Parrots magazine readers letters

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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Dear Parrots magazine,

Tidy is easy

I recently visited a friend of a friend who had a Hahn’s Macaw, which was kept in their main living room. But I was surprised to see the bottom of his cage was very dirty with debris and droppings, and clearly this elderly couple had a problem keeping the cage clean.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Hidden dangers

I read with great interest the letter from Olivia in the March issue, with regard to hazards around the house following an article by Megan Matthews previously.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

My response

In the last issue of Parrots Magazine, in the Letters Section, Rosemary Low took issue with a sentence I had written in my previous Red-fronted Macaw personality sketch article. When I suggested that the purchase of a Red-fronted Macaw pet is a ‘significant statement’ a pet owner can make for world parrot conservation, I was told, “What possible contribution to conservation is made by such a purchase [of a Red-fronted Macaw pet] Can you explain?” Of course I can explain, and I truly appreciate the opportunity.

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