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

Posted by Debbie on 12/11/06
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    She smiles :0)
    Just kidding, its just the way she seems to be to me plus she comes
    up as if to greet you.

    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.