Everyone who lives with a parrot knows that if you’re not in sight, your feathered companion will do whatever it takes to get your attention. Cheeks doesn’t like it when her human leaves her alone and goes out. She waits and waits and waits (kinda patiently but not so much) for her mommy to get home.
See Cheeks’ reaction when no one answers her call in the August issue of It’s A Birb Thing.
It’s hard to accept, but sometimes we’re not our bird’s favorite human. Often, with more than one person in a household, companion birds choose one person who they like best, bonding with that individual in a strong, special way.
This doesn’t mean the ‘second favorite’ person isn’t liked, it’s just that the bond isn’t as strong.
But, there are ways to ingratiate yourself and become their close-to-favorite person. Sherri’s August Feathered Frenzy article provides tips on how to build trust and show that you respect that while you may not be their favorite human, you do love them and want to part of their cherished flock.
CHAFFINCH Fringilla coelebs Length 14 cm Wingspan 28 cm Weight 28g Population 6,000,000 The Chaffinch is the UK’s most common finch and sometimes overlooked and not fully appreciated despite being one of our most colourful garden visitors. the striking double white wing bars and primary and secondary wing feathers. Its summer plumage is brighter […]
via Meet the Model – Chave the Chaffinch — Wildonline.blog
Meet the Model – Simon the Mute Swan words by Peter Hanscomb The mute swan , Cygnus olor , is the UK’s most widespread species of swan, this iconic bird is a member of the waterfowl family Anatidae and is native to much of Europe. It has benn introduced to North America , Southern Africa […]
via Meet the Model -Simon the Mute Swan — Wildonline.blog
Back to the archives for today’s post. I was looking/listening to bird calls on YouTube late last night and came across one that highlighted 10 of the most beautiful cockatoos in the world and was surprised to discover that 8 of them came from Australia. It reminded me of the Galahs I have seen in […]
via GALAH (Cacatua roseicapilla) — Living in Nature
Please help Los Angeles Audubon Society, our closest “sister chapter,” to win funding for our local bird environment projects, such as monitoring and protecting our threatened Snowy Plovers. Behind the scenes, our two chapters combine energies on many projects. [Chuck Almdale & Lu Plauzoles] Your vote gets Los Angeles Audubon’s Education Programs closer to winning […]
via Winning Money for Birds — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG
Here’s the latest For the Birds column, which runs weekly in several New England newspapers … Apparently, all I had to do to get my hummingbirds back this summer was complain to my neighbor. I had had frequent visits from both male and female hummingbirds early in the spring. The daily visits continued for a […]
via For the Birds: Complain and they will come — Birds of New England.com
In the July edition of It’s A Birb Thing, Cheeks finds herself a bit tangled up.
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!!!