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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-28-2011, 09:59 AM Thread Starter


 
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If I had to describe the one biggest difference between our parrotlet and our linnie, I would say it is their reaction to fingers. Elisa, the linnie, is scared of fingers. This is really common among linnies. Elisa is actually braver than many linnies. She will step up onto hands without hesitation. She doesn't usually like to be stroked or petted in any way. She will take any opportunity to climb off my hands and onto my shoulder or shirt. Many linnie owners don't even offer their hands to their birds. They let them step on their arms or shoulders, instead.

Doug, the parrotlet, LOVES hands and fingers. It is almost impossible to persuade him to transfer from my hands to my shirt or my shoulder. Unfortunately, he has decided that my bare feet are just as good as hands. If he is on the playstand and wants to come to me, he will fly over and land on my bare feet if he possibly can. It tickles soooooooooo much. I 'm terrified I am going to hurt him.

I suppose socks might be the answer.

Do any of your birds have strange fettishes?


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My Senegal is in love with my fingers. When he's on my hand he gets very excited and display his wings and open them into a heart shape and proceeded by nipping on my fingers, after that he pumps his head and regurgitate to my finger(the finger he fancy). The other day he gave me a regurgitated peanut . He is still quite young, why he is like this at such young age I do not quite know.

All my budgies have fetishes for Duke(Senegal) but not for the Conures. They gets very excited with Duke when he's around them. Someone said it's because of the Senegal's bright orange belly color, but I don't know...

The Conures have got fetishes for eachother. I have seen some very strange rubbing going on


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My conure loves hair and ears! My other birds don't really bother. But if you have longish hair he'll dive right in there, if you don't then he'll have a great time nibbling and licking your ear

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Goober loves my feet and calves. If I'm wearing shorts, she will sit there and lick my tattoos on my leg or chew my toes. I can't take it - it tickles too much! I just hide my feet from her



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I have a reclining love sit I sit in when I'm on the computer. I tried just hanging my feet off the side, but the little brat flew over there where they were dangling down.

On top of all of that, Shira must have really liked my reactions because now SHE is doing it, too.

If they are going to pick something up by watching one another, why can't they pick up something nice? My standard poodle learned most of his obedience things in the first lesson when my son had him in 4-H by watching the trainer demonstrate the exercises. (I kid you not. There is a reason why standard poodles are listed so high in intelligence.) But heaven forbid that a parrot would pick up something NICE by watching another parrot, especially in this house.

At least for Doug the excuse he has is that he loves hands and my feet must remind him of my hands, but Shira just plain likes bugging me. She gets such joy out of making mom move.


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I think that's why Goober does it - it makes me squirm and squeal. I've tried just letting her do it to prove it won't get a reaction... but it doesn't work haha. Parrots are so good at being naughty



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We have two conures that love to rip open my flesh, even while I offer them food! Does this count?
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