-boxes, and this is very effective at keeping these unwanted rodents away.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Watch those toys

I have been reading a lot about how we must keep our parrots entertained to stop them becoming bored, as I have heard that boredom can be a big cause of feather plucking.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Really determined

After reading your article about Macaw ‘Babes’ with a broken beak, I must tell you about one of our budgies, Smokie.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Vasa’s are amazing!

I have a 3½ year-old female Vasa named Dexter who has an extensive vocabulary of human words. Just in the past year or so her talking ability has vastly expanded, the difference is unbelievable! She talks all the time, sometimes picking up long phrases that she has heard, only once or twice.

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