It’s A Mad Bot World! Beneath the Cage Grate

A new year, a mad bot! Alexa hasn’t quite gotten over having her Christmas present taken away from her. Just when mum thought she could enjoy some time visiting with neighbors, Alexa decides it’s time to bring out the forbidden Christmas present and go for a spin: what could possibly go wrong? Catch up with Morty in his February ’22 Beneath the Cage Grate to find out indeed what could – and did go wrong!

Expanding Your Flock: Feathered Frenzy

“Zack was seven years old when we decided that being an only bird wasn’t suitable, surely a companion parrot would be suitable to keep Zack happy and balanced during our workdays.”

Sherri’s February ’22 Feathered Frenzy column offers readers some practical advice on introducing a new feathered companion into an ‘only bird’ home, and tips on adopting another bird.

Newest Members of The Roost’s Flock

Scarlett & Sargeant

Scarlett & Sargeant are Military Macaws, a vulnerable species endemic to forests in Mexico and South America. They get the name ‘military’ from their predominantly green plumage that resembles a military uniform.

Scarlett (6) & Sargent (9) are the newest members of the flock of Pauline & Joe Porter of Norfolk, UK.

Scarlett & Sargeant arrived at their forever home late last year, and their arrival was met with much joy, but also great disappointment with how their former parront chose to courier them.

Scarlett & Sargeant

They left their former home at 6am and only arrived at their new home at 4pm the following day – 34 hours in a cramped, confined space barely large enough for one let alone two large macaws.

Pauline & Joe worked hard and fast to have the new aviary ready for Scarlett & Sargeant, providing their new feathered charges with time and space to become familiar with their new surroundings and the other flock members.

Scarlett & Sargeant


Scarlett & Sargeant weren’t quite sure how to get back into their enclosed area at dusk, bedtime, so parront Joe ‘demonstrated’ how to do it (this is when video would be priceless). For 3 weeks at dusk, Scarlett & Sargeant would get a free demonstration on how to get in to perch for bed. Unaccustomed to eating fruits and veggies when they arrived, they’re now enjoying a healthy diet full of good, healthy food.

Scarlett & Sargeant are two beautiful, happy birdies living their best life, enjoying the sights and sounds of their flockmates – and the ongoing antics of their parronts Pauline & Joe!

Welcome to The Roost’s flock Scarlett & Sargeant!

Scarlett & Sargeant

Do Not Feed: Feather Fun

If you’re looking for a fun, birdie-related activity to do on this new year’s day, we have just the thing to help you wile away the afternoon! Head on over to our Feather Fun page and challenge yourself with our 2nd Word Search! Good luck!

The Post Holiday Blues: Feathered Frenzy

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!

Christmas’s Aftermath at Morty’s House: Beneath the Cage Grate

Happy New Year everybirdie!

Morty sends greetings – and a call for help! It seems Santa Claws’s present for Alexa proved fateful, or ill-fated, or disastrous… Call it what you will, but the chaos that ensued following the unwrapping of one particular present created quite the kerfuffle, with Morty and mom still recovering! Read all about Morty’s 2021 Christmas ‘entertainment’ here.

Creative Christmas Ideas: Feathered Frenzy

Happy December 1st Everybirdie!

For the December ’21 edition of Feathered Frenzy, Sherri offers some excellent – and timely, re-gifting ideas for our birdies this Christmas.

Despite the current global supply chain issues, we parronts can come up with fabulous gift ideas for our fids regardless! Click here to read Sherri’s innovative tips for keeping the season festive without breaking the bank or leaving us feeling anxious.

Dear Santa…: Beneath the Cage Grate

Happy December 1st Everybirdie!

It’s that time of year when all the good little birdies & bots prepare their Christmas letters and wish lists for Santa. And oh yes, Morty has been busy finalizing his wish list and eavesdropping on those of his botmates.

Morty’s mom has collected everyone’s letters & wish lists and is graciously sharing with everybirdie! Read Morty’s and his botmates’ Christmas wish lists here!

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