Parrots magazine readers letters

Dear Parrots magazine,

Good care and fun

When I went to the Think Parrots Show last year (2017), I didn’t take my Macaw, but was quite impressed with the number of birds that were here this year which were clearly well looked after. I have heard of some criticism about bringing birds to busy events where there are a lot of people and activity, but I have to say that all the birds I came across looked absolutely fine and were clearly enjoying themselves.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Ouch!

I have an African Grey parrot who bit his leg ring so tightly, and where he squashed it so tight we were able to cut it off, with the much appreciated advice from Mr Alan Jones, MRCVS, who used to be my vet.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

A brief encounter

After reading Eb Cravens’ account of the bird he lost and got back again after two months, I was totally fascinated to read how this bird had changed in that time and how it was able to adapt to an outside life in the wild.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Feather Facts and Feather Fiction

I am in total agreement with Sally Blanchard’s comments in her article “Healthy Feathers” in April’s edition of Parrots magazine, that nutrition through a good diet has a profound effect on the quality of feathers. But some facts seem to have got muddled when it comes to diet and its effect on feather colour in parrots.

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