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,

No metal please

I bought a pair of African Greys just over a year ago and was told they were a male and female which I think was right as they appeared to want to nest. As a result, I bought a nest box from a chap that makes them not far away from me, but the box had protective metal trim around the nest hole. This did strike me as a bit odd when I first saw the box, as I think birds like to chew their way in. But to confirm my suspicions they seemed very agitated about this metal around the entrance hole, so much so that I removed it and replaced it with some odd softwood strips I had, which I fixed across the hole that left a bit of a gap. I was so pleased to see that they chewed away at this timber and finally entered the nest box, which is what I thought they would do in the wild. They do seem a lot happier now although haven’t produced any eggs yet, so I am waiting with great anticipation.

Read more: Letters: No metal trims please


Dear Parrots magazine,

Happy days

I was delighted to read in previous issues that the RSPCA had decided to contribute to Parrots magazine, and hope this continues. I am also aware that the RSPCA does come under criticism from time to time, but I suppose that is par for the course in the work that they do. However, I happen to be a great supporter and not only pleased to see the birds they include in their page, but also the wonderful story about Tulio, Tim and Polly. What a fantastic result this was as through this magazine, that little bird has now found what appears to be a loving ‘forever’ home.

Read more: Letters: Happy days


Dear Parrots magazine,

Appeal

I read Parrots magazine cover to cover, but can we please have some more breeding articles?!

David Ridley, Norfolk

 


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