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Re: senegal biting

Posted by lisa on 10/11/05
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    Hi, I took him to the vets to be clipped, I stayed with him and he
    was really scared and growling. He will let me stroke his head,
    chest and all around his beak through the cage. His cage is alot
    higher than me as it has a large stand, ill take it off the stand
    and see if that helps thanks for all your time Lisa

    On 10/10/05, PatrickB wrote:
    > Hi, Lisa...
    > Maybe he's fearful of hands, especially since being clipped. Who
    > clipped him, and were you present to see how he was handled?
    > Does this happen only when trying to get him to step up from a
    > perch inside his cage? Is there anything he'll let you do that
    is
    > pleasant once he's out? How do you react when he bites? Also,
    how
    > does his cage height/perch height compare to your height?
    >
    > You might consider encouraging him to step up onto a dowel or
    > handheld T-stand, and see if it helps. If he's hand-shy now, I
    > suspect you'll have to work on his realizing that hands can
    bring
    > GOOD things, like treats and skritchies.
    >
    > - Patrick
    >
    >
    > On 10/10/05, lisa wrote:
    >> Hi, he bites when trying to get him to step up, he doesent
    >> seem to give any sign hes going to it. Hes been worse since
    >> having his wings clipped thanks for your time Lisa