Parrots magazine readers letters

Dear Parrots magazine,

Electrifying fright

With birds often flying free in our houses, we must be aware of the many hazards that face them. I always thought I was careful with my Senegal, Charlie, when it came to safety, but to my horror, I was confronted with stark reality. One of the most potential dangers are electric cables and I should know even better, as my brother is a qualified electrician.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Cleaning can be fun

I found the article on cleaning cages very interesting and, particularly, about pressure washing. My husband bought a pressure washer about six months ago to clean our fence and patio of algae, but it never occurred to me that it could be extremely useful to clean our cages.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

No metal please!

I have been breeding Greys and Amazons for over 15 years now with some successes and some, inevitable, failures, which is what the hobby is all about. I have always placed great emphasis on as natural an environment as possible, and particularly with nest boxes.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Natural Perches

When talking to a like-minded parrot owner recently, the subject of perches cropped up. This was somebody I had heard about although never actually met before who had an African Grey and a Blue-fronted Amazon in two separate cages in the new extension they had just had built on their house.

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