Most people think birds are hard to take care of, messy, loud, and a bunch of other negative things. And the truth is, yes they are if you don’t raise them right. But if you take care of them right, they can be the best pet you’ve ever owned. This article will discuss cage sizes for the variety of sizes and strengths of different species.
For smaller birds, such as finches and parakeets, it is ideal to get a twenty-one inch by twenty-one inch cage. The spaces in between the wires for the cage must be small enough so the bird can’t get through or get stuck. If you get your bird’s wings clipped, which you should not do with finch type birds, the wires should be horizontal on at least two sides so the bird can make their way up the cage.
Medium birds, such as cockatiels, lovebirds, and other species that are around this size. The ideal cage size is twenty-four inch by twenty-four, or at least twice the size of the bird’s wing span. As well as the small birds, if the wings are trimmed, the cage should have horizontal bars on at least two sides. The space in between the bars should be small enough so the bird will not get their head stuck.
For big birds, such as conures, amazon parrots, and pigeons, they should have as big of a cage as possible. Just as the medium birds, the cage should be twice the size of their wingspan. It should be big enough to where you can put toys, forging supplies, and perches in the cage while still having enough room to where the bird can still stretch and roam around freely.
For larger birds, such as macaws and cockatoos, it is best that you only have a cage for when there is no one home or for when they sleep. These big birds aren’t recommended for people who have not owned a bird before. They should spend most of their time outside of the cage.
After the football team ends up with 4 wins and 5 loses how do they keep going? With many players injured and out for the rest of the season you might think they would give up. Well, they haven’t. With one game left before playoffs, they plan to play their best.
Although many would argue switching from 11-man football to 8-man football is easier, Desert has proven time and time again that no matter what the conditions are, you have to fight for your place in the lights, especially when the cost is many of the players on the team.
Ethan Santacruz played at least 3 games with a bad neck before he was pulled out of the game altogether. Tyvon McBride ended up in the hospital after one hit during the game and he is barely getting back to school now. Both Hector Salazar and Payton Anton have received many concussions. Another player, Brandon Guy, got injured in the first game of the school year and by the end of October he was ready to play again. But, what he didn’t know was that at his first game back he would dislocate his shoulder twice and be out for the rest of the season. Eben Ramirez will be getting hip surgery soon for getting injured during summer conditioning.
Although the Scorpions have had many players injured, they have not stopped fighting. After losing 66 to 0 against Laguna Blanca they came back for a win a week later against Desert Chapel 58 to 20. These Scorpions play some rough teams but they’ll always start off the next week with a better attitude. They have not given up!
My peers and I had the opportunity to watch the film, 12 Years a Slave, in Mr. William’s history class.
This historical film dramatizes the issue of slavery in pre-Civil War America. The main character, Solomon Northup, a violin player, is a free black man from upstate New York living with his family in the year 1841. When Solomon travels to Washington, D.C. with two men for a potential increase in his salary, he is drugged by those two men and was transferred to New Orleans, Louisiana, where he is sold from one slave owner to another, until he is sold to the cruel, aggressive, and gradually insane slave owner Edwin Epps.
As the days turn into months and months bleed into years, Solomon struggles to maintain his dignity and keep his identity as he endures abuse and hardships, such as having to answer to a new name and being whipped daily. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, he meets a Canadian abolitionist who will forever alter his life.
The film details the horrific and unforgettable conditions that African-Americans went through while they were slaves. One slave in particular named Patsey, a female slave at the Epps plantation, was constantly taken advantage of and abused by Edwin Epps, who was obsessed with her, but also hated her at the same time, making Epps an uncontrollable psychopath. His wife, Mistress Epps, jealous about the attention that Patsey was receiving, also abused her and urged her husband to “punish her” if she did anything wrong.
12 Years a Slave is an unforgettable film and a landmark of Hollywood cinema.