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In issue 309 -
When an Older Parrot Has Never Learned Skilful Flight – Complete Psittacine by Eb Cravens
In issue 309 -
Scarlet Macaws – were they really bred by indigenous people in the 12th century? Rosemary Low asks the question
In issue 309 -
Understanding the link between nutrition, hormonal behaviours and the avian endocrine system, Part 1 – The Holistic Parrot by Leslie Moran
In issue 309 -
The Yellow-eared Parrot – continues to expand its range in Colombia. By David Waugh, Correspondent, Loro Parque Fundación
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A Sprouting Controversy – Soaked verses Sprouted. By Leslie Moran

The Internet can provide access to volumes of accurate, in-depth, information on a variety of topics. However, you must consider the source. What concerns me the most is the way one individual will decide that something is factual - when actually it's not. And then others, as if by osmosis, latch onto that idea and run with it, continuing the proliferation of false information. I've noticed this occurs frequently when the topic of soaked verses sprouted seeds for birds is being discussed. For example, the phrase, "soaked seeds are more nutritious than sprouts", appears in numerous locations. But has anyone ever bothered to do any research on this topic to uncover the facts? My book, "

The Complete Guide to Successful Sprouting for Parrots", discusses the value of sprouted foods, but clearly more information is needed on this subject. This column will shed light on this misunderstood area of sprouting for birds.

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