Handling Hormonal Horrors: Feathered Frenzy

Hormones. One word that strikes fear into the heart (and fingers) of many a parront. Our feathered companions are, like humans, governed by fluctuating and often irreconcilable hormones that wreak havoc on their behavior – and often, ours. Living in human households produces many good, and some not so good, birdie behavior. This is especially true when our sweet feathered companion turs into a little T-Rex, taking every advantage possible to attack fingers rather than cuddle or play.

In her February ’21 edition of Feathered Frenzy, Sherri provides a wealth of great tips and resources to help us parronts live, and keep our fingers relatively intact, during our fids’ hormonal rages.

Gift Ideas for Parrots: Feathered Frenzy

The Christmas season is upon us, and for parronts, wondering what presents to get for our feathered kids – fids, is a seasonal challenge.

What do you get the fids who seemingly have everything you ask?

Sherri’s December 2020 Feathered Frenzy column provides all parronts out there with great tips and suggestions for birdie gift giving this Christmas.

Beyond toys, playgyms and treats, the greatest gift we can give our feathered companions, and the most valuable, is our time and attention this holiday season!

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!

Tips from a Second-Favorite Human: Feathered Frenzy

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.

The Unique Life of Parrot-Hood: Feathered Frenzy

Zack and Bubbs Silly 9-2019Living 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!!!

Bird Watching: Feathered Frenzy

Bubbles 6-16-16In the June edition of Feathered Frenzy, we find Sherri, Zack and Bubbles mesmerized and intrigued with happenings occurring around the yard, including foraging wild birds, trespassing raccoons and errant neighbors running machinery far too close to Zack’s property!

It’s important for our birdie companions to share in activities that we too enjoy.  Zack and Bubbles often join Rick and Sherri in observing wild birds enjoying seeds at the feeders, or fledglings just beginning to explore their new world.

This month’s Feathered Frenzy reminds us to share in our companion birds’ interests and need for external stimulation by joining them in enjoying the external activities they too find engaging and intriguing – and sometimes, in the case of Zack, a cause for sounding the Conure Alarm!

Feathered Frenzy: Quarantine Routine

IMG_20200429_095711In this month’s edition of Feathered Frenzy, Sherri explores the reality (for her and many of us) of having our parrots go from avian companions to avian coworkers.

Sherri’s experience of working from home with Bubbles and Zack riding shotgun on conference calls may very well echo and mirror readers’ experiences too.

Catch up with Sherri, Bubbles and Zack to find out how they’re dealing with the COVID-19 lockdown.

Parrots and Pestilence

ImageWith all the anxiety and confusion out there around COVID-19, Sherri reflects on the current reality of our readers being under lockdown.

In her April issue of Feathered Frenzy, Sherri reassures us that the threat of humans passing the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to our bird companions (and other pets too) is very low.

Read Sherri’s full article here.

Feathered Frenzy: Avian Exploitation

Zack & Bubbs 4-2018Following last month’s article about how our companion parrots and personalities affects their interactions with one another, Sherri’s March issue of Feathered Frenzy talks about how our feathered companions adapt to our personalities.

Sherri provides interesting observations on how Zack and Bubbles’ personalities have grown and changed in relation to her own evolving personality over the years, including how Zack’s behavior changed towards Sherri following the passing of Chloe.

Read Sherri’s March issue of Feathered Frenzy here.