God I’m really tired of hearing “but I can’t afford to give my pet x setup [that is the bare minimum for them to have a happy and long life]” as an excuse for why people put their pets in abusive and constricting homes.

Can’t afford to get your pet and buy/maintain a healthy habitat for it? Don’t fucking get that pet then. Don’t force it to have an unhealthy life because of your selfishness.

New-York Tribune, New York, June 10, 1914

“Hell, oh, hell,” said a small yellow bird, climbing out of Feldman’s pocket.

“What’s that?” demanded Magistrate House.

“Hell-o, hell-o,” said the paroquet cheerfully.

The magistrate smiled and regarded the bird more kindly. But the moment he turned to resume the case the same syllables, differently accented, smote his ear..

March 12, 2017 - Snow Pigeon or Tibetan Dove (Columba leuconota)

These pigeons are found in mountainous central Asia from western Afghanistan to central China. They eat berries, seeds, bulbs, roots, shoots, and grains, spending most of their time in large flocks. Frequently nesting in colonies, they construct messy platform nests from sticks, matted grass, and feathers, usually in crevices or caves in cliffs. They often reuse the same nests for multiple years, repairing them when needed.