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Why Does My Parrot . . . ?
Talking parrots
  1. Alan K. Jones

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Rosemary Low
224 pages, paperback, £9.99.
Souvenir Press. 2015.
ISBN 978 0 285 64305 5

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IN my time as an undergraduate at the Royal Veterinary College, London, from 1965/70, total tuition on birds amounted to under three hours, covering just poultry and budgerigars. Today's UK curriculum has expanded to embrace avian and exotic species somewhat more, yet it still lags behind equivalent teaching in the USA and other European universities. Those of us who developed our careers working with avian patients have largely done so by trial and error and experience, linked with associations of like-minded colleagues and publications on …

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