All About Feathers, Part 2 – Molting

Molting season is the process where our feathered friends shed their old and feather and grow fresh, new feathers – typically happening once or twice a year in most parrots. It’s usually after breeding seasons, and a common period for molts is in the spring and fall – Sherri Moorer

In Part 2 of her All About Feathers series, Sherri offers some great advice on ways we can help our birdie companions better manage and overcome this seasonal challenge.

Read Sherri’s Feathered Frenzy column here.

All About Feathers, Part 1, Preening: Feathered Frenzy

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!

The Great Wing Clipping Debate: Feathered Frenzy

To clip or not to clip. That is the question.

Sherri’s November Feathered Frenzy column provides readers with a well rounded overview of the controversies and practicalities of wing clipping for our feathered companions.

We all want our companion birds to be safe. But we also want them to feel confident and happy in their feathers. Wing clipping plays a huge role in how our fids interact with and explore their surroundings.

For an in-depth look at wing clipping and how best to approach it with your fids, catch up with Sherri in this month’s Feathered Frenzy!

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Feathers — National Geographic Blog

Feathers vary widely in their shape and size and are one of the defining characteristics of birds. Feathers perform many functions for birds which include flight in most species, thermoregulation, waterproofing in marine species, and communication and camouflage via their colour. Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of bird feathers, your pictures […]

via Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Feathers — National Geographic Blog

WELCOME TO THE ROOST!

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We’re Up! 

The Roost is your new virtual meeting place, an online ‘nest’ where birds and their  humans can have fun, learn and share information about all things birds!  We will strive to put a smile on your beak and get your toes tapping with happiness with every issue of The Roost!

The Roost is a blog for birdies and people who love them!  We look forward to growing with your support.  We’ll be adding new pages, resources and info based on your feedback!

We hope you enjoy the inaugural ‘opening’ of The Roost.  We welcome your comments and input, so please feel free to comment on any post or to drop us a message via Twitter – @TheRoost10 or on Instagram at theroostonline

Okay birdies, raise those wings, it’s time for lift off of The Roost!

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