Parrots magazine readers letters

Dear Parrots magazine,

It’s not all about the female

In the May issue of Parrots on the Parrot Queries page, Muriel Barnes gave us an insight into why the African Greys in question, were failing to produce. I agree totally that the 1m (3ft) cubes they were being kept in were far too small, and agree with most of what was said. But, I would take issue with the display and pre-mating ritual described.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Lethal ceiling fan

A friend phoned me in a very distressed state. “Please warn other people!”, he said. His conure had been sitting on his shoulder for an hour. He got up to let the cat in. It was very hot and he turned on the ceiling fan, momentarily forgetting the conure was in the room. Seconds later it flew into the fan and was killed instantly.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Green-cheeked mutations

In contrast to Andrew Stevens, I think the article by Pauline James on the new colour varieties of Green-cheeked Conures was colourful and informative, and showed some fine examples of these birds.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Let’s agree to differ

If I may be permitted a brief reply to Jim Hayward’s letter? I had no wish to infer any criticism of Pauline James’s article on the new Green-cheeked conure mutations, I merely wished to offer a different viewpoint on the birds.

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