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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-27-2011, 03:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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The first time Gonzo was running around on the ground he tried to attack my feet until I put my foot over him gently to show who was in charge. Now he acts like he's in love with my feet and earlier he tried to feed my foot and was acting really strange. He attacks everyone else's feet. Is it just a maturity thing, a phase, does he think my foot is a bird?
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Well you put your foot ON him so he may think he was being mated! Is he a definite he? My Dexter always chases my feet across the floor haha!

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LOL Bird with a foot fetish. Thats cute. Ive actually heard of a lot of birds liking feet. My one p'let is forever trying to bite mine.

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Goober has a love/hate with my feet - she will try to barf on them one minute, then chase them and want to gnaw on them like her new favorite chew toy the next I think it's something you should definitely discourage and prevent - if he's chasing people around trying to attack feet, then he's asking to get stepped on



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Doug has a foot fettish, too. He is WAY too small, for his own safety, to be going after feet. I think they remind him of hands, but really I have no idea what is up with it.


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Oh birds are silly!!!! I'd just blow it off unless it gets REALLY weird!


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Daisy- I'm not sure if he is a definite he, I talked to the owner once on facebook and she never replied to my other questions about Gonzo. I don't even think she had a clue that he could talk. She said the people at the pet store said he was a male and that she would try to give me the papers, but that was the last I heard from her and that was over a month ago. I didn't think anything of putting my foot over him because I thought it was only the females you had to worry about with touching their backs.

Shanna-lol my other birds are scared of feet but Gonzo will go out of his way and chase people to bite their feet or shoes. I have to pick him up when he starts doing that because I'm afraid he might get stepped on.

Jenny- Yea I discourage it when people are walking around but when everyone's gone and he gets onto the floor I just watch him closely to make sure he doesn't try to find another hiding spot.

Nanay- He acts like my feet are hands sometimes because he tries to rub his head on my feet for head rubs.

hipeopleoftheworld- It's never bothered me until yesterday when he was trying to feed my foot and he kept putting his rear end up in the air and acting strange. I've never seen any of my birds do that before.
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Sounds like a she.
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Yeah, maybe increase the amount of sleeping time and decrease the amount of natural sunlight!


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I will definitely start sending them all to bed earlier and close the blinds a little more. Earlier they were all hanging out in front of the screen door soaking in the sun. Guess I'll have to limit that and close the blinds earlier too. I definitely don't want to promote mating, I'm scared to death of even trying to breed birds that's why I don't have pairs.
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They need some sun. I wouldn't cut it all out.


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I'm not Nanay just going to close the blinds earlier. The "bird room" is right next to the balcony which has sliding glass doors and a screen, so when it's warm enough I open the door and leave the screen closed. Today it's warm so they've been soaking up the sun.

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