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Living with… a Circus of Parrots

Parrots magazine 167

by Karen Chudley

This article is dedicated to the memory of my late Mother, Rosemary June Chudley 10th June 1927 - 26th April 2011.

A ‘Flock of Seagulls’, a ‘Murder of Crows’, what name would you give a coming together of parrots I wonder? I’m told that the correct collective term is a ‘Company of Parrots’, but would a ‘Chaos of Parrots’ better fit the bill? From personal observation, I would say that a ‘Circus of Parrots’ would probably be closer to the mark.

We are a multi-parrot household and although not to everyone’s taste, our eclectic collection of avian personalities is our pride and joy. It does not seem to matter how large or small they are, or from what continent they originate, or even if they are hand-reared or aviary bred, the things that all parrots seem to have in abundance are intelligence, joie de vivre and an inherent talent for enhancing our lives.

So, my Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen, roll up, roll up, for the greatest show on Earth!

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