Maybe those little toes look soooo tempting to eat! Just think
like a bird- five little critters looking so yummy!
Debbie - just out of curiosity, how could you tell when a turtle
is happy? :0)
On 12/09/06, Debbie wrote:
> 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.
> Take care
> 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??