Avian Inspired Self Improvement: Feathered Frenzy

As a follow up to her September’ column on the importance of training parrots to live comfortably in our home, Sherri’s October Feathered Frenzy article looks at the flip side, focusing on how our feathered companions inspire us to make beneficial changes in our lives.

Read Sherri’s full October ’21 column here.

The Importance of Training: Feathered Frenzy

As many of us get ready to get back to work or return to school, we’re all getting ready to get back into routines and back to learning mode. Whatever the work or school setting, we all need to relearn or remember important rhythms and patterns.

Humans aren’t the only ones who need to keep learning!

Head on over to the September ’21 Feathered Frenzy column where Sherri discusses the importance of training our avian companions.

Breaking the Law: The Parrot That’s Illegal in 12 States: Feathered Frenzy

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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.

Creepy Crawly Unwelcome Guests: Feathered Frenzy

Every now again, every household has to contend with those creepy little crawlies that give many of us humans the shivers.

Sherri’s July column offers superb advice on ways to successfully reduce and deter those critters that give some of us the willies.

From peppermint oil to coffee grounds to vinegar, this issue of Feathered Frenzy is a must-read for everybirdie!

A Feisty Reprieve: Feathered Frenzy

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.

Breathing Easy: Feathered Frenzy

“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!

Post Pandemic Blues: Feathered Frenzy

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.

Attention to Ambiance: Feathered Frenzy

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!

Handling Hormonal Horrors: Feathered Frenzy

Hormones. One word that strikes fear into the heart (and fingers) of many a parront. Our feathered companions are, like humans, governed by fluctuating and often irreconcilable hormones that wreak havoc on their behavior – and often, ours. Living in human households produces many good, and some not so good, birdie behavior. This is especially true when our sweet feathered companion turs into a little T-Rex, taking every advantage possible to attack fingers rather than cuddle or play.

In her February ’21 edition of Feathered Frenzy, Sherri provides a wealth of great tips and resources to help us parronts live, and keep our fingers relatively intact, during our fids’ hormonal rages.