Parrots magazine readers letters

Dear Parrots magazine,

Aviculture or conservation?

In the February issue, you ask for suggestions regarding the identity of the Macaw pictured on page 41. I would suggest that this is a hybrid between a Hyacinthine and a Blue and Yellow Macaw. (Its underparts are not yellow, but plucked naked.) In 1996 in the USA I photographed this hybrid between a Hyacinthine and a Military Macaw.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

How about up here?

I have been following the success of Think Parrots Shows, but unfortunately living just outside Newcastle it is a long way for me to go, as I live on my own and would find travelling difficult.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Dangers to Parrots

I would like to thank you and Megan Matthews for publishing an article on the home dangers to parrots. This is such an important topic.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Ruppell’s and Rescue

My question is to ask if you could do a specific breed study/article on Ruppell’s. Please, I would love to learn anything else I can about them. I rescued one, which I think is a male. It has taken me almost two years to gain his trust, humans had not been very nice to him in the past, so it was a slow process. I also rescued a Green-cheeked Conure, which are much more common. She had plucked her feathers, and was also terrified of people. They are both doing very well now and I have taken them out of their cages to play every day, and even take them outside on sunny days. It is amazing how attached one becomes to these feathered creatures!

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