Parrots magazine readers letters

Dear Parrots magazine,

Light dimmer

I bought my Senegal parrot about three years ago and have never had any problems with him when turning in for the night. But about five months ago, he started playing up when we turned off the lights at night. He would make a great deal of noise and seemed quite perturbed. But after spending some time with him, he would eventually calm down.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Conure inspires artwork

I have had Layla, my Pineapple Green-cheeked Conure for just four months, and I can’t believe what a joy and inspiration she has been to me. Having obtained an A-grade, A-level in Art, I went on to study at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London, but I have never felt so inspired in my artwork, as I have since I’ve had my Conure.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Budgie drinker warning

I would like to warn other bird-keepers of the potential hazard of clear plastic, open water containers, which are clipped on to the outside of many budgie cages.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Is newspaper print toxic?

Re your issue 169, February 2012 “Parrot Queries”, page 34. I, too, began to worry about newspaper print being toxic. My 17-year-old Grey, Moshi, shreds all the paper on her cage floor (renewed twice daily) even though she flies freely around the flat and is out of her cage for most of the day.

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