Alert: Sick Human!

Behavior, Behaviour, Birds, Bubbles, Feathered Frenzy, Parrots, Quaker Parakeets, The Roost, Uncategorized

bubbles 7-4-16In our April issue, Sherri reminds all who share their home and life with birds that when we get sick, our birds react in different, and often negative ways to our illness.  Sherri experienced a very nasty bout with two viruses over a few weeks and as she recuperated, Sherri took notice of how her illness affected Bubbles in a more direct and somewhat serious way.  Zack on the other hand was attuned such human frailties and takes moms sicknesses in relatively good stride.

While diseases are rarely shared with humans, birds can definitely share nasty bugs with us!  Read Sherri’s Feathered Frenzy article here.

News On The Wing – March 2019 Edition

Animals, Bees, Birds, Climate Change, Endangered, Endangered Species Act, Habitat Loss, Migratory Birds, Nature, Nature Photography, News, News on the Wing, Parrots, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Plants, Science, The Roost, Trees, Twitter, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Photography, Wildlife Protection, Woodlands

 

ephoto_1551840068350The March edition of News On The Wing is chock full of interesting and important information, collected from social media over the last month.  Articles reflect wildlife and conservation issues affecting species and ecosystems around the world.

Some issues are hard and troubling while some, like the following from Twitter’s @scamperspets share an important message in a very endearing way.

“I think this little poem about one of our most fabulous native animals says everything needed about why the humble #hedgehog needs all of our love and care.”

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So head on over to News On The Wing now and enjoy what we’ve gathered together for this month’s edition!

Alexa’s Reach

African Greys, Alexa, Beneath the Cage Grate, Birds, Feathered Frenzy, Funny, Humor, Morty, Parrots, The Roost, Uncategorized

IMG_20190303_152958In his latest column, Morty sends off  some interesting advice to a frantic Sherri. Sherri’s still dealing with her own Alexa issues.  Morty, in his usual offbeat wisdom, also tries to pawn off one of his own technological nemesis while passing along support and suggestions to Sherri.

Read Morty’s advice to Sherri in the latest issue of Beneath the Cage Grate.

Beneath the Cage Grate – February edition

African Greys, Beneath the Cage Grate, Birbs, Birds, Facebook, Funny, Humor, Morty, Parrots, The Roost, Twitter, Uncategorized

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.

Valentine’s Day Birdie Love Photo Contest

Birds, Contest, Facebook, Hashtags, Instagram, Parrots, Photography, Photos, Pictures, The Roost, Twitter, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day

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

African Greys, Amazon Parrots, Amazons, Animals, Birds, Christmas, Cockatiels, Cockatoos, Conures, Endangered, Facebook, Habitat Loss, Instagram, Migratory Birds, News, Parrots, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Science, Sun Conures, The Roost, Twitter, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

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.