Parrots and Pestilence

ImageWith 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.

Feathered Frenzy: Avian Exploitation

Zack & Bubbs 4-2018Following 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.

Matchmaking Mayhem

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.

IMG_20200202_130534Sherri 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!

Back to Normal… almost

Bubbles 2019It’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.

Unconventional Traditions

Whether it be decorations, lights, food, television shows or music, we all have Christmas traditions that are near and dear to us.  Some of these traditions change, fade with time, or get updated as years go by.  Our feathered companions are an important part of Christmas festivities and time-honored traditions and are often keen to participate in traditions. Xmas Morty

Sherri’s December Feathered Frenzy article will surely make every reader reminisce about Christmas’ past, and how their birdies respond to those treasured traditions.

A little early, but please join Sherri and family in wishing Zack a very Happy 20th birthday on December 31st!

Safety Tips for the Holidays (and Every Day)

Festive Fall ZackIn this month’s edition of Feathered Frenzy, Sherri shares some tips and reminders on things to watch out for that may pose dangers and risks to our feathered friends over the upcoming Thanksgiving season (actually they are year-round dangers all birdies need to be protected from, but especially during the holidays).

So head on over to the Feathered Frenzy page and make sure your holiday season (and every day) is birdie safe and approved!

Feathered Frenzy: The Gradual Emergence of Fall

Zack & Bubbs 4-2018Sherri’s October Feathered Frenzy article finds her pondering how everyone – humans, companion birds and wildlife, acknowledge and react to the changing seasons.

She notes that like people, both Zack and Bubbles recognize the changing seasons, with Zack paying particular attention to his  parronts’ changing eating habits, clothing choices and house decorations as Fall’s approaches.

Understanding how our companion birds react to seasonal changes occurring around them helps us parronts appreciate our feathered kids’ intelligence, keen senses and intuitive nature.

Click here to read Sherri’s full article.