He's one big fat bird getting into all kinds of crazy shenanigans and whatnot.

 

Trouble in paradise
Funbaskets aren’t all fun and games

Trouble in paradise

Funbaskets aren’t all fun and games

Honpun VS window box wren

He called me when it came then stared at me the whole time until it left. This was the 3rd time the wren came back with him there. It doesn’t seem to mind him, but is scared of me.

Anonymous asked
As a graduation present, I was thinking of asking for a bird. I don't graduate for long time but I want a little while to learn about caring for a bird and their diets and daily routines. What birds would you recommend for a first time owner? I've heard parakeets and cockatiels are wonderful

assbaka:

honpun:

Think about the amount of time you will be able to dedicate to the bird. It can be tough when you are older. Any member of the parrot family needs a LOT of attention and they can be loud. Someone once told me having a bird is like having a Special Needs child, and I think this is very accurate. They are forever in their “terrible twos” - tantrums and all.

Cockatiels are also very dusty so take allergies into consideration (budgies arent as dusty I dont think) A budgie or cockatiel would be the best for a first parrot but please remember this is still a 15-25 year commitment. They are very intelligent and being given away down the line can be hurtful to them.

If you just really like birds and don’t care if they bond to you or not, zebra finches are great to start with. They were my first birds - I had them and bred them for years. Fascinating little things! Loved watching them interact. Life span about 7 years I think, and pretty low maintenance. Easy enough that you can have them AND a parrot when you’re ready.

Hope this helps

I would also add that if you’re looking for a bird that will want to spend time with you and pay attention to you, a budgie might be a disappointment. They’re super adorable and funny to watch but they tend toward entertaining themselves rather than interacting with you. 

I would recommend a lovebird if you want something that will bond deeply to you. Also, why not check out if there’s a parrot rescue near you? If there is, you might be able to help out and take care of some parrots to get a feel for just how owning one might feel. :)

REALLY GOOD ADVICE HERE

Anonymous asked
As a graduation present, I was thinking of asking for a bird. I don't graduate for long time but I want a little while to learn about caring for a bird and their diets and daily routines. What birds would you recommend for a first time owner? I've heard parakeets and cockatiels are wonderful

Think about the amount of time you will be able to dedicate to the bird. It can be tough when you are older. Any member of the parrot family needs a LOT of attention and they can be loud. Someone once told me having a bird is like having a Special Needs child, and I think this is very accurate. They are forever in their “terrible twos” - tantrums and all.

Cockatiels are also very dusty so take allergies into consideration (budgies arent as dusty I dont think) A budgie or cockatiel would be the best for a first parrot but please remember this is still a 15-25 year commitment. They are very intelligent and being given away down the line can be hurtful to them.

If you just really like birds and don’t care if they bond to you or not, zebra finches are great to start with. They were my first birds - I had them and bred them for years. Fascinating little things! Loved watching them interact. Life span about 7 years I think, and pretty low maintenance. Easy enough that you can have them AND a parrot when you’re ready.

Hope this helps

After bath excitement 2: the chickening

After bath excitement 2: the chickening

dmangotango asked
I feel that this page is for people overly obsessed with birds or in your case, your cockatiel, which I am overly obsessed with birds >.>

birds are awesome everyone should be obsessed with them