Parrots magazine readers letters

Dear Parrots magazine,

Really determined

After reading your article about Macaw ‘Babes’ with a broken beak, I must tell you about one of our budgies, Smokie.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Vasa’s are amazing!

I have a 3½ year-old female Vasa named Dexter who has an extensive vocabulary of human words. Just in the past year or so her talking ability has vastly expanded, the difference is unbelievable! She talks all the time, sometimes picking up long phrases that she has heard, only once or twice.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Watch those toys

I have been reading a lot about how we must keep our parrots entertained to stop them becoming bored, as I have heard that boredom can be a big cause of feather plucking.

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Dear Parrots magazine,

Alex’s controversial confinement

I want to commend Pam Fryer for her article regarding Alex the African Grey, because she brought up a point that has bothered me for many years - the conditions under which Alex was kept his whole life.

Read more: Letters: Alex’s controversial confinement

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