Re: senegal biting
Posted by lisa on 10/14/05
hi, thanks for all your advice things have really inproved,Lenny
will now let me stroke him, he bends his head down when he is ready
for a tickel, he plays the blinking game with me and will step up,
thankyou so much Lisa
On 10/11/05, lisa wrote:
> 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
>> pleasant once he's out? How do you react when he bites? Also,
>> 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
>> 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