Found a cockatiel bathing suit for Charlotte at Crazy 8!  So cute!  #charlotte #cockatiel #bathingsuit #cute #crazy8

Found a cockatiel bathing suit for Charlotte at Crazy 8! So cute! #charlotte #cockatiel #bathingsuit #cute #crazy8

hungryhungryhiddles:

travelingbythoughts:

this is the greatest thing i’ve ever seen

THIS GIF LITERALLY JUST MADE MY ENTIRE WEEK A THOUSAND TIMES BETTER

hungryhungryhiddles:

travelingbythoughts:

this is the greatest thing i’ve ever seen

THIS GIF LITERALLY JUST MADE MY ENTIRE WEEK A THOUSAND TIMES BETTER

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immaculatellamalord:

lauriejuspeczyk:


221becquerel:



queenaglaia:



uncalmly:



silentknightley:



rookieoftheday:



Do you understand how scary this picture is



god forbid a real person do real person things he wasnt just a robot who killed people jesus fucking christ



uh yeah its not like he killed and tortured six million jews or anything



Hold on just a tick. Listen, I’m Jewish, so I’m perfectly capable of understanding that what he did was just…..well, there are no words for it. But let’s not round it up to simply Jews that got killed. It was six million people that died in those camps, not just Jews. Did you know that homosexuals were sent there, too? Yeah, I’m sure you did. They had to wear special little symbols on their clothes. Do you know what it was? It was a pink triangle.
It was six million PEOPLE. 
But you let that roll over in your mind for a while and you are going to forever see this man as a monster, but that’s not what he was. He was someone who thought he was truly doing something right for his nation, no matter how shitty he was doing it. Believe me when I say that I don’t like him. I really don’t. My grandfather’s brothers died in those camps, and my grandfather escaped to Spain, then to Mexico. He was lucky.
This is not a monster holding hands with a little girl.
This is Adolf Hitler, a man, holding hands with a little girl. 
Yeah. It’s fucking scary. It really is. Do you know why?
It’s because you’re seeing that he wasn’t, in fact, a monster. You’re seeing in this picture that he was a man. He was a man, and that’s really the saddest part of it all.






As a History major who specializes in the history of early modern Europe, I’ve studied a lot of dictators in detail, not just Hitler. The number one mistake anyone could ever make in history is making the assumption that only inhuman monsters are capable of doing terrible things. Stop dehumanizing Hitler just so you can reassure yourself that “normal” humans aren’t capable of doing bad things. Hitler liked children and dogs, he was a vegetarian and he cried like a little boy when his mother died. I’m not saying he was a good, innocent person, but when you stop attributing human characteristics to historical figures like Hitler, it’s how you overlook people just like him in real life, and it’s how people like him end up back in power.


That last statement.


Wow. Interesting. And true.

immaculatellamalord:

lauriejuspeczyk:

221becquerel:

queenaglaia:

uncalmly:

silentknightley:

rookieoftheday:

Do you understand how scary this picture is

god forbid a real person do real person things he wasnt just a robot who killed people jesus fucking christ

uh yeah its not like he killed and tortured six million jews or anything

Hold on just a tick. Listen, I’m Jewish, so I’m perfectly capable of understanding that what he did was just…..well, there are no words for it. But let’s not round it up to simply Jews that got killed. It was six million people that died in those camps, not just Jews. Did you know that homosexuals were sent there, too? Yeah, I’m sure you did. They had to wear special little symbols on their clothes. Do you know what it was? It was a pink triangle.

It was six million PEOPLE. 

But you let that roll over in your mind for a while and you are going to forever see this man as a monster, but that’s not what he was. He was someone who thought he was truly doing something right for his nation, no matter how shitty he was doing it. Believe me when I say that I don’t like him. I really don’t. My grandfather’s brothers died in those camps, and my grandfather escaped to Spain, then to Mexico. He was lucky.

This is not a monster holding hands with a little girl.

This is Adolf Hitler, a man, holding hands with a little girl. 

Yeah. It’s fucking scary. It really is. Do you know why?

It’s because you’re seeing that he wasn’t, in fact, a monster. You’re seeing in this picture that he was a man. He was a man, and that’s really the saddest part of it all.

As a History major who specializes in the history of early modern Europe, I’ve studied a lot of dictators in detail, not just Hitler. The number one mistake anyone could ever make in history is making the assumption that only inhuman monsters are capable of doing terrible things.

Stop dehumanizing Hitler just so you can reassure yourself that “normal” humans aren’t capable of doing bad things. Hitler liked children and dogs, he was a vegetarian and he cried like a little boy when his mother died. I’m not saying he was a good, innocent person, but when you stop attributing human characteristics to historical figures like Hitler, it’s how you overlook people just like him in real life, and it’s how people like him end up back in power.

That last statement.

Wow. Interesting. And true.

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Anonymous said: I love my cockatiel! Since I love her so much, I have had to give up one of my favorite things: nail polish. When I got her four years ago would always wear nail polish and it never bothered her, but I ended up becoming lazy about doing my nails and went a long time without doing them. Now every time I try and do my nails she is scared of my fingers and will not perch on my hand! I removed the polish because I love her but I would love to be able to paint my nails again. Any ideas to solve this?

pepperandpals:

Hmm. The only thing I can think of is to maybe slowly reintroduce her to it. Perhaps start off by painting just one nail and interacting with her and slowly progress until they are all painted. It’ll look a bit silly, but it should work.

I have had this problem for the past decade! Here is what has helped the most for me:
Avoid wearing very bright colors that they would naturally find alarming, like bright reds or neon pinks
Try different colors; I have been surprised by what bothers them and what doesn’t.
Try a matte topcoat! When I tried matte polish, my birds really didn’t even notice my nails at all anymore. I guess they’re not scary if they are not shiny?
They seemed to get over it more recently since I have been wearing polish more consistently over the past two years

Another thing: all four of my tiels react differently to colors and textures on my nails. What doesn’t bother one bird will irritate another. Also, my sister’s birds don’t give a crap about ANY color she wears, but mine are sensitive and opinionated! It’s funny.

goldenheartedrose:

goldstarprivilege:

muchymozzarella:

afunnyfeminist:

ghastderp:

i love sir patrick stewart more with each passing day.

See, guys. This is how you do it. Notice the words “Not all men are like that” are never spoken.

He knows men are like that

his father was like that to his mother

he has experienced the pain firsthand, of what it’s like when men are like that

and he never wants men to be like that again and he fights tooth and nail against the men who are still like that

And moreover, he acknowledges his privilege [as an older white male who is famous/well known] and uses it to speak up. He knows what he is, and he never has to say he’s not like those men he fights against—he never says it, his actions speak loud enough for everyone else to see it. 

Sir Patrick Stewart, everyone.

I need this on my dash today.

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avianawareness:

avianawareness:

I LOVE CONURES. I rescue conures (and other birds). I have 2 kids that are conures. I have Clifford (RIP) the conure tattooed on my back. So, let me say something to joo…

Conures (and all animals) deserve love, attention, and patience. 
They are not getting any of that locked away in those tiny bins of a cage. It’s like they’re living in those tiny japanese hotel rooms.
I asked an employee, “Do they get any out-of-the-cage time?”
He respectfully replied, “Honestly, not enough.” (Don’t you dare fire this guy, he actually seems to care!)

So, Drake and Tarzan have been stuck in there for how long? I’ve even seen birds in that scenario for longer.

There was a Quaker there who’s hatchday was 3 years prior. 3 YEARS. I was told he’s been bounced around from store to store.
I wanted to buy him to save him, but that increases demand, and they’ll just replace him with another sad bird.
I would leave crying after trying to entertain him with my hand crawling around the glass for 20 minutes. I felt so bad for him and dwelled on the others who suffer like him; of the bird-mill parents he came from.
I avoid #Petco, #PetSupermarket, and #Petsmart for these reasons and encourage others to do so until things change.

When getting a bird from Petco (I did way back when I wasn’t as informed as I am now), there was no education, no honest description of what it means to be a bird parent. I had to give my dusky conure to my dad because she went from needy baby to adult. She now bites me and wants to cuddle him death. Oh, and when she’s not cuddling, she’s screaming for cuddles.

Petco, you adopt out dogs and cats, why not adopt out birds? Are you not aware of the Captive Parrot Crisis?

What Pet Stores can do right now: Hire a crew to interact with the bird on a frequent basis. Have avian education classes. Work with rescues and sanctuaries similar to how you are with dogs and cats.

Inevitably, STOP SELLING BRED-FOR-PROFIT BIRDS.
BTW, conures live to be in their 30s, that’s a BIG commitment alone.

Bird lovers, go ahead and call the number posted, 1-888-824-7257
Reblog for awareness (and I will love you forever)!

Want to learn more as to why I rant?
WATCH | PBS: Parrot Confidential
READ | Of Parrots & People
LISTEN | Podcasts
LEARN | nofeatherleftbehind.org
ADOPT | petfinder.com

SIGN & SHARE THE PETITION

Tell Petco to stop selling parrots!

I don’t usually share this kind of thing, but I agree with this one. If you want a bird, educate yourself then go to a rescue, a reputable breeder, or a reputable specialty bird store. Honestly, this goes for all pets.

bynnie!!!

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Anonymous said: do you know what satire is? or humor? the yolo post was not serious, it was a joke

Yay my first anon hate! I’ve arrived!

homophobias:

"yes hi i’d like a one way ticket please"

e_e

They will all be terribly disappointed to find it full of a very studious and quiet university town, ag fields, and rednecks.

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mrsdelle:

rachelroach:

the cutest ever

YASSSS!

Tyrannarannatiel!!!

putuksstuff:

helldotexe:

on this day, eight years ago, a man named John Freeman was at an office, typing on a computer. he got a email from his brother, and the rest, as they say, is full life consequences.

Truly a day to remember.

putuksstuff:

helldotexe:

on this day, eight years ago, a man named John Freeman was at an office, typing on a computer. he got a email from his brother, and the rest, as they say, is full life consequences.

Truly a day to remember.

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deathsfriedpickles:

eternal-scandal:

eternal-scandal:

Please pass this on and pay special attention to the 911 Good Samaritan. You can save a life.

This is extremely important to me. I lost my best friend who accidentally overdosed on a very risky and lethal drug. The guy he was with was too afraid, either from the fact that he could get in trouble for holding drugs or who knows why, but he waited 50 minutes before going to my best friend’s house to get his mom, who then called the ambulance. Police went through the guy’s phone records which showed he was texting a dealer asking what to do because my friend was having trouble. Nowhere in that time did he call the ambulance, and a life could have been saved. So if you see any sign or know for a fact, call as soon as possible. 

this could save so many lives. signal boost this. this needs to be common knowledge.

deathsfriedpickles:

eternal-scandal:

eternal-scandal:

Please pass this on and pay special attention to the 911 Good Samaritan. You can save a life.

This is extremely important to me. I lost my best friend who accidentally overdosed on a very risky and lethal drug. The guy he was with was too afraid, either from the fact that he could get in trouble for holding drugs or who knows why, but he waited 50 minutes before going to my best friend’s house to get his mom, who then called the ambulance. Police went through the guy’s phone records which showed he was texting a dealer asking what to do because my friend was having trouble. Nowhere in that time did he call the ambulance, and a life could have been saved. So if you see any sign or know for a fact, call as soon as possible. 

this could save so many lives. signal boost this. this needs to be common knowledge.

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I stared at this for a whole minute, horrified over and over again. That man is so lucky that he didn’t drop his son on his head. It’s not funny dropping a child!

I stared at this for a whole minute, horrified over and over again. That man is so lucky that he didn’t drop his son on his head. It’s not funny dropping a child!

(Source: ForGIFs.com, via ruinedchildhood)