Bonsai Birdie: Beneath the Cage Grate

Oh dear, poor Morty’s mum has a bonsai heist (and sale) going on right under her own nose. Morty has designs on ‘his’ windowsill and he’s prepared to go to great lengths to secure it!

Catch up with Morty here to find out how his planned sale of mum’s bonsai trees goes spectacularly sideways!

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!

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