lionheartedowl asked
Yessss, I'm so happy that Bubblegum budgie is settling in so well! Bazooka seems more confident and comfortable than she did when she first arrived. You're a bird wizard.

Well, thank you! Bazooka appreciates it too!

mitkitty asked
For some reason I'm shipping Popzooka and imagining Popcorn helping draw Bazooka out of her shell and it's really dumb but also cute at the same time?

And for some reason the word “shell” made me think “sea shell” and this is what I pictured in my head:

I need sleep I think.

HATOFUL BOYFRIEND SPREADS ITS WINGS OF LOVE AUGUST 21ST

devolverdigital:

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The bird-loving folks of developer Mediatonic (Amateur Surgeon, Foul Play) and avian-friendly publisher Devolver Digital are pleased to announce that the revamped Hatoful Boyfriend will launch for PC, Mac, and Linux on August 21st. Early birds can get 10% off the…

pepperandpals:

EDIT: I took the donation stuff out as all of the $120 vet bill has been recouped. Thank you so much to those that donated! You can still commission my friend if you like up until the 31st when this all ends. Extra money will go to a new Vision cage fund. Also see below for what’s been added to the giveaway! My friend fyuvix is helping me out by taking art commissions for the birds. She’s an awesome artist who will digitally draw your bird (or if you don’t have a bird you can request any bird species) for the prices listed above. If you’d like to commission her for the birds, send an email to thirdpotato@gmail.com with the bird you’d like and a reference photo.
This is also a giveaway post! I’m giving away a set of Pepper and Pals one inch buttons, (sorry I don’t have a pic of them yet. This vet thing was sudden so I haven’t made them yet) some of Pepper’s molted feathers, and your very own Pinocchikeet! I will be adding more bird-related goodies as well. Here’s the rules:
Reblog to be entered. Only one reblog counts. Likes do not count.
You do not have to be following me to enter but it would be awesome if you did! Hope you like birds.
Please have your ask box open so I can let you know if you win. You must also be willing to supply me with your address.
No giveaway blogs. In other words don’t reblog on a blog that you use just to reblog giveaways.
US and Canada only due to shipping.
Giveaway ends July 31st!
If winner does not reply with address within 72 hours of winning, a new winner will be chosen.
If this goes well, I’ll do another giveaway just for my followers. Thank you so much for your help and support. It means the world to me and my birds.
NOW ADDED:
Along with a few other bird trinkets, in commemoration of the Dashcon fiasco, this ball pit ball has been added:

You have until the 31st to reblog for a chance to win these bird goodies!

Last day to reblog this!

pepperandpals:

EDIT: I took the donation stuff out as all of the $120 vet bill has been recouped. Thank you so much to those that donated! You can still commission my friend if you like up until the 31st when this all ends. Extra money will go to a new Vision cage fund. Also see below for what’s been added to the giveaway!

My friend fyuvix is helping me out by taking art commissions for the birds. She’s an awesome artist who will digitally draw your bird (or if you don’t have a bird you can request any bird species) for the prices listed above. If you’d like to commission her for the birds, send an email to thirdpotato@gmail.com with the bird you’d like and a reference photo.

This is also a giveaway post! I’m giving away a set of Pepper and Pals one inch buttons, (sorry I don’t have a pic of them yet. This vet thing was sudden so I haven’t made them yet) some of Pepper’s molted feathers, and your very own Pinocchikeet! I will be adding more bird-related goodies as well. Here’s the rules:

  • Reblog to be entered. Only one reblog counts. Likes do not count.
  • You do not have to be following me to enter but it would be awesome if you did! Hope you like birds.
  • Please have your ask box open so I can let you know if you win. You must also be willing to supply me with your address.
  • No giveaway blogs. In other words don’t reblog on a blog that you use just to reblog giveaways.
  • US and Canada only due to shipping.
  • Giveaway ends July 31st!
  • If winner does not reply with address within 72 hours of winning, a new winner will be chosen.

If this goes well, I’ll do another giveaway just for my followers. Thank you so much for your help and support. It means the world to me and my birds.

NOW ADDED:

Along with a few other bird trinkets, in commemoration of the Dashcon fiasco, this ball pit ball has been added:

You have until the 31st to reblog for a chance to win these bird goodies!

Last day to reblog this!

omfajr asked
In regards to the what to budgies like, idk about budgies, but my conure LOVES natural branches. I cut rose branches and bake them to kill insects that might be lurking and then use them for toys and perches. They're better for his feet and he loves chewing on them! (Please be sure to check and confirm that the branches you're using are bird-safe before cutting them. Some trees/plants are poisonous to birds.)

This is a great idea! And it’s one I’ve considered trying myself as I’d really like more natural wood perches. Lately whenever I go to Petsmart or Petco they’ve been almost totally out of them and the ones that are there aren’t the ones I’m looking for. I’m trying to find the ones that branch out a bit and aren’t just one straight stick, but I’m having little luck.

quarianmagicalgirl asked
Is your bird okay if it never plays with toys? Mine kinda just sits there all day and the closest thing he does to playing is peck at the mirror. I mean he is really old, but he's been doing that all his life. Is it just a personality thing?

It could be a personality thing. Some birds just aren’t as interested in toys. Pepper usually isn’t. It may also be because of his sex if he’s a budgie. I’ve found that my female budgies are far more interested in toys compared to my male budgies.

Anyone else have a bird that doesn’t play with toys?

tranq-u-quility asked
i have never shipped anything b4 popzooka ;w; its so adorable aaa i love your burbs so much B)) this blog is my fav keep doin what ur doin

Thank you! I ship it too!

ask-catrin asked
WE NEED MOAR POOF BIRB

WE DOOOOOOOOOOO

dreadstrive asked
How did you get scared little Bazooka to sit on your hand so quickly? I had budgies for years and never had any luck getting them to even come near my hand.

Ok. So. I have one method of taming that I’ve been a bit afraid to reveal, mostly because I’m afraid of other people trying it. So, if you do use this method, be careful. Especially if you have a bird that is extremely scared.

Basically I take the bird into the shower. The reason being that every parrot I’ve ever owned goes into a bit of trance in the shower. Something about the warmth, the mist, and the steam makes them forget to be scared and they just sorta bliss out.

Turn the shower on. The water should be warm enough for the bathroom to steam up, but obviously not too warm. Once there’s some good steam going, I take the bird in. Usually within minutes they are calm.

DON’T PUT THE BIRD DIRECTLY INTO THE STREAM OF WATER. This will break their trance and you’ll have a scared wet bird leaping about in a potentially dangerous situation.

But do place them close enough that droplets bouncing around land on them and mist gets to them. They should start closing their eyes and going into the shower trance. Some will even do a bit of a fluffy shower dance on your hand.

When the bird is calm on your hand you can practice stepping up. This method gives you a chance to show that you are not a threat and that they can trust you.

BE CAREFUL and if the bird is too wild, you probably shouldn’t do this method. Make sure the water is draining properly in the shower, so that if they do leave your hand they don’t land in water. You do NOT want water built up below them. The water NEEDS to be draining. Please. I don’t want anyone sending me messages about drowning their bird in the shower.

Now this isn’t a magic cure-all. You still need to work with the bird everyday outside of the shower as well. This is just helpful for sorta breaking the ice with the bird. It’s what I did with Popcorn, and now Bazooka.

I also can’t guarantee hat every bird will go into the shower trance, this has just been my experience so far.