Parrots flying off pet shop shelves

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More Singaporeans are buying bigger and more expensive parrots in recent years. Since 2001, there has been a 50 per cent increase in the number of people buying macaws, says parrot breeder Cheong Boo Wee. A macaw costs $5,000 on average and some even up to $40,000.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 14, 2016, with the headline 'Parrots flying off pet shop shelves'. Print Edition | Subscribe