And she leaves With someone you don’t know But she makes sure you saw her, she looks right at you and bolts As she walks out the door Your blood boiling, your stomach in ropes And then your friends say “What is it? You look like you’ve seen a ghost.”
Many small animals are abused and neglected daily due to the mindset of “just”. “It’s just a fish.” “It’s just a bird.” “It’s just a snake.” and so on.
It’s never just anything. It is your pet and your responsibility.
Even if you think you know what you’re doing, go out right now and research (research means reading 3-4 articles not made by large companies!) your small animal. If any of the following is true, you may be hurting your animal and you need to look into how to fix the situation:
Any fish in a small (~1 gallon) bowl.
Hermit crabs on sand or with a screened top.
Reptiles on calcium sand.
Feeding your bird an all seed diet.
Your snake always has flakey skin sheds (ergo it doesn’t come off cleanly).