Beneath the Cage Grate – February edition

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IMG_20190203_140338In his latest Beneath the Cage Grate column, Morty tells of a letter he recently received from Rocco, another African Grey who is having a very challenging time with a demonic Alexa.

Rocco’s Alexa keeps getting him into trouble, and if he can’t find a way to stave off his Alexa’s foul language and bad shopping habits, he’s going to find himself in a real pickle with his parront.

Click here to read Morty’s comical – yet practical, response to Rocco!  And, find out what Morty asks of Rocco about eradicating the dreaded roomba from the house.

Technology Hijinks

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Bubbles 6-16-16Sherri’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.

Valentine’s Day Birdie Love Photo Contest

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ephoto_1548447478657Love is in the air! In honor of the day of love, The Roost is hosting a Valentine’s Day Birdie Photo Contest!

Three prizes up for grabs!

  1. 1st PRIZE
    Gift bag containing chocolate for  parronts, a large hanging birdie toy, a footie toy and a small chew/play toy.
  2. 2nd & 3rd PRIZES
    Small gift bag containing chocolate for parronts, one medium hanging toy and a footie or chew/play toy.

DEADLINE FOR POSTING/UPLOADING IS
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13th at 4 P.M. EST (Toronto/New York time)

Enter via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram:

You can use any format – video, photo, cartoon, etc., showing your bird(s) in a Valentine’s Day theme.  This can be a Valentine’s Day costume/ outfit, a photo using a Valentine filter, stickers, a video of your birdie saying ‘I love you’, a cartoon of your bird in a Valentine’s Day context, etc.

  • ONE ENTRY PER PERSON / BIRD
  • PROVIDE YOUR FIRST NAME AND YOUR BIRDIE’S NAME

To enter via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram:

  1. Twitter:
    Post your photo/video/cartoon, etc., on Twitter AND USE HASHTAG  #TheRoostValentinesDay
    so we can track and add your entry to the contest.
  2. Facebook:
    Upload your photo/video/cartoon, etc., on your Facebook page AND TAG
    Linda Pionus Sully
    so we can track and gather all entries from Facebook.
  3. Instagram:
    Upload your photo/video/cartoon, etc., to your Instagram page AND TAG
    theroostonlineAND USE HASHTAG
    #TheRoostValentinesDay 
    so we can track and add your entry to the contest.

The winning entries will be drawn at random on February 14th and announced via The Roost Online, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

Good luck everybirdie!

News on the Wing: New Year Edition

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IMG_20180615_155821We’ve collected some of the best tweets and articles from around the globe for the new year’s edition of News on the Wing.

Click here to read about endangered birds, new conservation efforts, the decline of a Mexico City amphibian cultural icon, and how your old Christmas tree can provide winter shelter and a feeding area for backyard birds.

Endangered Parrots Word Search

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Our first game for 2019 is an Endangered Parrots word search submitted by regular contributor Tiellover.

Grab your pencil, head on over to the Feather Fun page and enjoy some down time with this entertaining yet informative word game.

Happy New Year from The Roost!

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Happy New Year everybirdie!  The latest issue of The Roost is online now! IMG_20181223_121417

  • Head on over to Beneath The Cage Grate to read all about Morty’s latest challenge with Alexa (seems Alexa has purchased something rather annoying to Morty for his mum for Christmas).
  • Read Sherri’s reflections on how a parront’s stress and negative behavior can invoke negative reactions from our companion birdies on the Feathered Frenzy page.
  • Check out the latest Cheeks comic strip on It’s A Birb Thing!
  • News on the Wing is currently being updated and will be posted soon!

Happy reading everybirdie!

Beneath the Cage Grate: Vroom Vroom Roomba

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img_20190104_115009Twas the day after Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring because of that runaway Roomba Alexa gave mother for Christmas!  Honestly, I could just spit seeds!  Just when you thought it was safe to take a stroll around the apartment, that ditzy Alexa strikes again!

Morty’s challenges with Alexa continue.  Visit Morty’s Column to read his hilarious take on Alexa’s gift for mum.