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mohum
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:07 am    Post subject: handling

My bird has started to land on me regularly and tries to "taste" my bare skin. He hasn't drawn blood but gives quite a nip which causes me to shout ouch. I don't withdraw but the shout usually puts him off. Any other hints on how to prevent this nipping would be w3c. Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:33 am    Post subject:

Stop this early.. u are 'alphar male' of the flock, u make the rules.
In flocks there is a sharp definate growl, telling off, do the same... a deep slow, controled no "No" in his face, and mean it.
failing that quick retailation , knock on the beak....
Make it short, quick and move on.

tasting is the intial, after that it is a game, and establishing rank.
Birds, cats , dogs and children, even staff do it...let it go and u loose control.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:05 am    Post subject: handling

Wow, that worked straight away. I didn't want to scare him but I can see it gaining respect already. Thanks
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:47 am    Post subject:

Excellent selection of words..
yes taming is all about trust, what most peoiple dont get is both thust and "respect" go hand in hand.

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