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!

My Ears, My Ears: Beneath the Cage Grate

Let’s face it, some of us just can’t sing. I know I can’t. Well, Morty wants to share his assessment of Alexa’s ‘screeching’ talent in his June ’22 issue of Beneath the Cage Grate. It seems even bots can have delusions of grandeur and over-rated skill. Maybe it was the pizza, or maybe it was Roomba cheering her on. Whatever the motivation, everyone will appreciate Morty’s take on Alexa’s ill-fated attempt to join the choir.

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