Parrots magazine readers letters

Dear Parrots magazine,

Questionable legislation

Over the years I have read a lot about cage sizes and that our environmental authorities lay down minimum specifications that a bird kept in a cage must be able to outstretch its wings.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Is Legislation required?

I remember when the Animal Welfare Act was being debated and discussed by our MPs and during that time an issue was raised as to whether or not rescue centres should be licenced.  Perhaps it was because I lost track of what was going on at that time, with the result that as far as I know rescue centres are not licenced.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Avocado stones

I have lost count of the number of times I have heard that avocado pears are lethal for parrots and can actually end up in the loss of a bird.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

More information please?

During my life, my father and grandfather have always kept birds, so I have been brought up with them and found the incredibly fascinating.  Most were kept as aviary birds, although when I was a child my parents brought in an Amazon parrot which stayed with the family until it died, about five years ago.

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