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Post: Bites?

Posted by Pete on 2/06/09

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    My male CAG, Luigi, likes to playfully `Bite` me on the
    cheek, neck or ear when he is on my shoulder, but it`s more
    of a nuzzle with his hard beak. He chews rather than bites
    and although it hurts, I think he is just asking for
    constant attention. I have heard many times that birds get
    a feeling of dominance from being at equal height with your
    head and should always be lower than your head to avoid
    problems. There is certainly something to this, but we are
    all softies and let the birds do as they please. Injury is
    a real possibility so I always wear glasses to avoid eye
    injury. I had an Aunt who had a pet Parakeet that would
    land on her eyeglasses as she would read the paper. This
    was fun for years, until the bird apparently lunged at his
    reflection in her eye and took a chunk of the white of the
    eye. After many weeks of treatment ,all was well; but she
    learned the hard way.

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  • Bites?, 2/06/09, by Pete.
  • Re: Bites?, 2/06/09, by GreyLady.
  • Re: Bites?, 2/06/09, by Rick.
  • Re: Bites?, 2/06/09, by Rick / to Grey Lady.
  • Re: Bites?, 2/06/09, by GreyLady.
  • Re: Bites?, 2/06/09, by Rick.