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.
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!
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, 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!
What’s in a name you ask? Well, it’s harder to answer that question when it comes to nicknames because nicknames – whether given to humans or birdies, speak to individual personality and ‘quirkiness’.
Sherri’s May ’22 Feathered Frenzy article tells us how cuddly Zack and spunky Bubbles gained their nicknames!
How did you decide your bird’s name?
The fact that our feathered friend may live for decades means, parronts should pick something that we and they can live with for a long time.
Read Sherri’s April issue of Feathered Frenzy and find out how she and Rick came up with Zack and Bubbles.
It’s been said that two of the biggest threats to a bird’s safety are themselves, and humans. Other times, their own kerfuffles result in emergency situations. illness can happen without warning or explanation.
The key is to be prepared and have what you need to act quickly and calmly to establish healing, calm, and order. Today, I’d like to give you tips on how to handle these emergencies so you and your birds get better and back on track.
Sherri’s March ’22 Feathered Frenzy column provides many good steps to take and tips to be aware of to address an emergency!
“Zack was seven years old when we decided that being an only bird wasn’t suitable, surely a companion parrot would be suitable to keep Zack happy and balanced during our workdays.”
Sherri’s February ’22 Feathered Frenzy column offers readers some practical advice on introducing a new feathered companion into an ‘only bird’ home, and tips on adopting another bird.
Coming out of Christmas and the holiday season can be hard for us all. Once the decorations comes down, everything seems bleak once January comes along. The post-holiday blues affects our avian companions too.
In her inaugural 2022 Feathered Frenzy column, Sherri offers us parronts ways to help our fids – and us transition to a new year. Such measures will help you grounded while also giving you and your birdies something to look forward to every day!
Happy December 1st Everybirdie!
For the December ’21 edition of Feathered Frenzy, Sherri offers some excellent – and timely, re-gifting ideas for our birdies this Christmas.
Despite the current global supply chain issues, we parronts can come up with fabulous gift ideas for our fids regardless! Click here to read Sherri’s innovative tips for keeping the season festive without breaking the bank or leaving us feeling anxious.