Mischief

by Sherri Moorer There’s one thing birds have in common: they’re mischievous!  It seems that something about us brings out the silly side in our parrots.  Such behaviors serve parrots well in the wild where they need a lot of energy and intelligence to seek food sources, create safe homes, and protect their young.  In … Continue reading Mischief

Showcase your bird-inspired creative writing & artwork on Horus

Birds have inspired some of the most moving and insightful art and literature in history.  Consider for example the poem by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)  Hope is the thing with feathers Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, … Continue reading Showcase your bird-inspired creative writing & artwork on Horus

What is Love?

Did you know there are personality tests that match animal traits to human personality?  One test is called the DOPE Bird 4 Personality Types Test.  This test groups people into one of four groups based on their bird “personality.” Doves are peaceful and friendly. Owls are wise and analytical. Peacocks are showy and optimistic. Eagles … Continue reading What is Love?

Anthropomorphism

My pastor recently told me that losing pets hurts because we project our humanity onto them. I believe this is a tendency we all have, and it’s not just limited to animals.  The scientific community generally frowns on this, and yet it’s a common thing unique to humanity that helps us to connect with the … Continue reading Anthropomorphism