Parrots magazine readers letters

Dear Parrots magazine,

Training parrot owners!

As a parrot owner for over 40 years I am greatly concerned that parrots are becoming status-symbol pets, and a lot of new owners do not realise the lifetime commitment that they are entering into.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Poor bird park

I would be interested to know if any of your readers have visited the Tropical Bird Garden at the Botanical Gardens in Funchal, Madeira?

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Night-time plucker cured

My lovely African Grey, much to my dismay, began plucking his feathers, but he always seemed to do it at night, when he was on his own. In the daytime he was always out of his cage all day, either on his play-gym or on his favourite swing, and I had never seen him pluck a single feather then. I took him to my vet, explaining that he had a good diet, was sprayed daily with lukewarm water, had company all day long, and had at least 8-hours sleep at night.

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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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