This practice has revealed something. Zack and I have both gained weight! She says that’s normal for birds in the winter. Something about extra feathers a body fat to keep warm during the cold months. But really, do we need that? I mean, we live in a home with humans that keep us warm and fed. I’m not in an aviary anymore and know full well that I’ve got it good. Why can’t all of my other parts catch up with knowing that and skip the extra fluff in the winter?
I don’t know. She throws around big words like evolution and adaptation. She also said the extra grams will come off when spring comes, and we’ll be back to our normal weights. In that way, she says the whole “evolution” thing works better for birds than in humans, because they usually gain weight and just keep it on and adding to it. Something about when they grow up, they stop getting taller and start getting wider. Zack thought that was funny. I don’t know.
Anyway, I just wanted to let my feathered and furry friends know that it seems winter weight gain is normal for us, even if we live in a cozy home. But at least we’ll drop it off come spring, which is something the humans seem to have trouble with.
That’s all today. Take care. Have a Happy Friday tomorrow and a wonderful weekend!