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!
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.
Sherri’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.
Sherri’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.
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
Sherri’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.
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.
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!
In 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.
The 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!