Earlier today, my mother noticed a small bird on my windowsill. When we looked and opened the window, it didn’t fly away, so it was obviously either injured or unable to fly for some reason. I went out, and brought it inside. Turns out it’s a morning dove baby, and it probably flew into a window and is in shock. After asking around to as many bird folks as I could find, just to be sure, I was advised to put it in a box, with a little towel in it for softness and warmth, give it water, and let it rest. Hopefully it will be better by morning and I can release it outside.
(Note… I am not a wildlife rehabber. If the bird was younger or able to fly there would have been no reason to take it, as the parents would have come and got it. However, with this little fellow, it was clearly in shock, and would have been snatched up by some of the local predators. I know what to do when it comes to injured wildlife, because it’s my passion, but it is in no way something I am trained to do. Make sure you check your local laws, AND with your local rehabbers if you are in this sort of situation! And NEVER handle wildlife with your bare hands. if you have to, wash your hands THOROUGHLY before AND after. You don’t want to transmit anything to it, and you don’t want it to transmit anything to you or your pets!)
i s2g if we had a dollar for every time some asshat is like “THIS AUSSIE ANIMAL IS CALLED ________ HOW INCREDIBLE” and starts a chain of people being like WOW!!!!!!! when really its like?? what??????????
"HAHA AUSSIE ANIMALS HAVE FUNNY NAMES ʘ‿ʘ ”
And many of them are in serious danger from so many things, like habitat loss, invasive species like cane toads and cats, overcollection from centuries past that STILL affects them, and so on. It’s a continent full of unique life forms that has such a unique ecology that maybe, just maybe, we could educate and conservate instead of laughing about silly named animals, and potentially spreading misinformation?
"YEAH BUT THE DIBBLER"
So I know the bird people of Tumblr have a census post that makes the rounds; maybe the reptile people of Tumblr can, too? Reblog if you like reptiles and like to talk about them on the internet! I’m curious to see how deep this tortoise burrow goes.
Expect more photos of this cutie little booty once she settles in! :) She’s a little Avicularia species, maybe 4”, that I fell in love with at the pet store. I’ve been wanting to keep arboreals again for a while now, and she’s no P. irminia, but Avics are so sweet I couldn’t NOT bring her home. stateofbalance decided her name should be Cuticles, “Cutie” for short. :)
wow 500 notes have passed while I was sleeping! and as promised, ANOTHER WINNER and THREE MORE POKEMON have been added!
another 500 notes and another winner! these pokemon have been added!
wow! time for another winner, and another full set of shiny starters up for grabs!
Sketch for my next Illu… stateofbalance's mermaid Ione (in her human form), with her boyfriend, my merman Aloiis. He's giving her an anenome. She's not a clown fish, but she can still put it on her house to keep out intruders! :D
They’re going to be relaxing in a reef … I’ve been obsessing about getting a reef tank in the near future, so I want any excuse to depict some corals and reef fish.