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Re: My Male Sun flys and bites my feet, terrible two's??

Posted by Jo-Ann on 12/15/06
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    I wouldn't have thought a turlte could be so affectionate! Then
    again, before I got by birdie I didn't think they were either.

    On 12/11/06, Debbie wrote:
    > She smiles :0)
    > Just kidding, its just the way she seems to be to me plus she comes
    > up as if to greet you.
    > Debbie
    >
    >
    > On 12/11/06, Jo-Ann wrote:
    >> 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)
    >>
    >> Jo-Ann
    >>
    >> 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
    >>> Debbie
    >>>
    >>> 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
    >>>> toes.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> 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.
    >>>>> Debbie
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 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??
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> thanks.