please stop god

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.

IDK why current Marvel is so insistent on making sure Tony has no friends ever? Historically he’s done best as a character when he’s been:

A) Having a great time with his long-time well-established friends
B) Getting support from those friends
C) Saving or being saved by those friends

Like yeah, sure, ok give me so delicious “life is pain but I must overcome” Tony Stark TM self-sacrificing behaviour, but please let him have FRIENDS while it happens? Stop vagueing about it, Marvel! Just let people say they like Tony! 

Preferably to his face.

finally drew my MC.

His name is Iris, he likes eating flowers in socially inappropriate situations and drinking enough lavender mint tea to reek of it. Smells a bit like an old lady. He doesn’t always wear his dragonfly hair decoration but when he does he’s very obvious about trying to show it off.

As you can see, he really, really likes purple.

I like to think of him as being a bit strange. Not bad, but a bit odd.

He fancies the dear doctor’s large auburn eyebrows.
Refers to them as ‘caterpillars’.
…or doctorpillars.

Please stop him.

Louis: *imitates the guy asking the question by making an alliteration out of his name and says “top dollar,” which means high price/expensive*

Y’all: *jerk off to your LOUIS IS A TOP fantasies for the 2893408978th time*

When your father stops being a father, you don’t stop being a daughter. When your husband stops being a husband, you don’t stop being a wife. When your friend stops being a friend, you don’t stop being a friend. You have your own duties. Don’t let anyone who has a right over you hold you accountable on the Day of Judgement.

wardengrey  asked:

Please keep making Voltron team headcanons and please god never stop Im cracking up so hard

lmao this sounds like an invitation for more of my shitty headcanons so here you go:

  • lance will drape himself dramatically across people’s laps. at first everyone pushed him off but now it’s just kinda. a Thing.
  • *keith and lance are even vaguely in the same place* “are you two having a bonding moment”
  • if someone goes into the training room and Shiro is there doing pushups they are morally obligated to sit on his back
    • no matter who fuckin does it he just keeps going
    • one time they all try at once and he doesn’t even blink
  • lance introduces them as the power rangers @ like five planets before anyone gets him to stop. that’s five whole civilizations that will forever think of team voltron as the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
  • sometimes they drop bullshit nonexistent ~*earth sayings*~ into their speech when they’re talking to allura and coran
    • “wow that alien’s prettier than a tuba underwater on a monday morning, isn’t she lance?”
    • “that was a close call. but luckily all my party turtles are still in the basket”
    • no one can tell if keith is joking or not when he does it
  • lance has to be chaperoned by another paladin every time he plans to interact with someone remotely attractive after he gets kidnapped for a fifth time
  • they act like they’re on a long road trip
    • “are we there yet are we there yet are we there y-” 
    • have actually gotten to 1 while singing 99 Bottles of Beer On the Wall
    • have involved games of I Spy (”I spy with my little eye something yellow” “is it another fucking star because I sweaR TO GOD”)