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I rescued this parakeet from a family that had it consigned to a 6 year old that would grab it by the tail and toss it into the air (clipped wings, so it would just flop down hard).
I didn't steal it, more like I fed the mother some lies about parakeets having parasites and she gave it to me. They didn't treat it like a living creature anyway.
Now, I was hoping I could give it a better home, but either the parakeet has been too traumatized by it's socialization with the child, or it's still feral, because it will NOT bond with me or anyone as is actively very aggressive.
I don't like birds in cages, and given I can't make the poor bastard accept humans again, I'm thinking about trying to teach it were the feeders are around my house and then setting it loose once the feathers grow back, hopefully it will stick around the food and I'll somewhat watch for it.
Does this sound like a game plan or am I dooming the parakeet to be eaten by a hawk or a cat?
What could I do to make this animal happy again (I really don't wanna get another parakeet, then I'll be stuck with two unhappy locked birds).
I was surprised to see this ladybug on my balcony at this time of the year, but when I grabbed it there was some sticky liquid that got on my fingers and I noticed this bug pustule on its head, what is this?
Hey /an/, my parents have a house cats that never go outside. One of those cat bit and scratched ma few days ago, and tonight I found in the living room foaming at the mouth and running around erratically.
They're refusing to take her to a vet because she stopped foaming at the mouth and "seems fine". I'm pretty scared she gave me some disease with that bite and scratch. What should I do? If I call 911 will someone come take her and check her out?
Why are ducks in the avian class when they're not birds? Only birds should be in aves. Like, when people think of a bird they think of something like an eagle or parrot, not a duck. Duck beaks are way too flat and they have webbed feet with short legs. Ducks are ducks, birds are birds. Ducks should be grouped with other non-bird avians like chickens, owls, penguins, and nightjars, to make their own class.
ITT share your favorite nature documentaries, the best ones that people might not have seen before.
Ive watched many of the classic Attenborough's and basically everything on netflix, its starting to feel like most of what I find is pretty bland or badly made though. IMO the best documentaries are the ones that focus on good photography and science.
- some of the highest brain-to-body ratios in nature - possess remarkable intelligence and general problem-solving ability - dextrous; can use tools - can communicate by flashing colors on their bodies; can flash different patters on either side of their bodies to communicate to two other individuals at once - we don't know what they are communicating - instinctively react to unknown phenomena with aggression - some report that they are capable of observational learning - we don't know their ultimate plans yet. we hope they are benevolent beings