What a Bird Wants: Feathered Frenzy

‘Tis the season for making lists, attending festive parties, wrapping presents and the anticipation of that magical day approaching – Christmas Day. It’s not just humans who anticipate and revel in Christmas: many birdies do too – especially Zack and Bubbles!

Our December edition of Feathered Frenzy is a lovely Christmas letter from Zack and Bubbles to their parronts. Pour yourself a glass of eggnog and enjoy Zack and Bubbles’ Christmas wishes!

Alleviating Anxiety: Feathered Frenzy

So many things in the home and outside can cause anxiety in our companion birds.

Sherri’s November edition of Feathered Frenzy delves deeper in what causes such a range of anxiety and provides some excellent advice on how we parronts can identify these stressors and take steps to try to remove or lessen them for our birdies.

All About Feathers, Part 2 – Molting

Molting season is the process where our feathered friends shed their old and feather and grow fresh, new feathers – typically happening once or twice a year in most parrots. It’s usually after breeding seasons, and a common period for molts is in the spring and fall – Sherri Moorer

In Part 2 of her All About Feathers series, Sherri offers some great advice on ways we can help our birdie companions better manage and overcome this seasonal challenge.

Read Sherri’s Feathered Frenzy column here.

All About Feathers, Part 1, Preening: Feathered Frenzy

This month, Sherri launches a three-part series on feather care, beginning with preening.

Preening is how a bird grooms its feathers to remove dust, dirt, and parasites, and to align feathers in the optimum position relative to adjacent feathers and body shape.

Head on over to our Feathered Frenzy page to read more about the art and trials of preening!

Pouty Parrots: Feathered Frenzy

All parronts know that sometimes our fids pout. They react to something happening in their environment, something we’re doing, wearing or about to do and they go into ‘pouty bird’ mode. Sometimes we parronts can get them out of their ‘funk’ quickly, but sometimes, we need to give them time and space to get over whatever is bringing them down – or winding them up.

Sherri’s July ’22 Feathered Frenzy column offers a wide range of ideas on how we can help our feathered companions deal with their feelings and rebuild their confidence in themselves and in us.

Toys: Feathered Frenzy

Toys, toys, toys, how many toys can a birdie have? Many! Sherri’s June ’22 edition of Feathered Frenzy is a fun and informative discussion about the different types of toys available and how different parrots prefer different toys for all sorts of reasons.

A great read for all birdie parronts! Leave a comment for Sherri about the types of toys your birdie enjoys playing with – or preening!

Nicknames: Feathered Frenzy

What’s in a name you ask? Well, it’s harder to answer that question when it comes to nicknames because nicknames – whether given to humans or birdies, speak to individual personality and ‘quirkiness’.

Sherri’s May ’22 Feathered Frenzy article tells us how cuddly Zack and spunky Bubbles gained their nicknames!

What’s In a Name: Feathered Frenzy

How did you decide your bird’s name?

The fact that our feathered friend may live for decades means, parronts should pick something that we and they can live with for a long time.

Read Sherri’s April issue of Feathered Frenzy and find out how she and Rick came up with Zack and Bubbles.

Emergency! Feather Frenzy

It’s been said that two of the biggest threats to a bird’s safety are themselves, and humans. Other times, their own kerfuffles result in emergency situations. illness can happen without warning or explanation.

The key is to be prepared and have what you need to act quickly and calmly to establish healing, calm, and order. Today, I’d like to give you tips on how to handle these emergencies so you and your birds get better and back on track.

Sherri’s March ’22 Feathered Frenzy column provides many good steps to take and tips to be aware of to address an emergency!

Expanding Your Flock: Feathered Frenzy

“Zack was seven years old when we decided that being an only bird wasn’t suitable, surely a companion parrot would be suitable to keep Zack happy and balanced during our workdays.”

Sherri’s February ’22 Feathered Frenzy column offers readers some practical advice on introducing a new feathered companion into an ‘only bird’ home, and tips on adopting another bird.

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