a bird that can't fly

Parrot Keeping

I don’t get it.

People want to get a single parrot because if they get two then the parrot won’t like them as much.

But then they don’t want the parrot to view them as a mate.

What did you expect? You got a pet in which most species mate for life. Their lives revolve around their mate, preening their mate, feeding their mate, having sex with their mate, raising babies with their mate, driving away competitors from their mate, and yes, spending their entire life with their mate.

You prime them for this situation by you or a housemate being the only ones available, and then freak out when they want to do this to you. It’s natural. It’s not bad. Your parrot isn’t misbehaving, it isn’t a bad bird just because you are keeping a wild animal in a captive situation where it just wants to do what every feather on its body is telling it to do. Stop treating it like such, stop punishing them for displaying mating behaviors.

Do what you signed up for by getting a single bird or work to get your bird a feathered mate. That doesn’t mean buying the first bird at the pet store you see and throwing them in a cage together and wondering why they don’t like each other. That means becoming a match maker and setting up play dates, or even consider rehoming your bird to someone who can.

Stop buying parrots and expecting these wild animals to be pets. They’re not. We’re on the way to domesticating birds like budgies, cockatiels, love birds, Indian ring necks…but we’re still so far from being able to keep them happy and healthily easily like we are with chickens and pigeons who thrive with us. Hell, starlings make better pets than parrots since at least they often choose to be with us.

And please, when you’re researching any animal don’t do a quick google search. Talk to as many people as possible, both new owners and experienced owners.


This jackdaw was brought in to the centre recently after being found grounded and unable to fly.
It was rushed in to see our vet, Angela, but amazingly seemed to be uninjured. It was given a precautionary dose of painkillers and antibiotics before being moved into one of our pens for some rest.
Several days later it is now doing very well! It is much more lively and, although we are still keeping an eye on it, we have high hopes it will be free again soon!
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So I have a new son, his name is Victor mcbird loving dork 

is anyone surprised?


This feisty heron arrived at the centre recently after being found unable to fly and being attacked by crows.

It was rushed in to see our vet team but amazingly did not seem to be badly injured. It was a little disorientated and was moved into one of our pens for some rest and food.

Luckily, it quickly picked up and was soon moved into our large flight facility to stretch its wings. It didn’t take long before it was flying very well!

With a glowing vet report, the time was quickly approaching for this injured bird to go back to the wild… watch this space!

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A: “You know how you never see birds flying at night?”
B: “Yeah…”
A: “Well, that’s because it’s physically impossible. They literally can’t. And good thing for us, because if they could we wouldn’t be able to see when they’re about to shit on our heads.”

Submitted by: @sir-sierr

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pizzapizzadickz  asked:

Hey I was just curious why can't your bird Cody fly? I also thought that's often why birds are put so sleep (no offence meant I just am wondering why this hasn't happened). How do you care for him and such?

That’s what I’m trying to teach the world, that special needs birds don’t have to be put to sleep, that they can have a quality of life with a little extra work. Cody has splay legs that weren’t corrected when he was a baby. He came to me when he was full grown, you can read more about him here: birdhism.com/aboutcody

He has a layer of fleece at the bottom of his cage with a layer of paper towels on top of that for softness and easy cleaning. He scoots around, climbs on his perches and ladder that’s set low for him to reach. He has a soy sauce bowl as his food bowl and a ceramic small animal water bowl. 

He trusts me, so it’s easy to be able to take him around and spoil him. 

brookie1wookie  asked:

If Pokemon can't use their powers and moves and such does that mean that bird Pokemon can't use fly? What do they do?! Just hop around angrily?!

“Humans had a tendency to give “move” names to things that us pokemon don’t consider moves at all. We can still do all the things we were physically capable of doing before. We just can’t convert energy into matter anymore. Pokemon with wings can still fly, pokemon with arms can still punch, and pokemon with fins and gills can still swim. Most electric types can still produce some electricity, too, just not to the scale they could before.”

*Aegislash says that he can still float. He’s not sure why, but he can.