anonymous asked:

I just watched an animated video about the Great Emu war. Not sure if I have more respect for Australia for going after the fuckers or if I'm realizing you're all crazier than I thought.

look if you’re gonna fight anyone why wouldn’t you fight giant birds 

crochetjenae  asked:

Hello, I was wondering if you had any advice on dealing with a jealous budgie? I got two a couple months ago, trying to tame them so they can be let out of the cage like at their former home, but one bird won't let the other near the treats I offer.

I’ve had this problem (in fact, I still do, because Oliver and Phin are both VERY aggressive about millet -_- ).  One possible solution is to offer two treats–one in each hand, held on opposite sides of the cage, if possible.  I know sometimes cage doors are too small to comfortably fit both hands in, so if you can’t do this, you can always try holding the treats up against the bars outside the cage.  You can also try to use a really long stalk of millet as a treat so that it’s too long for one bird to hog it all, which is what I do.

Unfortunately, this is a pretty common issue with budgies, since they’re such sassy little birds.  Hopefully one of these solutions will work for you!  Let me know if you have other questions!