12 Sep

Cobnut season

Cobnut season
Throughout September and October there will be a plentiful supply of fresh cobnuts available, grown as an agricultural crop, mainly in the south of England. Cobnuts, sometimes known as filberts, are a cultivated variety of the wild hazelnut tree. So, if you have the time and inclination an hour or so could perhaps be well spent foraging in the countryside for a basketful of these highly-nutritious nuts, which will enhance the diet of any parrot, and benefit us humans too!

08 Sep


Cinnamon, not just a baking ingredient
Did you realise that cinnamon has amazing healing qualities? I certainly didn't, until I delved further into the powers of this ancient super-spice, and found out just how much it could benefit our parrots. See the October issue of Parrots and all will be revealed! Due out on 22 September.

02 Sep

Cayman parrots need you

If anyone is interested in taking time out and doing voluntary work with parrots and other wildlife, the Cayman Islands needs you! Take a look at the October issue of Parrots magazine, due out on 22 September, to find out more...

01 Sep

Be a TV star!

How would you like your parrot to be on TV?  Talk Back Thames, the TV company that produces ITV's "Britain's Got Talent", is looking for a talking or performing parrot for their auditions that start in October.  If you would like your parrot to be a star call Jessica Reid on 0207 691 6835 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

23 Aug

TV Pet Detectives

Did anyone see the programme on the UK's television Channel 4 last night (22nd August)called "Pet Detectives."  It featured our own John Hayward from the National Theft Register and how he was investigating bird thefts in the UK.  You can watch again at http://www.channel4.com/programmes/4od

18 Aug

Surplus chicks for sale

Don't forget to send Parrots magazine your ads for the sale of surplus young, which are free in the magazine and on the website. We also provide space for a picture too, which makes the ad much more attractive.

22 Aug

Looking for a specific species?

In the September issue of Parrots, in the shops now, or available from this website we have a 'Wanted' request for a male Blue & Gold macaw, between 4-8 years old. So, if anyone has a B & G macaw for sale, and it fits the above criteria please contact us or the lady in Sussex. And, don't forget if you are looking for a particular species of parrot, let us know and we will list your request under 'Parrots Wanted,' both in the magazine and on this website.

18 Aug

Lost bird recovered

An update from John Hayward: We are often asked how long can a Parrot survive in the wild, well at this time of the year there is a good survival rate. The Amazon lost at East Grinstead has been out for ten weeks visiting various peoples’ gardens and living on fruit and nuts until eventually being caught and returned to the owner. It was positively identified as the lost bird via its breeders ring. Good news indeed and do not give up too soon if you lose your parrot.  John Hayward, National Theft Register Tel: 01869 325699 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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