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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.

Alter egos


Me: Guys why don’t you just enjoy the fricking video instead of coming up with theories right away.

Everyone else: Did yOu NotIce ThAt GoOGLePliErs aRe ActUaLLy MulTiPliErs aND ThaT ThEY MaKe UP GooGLE ChRomE

Me: wow….
*starts rewatching the video 50 times*


Hello, with school in session I’ve been finding it quite difficult to keep my blog active so I decided to host my first ever, Queue Group :) 

R U L E S :

— Mbf me (@captivahted) 

— Likes will be counted as bookmarks, must reblog to join

— Will choose twenty people to join the network

— Choosing when satisfied with the amount of notes

P E R K S :

 — A new friend (me) if you want one :)

— Your blog being featured on a cute little page (that’s of course, under construction)

—  Your own page to promote your upcoming networks, awards, favorites, etc. A place to queue with other members or eventually befriend them ❤

— Random queues (by me)

— Promos of your choice, twice a week, upon request ❤

H I G H E R  C H A N C E S :

— Reblog this post more than once

— Talk to me, I don’t bite :)

— Reblog my uploads here

— Reblog from me a lot and your url will seriously stand out :)

O T H E R :

— Photo found on tumblr

— Banner made by me

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.”

New blog for system kids!

Hello! I am Shiba! I am the host of a traumagenic DID system. This blog is a safe space for child alters in DID/OSDD systems. If you are a minor in a system, this is the place for you! We will post nice stuff. Like puppies, video games, soft blankets…and self care too! NSFW blogs will be blocked and reported for interacting with nonconsenting minors! Please promo us?

Would the real Sherlock Holmes please stand up?

More than a century after first emerging into the fogbound, gaslit streets of Victorian London, Sherlock Holmes is universally recognizable. And yet many of his most recognizable features don’t appear in Arthur Conan Doyle’s original stories. Sherlock is a cultural text, repeatedly altered over time as each new interpretation becomes superimposed over those that proceed it. This means that Sherlock continually evolves, embodying ideas and values often far removed from those found in Conan Doyle. And after each particular story ends, Sherlock rises again, a little changed, perhaps, with a new face and fresh mannerisms or turns of phrase, but still essentially Sherlock, our Sherlock.

For a peek into the evolution of Sherlock, watch the TED-Ed Lesson Who IS Sherlock Holmes? - Neil McCaw

Animation by Lasse Rützou Bruntse