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  Bored parrots get their own DVD
Updated 22 May 2004, 14.13


If your parrot is feeling a bit sad, you could cheer it up with a new DVD.

The World Parrot Trust (WPT), based in Hayle, Cornwall, have produced what they say is the world's first DVD aimed squarely at a feathered audience.

PollyVision is a film of wild parrots preening, feeding and flying through the rainforest, designed to stimulate bored captive parrots.

The 80-minute DVD, made by WPT director James Gilardi, has been released as part of World Parrot Day on 31 May.

He said: "Parrots need a great deal of enrichment and stimulation, or they get bored and depressed."

On World Parrot Day Mr Gilardi and other campaigners are planning to deliver a petition to the Prime Minister.

They are calling for a ban on importing parrots which have been caught in the wild.

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