pelleter

DOVES AND PIGEONS ARE NOT PARROTS!

Stop fucking trying to make them parrots!

Stop getting them fruit pellets!

Stop trying to make them eat veggie chop!

Stop trying to make them eat fruit!

Stop trying to get them off of an all seed diet!

An all seed diet is NOT bad for doves OR pigeons!

Pigeons and doves are STRICT SEED EATERS!

THEY NEED THE HULL! They swallow seeds whole and get their dietary fiber from the shell!

THEY CANNOT DIGEST VEGGIES!

THEY CANNOT DIGEST FRUIT!

THEY CANNOT PROCESS SUGAR!

STOP FUCKING DENYING SEEDS TO STRICT SEED EATERS!!!!

REASEARCH instead of ASSUME!

COLUMBIDS ARE NOT PSITTICINES!

VETS SHOULD FUCKING *KNOW* BETTER!

i hate how some people that work at the pet stores think they’re vets. i was in there to return hamster food and i was telling her about how marina is picky so my vet wants me to try giving her some vegetables along with her pellets and she’s like YOU CANT GIVE YOU HAMSTER ANY TYPE OF VEGETABLES??? THEIR BODIES CANT PROCESS IT

lady yes they fucking can and my vet is literally guiding me through this, i don’t need your ass

In need of advice

Okay so, I’m having trouble feeding my betta. At first he was eating Tetra Betta flakes, Dennerle Complete Gourmet Menu pellets, and freeze-dried blood worms. Now he refuses everything but the Tetra Betta flakes, and he still spits some of them out.

Is there something wrong? Or is he just picky? His poop is normal, but I’ve read that sometimes bettas can have internal parasites and show no outward signs apart from losing their appetite. Is that true? Should I treat for internal parasites? Is there any risk if I treat for that and it turns out he doesn’t have them?

My water parameters are 0/0/0, and the temperature is 80 f. The tank is a 7.5 gal and was set up about two and a half years ago. I’ve had the betta for nearly three weeks. If more information is needed feel free to ask.

Since you asked:

@wimmmmpod

Layer pellets for chickens can be safely added to pigeon feed as a suppliment.

Crumbles are ok for doves.

But not the fruit pellets for parrots! It’s like giving a diabetic cheese cake.

Fruit as a treat must be given in absolutely tiny ammounts. Like, a dude scratched some pulp and let the bird have a taste from his fingernail tiny. A few times a day at most.

Myths About Betta Fish

I’m sick of the pet industry always fucking animals like the betta over so let’s get some things straight
—————
MYTH: bettas like small spaces, they live in small rice paddies in the wild
REALITY: No they absolutely do not, sure some survive this, but it’s a cruel life to live. Rice paddies are actually quite big although shallow, the average male betta has about 3 feet of its own territory in the wild. Bettas need AT LEAST 2.5 gallons, but a 5-10 g is even better. You can get a 3 g tank from petco for like $10
————–
MYTH: you should feed your betta whenever it is hungry
REALITY: a bettas stomach is the size of its eyeball, it is very easy to overfeed. I feed my betta 3 pellets twice a day, but lots of people feed at different times with different food so I suggest doing some research and deciding what works best for you.
————–
MYTH: bettas are lazy
REALITY: bettas are inactive in small tanks because they’re aware that they have no space to swim and will hit walls, in larger tanks bettas are very active
————–
MYTH: bettas can only be kept alone
REALITY: it is true that male betta fish cannot be kept with any other betta, but (depending on the bettas personality) bettas can be kept with fish that are smaller and drab looking that won’t bite your bettas tail. I keep my betta with 2 snails and 5 ghost shrimp and he rarely bothers them. Female bettas can be kept in groups of 5 which is called a sorority. Keep in mind that these options are only possible in large tanks with lots of hiding spots.
————–
MYTH: bettas will eat live plants so you don’t have to feed them if you have plants in the tank
REALITY: bettas are CARNIVORES. They won’t eat plants, they will eat blood worms and brine shrimp which you can buy frozen. In fact feeding real prey is good along with pellets or flakes.
————–
MYTH: bettas don’t need filtration or heat
REALITY: they need both. As far as filtration goes, strong currents don’t mix well with bettas so a sponge filter is best.
————–
MYTH: bettas only live a couple months anyway, why should I be doing all this?
REALITY: with proper care, bettas can live 5 years.
————–
MYTH: bettas and all other fish are dumb
REALITY: bettas are actually very smart and trainable. Mine was taught to jump out of the water on command and come when called (by wiggling fingers). Some people have taught bettas harder tricks such as going through a hoop. They can even learn when meal time is and be ready for it.
————–
MYTH: My child will take care of the betta
REALITY: your child will lose interest within a week, YOU will be taking care of their fish. If you’re not okay with that don’t buy your kid a fish.
————–
MYTH: I should completely change the tank each time I clean it
REALITY: you should instead do frequent partial water changes of about 40% of the water
—————
MYTH: bettas are throw away pets
REALITY: there is no such thing as a throw away pet and if you think there is you shouldn’t own pets

Please always read care sheets before buying a pet because -newsflash- PET STORES LIE.
*drops mic*

Very Rare Celtic Coin of the Cantii

This gold quarter stater is from the reign of Dubnovellaunus and was struck circa 25 BC to AD 5. Obverse: ‘Pentagram’ type, blank die with banding. Reverse: Horse right, ring-pellet above, pentagram below, dispersed pellets in field.

The Cantii or Cantiaci were an Iron Age Celtic people living in Britain before the Roman conquest, and gave their name to a civitas of Roman Britain. They lived in the area now called Kent, in south-eastern England. Their capital was Durovernum Cantiacorum, now Canterbury. They were bordered by the Regnenses to the west, and the Catuvellauni to the north. Julius Caesar landed in Cantium in 55 and 54 BC, the first Roman expeditions to Britain. He recounts in his De Bello Gallico v. 14: “Ex his omnibus longe sunt humanissimi qui Cantium incolunt, quae regio est maritima omnis, neque multum a Gallica differunt consuetudine.”  - Translation - “Of all these (British tribes), by far the most civilised are they who dwell in Kent, which is entirely a maritime region, and who differ but little from the Gauls in their customs.”

Dubnovellaunus or Dumnovellaunus was the name of at least one, and possibly several kings of south-eastern Britain in the late 1st century BC/early 1st century AD, known from coin legends and from a mention in the Res Gestae Divi Augusti, the funerary inscription of the first Roman emperor, Augustus, giving a first-person record of his life and accomplishments.

The Brain Scoop: How Bird Vomit Helps us Understand History

Owl pellets. Many of us dissected them in school, picking apart these congealed masses of regurgitated bones, fur and fluff – aka, bird vomit. But in caves across the world, massive accumulations of these vomit capsules are helping paleontologists reconstruct what ecosystems looked like, and how they changed, over periods of hundreds- to hundreds of thousands of years. 

Curious…? Check out our latest: 

I’M GONNA WRITE A BOOKSTORE AU BECAUSE I CAN’T SLEEP AND I’M GONNA BE DEAD TOMORROW AT MY BOOKSTORE JOB

sO Y’ALL BETTER READ AND LIKE IT BECAUSE TOMORROW I’LL BE SUFFERING IT’S ALREADY 1H30 AM



Jack frowned at the crowded bookstore. He usually tried to go on week days, but the next three weekends would be spent on roadies and then, he wouldn’t have time to shop for his parent’s presents. It was getting closer and closer to Christmas, if one was to judge by the amount of shoppers on a Tuesday evening.

He waited in line for the information desk, watching the new releases displayed around him. The History display was further away, he was stuck reading the titles of romances and science-fictions, neither were very much his style.

‘Hi!’ said a cheery voice. ‘How may I help you, today?’

He was faced with a young blonde man wearing the company nametag, a manic smile and styrofoam pellets clinging to is clothes.

‘Huh… I- Is Shit- I mean, Mister Knight, here?’

‘I’m sorry, he’s unavailable today, caught a nasty bug, left us a little bit short-staffed!’ said the young man with a nervous laugh.

‘Huh- It’s okay, I can come back- ’

‘Oh, are you Mister Zimmermann? He said you came on Tuesdays, left this note for you…’ he grabbed a handwritten note taped to the computer screen. ‘Tell this - huh, I can’t say this word while I’m working - that I managed to find that out of print book he was asking about, I had to call the editor’s personal number, oh geez, he knows we’re not allowed to do that, and the book should be here in eight to fifteen weeks.’

Keep reading

SOLD already <33 Thank you SO much guys!

Punk!Sans belongs to me he’s my Undertale AU. His blog @punksansau

Dre and Zunde from the Undertale AU Cursetale. Permission to sell by the creator that goes by Cursetale. You can find their work on Tumblr or Deviant Art @cursetale and @blesstale

With a embroidered face and special printed outfit fabric all designed by me. Their shoes are store bought doll size. Punks collar was also store bought. They measure 8 inches tall and perfect to stuff in your pocket, car, locker, office desk or wherever!

Stuffed with plastic pellets and polyfil.

Not for young children.

Plush all made by me HappyKittyShop. Reblog don’t repost.

8

As ive mentioned before, dissecting owl pellets is something i love to do…. put on a good horror movie, break open a bottle of wine…. and unearth the undigested material from owl vomit. 
mmmm 

bottom two photos are of collected pellets and one of the lovely owls who produced them, this little owl lives in a worn near abandon barn with his sibling and momma.

Photos above are listings of little bone collections and necklaces containing these little bones! 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Wolftea?ref=hdr_shop_menu

“We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers… and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls.
Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.”