Parrots magazine readers letters

Dear Parrots magazine,

Parrot Harnesses

I must say that I agree entirely with Rosemary Low’s comments on the extended use of parrot harnesses in the December 2017 issue (239) of Parrots magazine. It is undoubtedly a subject that will polarise people’s opinions, with some vehemently opposed to parrots wearing harnesses, while others find their use invaluable.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Just in time

I was at a craft fair and saw some items that I thought would make an interesting toy for my Amazon. It was made of wood and a type of raffia tie-up., which I thought would be OK.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

The Moluccan’s habitat

Thank you for the quick response to my letter, and thank you for Rosemary Low’s response. I am left with some questions.

Read more: Letters: The Moluccan’s habitat


Dear Parrots magazine,

Moluccan Cockatoo’s status

In the book, Cockatoos in Aviculture by Rosemary Low, she writes “Roland Wirth* stated: The Moluccan … Cockatoo in the wild might become extinct long before the Imperial Amazon … At the time of writing, the estimated population of the Imperial Amazon in the wild was 80 birds, with only one in captivity on the island and a rumoured four birds outside Dominica.”

Read more: Letters: Moluccan Cockatoo’s status

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