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.

Beneath the Cage Grate: Lockdown Madness

IMG_20200429_095722It seems that this whole coronavirus Lockdown thing is really getting to Morty.

The bots are getting out of hand and mom is busy learning some strange new language that has Morty confounded and confused – and miffed.

The May issue of Beneath The Cage Grate will definitely help raise your spirit, and once again leave you wondering how Morty manages to stay sane (sort of) in his zany household.

Do Seagulls Get Wedgies?

They do, sometimes.

Take for example, the seagull that stole a pair of hot pink knickers (truth be told, it was a thong) straight off a clothesline, only to be spotted minutes later wearing said garment over his head.

I mean, anybirdie with an ounce of self respect – and common sense, would agree that regardless of feather stripe, knickers don’t belong on yer head!

Photo_1585768988037Welcome to Our New Page!

Each month will bring commentary on current happenings from a rather jaded, salty-beaked seagull’s point of new.

Now remember, seagulls are not like parrots, they tend to have saucier beaks and squawk endlessly of wildly exaggerated tales of adventure – usually involving the theft of knickers, fries or other tasty treats from unwitting humans.  Seagulls are also not known for being polite as most have graduated from the school of Hard Knocks, having to learn how to survive and thrive on the edge!

So watch this space (page) for The Roost’s resident seagull’s perspective on anything and everything a bird can find in a parking lot, on the wing, underneath pooped-on newspaper, or something completely out of left birdie field!

P.S. A name for The Roost’s seagull would be most helpful (Morty had some suggestions, but let’s just say they aren’t repeatable!) so suggestions welcome!

Beneath the Cage Grate: That’s Some Fine Toast Indeed!

IMG_20200401_113106What do you get when you combine Morty’s ever-present wit, his best bot buddies and an intriguing new word (corona) – you get  more Morty hilarity and levity of course!

In April’s Beneath the Cage Grate, Morty is educated (by know-it-all Alexa) on the origins of the word ‘Corona’.  He’s also introduced to Roomba’s new tag game buddy.

And FINALLY, Morty gets to snack on a piece of that special toast!

Read about Morty’s latest adventure here.

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.

Beneath the Cage Grate: Bot Basics 101

IMG_20200227_103116In this month’s Beneath The Cage Grate edition, Morty crafts a mischievous response to South Carolina’ pals Zack and Bubbles in their plea for help dealing with their own out-of-control artificial intelligence issues.

We all know Morty’s recent ‘issues’ with Alexa, so it’s not hard to imagine some of the quirky tips he’s going to pass on to Zack and Bubbles.

Check out the March issue of Beneath The Cage Grate 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.