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

Posted by Debbie on 12/09/06
(12) Comments

    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
    > 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.