>your pet will never grow old with you>your pet will never be your oldest and dearest friend>your pet will never put you to sleep with soothing sounds at night as you rest after a long and productive careerWhy anyone would want something besides a bird is beyond me.
>your pet will never go insane because it wants to fuck you>your pet will never mutilate itself irreparably because you aren't with it 24/7>your pet will never wake you and your neighbors up at the crack of dawn by screaming loud enough to rip a hole in the fabric of spacetime.>Your pet will never chew the fuck out of doorframes and walls and just generally ruin the house.>your pet will never be thrown into a rescue or new owner after being emotionally crushed after you die and be a nightmare for whoever the next owner will beBirds are great, but there's a reason I went with a muscovy.
People are just irresponsible fucks. They prefer chemical weapon smelling litter boxes and replaceable pets.
>>2964208I have a parrot for 20 years and I've never had any of those issues
>>2964202How long does a bird work? Because I was always under the impression that they only function for a short span of time before they break down and have to be replace.
>>2964227You what m8? Some birds can live 50 years...
>>2964233Macaws usually get into the 80s
>>2964202Stop shilling birdpill. This is for elite patricians only.
>>2964261This, spreading the birdpill will only make dumb fucks kill more brids
>>2964261>>2964306this fellow elite bird pillers
>>296422720 to 80, depending on the species.
>forcing a small, long-lived animal to be your prisoner in a tiny cage for decade after decade after decade>you die>your little prisoner dies a cruel, terrifying death of starvation and or dehydration>this is loveWew
I have an african grey and I love herBut I won't recommend birds to anyone.It's cruel.She has a big aviary and can fly, but 90% of birds are stuck in a small cage for their whole lives. It's soul crushing
>>2964495>not having someone you can trust a bird
>>2964495you can actually domesticate it without putting it in a small cage for the rest of it's life
>>2964772People usually put birds in cage at night. Imagine your son not responding to "Respond to this post, or your parents will die in their sleep", and you die. In the morning bird would be locked in cage.
>>2964777I can't take risks.
I bet your all fucking hippocrits talking about caring for your birbs. youre all probably chomping on some chicken or duck right now. you arent birb lovers
>>2964202some parrots can live aslong as humans
>>2964790Dude, even parrots like chicken.
>>2964797how would yoy like it if my peregrin falcon ate your budgie
>>2964799Weird joke that I wouldn't understand.
>>2964801what? its not a fucking joke.
>>2964804I never had budgies tho...
>>2964799You're operating on fucking alien moon logic.
>>2964777My bird has a sleeping cage, he loves it. He eats and sleeps there, that's about it>>2964790My bird once took a bite of my crispy chicken wing. It was hilarious and we both laughed, but Im the only one who knows why
>>2964809>>2964806fuck off. fake bird lovers.
>>2964814I love all sorts of birds. Alive, breaded, grilled, boiled...Breaded and grilled are good to eat.Boiled are good for soup. Alive are good as pets
>>2964850Id pay you to eat these ones.
>>2964772Parrots aren't domesticated. You won't manage it in a single human lifetime more, either.
>>2964864Which one? Not all of them are edible tho.>>2964868Budgies, lovebirds and cockatiels are indeed domesticated.
>>2964868>>2964871Also, parrots can be domesticated, since they get mature pretty early, somewhere in 2-3 years or so.There were people, who managed to selective-breed completely red african grays...
>>2964871No, they literally are not domesticated.
>>2964495my birds are allowed out of the cage at all timesI have a lot of houseplant and i've created a jungle of non-toxic houseplants they play inthey get hours of natural light every day, and at night time they're free to sit under my anti-depression lamp.i buy them the finest snacks and foods and they sing all the time.i am scared of what would happen to them if i died suddenly and my parents had to take them
>>2964777Smh clever trips
>>2965044Budgies and other cockatiels are indeed domesticated.
>>2964202>your pet will never put you to sleep with soothing sounds at night as you rest after a long and productive careerlelI misinterpreted and thought you meant you wanted to be euthanized by your pet
>>2964495Responsible parrot owners don't keep their birds in their cages. It's standard to let parrots out of their enclosure for much of the day every day. The average home has plenty of hiding spots, space, food and playthings to keep parrots entertained and happy. The thing is, you can tell very easily if a parrot is often stressed. Many parrots are perfectly happy living with their owners.
>>2964202>Not getting a tortoise or rock iguana.
>>2966421>not finding a rock in your backyard
>>2964208Most of these can be avoided by getting a small parrot. Larger parrots are only for owners with a very specific lifestyle. A small parrot can be every bit as entertaining for the average joe.
>>2968588Even small parrot will be noisy, and will destroy everything.
>>2964777my mother doesn't have a bird, but her cat is currently at the vet, let's hope she can pick him up tomorrow
are domesticated owls are thing?
What's the average lifespan for cockatiels in captivity?My dad's had one for 10 years or more now I think and she's still not dead.
>>296936810-20 years.It depends on many factors, which are unpredictable.
>>2966400>your parrot will never gas you for being a degenerateJDIMSA
>>2969420kek. i actually wouldn't mind teaching my parrots to talk like that.
>>2969420>>your parrot will never gas youTechnically, they can chew through flexible gas pipe...
>got two cockatiels>can't kill myself nowwhat was I thinking
>>2969520This. I haven't suicided yet only because I have a parrot...
>>2969520Exactly my problem, but they're not even my birds, I'm just the one who actually takes care of them.
>>2969390>unpredictableMost of them are just a good food, exercise, fresh air and not too much stress.
Does anybody take their birb out into nature? Like road trip camping somewhere, not just hanging around in the backyard? Do birds stick close to you or do they just wander off?
>>2969582I took my parrot once for a long trip. He was in carrier all the time tho, since he can't into reliable recalls yet.
>>2969569There is a problem with cockatiels, budgies and other more-less domesticated parrots. Their parents might be siblings, which is bad for overall longevity.
>>2969582>>2969601My neighbour always had this cute budgie bird that would just sit and walk around the grass in the front of her gate, whenever she took her rabbits out of their cages for a while. She just let the rabbits roam around for a while, the budgie was just there on the grass, minding his own business, never attempted to fly away, just walking, sitting, looking around. Her small dog was out with them as well, they all seemed to get along just fine. I always found that really weird.When her blue budgie died, she got a yellow-green one, and that budgie ended up doing exactly the same thing as the last one, never flying away, always calmly walking through the grass, got along with both the rabbits and the dog, etc. Was this old lady some sort of druid or just really good at bonding and training or whatever you wanna call it?
>>2964208>a muscovy As a pet?
>>2964202Mine is a nasty biter, still loves flying to my hair though.
>>2969420Why is he soluting with his left wing?Everyone knows nazi's were right wingthis comic was made by a retard
>>2969629I guess she had trained it recalls, dunno. My parrot nearly flew away once.Door was open for some reason, and it had a curtain covering it. Retarded grey nigger decided to fly into curtain for some reason, and he ended up on a porch. He was confused by this (since he probably hit something, idk). I never ran that fast in my life...
don't even bother just save your money
>>2965048>i am scared of what would happen to them if i died suddenly and my parents had to take themFucking this. What plants do you have around, and how do you keep them from being exposed to the soil? I've been wanting to do this for a good while but haven't gotten many clear answers, I'm excited to see someone who has a good setup.