the most graceful of birds.
SLOW MOTION TENNISBALL WADDLE
LOOK AT THIS MAJESTIC BEAST
JUST LOOK AT IT
(via chelseaurq)Source: tootricky
I stopped at a PetSmart yesterday and met this little guy named Beaks.
He got comfy in my scarf for a whiiile, then got really upset when I was leaving, and went nuts trying to get me to stay.
I’M SO SORRY LITTLE BUDDY
but he’s so cute and friendly, I know he’ll have a great home soon.
When they are young, they will snuggle and love you to death. When they hit puberty, there is a chance they will hate you and go for someone of the opposite gender.
I wish they would stop breeding these poor babies. Especially sun conures. They are just as loud as their colors, and people are seldom prepared for it.
What’s also sad, is that they take them from their mamas! Their mamas want to love their babies. Raise them in a family; in their flock.
Don’t buy from pet store chains. You will only give them reason to replace this guy.
Speak with your money, that’s the only way they’ll listen. :(
Resist the cute and get a rescue bird that already exists and needs your loving care.
As predicted by the US Herpetoculture Alliance, Representative Louise Slaughter (D-NY) introduced H.R. 996: Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act on March 6, 2013. H.R. 996 is the expected re-write of H.R. 669 from 2008. H.R. 996 has 28 co-sponsors and has been referred to four different committees: House Natural Resources- Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs, House Budget, House Judiciary, House Ways and Means committees. H.R. 996 seeks to set up an “accepted” (white) list of common domesticated pets and livestock, and an “unaccepted” (black) list; that by default would be everything not included on the “accepted” list. This is a “guilty until proven innocent” approach that would add all “unaccepted” species to the Injurious Wildlife list of the Lacey Act in one massive blanket listing. Hundreds of species could be criminalized as to import and interstate transport. Most reptiles and amphibians [and parrots] would fall to the “unaccepted” list and be subject to sanctions under the Lacey Act.
Please fill out the form at Herp Alliance to send a letter to your US Congressman today opposing H.R. 996!
“Pet lovers such as myself support a legislative solution that targets species which may actually be invasive, rather than every species not originally native to the U.S., including thousands of species that have been in this country for decades without adverse impact. This Bill is a disaster to American pet owners who care deeply about their pets and face having to dispose of them because of a flawed law.”
I’m down with prohibiting the breeding, import, and trade of invasive animals (mainly because of the vast number of irresponsible pet owners), but not outright killing them.
An invasive species is discovered in mass, it’s too late to do anything.
My concern that hits close to home is for the wild parrot population.
They don’t hurt anyone and are a joy to watch. I can’t imagine wild Pikos and Nismos being killed because of some stupid excuse as “One pooped on my car, it’s a nuisance, it’s legal to kill it”.
Not fair and balanced. Not well thought-out.
Please read this through and send a letter to your rep. You can customize it to make it more relevant to parrot parents and lovers.
This is absolutely horrifying.Source: avianawareness
Texts from Parrots As spring kicks into gear, I’ve been seeing more people announce they want their pet birds to have babies, or are looking for a mate for them. Think, please think. If you are against subbing fake eggs etc, don’t get a male and female, don’t add to a problem just because it seems like a good idea. Off soapbox now!