Parrots magazine readers letters

Dear Parrots magazine,

Captive bred releases

I do thank Rosemary Low for her 'Letters' input into my article about Tiara bird and her Amazon instincts for survival. When I mentioned in one sentence that captive bred parrots have been successfully released, I was internally thinking about several. The Kakapo comes to mind, though I perhaps was amiss in writing 'Asia" when I should have said Australasia.

Also the wonderful release project for the Echo Parakeet on Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, although Mauritius could arguably be considered either a part of the African continent geographically or part of Asia as it lies at the intersection of the two continental plates.

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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.

Read more: Letters: Good care and fun


Dear Parrots magazine,

Releases of captive-bred endangered parrots

I was very interested in EB Cravens’ claim in the August issue that ‘captive breeding and release of a wealth of endangered parrots in international conservation programmes from Asia to Africa and the Caribbean’ proves that captive-bred parrots can survive in the wild.

Read more: Letters: Releases of captive-bred endangered parrots


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.

Read more: Letters: A brief encounter

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