Beach Huts for Birds — Susan Rushton

These colourful birdhouses from the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show made me think of beach huts, each painted slightly differently to their neighbours, but all in keeping with the spirit of the place. I need to rein in my imagination at this point before I start twittering about birds emerging from their huts in swimming […]

via Beach Huts for Birds — Susan Rushton

Trixie Red Bum: a love to last forever

Trixie

Love has grey feathers, a mischievous glint in expressive eyes, and a beautiful heart and soul.  Love has a name, Trixie.  You left mom way too soon Trixie.

A few months ago, Trixie left her mom Tracy’s side to fly to the Rainbow Bridge, leaving mom and countless Anipals devastated and heartbroken.  The photos and videos that follow are a tribute to Trixie, a beautiful girl who will forever hold a permanent place in her mom’s heart and soul.  You are so dearly missed every day Trixie.

This is a tribute to you sweet Trixie Red Bum, a feathered star that shone bright and beautifully in our hearts for a while, but was called to the heavens to watch over mommy Tracy and your flock much too soon.

 

The Sweetest Face

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Living up to her name, Trixie

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Gone, but never forgotten

Forever and for always Trixie, mom loves you.  You may be gone from this Earth, but you will never leave her heart and soul.

Love you forever Trixie
Mommy Tracy

News on the Wing – August Edition

Visit our News on the Wing page to catch up on birdie and nature-related issues and items retrieved from social media over the last few weeks. For example, read and follow the Tweet about the plight of the Swift Parrot:
SWIFT PARROT SWIFT PARROT- @teamswiftparrot
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The Doctors Are In

by Sherri Moorer

The welcome home screams invited me into the offices of Doctors Zack and Bubbles, ready to begin their official duties as listeners and comforters of human sorrows after a hard day at work.

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“What am I going to do?” I asked, as I plopped in my recliner. “The phones won’t stop ringing. The emails are constant. The mail weeps with the death of a forest every day. The computers crash, the copiers and scanners jam, and the people! It’s questions, complaints, problems, and misdirected calls all day long. How can I do this until retirement?”

Find out what Doctors Zack and Bubbles prescribe for their most important patient, mom, on the Feathered Frenzy page.

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!

#WhatMyBirdKnowsAboutMe

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Thank you to everybirdie who responded to our Hashtag game: #WhatMyBirdKnowsAboutMe !
Tiel Lover  Tiel Lover – @tiellover
My birds know that I would do anything for them and that they can count on me to keep them safe, happy, and healthy. Well maybe they don’t know all that, but they do know to come to me for comfort when they’re scared or don’t feel well! #WhatMyBirdKnowsAboutMe #TheRoost
Sherri Moorer Sherri Moorer – @SherritheWriter
#Whatmybirdknowsaboutme is all of my novel ideas BEFORE I write the rough draft. @TheRoost10
and,
Captain Bubbles Captain Bubbles -@CaptainBubbs
Replying to @SherritheWriter and @TheRoost10
@wazzupzack & I sure do. She bounces EVERY idea off us! Her latest was three and a half years in the making. I came two years ago and helped with the last 2 books in the trilogy. I even stole the cover for my wallpaper. (And I do love aliens!)

Marianna & Sunny  Marianna & Sunny – @Bella3592
Replying to @TheRoost10
#WhatMyBirdKnowsAboutMe #TheRoost mom makes up the corniest songs for me and dances & claps for me too… I’ve got her well trained as my jester
Chelsea  Chelsea -@ChelseaDyes
My birds know when I walk by the door in the mornings that it’s me (not my BF) even though I could be tiptoeing , they start going off screaming 😂 or when I get that one day off of work and forget to cover them they know how to wake me up #whatmybirdsknowaboutme #Theroost

#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