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Something to say? Write to Parrots magazine.All letters sent in will also now be printed in our magazine 'Postbag' page.

Getting an issue off your chest can make you feel better, and there are many issues in the parrot world. Or if, simply, you just want to tell us all about something concerning your birds, here's your opportunity.

Parrot people love to hear other owners' experiences and the many other things that make us happy or, indeed, very angry.  So don't worry if your issue is controversial as we believe in a democratic system and will not 'cherry pick' letters.  As long as your letter is not obscene or libellous, it will get an airing.

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Letters: Saving the Spix’s

Dear Parrots magazine,

Saving the Spix’s

In the last issue of this magazine (July 318), I found it so refreshing to see that there are some wonderful people who really care about our wildlife and our threatened species. I remember some years ago, there were attempts to release Spix’s Macaws into the wild, but sadly with no real success.

Letters: Chocolate – beware!

Dear Parrots magazine,

Chocolate – beware!

I read with great interest and some amusement the article, Rocky the hooligan parrot from hell! I was a little worried when Zesha Salem wrote, …the mum of two sometimes has to bribe him with his favourite snacks of hummus or chocolate coins.

Letters: More breeding please?

Dear Parrots magazine,

More breeding please?

I know Parrots magazine is focused on companion parrots and all that concerns them, but don’t forget the breeders, many of whom also have companion birds. I am not talking about commercial breeding for profit, but the genuine hobbyist who breeds some purely for the pleasure and in some cases, rare species to guarantee their existence.

Letters: Dunking Goffin’s

Dear Parrots magazine,

Dunking Goffin’s

I read the article entitled Goffin’s like to dunk their food, with great interest (Parrots, April 2024). Whilst I haven’t got a Goffin’s in my collection, I have an Umbrella, a Mollucan, a Red-tailed black, a Galah and a Major Mitchell’s, and without exception they all dunk their pellets. Indeed I think they all try to make the thickest ‘soup’ in their water bowls, more so than any of the rest.

Letters: Is legislation required?

Dear Parrots magazine,

Is legislation required?

I read with great interest Pauline Sellwood’s article in the May issue of this magazine about buying parrots when she asked the question focusing on whether there should be legislation for the sellers of exotic animals. I say exotic animals, but if there was such legislation, it should apply to all animals including, dogs cats and small furries etc. It grieves me greatly when I see in a pet store small children pressing their parents to buy a little cute furry animal.

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