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Old 05-04-2017, 10:51 PM   #11
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An update: he has started wigglenecking when I offer pellets with my fingers, so I guess for this particular little guy feeding by hand is NOT okay.
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Old 05-04-2017, 11:00 PM   #12
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An update: he has started wigglenecking when I offer pellets with my fingers, so I guess for this particular little guy feeding by hand is NOT okay.
Just back off for a while and try later. He is young and it is spring. Not sure if it is because of the warm winter or what but spring seems to be bad for hormones this year. I know my Jules is very flighty, bitey at the moment.
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Old 05-04-2017, 11:18 PM   #13
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Yeah, that's a good point. He's getting a little hot-blooded lately so I'm guessing the testosterone is starting to take hold... that PLUS it being spring probably means food by hand likely won't be the only thing to trigger this behavior. Hopefully these crazy birds will even out a bit come summertime!
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Old 05-04-2017, 11:18 PM   #14
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Springtime! Micah is also wigglenecking lately. Not when I feed him by hand--I only do that during training, but at my computer? When I ask him to step up? Seemingly at random? Idk, I'm probably making him out to be more hormonal than he is. The point is, back off of things that seem to get him going. If that's feeding by hand, stop that for awhile. I might be remembering wrong, but Tihota's about at the age where he should be hitting puberty, right? So you've got double the trouble, what with his age and the time of year. Stick to petting him on the head, and make sure he's getting enough sleep/darkness. Just because it's a problem right now doesn't mean it will always be, but for now, best to avoid hand feeding.
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Old 05-04-2017, 11:24 PM   #15
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Tihota's about at the age where he should be hitting puberty, right? So you've got double the trouble, what with his age and the time of year.
Haha EXACTLY! I really hope once he's more settled into his hormones (and it's a less tumultuous time of year) that we can pick it back up.
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