Parrots magazine readers letters

Dear Parrots magazine,

The Rat Pack - no clipped wings

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Rat Pack article in the February 2012 issue, and how lovely it was to see a large collection of parrots that are all fully-flighted and able to fly at will.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Birthday cake for parrots!

I made this special birthday cake last week for five parrots (two macaws, two Amazons and a caique), that I took in one year ago, to celebrate the anniversary of their coming to live with me. They had been found in a distressed state and had suffered badly, having been rescued from a house where their owner had been lying dead for a week.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Getting involved

I recently went to visit a garden centre some distance away from where I live as I wanted to look at the parrots that were being sold. I had heard that there were some problems there and I was not wrong - I don’t want to name this place for obvious reasons.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Banish mice the natural way

If anyone is having a problem with mice in their aviaries, I would like to share a tip passed to me by a bird keeper friend of mine. When I told him I had a mouse problem, he explained to me that he always sprays peppermint oil around his aviaries, and underneath the nest-boxes, and this is very effective at keeping these unwanted rodents away.

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