Morty is full of hot air – Turbo Jet (Vacuum) Air!

Greetings to all my favorite parrot friends! Alexa is in a mood after she rolled under the couch. She blames me for her clumsiness! Good help is hard to find these days!

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Recently, I received an interesting letter from a parrot owner.

Dear Morty,

I live in a three bedroom home and have ten parrots. I work 12 hour shifts and when I get home I am too tired to clean. It seems like every bird has the habit of throwing their fruit, veggies, seed, and pellets on the floor! When I go into their room at night, it is a filthy mess. I cant even get near their cages! Is there anything on the market that could help me? PLEASE DON’T TELL ME TO GET A VACUUM CLEANER! I have three. I am looking for a piece of industrial equipment. Price is not a problem.

Messy House

Read Morty’s hilarious reply on Beneath the Cage Grate page.

Beneath the Cage Grate: Dear Messy House

Morty is challenged to adequately respond to a letter from a stressed-out parront who’s trying desperately to keep up with the mess caused by their determined food-flinging flock!

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Catch up with Morty in our August issue coming out next weekend, and get ready for more wisecracks and witty retorts from everybirdie’s favorite birdie columnist, Morty!

#MyBirdTaughtMeTo

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Here are our responses to our inaugural Hashtag game: #MyBirdTaughtMeTo …  Thank you to all who responded!

❤️Elvisbird❤️  @elvisbird_dean -Jun 22

Today marks 1 year since Elvis flew away. I miss him everyday. With his craziness and funny antics, he taught me to love and appreciate birds. He led me to Twitter where I found wonderful friends who love their birds as I do. #MyBirdTaughtMeTo 
Tandi (Tandz) Glaser  Tandi (Tandz) Glaser -@Takkiewax
#MyBirdTaughtMeTo appreciate the uniqueness of each individual and to treat each need with respect and tolerance #TheRoost
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Tiel Lover Tiel Lover -@tiellover
#MyBirdTaughtMeTo slow down and be present in the moment. There’s nothing like giving a bird a head skritch to pull one’s attention away from oneself and outward onto another living creature. No feeling sorry for oneself around a bird! #TheRoost @TheRoost10
El Groucho El Groucho -@BaldspeccyRob
Replying to @tiellover @AviaryEquinox and @TheRoost10
#MyBirdTaughtMeTo increase my pain threshold! Also to laugh at myself more and to enjoy moments of daftness. #TheRoost @TheRoost10
pollitokawai 🦕🦖🐳🐥🐧🐵🐷🐸🐝🍄 pollitokawai 🦕🦖🐳🐥🐧🐵🐷🐸🐝🍄
@pollitokawai1
Replying to @tiellover and @TheRoost10
#MyBirdTaughtMeTo love and be kind and patient to a living being who takes time to warm up to me
Oscar and Pauline Oscar and Pauline – @paulineporter16
#MyBirdTaughtMeTo Be naughty and get away with it
Julie Atwood Julie Atwood – @jmatwood
#MyBirdTaughtMeTo look carefully for non-verbal consent.
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#MyBirdTaughtMeTo dance sexy.
Traven Dunn Traven Dunn – @TravenDunn
#MyBirdTaughtMeTo be in a good mood even early in the morning.
TupeckRappingParrot  TupeckRappingParrot – @TupeckParrot
#MyBirdTaughtMeTo swear like a gangsta rapper… we really hadn’t intended this to happen. 😂🙈 Oh we also taught her patience… LOTS of patience.
Caspar von Sader Caspar von Sader – @MutinusTitinus
#MyBirdTaughtMeTo Screech ‘Fly like an Eagle’ by the #SteveMillerBand. #TheRoost

Missing Penne & Warden

Just over a year ago we lost two beautiful souls, Alice (Warden) and her beautiful Amazon Penne.  The Roost thanks our close online flock, and especially Coco the Parrot, for forwarding so many wonderful pics to share with everyone in honour and remembrance of a lady and her birdie, both of whom brought much love, joy, silliness, and laughter to many, many lives.

Alice and Penne, you are missed so very much.  Your candle will continue to burn bright in all of us forever and for always.

A rose, from Coco, to remember Alice.

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If it weren’t for Alice and Penne, many of us (affectionately known as ‘Anipals’) would likely have never connected, so thank you Alice and Penne for bringing us all under your wing and into your loving embrace.

Here’s to you Penne and Warden, love you, always.

The silly and saucy side of Alice and Penne!

Penne, you are so loved, and so missed by your best friend Coco.

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News on the Wing: July 15, 2018

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Head on over to News on the Wing to read some interesting tweets and articles about birds that we’ve gathered over the last few weeks.

If you want to send us a tweet, post or story for News on the Wing – or alert us to an article you think we should highlight, please send a direct message to @TheRoost10

No Assembly Required?

Morty

Morty solicits Alexa’s help to purchase what he thought would be a lovely playpen he could enjoy on his back deck.  Well, let’s just say that what the UPS man delivered wasn’t what Morty had ordered… or planned.

Read Morty’s latest adventure here – and be prepared for ‘some assembly required’!

Bird Games

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In the wild, birds instinctively play, finding fun and amusement in their natural environment.  Our companion feathered friends don’t have to seek out wild fun since we humans provide for all their needs.

So, what do birdies do with their pent up energy?  Read Sherri’s full article here to learn how Zack and Bubbles devise fun games to keep themselves amused and, most importantly, keep their parronts on their toes!