We hope everybirdie had a fun and treat-filled Halloween! We’ve gathered a few pics of birdies (and doggies) in spooky, funny and cute profiles and poses! Enjoy!
It’s hard to keep up with all the bird-related news and happenings on social media, so why not head on over to News on the Wing to see some of the best Tweets captured over the last few weeks!
If there are news articles or events from social media you think we should highlight in upcoming editions of The Roost, send us a DM on Twitter – @theroostonline with the details!
What 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!
So relax, catch up, and tell us what you think of The Roost! Have a great Sunday Everybirdie! October edition on the way soon!
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!
Time to curl up with a cuppa tea or cocoa, turn off the world and enjoy another fun search-a-word! Point your pencil to the Feather Fun page and see how many parrots you can find.
Check out our September’ News on the Wing edition to catch up on bird and wildlife-related happenings over the last few weeks – like the following
“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, Their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go…” ~ Stephen King
by Sherri Moorer
I have poor spatial skills. I often joke that I would get lost leaving my driveway if I didn’t have to go to work five days a week. Most people think I’m exaggerating until they make the mistake of asking me for directions. GPS is a necessity of modern life for those of us who are spatially challenged. Unfortunately, it can’t help me with organizing cages, which is a challenge I face every time I get Zack and Bubbles new perches or toys, as I did recently.
Don’t get me wrong. Cages are much better than they were in the mid-1980’s when I got Samson, my first parakeet. They’re built efficiently with ease of cleaning, function, and bird comfort in mind. They’re also bigger, to provide more space for stretching out those wings to play, exercise, or laze around and beak grind while watching TV. You’d think the modern design would make finding places for those various perches and toys easier. Instead, it’s just enough rope to hang myself.
Read about Sherri’s spatial conundrums while attempting to outfitting Bubbles’ and Zack’s houses with new perches and toys on our Feathered Frenzy page.
Visit our Feather Fun page for a our latest game – a Bird Anatomy Word Puzzle, by Tiellover.
by Pauline Porter – @paulineporter16
Oscar’s dad used to launch eggs out of the nest box so fast that it took me a long time – and several failed attempts, to finally rescue one.
After incubating Oscar’s egg, the fun began! During hatching, Oscar had a job breaking out of her shell. After 55 hours of struggle, and me and hubby taking shifts to sit with her and gently chip little bits of shell away, Oscar finally broke completely free of her shell, and entered our world and lives as a wee, pink little baby!
Hand-rearing proved difficult too as Oscar’s crop wouldn’t empty, but we got there in the end. Oscar is now a beautiful 6-year old treasure that’s just a wee bit special to me 🙂
Oscar is best buds with Keito, her Canadian Pionus friend. They go on virtual adventures together, and have been known to get into the moonshine often! Keito of course is a bad influence, being a Canuck via South America and all, ha ha.
Ladies and gentlemen, Keito and Oscar are now taking the stage for another sold out performance as The Tipsy Chicks!
Oscar often has some explaining to do when she gets home from these adventures and mom see’s her beautiful, pure white feathers covered in mud and foliage. Such debris tends to stand out when you’re white! Such happenings cause Oscar’s mom to worry just a little bit about what her sweet, innocent Oscar is up to on these ‘excursions’.
Keito has video evidence, hee hee!