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Re: Bites?

Posted by Rick / to Grey Lady on 2/06/09
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    On 2/06/09, GreyLady wrote:
    > On 2/06/09, Pete wrote:
    >> 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.
    > I agree. See my reply to the other post. Your Aunt was
    > extremely lucky and it shows that we can't necessarily relax
    > our vigilance, just because it's not a huge bird. I have a
    > friend who always asks, "do you wonder why pirates always
    > wear an eye patch?" Might be something to that. ;-)

    Grey lady,

    You know I have never given one thought to the Pirate and their
    Eye Patches. I can see that being possible. You're friend may be
    See, we learn something new every day. And we have 2 B&G Macaws
    to boot. Go figure. This is what we call in our thinking, "food
    for the day". Thanks again.