Feathered Frenzy: Bird Brains: They’re Bigger Than You Think!

Zack & Bubbs 4-2018Sherri’s latest Feathered Frenzy article delves into the intelligence and perceptiveness of our parrot companions.

When someone says ‘bird brain’, they are actually describing a sentient being that can, and does, interact and react to their human and environmental surroundings in a way that is very similar to humans.

Sherri describes how Zack and Bubbles continually surprise and reassure her that they understand hers and hubby Rick’s struggles with life’s challenges – both in and outside the house.

Sherri’s article is a must-read for everyone living with a feathered companion.

Personality

Anybody who believes that birds don’t have a personality have obviously never had one. It doesn’t take long to see that these extremely intelligent creatures are aware of what’s going on around them. – Sherri Moorer

Bubbles 2019Sherri’s June Feathered Frenzy submission delves into the mysteries and wonders of parrot personality.  What motivates, invigorates and maddens our birds is important for all parronts to understand, acknowledge and address.

Read how Sherri rewards and celebrates the distinctly different yet equally wonderful personalities of Bubbles and Zack in this month’s Feathered Frenzy article.

We’ve Come A Long Way Birdies!

Sherri’s Feathered Frenzy article for May touches on the keys for raising and nurturing healthy, happy companion birdies: finding a good avian veterinarian! These individuals hold incredible fountains of knowledge and advice. IMG_20190505_124249

From diet considerations and vitamin deficiencies to clean air and toy rotation, Sherri’s article is an important read for all parronts!  Click here to read the May edition of Feathered Frenzy.

Zack would also like to wish everybirdie happy Cinco de Mayo day!

Alert: Sick Human!

bubbles 7-4-16In our April issue, Sherri reminds all who share their home and life with birds that when we get sick, our birds react in different, and often negative ways to our illness.  Sherri experienced a very nasty bout with two viruses over a few weeks and as she recuperated, Sherri took notice of how her illness affected Bubbles in a more direct and somewhat serious way.  Zack on the other hand was attuned such human frailties and takes moms sicknesses in relatively good stride.

While diseases are rarely shared with humans, birds can definitely share nasty bugs with us!  Read Sherri’s Feathered Frenzy article here.

Check out our February Edition!

IMG_20190203_140432The Roost’s February ’19 edition has something for everybirdie:

  • Morty is beak-deep in technological problems, again, with Alexa, but with help and commiseration from Rocco, Morty just might  have a couple of (albeit hilarious) solutions!
  • Cheeks’ latest comic strip provides a lesson on grooming.
  • Bubbles and Zack help parront Sherri appreciate the value – and pitfalls, of modern digital technology.
  • News on the Wing showcases a range of issues impacting wildlife and the environment from around the world, including articles  on wildlife crime, wetlands conservation, the plight of the plover, and a celebration of penguins!
  • Feather Fun provides an opportunity to test your virtual jigsaw puzzle solving skills as well as your word search acumen.

We hope everybirdie enjoys our February 2019 Edition and as always, we invite your feedback on anything you read on The Roost Online!

What’s Really Contagious

After coming down with a nasty sinus infection a week before Christmas, Sherri soon bubbles 7-4-16realizes how some of her negative behavior can quickly transfer over to the behavior and reactions of Bubbles and Zack.

Sherri observes that companion birds can help us become better people – if we acknowledge that their reactions can shine a light on problems that we might want to avoid.  There’s so much to behavior on the part of humans and birds.

Visit our Feathered Frenzy page to find out how Sherri strives to balance a zack 5-16-14busy work schedule and implement relaxation techniques to help her get “centered” when the world around her gets out of control.

Birds can feel the magic of the holiday season too!

It starts on November 1, inspiring over seven weeks of bright eyes, excitement, and good behavior. It is the ringtone that only mommy can hear:  “Hello? Hi, Santa!”  Bubbles and Zack begin their posturing and charm as they know the holidays are on the horizon and they’re on Santa’s radar for good behavior!  The holidays are a fun time, and we can share that fun with our avian companions. We just have to be mindful of exercising appropriate safety precautions around the home and with other people.

Read Sherri’s inspiring and fun Feathered Frenzy article to find out more about fun ways to get your birdies excited for the upcoming holidays and safe ways to include them in the festivities.

Bird Vacation

by Sherri Moorer

Zack and Bubbles recently had a vacation. As mom and dad headed out for a long-awaited cruise, they stayed with my parents.  It was as much a vacation for the birdies as it was for their parronts!  Zack and Bubbles definitely had new experiences.  Staying with their grandparronts, they didn’t have to get up before sunrise, and that was a treat!  They also got caught up on mommy’s favorite soap opera and got to sit outside on the screen porch every day, and, were greeted by many new people when they came by to visit.

So, while mom and dad were enjoying the sun and sand in the Bahamas, Zack and Bubbles were enjoying their own adventure with their grandparronts!

Read Sherri’s full article on Feathered Frenzy to learn about how proper socialization and good birdie behaviour is key to a rewarding and relaxing vacation for both fids and parronts.

Relaxing this Sunday? Catch up with The Roost!

Sept announcementWhat could be more relaxing than enjoying a Sunday Siesta in a cushy armchair and catching up with The Roost’s crazy flock!  Catch up with Morty, and then why not head over to get up to speed on how Bubbles and Zack are attempting to keep their mom on the straight, narrow- and sane path!  Sunday chuckles are guaranteed on It’s A Birb Thing!

Grab that pencil and enjoy one of our games!  Catch up on what’s been happening around social media on our News page.

So relax, catch up, and tell us what you think of The Roost!  Have a great Sunday Everybirdie!  October edition on the way soon!

September Issue is Out!

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Some of the highlights in our September Edition include:

  • Morty’s sage advice to Chiyome and flock
  • Zack and Bubbles try to help mom with her spatial challenges
  • The Trump Administration’s threat to weaken the Endangered Species Act
  • A new search-a-word
  • A collection of posts from around social media, including everyday heroes doing their part to save species, environments and habitats for future generations of wildlife and humans alike

Head on over to the blog to read these and many more interesting articles and posts!