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Back garden conservationist

CheekyCockatiel noCreditIn the next issue there is some encouragement from Jim Hayward Jnr how hobbyist breeders can become back garden conservationists.  He raises the issues of how many species are now critically endangered and how aviculture can play its part by breeding those that are rare and endangered.  He also highlights the difference between breeding rare species in a zoo environment as opposed to a back garden, and many hobbyists would find part one of his two part article in the July issue of interest, out just before the Think Parrots Show, which takes part on Sunday 21st June at Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, TW16 5AQ

Perilla oil and leaves for all parrots!

Perilla frutescens plantBudgieAre you aware of Perilla seed and why it is such a vital food for small seed eating parrots?  Also, larger parrots can benefit too from this mighty small seed.  
Find out about the beneficial properties of Perilla seed, oil and leaves, and also how to grow them.
You can read all about it in the back issue from September 2012, issue number 176, as well as lots of other interesting information.
Parrots magazine, issue 176

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