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,

People helping Parrots

I have really enjoyed Rosemary Low’s series “People Helping Parrots”. Sarah Otterstrom’s project to protect the Yellow-naped Amazon is fascinating. The species faces a serious scenario to survive, due to the high level of deforestation and poaching. Nicaragua is a poor country with a really big unemployed population, which boosts the pressure on the environmental resources, especially wildlife, as a way to get a source of income. It’s a great challenge to deal with all the threats against the species and the remaining forests.

Read more: Letters: People helping Parrots


Dear Parrots magazine,

A better life

It was just four months ago when I was given a Jardine’s parrot that had been the pet of an elderly woman. Friends of mine new I had had parrots in the past and also knew of this lady. She was elderly and has now gone into care, so what would have to be done about her Jardine? I lost my Orange-wing six month’s ago and was at a crossroads about whether I should get another one. But this lady’s Jardine solved my conundrum, as I could not let this bird be given away to an unknown future, or be sold on.

Read more: Letters: A better life


Dear Parrots magazine,

Four stolen parrots

Over the evening of Friday the 12th of July 2019, our four parrots were stolen from Swallow Aquatics, East Harling Norfolk Store. The deputy site manager closed the doors at 6.30pm and the parrots were settling down for the evening. The following morning at 8.30 am on opening the store it was discovered the birds had been forcibly taken from their outdoor aviaries. We had two African Grey Parrots, Burt and Daisy and two Blue and Gold Macaws, Albert and Lilly.

Read more: Letters: Four stolen parrots

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