It’s that time of year, that first day of a new year when most of us parronts decide to make all-too-human ‘new year’s resolutions’. Whether or not we succeed in whatever we say we’re going to do or change, we need to always remember that whatever we do set out to do may have a negative effect on our birdies.
In her January ’23 Feathered Frenzy column, Sherri outlines how resolutions she’s tried to initiate had some unforeseen consequences for Zack and Bubbles.
Happy New Year Everybirdie!
‘Tis the season for making lists, attending festive parties, wrapping presents and the anticipation of that magical day approaching – Christmas Day. It’s not just humans who anticipate and revel in Christmas: many birdies do too – especially Zack and Bubbles!
Our December edition of Feathered Frenzy is a lovely Christmas letter from Zack and Bubbles to their parronts. Pour yourself a glass of eggnog and enjoy Zack and Bubbles’ Christmas wishes!
So many things in the home and outside can cause anxiety in our companion birds.
Sherri’s November edition of Feathered Frenzy delves deeper in what causes such a range of anxiety and provides some excellent advice on how we parronts can identify these stressors and take steps to try to remove or lessen them for our birdies.
Sherri’s final article in the “feather care” series addresses the serious issue of feather plucking.
While preening and molting are natural processes for keeping feathers in shape, sometimes things go amiss.
Read Sherri’s full column here to learn more about ways to determine why your parrot may be plucking and how to support your feathered companion.
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.