How could anybirdie be illegal anywhere in the US – or for that matter anywhere in the world? Well, it seems the Moncks Parakeet (a.k.a. Quaker) holds that particular moniker in several US states as well as being deemed a nuisance in countries such as Spain.
Sherri’s August edition of Feathered Frenzy offers a detailed overview of why the Quaker has gained a poor reputation among some regulators, and why some of the negative hype is unfair.
The June edition of Feathered Frenzy is here! In this article, Sherri offers some good tips and tricks for how best to prepare for leaving our companion birds with people they know and trust when we parronts are away from them for an extended period of time.
Our birdies are often adverse to change, and this certainly comes to the fore when someone new to their routine is interacting with them. Sherri’s June article is a must-read for every parront who find themselves wondering how best to ensure their feathered kids are happy and engaged despite our absence.
“Has pollen got you down with sniffling, sneezing, coughing, headaches, and a case of the yellow haze blahs? You aren’t alone. It seems this pollen season has been a tough one. It’s not just us, either, as you’ve probably noticed that your avian companions are sneezing and picking their nares with their toenails more often.” Sherri Moorer
Sherri’s May’ Feathered Frenzy column offers sound tips for creating a healthy, breathable home environment that is good for us, and for our companion birds – check it out now!
There’s no doubt that the pandemic has changed almost every facet of human life, from how we interact with others to how and where we go when, or if, we go out.
For our companion birdies however, nothing has changed. Their daily routine remains their reality, they’re still the happy (okay, sometimes hormonal too) birdies we love dearly. Neither their environment nor their interactions with us has changed. For them, there’s no pandemic.
Sherri’s April Feathered Frenzy column turns looks at how our reactions to the pandemic have impacted us, and how our birdies can help us better deal with our pandemic-driven anxieties.
Our homes affect us in so many ways, from mood to our levels of anxiety. This too is the case for our birdie companions. The ambiance of their environment affects their level of anxiety too as well as their behaviour and reactions to what we are doing around the house.
Sherri’s March ’21 Feathered Frenzy column provides all parronts with some tips and tricks for creating and maintain a happy ambiance level for our birdie companions and us too!
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.
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!