It’s that time of year, that first day of a new year when most of us parronts decide to make all-too-human ‘new year’s resolutions’. Whether or not we succeed in whatever we say we’re going to do or change, we need to always remember that whatever we do set out to do may have a negative effect on our birdies.
In her January ’23 Feathered Frenzy column, Sherri outlines how resolutions she’s tried to initiate had some unforeseen consequences for Zack and Bubbles.
Happy New Year Everybirdie!
So many things in the home and outside can cause anxiety in our companion birds.
Sherri’s November edition of Feathered Frenzy delves deeper in what causes such a range of anxiety and provides some excellent advice on how we parronts can identify these stressors and take steps to try to remove or lessen them for our birdies.
Sherri’s final article in the “feather care” series addresses the serious issue of feather plucking.
While preening and molting are natural processes for keeping feathers in shape, sometimes things go amiss.
Read Sherri’s full column here to learn more about ways to determine why your parrot may be plucking and how to support your feathered companion.
This month, Sherri launches a three-part series on feather care, beginning with preening.
Preening is how a bird grooms its feathers to remove dust, dirt, and parasites, and to align feathers in the optimum position relative to adjacent feathers and body shape.
Head on over to our Feathered Frenzy page to read more about the art and trials of preening!
All parronts know that sometimes our fids pout. They react to something happening in their environment, something we’re doing, wearing or about to do and they go into ‘pouty bird’ mode. Sometimes we parronts can get them out of their ‘funk’ quickly, but sometimes, we need to give them time and space to get over whatever is bringing them down – or winding them up.
Sherri’s July ’22 Feathered Frenzy column offers a wide range of ideas on how we can help our feathered companions deal with their feelings and rebuild their confidence in themselves and in us.
Coming out of Christmas and the holiday season can be hard for us all. Once the decorations comes down, everything seems bleak once January comes along. The post-holiday blues affects our avian companions too.
In her inaugural 2022 Feathered Frenzy column, Sherri offers us parronts ways to help our fids – and us transition to a new year. Such measures will help you grounded while also giving you and your birdies something to look forward to every day!
In the November ’21 edition of Feathered Frenzy, Sherri encourages readers to think about how other people in our social circles may perceive us birdie owners, and how, when people come to visit, need to understand both our feathered companions and the people with whom they share a deep, loving bond.
While other people need to understand and respect our feathered friends, we birdie people need apply the same level of patience with people as we do with our parrots
Find out here what Sherri proposes we do to encourage others to learn some of the nuances of bird companionship.
As many of us get ready to get back to work or return to school, we’re all getting ready to get back into routines and back to learning mode. Whatever the work or school setting, we all need to relearn or remember important rhythms and patterns.
Humans aren’t the only ones who need to keep learning!
Head on over to the September ’21 Feathered Frenzy column where Sherri discusses the importance of training our avian companions.
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.
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!