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Last Updated: Friday, 8 August, 2003, 12:29 GMT 13:29 UK
In Pictures: National Parrot Sanctuary
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Steve Nichols runs the National Parrot Sanctuary at Friskney, Lincolnshire
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Barnet and Rocky (blue and gold macaws) are among the 414 birds at the sanctuary
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Most of the parrots are unwanted pets
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Goldie, a sun conure, is among the 43 species at the sanctuary
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Ruby is a green-winged macaw
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Mr Nichols feeds a baby bird using a syringe
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The birds eat nine tonnes of seed, nuts and fruit every year
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Bonnie and Clyde are Nanday conures
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George is a sulphur-crested cockatoo
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The sanctuary has recently opened to the public in an effort to raise more money

The BBC's Brady Haran
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