Parrots magazine readers letters

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,

Really determined

After reading your article about Macaw ‘Babes’ with a broken beak, I must tell you about one of our budgies, Smokie.

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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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Dear Parrots magazine,

Watch those toys

I have been reading a lot about how we must keep our parrots entertained to stop them becoming bored, as I have heard that boredom can be a big cause of feather plucking.

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