In Sherri’s October 2020 Feathered Frenzy article, she explores how our feathered companions not only provide us with emotional support and comfort, but they also act as important alert systems, warning us of incoming weather, or dangers lurking outside our windows.
Read Sherri’s full article to learn more about how our feathered companions help keep us safe and connected with them, our home environment, and the outside world.
In her September Feathered Frenzy column, Sherri explores the situations, needs and conditions in which a companion animal becomes an ’emotional support animal’.
Human stress and grief are powerful emotions, and those of us who live with companion birds know that our birds react in a myriad of ways to our emotions.
Read Sherri’s full article to find out more about what constitutes an emotional support animal and how, despite often not formally acknowledged as such, our feathered companions provide us with the solace and comfort we so desperately need in times of grief and stress.
It’s hard to accept, but sometimes we’re not our bird’s favorite human. Often, with more than one person in a household, companion birds choose one person who they like best, bonding with that individual in a strong, special way.
This doesn’t mean the ‘second favorite’ person isn’t liked, it’s just that the bond isn’t as strong.
But, there are ways to ingratiate yourself and become their close-to-favorite person. Sherri’s August Feathered Frenzy article provides tips on how to build trust and show that you respect that while you may not be their favorite human, you do love them and want to part of their cherished flock.
Living with parrots is a lot different then living with other species like dogs or cats. As all parronts know, our birdies have big personalities, and we parronts make a host of accommodations to ensure we keep our feathered companions happy, healthy – and occupied!
In this edition of Feathered Frenzy, Sherri explores some of the lifestyle changes – perhaps better stated, adaptations, she and Rick have made to keep Zack and Bubbles entertained and feeling as integral members of the flock.
Because, they’re worth it!!!
In the June edition of Feathered Frenzy, we find Sherri, Zack and Bubbles mesmerized and intrigued with happenings occurring around the yard, including foraging wild birds, trespassing raccoons and errant neighbors running machinery far too close to Zack’s property!
It’s important for our birdie companions to share in activities that we too enjoy. Zack and Bubbles often join Rick and Sherri in observing wild birds enjoying seeds at the feeders, or fledglings just beginning to explore their new world.
This month’s Feathered Frenzy reminds us to share in our companion birds’ interests and need for external stimulation by joining them in enjoying the external activities they too find engaging and intriguing – and sometimes, in the case of Zack, a cause for sounding the Conure Alarm!
In this month’s edition of Feathered Frenzy, Sherri explores the reality (for her and many of us) of having our parrots go from avian companions to avian coworkers.
Sherri’s experience of working from home with Bubbles and Zack riding shotgun on conference calls may very well echo and mirror readers’ experiences too.
Catch up with Sherri, Bubbles and Zack to find out how they’re dealing with the COVID-19 lockdown.
With all the anxiety and confusion out there around COVID-19, Sherri reflects on the current reality of our readers being under lockdown.
In her April issue of Feathered Frenzy, Sherri reassures us that the threat of humans passing the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to our bird companions (and other pets too) is very low.
Read Sherri’s full article here.
Following last month’s article about how our companion parrots and personalities affects their interactions with one another, Sherri’s March issue of Feathered Frenzy talks about how our feathered companions adapt to our personalities.
Sherri provides interesting observations on how Zack and Bubbles’ personalities have grown and changed in relation to her own evolving personality over the years, including how Zack’s behavior changed towards Sherri following the passing of Chloe.
Read Sherri’s March issue of Feathered Frenzy here.
It’s amazing how birds, like people, can be introverts or extroverts, and every bird seems to be quite in tune with their personality and their interactions with fellow human and birdie housemates. In February’s issue of Feathered Frenzy, Sherri identifies some important issues regarding how matchmaking and our feathered companions can be an exercise in luck – and something often more challenging.
Sherri talks about how feisty Bubbles burst onto the scene in 2016 and took Zack and Chloe by storm (and shock).
This photo of Bubbles and Chloe, taken moments after they first met, tells the tale perfectly. Bubbles looks relieved to have a home and Chloe looks shocked by this blue interloper!
Catch up with Sherri’s full article on Matchmaking Mayhem for a good discussion on how birds understand human personality too, and how they use it to their advantage!
It’s officially the 2020’s and Sherri and the birdies are trying to tie a neat little bow on the Christmas just past and return to some degree of normalcy to begin the new decade.
But alas, normalcy is hard to achieve, especially after a couple of weeks of rushing around, decorating, wrapping and then opening presents, and the prep and clean ups from big dinners and visitors.
How do you and your flock return to your ‘normal’ after the holiday season? Catch up with Zack and Bubbles here to find out how they’re trying to resume their routines after a festive but hectic Christmas.