Its hard but some people dont want to clip the birds wings but
it does help control them sometimes. I have 9 out of 11 birds
here in the house and all wings are clipped but the pair of
canaries to keep them from bugging another bird to start a fight
or going where they dont belong (maybe after toes) but the
biggest reason is I see so many birds that have got out in that
split second and I think it would kill me to loose one of my
birds not knowing if they were ok. One of my water turtles got
loose last spring (during breeding season)and I was just lost
with out seeing and talking to her in the back yard everyday.
Thankfully a neighbor boy found her in a ditch with knee high
water and brought her home 6 weeks later. She could have easily
went down that ditch but she stuck around which amazed us all
around here....she knows she gets fed very good here she just
didnt know how to find her way back to the right house. HA HA
She and I both were REAL happy to see one another :0)
But other than that I didnt know what to tell this bird owner
and didnt want them to think nobody cared on here either.
On 12/09/06, Toby's Mom wrote:
> Well the reason I didn't post is because I was afraid to give
> her some bad news! Our 24-year-old mitred conure will go after
> toes if he gets on the floor. He's been like that his whole
> life. We have just learned to be aware of this quirk. Don't
> get too close bare footed! But, to be honest, he rarely leaves
> his cage, so its not a big problem. I agree that clipping the
> birds wings may discourage it from flying to the floor.
> Also, I use to have an amazon that was also infatuated with
> On 12/07/06, Debbie wrote:
>> Sorry nobody has posted and I have been watching because I'm
>> not really sure of what to say unless maybe he thinks your
>> toes are his to have and hold! HA
>> My green cheeks arent like that but I do have a Congo that I
>> adopted in May that goes after MENS toes but not mine. Is
>> there a way you can clip its wings (just a little) to maybe
>> slow it down till it gets over this time if it is just its
>> hormones? Thats a good age for them to kick in and some
>> birds do weird stuff during that time too. I hope someone
>> else helps so maybe we can both learn something new.
>> On 12/04/06, lon wrote:
>>> My male Sun Conure has just started flying down to my feet
>>> and biting them. He is two and he and his sister have
>>> their own cages. Nothing new has happened recently. I'm
>>> hoping it's hormones or age (terrible 2's).
>>> Not sure what to do, aside from wearing slippers and
>>> hoping he gets over it.
>>> He's obsessed and flaps while looking down at my feet.. he
>>> then flys to them and bites them when I move.
>>> I can sit with him on my feet and he won't bite them - as
>>> long as i don't move.
>>> Otherwise he is the perfect little man - steps up, he's
>>> pottie trained - flys on command, lays on his back. All
>>> the good stuff...
>>> any ideas? anyone seen this behavior before??