137. Rufous Hummingbird - Selasphorus rufus Spirit-whales 26 5
May Flock Together Feature - Bathtime Special!
Bathing is an important part of our birds' general grooming process. It allows birds to keep their plumage in good condition, by softening dirt on the feathers and skin and encouraging preening. Baths also help keep the dander down in the environment. One has to remember that in the confinement of our homes, pollutants will collect in much greater density than in the wild. Especially in small, poorly ventilated spaces pollutants - such as dander, dried droppings and skin/feather mites - can be a major issue.
Bathing is especially important during molting, when birds sometimes feel itchy and uncomfortable as the new pin feathers break through the skin. Keeping their skin and feathers clean & hydrated is helpful to them and their plumage. Bathing is also important for breeding birds, as it helps them regulate the humidity level in the nesting box, which is important
April Bird Feature - Fifty Shades of African Grey!
The African Grey Parrot has a history with humans dating back to ancient times, a fact that is no wonder to today’s grey owners. With plumage like a regal suit of armor, luminous, ever-watchful eyes and a vivid crimson tail, the grey's alluring beauty has held our favor for centuries as a companion bird. But beyond good looks, it's this bird’s intelligence and personality that keeps us hooked.
Aviculturists have two recognized sub-species for African Greys:
The Congo African grey is by far the favorite of the two subspecies; it is larger and its feathers are more prominently scalloped, and it has a bright scarlet tail that reaches full coloring at maturity.
The Timneh African grey is smaller with a deeper grey body, a lighter colored beak, and tail ranging in color from maroon to charcoal. The Congo is often s
CONTEST RESULTS !!!
This has been such fierce battle. And personally best contest I've ever held. I used to do those back in the days with my first account, but this has been the most awesome ever.
List of entries, please look at them all and appreciate them all. I'm thankful for everyone who entered, I seriously love them all and this made my birthday so much better! All these arts! You people are incredible! <3
Illian - palm cockatoo bird custom made miniature by emmil Malice and Agony by The-Wandering-Bird Mini Heichukar by The-Wandering-Bird In Maggie's Loving Memory by lisiicaaa Please Use Discretion by 6-ft-Demon .: Unstoppable And Undefeated :. by RavenHeartedKid Free Falling by Shadowclaw4567 Illian by SeamairWolf Bow Down to the Queen [ CONTEST ENTRY ] by Vermillwyrm Illian in the forest! by Ejaki HEICHUKAR [DRAWING CONTEST] by OtakumiArt
Okay when you've used enough time on appreciating thes
Create-a-Birb OC Contest WINNERS ANNOUNCED
EDIT: 5/1/17: The contest has now ended, thanke to all who entered!! I loved seeing all the diverse characters and artstyles! But enough talking, I know you want to know who won, right? Scroll down to see!
Design an new OC--original character--a birdish (avian, bird, anthro bird, fantasy bird, etc. MAMMALS WITH BIRD WINGS DO NOT COUNT) for yourself!
Because the world needs more birb OCs!!
How to Enter:
1. Please read all the rules before entering, and comment "Birdbrain is a complement." so I know you are entering. Please comment this in the comments section!
2. Submit your entry (no sta.sh files accepted) and tag @
1000 Watcher Contest! Winners!!!
Thank you all so much for 1000 watchers! We hit 1000 watchers a while ago, but better late than never. It's amazing that there's so many people supporting me.
This time around, I've decided to do a contest! It's a little different from last time though.
This time, it'll be design a dragon!
It can be an already existing design that you already have, or something new. Creativity is most important!
1st place: A sculpt of their dragon!
it's the winner's choice!
2nd place: 100 points
3rd place: 50 points
Other entries:Orange Dragon Sketch with Saddle by JosietheLynx
Turquoise Dragon with a Purple Dragon Goblet by JosietheLynxEastern Tiger Dragon Sketch by JosietheLynxLarge Polymer Clay Water Dragon by JosietheLynx
Ultimate Character Art Contest 2017 (Date Update)
~Update & Question 6/22/2017 7:13 AM EDT: 8 days left! Going through the current new entries here shortly. For those who haven't finished yet, does anyone require more time? I'm willing to extend it by an extra week.
Greetings, Everyone! (please let me know if you can read this ok. I may have to change the font.)
May is going to be a good month for me financially and I will be able to do prize art by that time. SO! I decided it's time for another art contest like I did in previous years. Can I hear a "Hurrah!? No? Ok.
However, this time, not all of my characters are going to be available because I have SOOO many and not all of them are fully developed characters.
DEADLINE: June 30, 2017 11:59 PM Eastern Time
ANYWAY, here are the characters of mine you can draw. You are MORE than welcome to ask questions and I will most definitely have answers. -Rules and prizes will be listed below them-
look at me
tell me what you see
look at me
who am i
look at me
tell me what you see
you see me
if you look at me
you see what i really am
on every second step
i get up again
you say i am strong
you say i don't give up'
you say i have the courage to stand
i may stand
not because i feel like i haveto
i may get up again
not because i have the courage to do it
i get up again
because i'm scared of being down too long
because i'm scared of losing
i am wounded
i am bleeding
beaten to death
i still stand
not because i'm strong
it's because i'm weak
too scared to give up
i've been hit to ground
i didn't dodge
even if i could have
i will not dodge
i will stand
i will wait to get hit
i will get up again
just to get hit down again
no.. i'm not strong
of giving up...
this is all
this is all..
it's all i want..
i just want a warm heart
i want a safe harbor to rest in
when the waves are high
i want a nest to rest
when the wind is hard
i want a hole to crawl into
when the rain hard
i want a warm heart
to rest near when the winter is cold
i'm just screaming
in the darkness
in the rain
in the snowfall
Why is no one hearing me
i just want a friend
which i feel safe with
It's all i want..
Is it so hard to get..
I still wonder..
why do i keep on shouting..
Love.. is all i want....