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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.

hisnameisvolte  asked:

which fate/girl that isn't rin has the best ZR in your opinion

Man, that’s a hard one to answer. Kioyhime’s definitely one of my favourites, although she doesn’t have very good ZR, specifically, just really good thigh highs, so I suppose she’s disqualified under that condition. 

Jeanne D’Arc also has really good thigh highs, but the quality of the ZR is questionable because she’s got that really short metal skirt, so it’s not quite zettai ryouiki.

Her final art is exceptional, though. Still, I have trouble assuming that mess is pure uncut ZR, regardless of the quality.

I suppose if we can count ZR as including the hot pants variety then my favourite is almost certainly Heroine X Alter’s’s second form.

Not least because she’s got that really cool Rory Mercury-esque Half-Garterbelt-Strap-Thing so there’s twice skindentation, but also because it’s spats ZR, and it’s really, really good spats ZR. I mean, her design as a whole is incredible - Jeanne cosplaying Heroine X Alter would probably be the best Fate Girls could get, design-wise - but as far as the ZR goes, it’s hard to get better than this.

That’s choice.

Honorable mention does, of course, go to Okita Souji, who might have won, were she not wearing those frightening miserable awful very bad stirrup-based toeless liar bastard thigh highs.

alterous attraction and love is beautiful. it’s something whole and wonderful on its own. it’s unique and amazing, and there is nothing wrong with it. you don’t need romantic or platonic attraction/love for it to be real. alterous can be just as real as those. it can be strong and powerful and life changing like those. there is no shame in experiencing alterous feelings toward others. embrace it.

Joseph finding out about Caesar’s weakness to insects probably involved Caesar hurdling an entire couch over both Suzie Q and Joseph like an Olympic track star. After Joseph stopped laughing his ass off for a whole ten minutes, he went and squashed the tiny bug and returned like a wounded veteran. Of course, it’s accentuated with incredible amounts of posing.
“I have slain that terrible fiend! The beast…was a strong one! But lo, I was able to best him in the ring of honor!”
Caesar just peers over the couch, glaring at him as only his eyes are visible, “Oh, valiant savior. Why art thou such a dick.”

I can’t with this one.. I just can’t..

Screenshots would be too much. (Hell, I type too much. Sorry).

There’s too many. But this guy…. I’m headdesking. Repeatedly. And losing faith in humanity, if what he’s seen is “typical”.

Firstly, after some chat, I get “What do you like most?”

What do I like most? In what? Food? People? Hobbies? To cook? Conventions? About my job? Which animal? Which of my pets? Online sites? Youtube Vidoes? Anime? WHAT??!

I get back “I want to get to know you”. Dude. Read my profile. There’s stuff to talk about there.

I called him out on the vague question and commented “I don’t know how to answer that. What do I like most? My husband? Sleep? My cats? Greek food? Anime? Conventions?… I like a lot of things ‘the most’“

Apparently having my husband be the top in my list of things I like “the most” was strange and weird. He was surprised I loved him “that much”. At this point I’m WTFing hardcore. According to him, I’m the first woman he’s ever met that would put their husband as one of the things they like the most. I told him he was cynical. I explained that I’m an introvert. I love my alone time. I’d rather be alone than with people 99.999% of the time. I LOVE my solitude. And I’d rather be with my husband than be alone. Apparently this alarmed him.

Then I tried to explain to him how introverts work. Or at least how I perceive how I work as an introvert (this may or may not be how others work…). That people tire me out. Different people tire me out at different rates. I have two friends that I LOVE to be around. They’re great fun and we have AWESOME game nights. There has never been a night where we didn’t have a blast. But damn are they ones that sap my mental energy FAST. Many weekends, I just don’t have the energy needed to be with them, no matter how much fun they are. But… I may have the energy to be around another friend of mine who is also fun, and hilarious, and all that. But doesn’t sap my energy as fast.

My husband, frequently, takes negative energy to be around. He literally costs me no energy, and in fact GIVES me energy to be around (most times. Some times he does cost, but it’s very rare and very small). I can do things and be around crowds that I couldn’t do alone, if he’s there. I could NEVER do a full 4 days of Dragon*Con, in cosplay, being the center of attention, talking to people, etc… without him. I’d get overwhelmed and you’d find me in a fetal position in a windowsill somewhere. (And this is all amusing because, compared to him, I’m the extroverted social butterfly. He’s waaaaaaay more introverted than I am!)

Apparently this revelation about my mental processes and why I love being around my husband was enough to make me “incredible” and “strange”. (This was after him sending me two messages of just “You’re………………” I’m what?) Also it’s made him “realize some facts and the real meaning of life”.

I just…. dude. I’m a geek introvert girl with a geek introvert husband. This should not be a life altering conversation. Especially not at 6am. Nothing should be life altering at 6am.

anonymous asked:

Y'know Cranbersher? The awesome stop-motion animator who created one of Jack's outros/animated some of Mark's vids? He posted a spooky zalgo texted, alter-ego vid in October too! It's called B͏̨͞R҉̴͞͏O̵Ḱ̡É͏N͟͏̡̡̛ and it's REALCREEPY. Thought u might wanna know if u didn't already. His alter-ego doesn't have a confirmed name yet, though, but @limbo-tries-to-art gave him the name "Crazebersher" in Feb. I think it's a cool name, plus other Anti fans might wanna know more about this dude :P

…. *gasp* :O

I do know of Cranbersher- he’s an AWESOME animator with some really really cool stop motion creations and “how to” guides!!

I’ll admit that I haven’t heard of his alter-ego, but Crazebersher? Clever! I do know/ remember that Cran had fun last October with the Zalgo too:

Fun times :P

ppl on here: attacking children for shipping something you don’t like, creating ‘callout’ posts for people on the other side of a ship war, screaming and yelling and crying into your keyboard for 5000 words a post abt how butthurt you are that people have differing opinions on what is harmful, generally freaking out and getting really mad at strangers on the internet

me: *sipping cereal milk and browsing tumblr casually* hombres, chicas, my people… chill