if youre a bird i'm a bird

anonymous asked:

theres a post going around saying how you should NOT get a parrot even if you are a dedicated owner. i do not personally agree and am actually a bit mad at the way they portray parrots, almost teaching people to fear them. whats your stance on it?

If you’re referring to pepperandpals’ post, I agree with it. Had you asked me this question a few years ago I would probably say otherwise but after all the experience, knowledge and dedication I’ve put in to learning I no longer believe that parrots should be sold in the pet trade under most conditions.

You haven’t a clue how many birds get mistreated, left with dowel perches, no UV lighting, small cages, seed only diets, forced to aggress, get placed in homes with teflon products, and end up living miserably with these people up until their lives end way earlier than they should have.  Too many people think that exotics are just that, exotic, a decoration, something to brag about and end up not actually caring for it as much as they should.  Too many people believe that they’re doing right or don’t need to be doing more and as a result the bird suffers.

When it comes to people who do do their research, have previous hands on experience and really care for a bird the best they can, it’s rarely ever enough when you compare, and the average person is not able to provide that sort of lifestyle for them.  Using myself as an example, I spend all day with my birds, I spend all my time adding things to environment, switching up diets, giving them exercise, mentally stimulating them, cage cleaning, rearranging the bird room, it’s no exaggeration when I say I spend a solid 12 hours that they’re awake caring for them and then spend the whole evening trying to think of ways to improve the care I’m giving them for tomorrow.  Despite how hard I try, how much research and how much i provide it never feels like enough.  because it isn’t enough.

I do my best to show you guys all the work I put in to caring for my little girls, I constantly receive messages telling me how amazing I am for giving these birds this life and all the work I put in to them but in all honesty, you guys don’t see the half of it.  You don’t see the thousands of hours of research I put in to every aspect of their life, their diets, their housing, their natural foraging experiences, safe plants, cleaning, moulting habits, behavioural situations, space division, possession, territory layouts, and so much more go on on a daily basis.  You don’t see all the work I have to do to make sure that these highly territorial species doesn’t fight and kill one another so that I can continue to have them both out as much as possible, only having them out one at a time would take away so much space and enjoyment from their lives.   You don’t see the vet bills, the preparation, the stress reducing, you don’t see the costs, the time, the energy that goes in to trying to keep them happy.  You all seem to have this idea that the care I give my birds is way beyond exceeding expectations but let me tell you something, what I do I consider to be bare minimum.

All the effort, expenses, time, and work is absolutely necessary for them to be content with a captive lifestyle, if I was away at school or work full time I would consider this care to be subpar, to be inadequate, they would be unhappy with that lifestyle because that’s not what they’re designed for. They are not meant to live this way and not everyone has the time, space, personality or tolerance necessary to care for them the way they deserve.

This is a parrotlet’s natural habitat

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This is my parrotlets’ habitat

Can you look at those and tell me that they can possibly be perfectly content and happy this way without the time and effort I put in to it?

Can you tell me that a bird so intelligent, so so smart can be removed from that environment and so perfectly adapt without any problems?

Can you look at this bird and tell me that they’re happy with this lifestyle?

Plucking is a behaviour that only happens in captivity it has never been recorded in the wild.  Plucking is a behaviour caused by boredom, understimulation, stress, inadequate diet, and sometimes even happens just because they’re depressed.

You can not tell me that parrots are happier this way, you can not possibly tell me that taking something so perfectly adapted to a single lifestyle, perfectly designed to fly forever is okay having that removed.  You will never be able to convince me that something perfectly designed to work with flight will be happy to have them chopped off for human enjoyment.  My own Mia used to be clipped because she was from a store, my own Mia was depressed because of it, she did not move very much, she did not want to play with toys, she did not want to interact with people, she was miserable that way.  But people wouldn’t notice that, they would dismiss it as the bird’s personality or just adapting or some other excuse to ignore the fact that the bird is having a horrific time.  You will never be able to convince me that this:

is healthier or more beautiful than this

I’ve already had to make a separate post on why being clipped is so detrimental to their health even though it’s such a common practice. And I’ve made a separate post on all the work that has to go in to keeping a bird safe.

you will never convince me that being captive is healthy.

Parrots are a full time job, they are not a pet, they are not a decoration, they are not a toy, they are not a phase, they’re a commitment and a hell of a big one.  Birds should not be readily available in pet stores, owners should have to go through tests to see if they’re capable of providing a stimulating environment for the ones that already stuck in this trade.  I think that breeding should be focused on maintaining health and maintaining the survival of species such as the endangered blue throated macaws and I think that species such as hyacinths, or cockatoos shouldn’t be in homes at all.  Keeping those birds isn’t a matter or giving them an enriching life, it’s a matter of doing your best to prevent them from suffering. 

In this world ignorance is bliss, a few years ago I would have thought just the same as you, I believed it’s just a bird it’s sold in a store it will be just fine.  But as soon as you learn, as you soon as you see all the harm and the suffering these birds go through you’ll change your mind.  

If you are a dedicated owner, if you have the experience and knowledge you should have before you even get a bird a pet store wouldn’t even be an option.  There’s a reason that every reputable person, blogger, trainer, or other animal worker will always consider adopting before all else, it certainly isn’t a coincidence that the most educated refuse pet stores.  Breeding has resulted in so many god damned problems, I’m certain you’ve heard of the feather duster budgies caused by poor breeding or the numerous parrot hybrids, while pretty they serve no purpose.

I’m certain some of you saw this post going around featuring the feather duster budgies? Do you have any idea how many comments said “I want one”?  These birds are a genetic failure, their feathers keep growing and never stop until they die, they either die from overheating, they can’t breathe, they can’t walk to make it to food so they starve or are generally crushed under the weight.

The fact of the matter is that birds aren’t designed for this lifestyle, they are not domesticated they are wild they retain all that natural behaviour all those natural needs, they bite, they scream, they fly, they make a mess, they destroy things, they’re active, and demanding, the average person, and I’d go as far as to say a solid 70% of most bird owners, can not handle their care. How many times have you read “my bird won’t stop screaming”, “I’m considering getting rid of my bird”, “my bird won’t stop biting”, “my bird only likes one person”, “my bird hates me”, “i can’t afford this vet bill”, “I don’t want to buy a UV light or a filter”, a lot, right?

All of those problems happen because people didn’t do their research, they didn’t know how to handle the bird, how to react to the problems when they started showing up, they didn’t know what to look for they were unprepared for the care that they need.

The majority of birds from pet stores and breeders suffer, by the time they make it to 2 years old and they start acting like proper adults they get sent to shelters.  When they become adults they don’t take shit from anyone, they have 0 tolerance for your foolishness and lash out when you ignore their body language. People don’t want a bird that wants to be treated with respect, they want one that will sit there, do tricks, talk, and look cute when they want it to, they don’t want mutual trust, they want obedience and don’t want to work to get it.

I don’t care how good of an owner you think you are, once you stop blocking out everything you’ll see the damage the pet trade has on these birds and your mind will change.  It’s not a coincidence that the most educated or experienced will advise you against buying pet store birds or breeder birds and I sincerely hope you listen to them.

I know I will certainly never purchase a bird from a breeder or a store, I hope you won’t either.

Yet another mer Jack for @soursinbin‘s au, featuring Jack in the aquarium and an excited kid.  There’s other mers in the tank but Jack, despite being the flashiest dang fish there and probably the friendliest of the bunch, is a lonely fellow.  In this he’s just casually swimming along, checking out the crowds behind the glass.

random child: I need a place to live because my family’s dead
batman: [being physically restrained by the batkids while oracle calls her dad]

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Chloe: Plus it’s easier to move around tight spaces and it’s a great way to get people to pet you!

Brooke: Yeah but having a tail shoved in your face when you’re reading isn’t fun!

Chloe: whoops

@nekothecatblog

oh god oh god oh god i’m not ready for the last episode tomorrow :’(((

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Hey guys! This has nothing to do with PJO but a week ago, when I came back from running, I found this dying baby on the street without too much hopes, so I started to take care of it, take it to the vet and feed it.

Now, luckily, it’s better, and if everything goes well, on Monday it could go fly and be free.

So, can I ask you a favor? Can you wish for it recovery? It health is the only thing that occupies my mind now.

BTS as things my mom's said
  • Seokjin: "Are you full? Do you want some more? I made more! Did you take your medicine?? You can take another one every four hours, it's been four hours."
  • Yoongi: "If you went to bed at a half decent time your whole life would be much easier."
  • Hoseok: "I like this AGUST D fellow. OK OK OK. *to the tune of 724148*"
  • Namjoon: *trips up the stairs* "God dammit! Every damn day! *whispers* Why does this always happen to me?"
  • Jimin: "Do you hear the birds? They want your cereal and I'm half tempted you throw the bowl out the window. The birds are hungry and I didn't buy seed."
  • Taehyung: "Nothing says happy retirement more than shit bags! We all know he's just going to be cleaning up his dogs shit for the rest of his life; it's practical."
  • Jungkook: "You see, I love this show because I know all the answers." *is watching family feud*

Blame it on the Booze - fuvkingstylinson (<1000k)

Harry gets so drunk, he flirts with Louis and asked if he’s single only to cry when Louis says no…even though Harry is who he’s taken by…

I made a map of your stars - brightbluelou (5k)

or, Harry is the shy boy in the back of the class that no one really notices.  Louis is the loud, outgoing football player that everybody likes.

Bronze and Gold - yoshio09 (7k)

Everyone knows 7th year Gryffindor Quidditch Captain Louis Tomlinson and 5th year Ravenclaw prefect Harry Styles are dating–except for Harry.  Fluffiest fluff to ever fluff.

These Rays of Light Begin To Intersect - cruellouelle (20k)

Au.  Harry’s just gotten out of a suffocating relationship and to make himself feel better, he enlists Louis on a bucket list mission of uneventful adventures.

Far Afield - QuickedWeen (11k)

Harry Styles is a witch who owns the best flower shop in Manchester.  Lottie Tomlinson is planning her wedding, and brings her brother along to her first appointment.  Both men have been having a bad day and sparks fly.

Search and Rescue Me - wildhalos (17.4k)

Louis never really paid attention to Harry until they get stuck in the locker room together.

pour some sugar on me - bottomlinsons (grimgrace) (2.6k)

Harry’s a bit clueless, and Louis’ a barista with clever hands. (here meaning: Harry’s very clueless, and Louis draws dicks in coffee foam.)

An Underrated Type of Trouble - anonymous (Potter Direction Fic Exchange) (22.7k)

Harry is the Head Boy, Louis is a troublemaker and they both like each other too much to get in each other’s way.

Won’t You Please Come Around - allwaswell16 (5.8k)

Or a Valentine’s Day story where Harry has a really fit neighbour, and his cat is a thief.

I’m Like a Bird on a Wire - LadyLondonderry (3.8k)

Growing up the only pigeon with snow-white feathers, Harry’s always felt like he stood out horribly.  When one day he stumbles on another pigeon like himself, it raises questions about who he really is…

And why the other pigeon is so against being, well, a pigeon.

  • omg idk why i liked this so much but it was just really cute lololol

This Restless Dream - afirethatcannotdie (5.6k)

AU.  Louis works at an animal shelter and Harry wants a puppy.  Things don’t go quite according to plan.

whewwww that’s all folks!! All of these fics have been added to the larry library too :))) I hope yall have a great time reading!

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regardless of whether or not she is able to regenerate, it’s gotta be a little traumatic to see your bird mom get stabbed through the chest. He canonically had flashbacks about it. I know this is way back in the beginning of season one but I can’t stop thinking about it I HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT BIRD MOM

(Psst also Square Mom and Purple Mom)

jinchi-nina  asked:

Do you heard about caged bird au from Eunoriablithe? If it's yes, l would ask... maybe you will join the stir party and draw something about it. Sans in red dress or kinda ship between them

(sans in dresses is my jam)

(the dress isn’t exactly red though, sorry..)

caged bird au belongs to @eunoriablithe

“you want a songbird? i’ll give you your goddamn songbird.”

(but papyrus is an insomniac so this won’t happen.)

I remember back in 7th grade when Avian was just a concept. Just someone who was pink colored, a fighter, and able to fly.

Here I am a rising Junior with one of the most complex people I’ve ever created, every year of her life something I can recall as if I had experienced her entire growing life, watching every view, opinion, and goal shift and mold and change. She is more complex than I ever imagined she would be, and God I love her

There is nothing more pleasing than creating a character and seeing them grow. OCs are amazing. Never give up. You can create anything and anyone with time, thought, and confidence

Headcanon 1,429
  • Clark: Babe?
  • Bruce: yes?
  • Clark: Your name is BATman.
  • Bruce: You are correct
  • Clark: And all of your children are either named after a bird, were originally named after a bird, or are named Bat.
  • Bruce: where are you going with this?
  • Clark: Are...
  • Clark(whispering): are you a furry?
  • Bruce(leans in): I'm going to shove kryptonite down your dick if you ever ask me that again.

Every single time I see a vine by Thomas Sanders I think to myself:

Him. That one. He needs to be a Disney prince. It’s his destiny. He has been chosen. Someone call the mouse and tell him the search is over.