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Sidney Crosby #4.2

Because I know a lot of you weren’t happy with this Sidney Crosby drabble, I did a part two!! Yay! <3 I hope you like this one. Enjoy!

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Originally posted by ehghtyseven

You know how when you spend too much time with a person, you catch all their quirks and you become more alike? Your mom, who hated Japanese food, turned out loving sushi after being married to your dad for years. Your cousin eventually liked listening to All Time Low after dating that punk-rocker wannabe… things like that.

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MJ Scenario – At First Sight

Originally posted by syairasaad

Summary: Children are great, for sure, but only if they’re your kind thing. They weren’t yours so you ended up getting help from the master child himself – Kim Myungjun. You just didn’t know he would have this effect on you.

Genre: Fluff

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anonymous asked:

I'm thinking about getting an Indian Ringneck, and was wondering how should I set up the cage? I've been doing a lot of research on feeding, training, etc, but I haven't found an article on how the cage set up should be.

A cage should be setup with;

1. Natural Branches;
i am a big advocate for this and it is the only type i use. They keep nails trim (rough kinds) and provide exercise for feet and legs. This is from the different widths, and ridges etc.
They are a great source of enrichment as chewing is irresistible. Just ensure if you get them naturally from a tree you disinfect them well before putting into the cage. Otherwise you can buy them online or pet stores.
Cotton perches (especially for strong frequent chewers like ring necks) can cause issues such as toenails getting caught in loose strings. Unintentionally ingesting cotton fibers causing foreign bodies.
Keeping a hygienic standard (you will have to wash min once every 2 days). They only really offer comfort and have no way of keeping nails or beaks trim.
Pumice/concrete perches are okay if they are on it occasionally during the day and have natural branches in their cage too. If too long is spent on these branches sores will develop under their feet from repetitive rubbing.
Calcium perches are good for chewing and keeping nails trim. They aren’t very good hygiene wise as they soak up bacteria from foods and droppings, I have used them in the past but maintenance requires a new perch every 2-3 months and they are so easily chewed away in that time which exposes the screw.
Dowel perches are well, quite frankly boring. They’re straight, one length (usually too small width for ringnecks feet), chewed through like lighting, offer no exercise for feet and are too smooth.

- Level the branches like steps;
This is important because it allows the bird to get access to toys, food bowls, and move around the cage freely.
Most birds when first bought into a new home will like to be at a high level in the back corner of their cage.
This will be where they feel most comfortable and will most likely sleep. Therefore in those places i use wide branches to ease grip and make an easy stance for feet.

2. Bowls ideally should be ceramic or stainless steel (can be plastic just ensure thorough cleaning daily with scrubbing brush and detergent - and replacement every 6 months to prevent bacterial growth) and kept level with top perches for ease of access to and around the cage and also prevents spoilage of contents with droppings.
I keep 4 different types, pellet/seed bowl for dry mix, a vegetable/fruit bowl, drinking water bowl, and a large bathing bowl.  

3. Enrichment can be variously anything you see for foraging, shredding.
There are various toys available online and in pet shops that hang down, bolt on, swing, can be used for training.
I use canary/finch nests for shredding (seen back ground left) as they are affordable and have a decent lifespan, natural chews (seen central) with wood blocks, nuts and seeds.
Foraging toys like horizontal holders, nut cases, foraging balls can be used to get food out of and are GREAT boredom busters.
Be creative!
I also put whole vegetables/fruit on pegs around various points in the cage. Kale and carrot are a big hit!

4. Hygiene of cages, especially being inside your home is incredibly important for your birds and your own health!
Bowls MUST be cleaned daily.
News paper is my choice to use at the bottom of cages as it is porous and easily affordable to replace. And if you have a bird like Av its great fun to shred too.
Replacement daily to twice daily is recommended.
Scrubbing perches every 3 days will prevent soiled perches getting too ugly.
Whole cage scrubbing, bars, toys, grill and tray should be done every 3 - 7 days. I usually take them in the backyard and hose everything before scrubbing as it makes removal of dried debris soo much easier.
They also like a gentle bath in the process.

(Avacados cage layout)

I hope i have covered everything and I’d love to see a picture of your cage set out when you get your new ringneck!