Parrots magazine readers letters

Dear Parrots magazine,

Warning: asparagus proved deadly

In the past British asparagus had a short season and was expensive. As other greens and vegetables are available at this time, it is probably unlikely it has been fed to caged birds. But, supermarkets are now importing asparagus year round from far flung places such as Peru, making it more accessible and bringing down the price.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Other options for loud Amazon

I was somewhat taken aback by Bob Mann’s response to Dexter Bailey’s question about his nine year-old screaming Amazon in the December 2012 issue. I believe other avenues should be explored before potentially rehoming the parrot to enable it to breed, and acquiring one of her babies instead.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Paper towel and toilet tissue rolls

The homemade enrichment toy piece in the December 2012 issue has some good ideas. But I wonder if you know that, at least in North America, the glue that holds paper towel and toilet tissue rolls together often contains zinc.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Sharing my home with 2 AGs

Thank you for the lovely uplifting article on Pedrocska and Babuci, two African Greys living in Hungary in issue (189) October 2013. Jutka Nagyne’s birds are an absolute credit to her and her devotion to them is just wonderful.

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