Parrots magazine readers letters

Dear Parrots magazine,

A miracle recovery

Following my letter in the May issue about Topsy’s tumour, I feel it is important to inform readers of his recovery and fantastic improvement. After being told that he has a malignant tumour, a bloody sore on his bottom, no tail feathers or hardly any feathers at all, he has made a miracle recovery.

Read more: Letters: A miracle recovery


Dear Parrots magazine,

Obesity is a problem

I always like to read Eb Craven’s column as he has always championed the cause for better food and conditions. His latest column on ‘feeding too much’ really rang a chord with me, as I have been trying to get a friend to change her feeding habits.

Read more: Letters: Obesity is a problem


Dear Parrots magazine,

No more clipping

I read an article by Stephen Lavoie about wing clipping. I too have stopped clipping my bird’s wings, but for a totally different reason. I own a 28 year old Moluccan Cockatoo. His name is Max, and he is a gentle teddy bear. Usually, it takes two people to clip a parrot’s wings, one person has to hold the parrot, while one person clips the wings. He never struggled when I clipped his wings, so I never needed anyone to help me.

Read more: Letters: No more wing clipping


Dear Parrots magazine,

Better environments

It’s great that EB Cravens is pointing the way towards more enlightened methods of housing our feathered friends (May 2020). Large aviaries with natural enrichment should be the norm, but as Robert McKenzie points out, too many birds still languish in miserable conditions, which prevent them from expressing normal behaviour like flying and foraging.

Read more: Letters: Better environments

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