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> Sadly the author of two excellent articles on our website regrading Buru parakeets and Eclectus parrots has asked us to remove those articles, as he wishes no longer to have association with the Society. Unfortunate, since they were excellent, educational pieces.

> More sad news that the bird gardens at Harewood House in Yorkshire is set to close later this year. It has been home to a fascinating collection of birds - especially endangered parrot species - for fifty years, but is now considered to be out of date and in need of massive financial investment to upgrade. The Parrot Society had been involved in discussions to assist in re-building some of the aviaries there, with money from our Conservation Fund, but sadly the trustees of Harewood House have decided that the costs will be too great. The birds will be distributed around other zoos and collections during 2023.

> Show dates for 2023 have now been agreed, with more detail on each relevant page, but they are as follows - Pet Parrot Gathering Saturday 8th July 2023, Summer Show Sunday 9th July, National Exhibition Sunday 1st October, Help the Bird Keepers Show Sunday 3rd December.

> We are also making plans for a Parrot Awareness Week, from 2nd to 8th July this year, in association with UK Pet Food and others. Look out for more details as they arrive!

> Look out for an update to our show regulations and requirements early next year, after our January Council meeting. This follows some unfortunate flouting of our current rules - which are put in place for the benefit of the birds, and to align with both Defra and Animal Health rulings, as well as Charity Commission and Show Licensing guidelines.

> A reminder that annual membership of the The Parrot Society UK will increase a little to £28 from January 2023 - still excellent value for money when compared to other organisations. Any new members joining now will also receive November and December magazines for 2022 at no extra  cost. To subscribe, go to the Membership page in our on-line Shop

 

 

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