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.

Easter Egg-venture, Dingbot Style: Beneath the Cage Grate

Oh dear, it seems Alexa and Roomba’s Easter egg hunt took a couple of wrong, and funny, turns. Morty of course was closely observing their antics from a safe distance, careful to get the whole story whilst not getting his feathers tarnished (or dipped in egg).

Everybirdie should hop on over to Morty’s April column to read about his two roommates’ Easter egg-venture!

The Landmark Interview: Beneath the Cage Grate

Here it is folks, the interview everybirdie has been waiting for! Morty travels to the UK to perch down with the 5 Cursing Parrots of Lincolnshire Park. In this in-depth investigative report, Morty uncovers the truth behind how the group managed to get into so much trouble.

Catch up with Morty here to hear about his big UK adventure, and what he uncovered about the rascals and wallflowers among the Fab Five of Lincolnshire Park!

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!

Panama! Birds and Possibilities, with Jess Morton: Zoom Evening Meeting reminder Tuesday, 2 February, 7:30 p.m. — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

In addition to a lot of gorgeous birds, we’ll visit Guido’s research station on a remote mountain in eastern Panama. From there it is up into his cloud forest preserve, where dozens of new species have been discovered.

Panama! Birds and Possibilities, with Jess Morton: Zoom Evening Meeting reminder Tuesday, 2 February, 7:30 p.m. — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

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.