Parrots magazine readers letters

Dear Parrots magazine,

Demanding Cockatoo

I read in the April issue, Sally Blanchard’s article on manipulation which strikes great big bells with me.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Clipping danger

A few months ago I had my Lesser Sulphur-crested Cockatoo’s wings clipped by another parrot owner who appeared to know everything. He did at least trim both sides equally and it did reduce my bird’s ability to fly any distance, but I have read a lot about wing clipping and am desperately regretting I ever got it done, even though I was told this would make him safe from escape, but that was not the case.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

The harness

When I first saw parrot harnesses advertised, I was horrified. It just seemed so unnatural for a bird with delicate feathers to have a harness strapped to it. Unlike a dog, feathers lay down in a specific order and anything that is fastened around it will ruffle up, or, even break feathers - or so I thought.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

On a Wing and a Prayer

I would like to thank Richard Strudwick and his partner, Maria Bunina, for their story about free-flying parrots.

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