Living with parrots is a lot different then living with other species like dogs or cats. As all parronts know, our birdies have big personalities, and we parronts make a host of accommodations to ensure we keep our feathered companions happy, healthy – and occupied!
In this edition of Feathered Frenzy, Sherri explores some of the lifestyle changes – perhaps better stated, adaptations, she and Rick have made to keep Zack and Bubbles entertained and feeling as integral members of the flock.
Because, they’re worth it!!!
Following last month’s article about how our companion parrots and personalities affects their interactions with one another, Sherri’s March issue of Feathered Frenzy talks about how our feathered companions adapt to our personalities.
Sherri provides interesting observations on how Zack and Bubbles’ personalities have grown and changed in relation to her own evolving personality over the years, including how Zack’s behavior changed towards Sherri following the passing of Chloe.
Read Sherri’s March issue of Feathered Frenzy here.
It’s amazing how birds, like people, can be introverts or extroverts, and every bird seems to be quite in tune with their personality and their interactions with fellow human and birdie housemates. In February’s issue of Feathered Frenzy, Sherri identifies some important issues regarding how matchmaking and our feathered companions can be an exercise in luck – and something often more challenging.
Sherri talks about how feisty Bubbles burst onto the scene in 2016 and took Zack and Chloe by storm (and shock).
This photo of Bubbles and Chloe, taken moments after they first met, tells the tale perfectly. Bubbles looks relieved to have a home and Chloe looks shocked by this blue interloper!
Catch up with Sherri’s full article on Matchmaking Mayhem for a good discussion on how birds understand human personality too, and how they use it to their advantage!
Anybody who believes that birds don’t have a personality have obviously never had one. It doesn’t take long to see that these extremely intelligent creatures are aware of what’s going on around them. – Sherri Moorer
Sherri’s June Feathered Frenzy submission delves into the mysteries and wonders of parrot personality. What motivates, invigorates and maddens our birds is important for all parronts to understand, acknowledge and address.
Read how Sherri rewards and celebrates the distinctly different yet equally wonderful personalities of Bubbles and Zack in this month’s Feathered Frenzy article.
Sherri’s Feathered Frenzy article for May touches on the keys for raising and nurturing healthy, happy companion birdies: finding a good avian veterinarian! These individuals hold incredible fountains of knowledge and advice.
From diet considerations and vitamin deficiencies to clean air and toy rotation, Sherri’s article is an important read for all parronts! Click here to read the May edition of Feathered Frenzy.
Zack would also like to wish everybirdie happy Cinco de Mayo day!
In our April issue, Sherri reminds all who share their home and life with birds that when we get sick, our birds react in different, and often negative ways to our illness. Sherri experienced a very nasty bout with two viruses over a few weeks and as she recuperated, Sherri took notice of how her illness affected Bubbles in a more direct and somewhat serious way. Zack on the other hand was attuned such human frailties and takes moms sicknesses in relatively good stride.
While diseases are rarely shared with humans, birds can definitely share nasty bugs with us! Read Sherri’s Feathered Frenzy article here.
The Roost’s February ’19 edition has something for everybirdie:
- Morty is beak-deep in technological problems, again, with Alexa, but with help and commiseration from Rocco, Morty just might have a couple of (albeit hilarious) solutions!
- Cheeks’ latest comic strip provides a lesson on grooming.
- Bubbles and Zack help parront Sherri appreciate the value – and pitfalls, of modern digital technology.
- News on the Wing showcases a range of issues impacting wildlife and the environment from around the world, including articles on wildlife crime, wetlands conservation, the plight of the plover, and a celebration of penguins!
- Feather Fun provides an opportunity to test your virtual jigsaw puzzle solving skills as well as your word search acumen.
We hope everybirdie enjoys our February 2019 Edition and as always, we invite your feedback on anything you read on The Roost Online!
Sherri’s latest articles is a perfect complement to Morty’s, both offering readers cautionary tales of how technology, while useful in some ways, can also run amuck, causing chaos among all members of the household – including inquisitive birdies.
Click here to read how a Christmas gift led Sherri, Bubbles and Zack to have an interesting new year’s technological adventure.
After coming down with a nasty sinus infection a week before Christmas, Sherri soon realizes how some of her negative behavior can quickly transfer over to the behavior and reactions of Bubbles and Zack.
Sherri observes that companion birds can help us become better people – if we acknowledge that their reactions can shine a light on problems that we might want to avoid. There’s so much to behavior on the part of humans and birds.
Visit our Feathered Frenzy page to find out how Sherri strives to balance a busy work schedule and implement relaxation techniques to help her get “centered” when the world around her gets out of control.
To all of us here at The Roost, we want to extend our best wishes to everybirdie for a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2019!
May your birdie stockings be brimming with your favourite nom noms and your dreams filled with visions of new toys, tasty treats and many, and oodles of scritchies and hours of playtime with your parronts.
Have a wonderful Christmas everybirdie! Stay tuned for new articles and news from The Roost’s contributors in early January!