Parrots magazine readers letters

Something to say? Write to Parrots magazine.All letters sent in will also now be posted in our magazine 'Letters' page.

Getting an issue off your chest can make you feel better, and there are many issues in the parrot world. Or if, simply, you just want to tell us all about something concerning your birds, here's your opportunity.

Parrot people love to hear other owners' experiences and the many other things that make us happy or, indeed, very angry.  So don't worry if your issue is controversial as we believe in a democratic system and will not 'cherry pick' letters.  As long as your letter is not obscene or libellous, it will get an airing.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Clean cages

I have read many articles and information about maintaining clean cages and how important it is to prevent infection and the spread of disease. What I find concerning is the way some cages are manufactured and how they include entrapment areas that can harbour debris and therefore possible disease.

Read more: Letters: Clean cages


Dear Parrots magazine,

Tape hazards

I am sure I have read before in this magazine about the hazards of tape and string getting caught up with our birds. Unfortunately, I can speak from experience when my Goffins Cockatoo decided to have fun with discarded wrapping paper and decorative tape. This was some time after Christmas last year when I still had some ribbons laying around, so I wanted to warn other owners that they must be vigilant after unwrapping presents. It was quite frightening after what we thought was some fun for him to play with the ribbon and how quickly he got into trouble.

Read more: Letters: Tape hazards


Dear Parrots magazine,

No cheap birds!

I read your article about cheap birds in the October issue and understand how an owner can be drawn into an utter nightmare.

Read more: Letters: No cheap birds!

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