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How to react to wiggle dance when perched on you

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Old 06-08-2017, 09:29 AM   #1
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How to react to wiggle dance when perched on you

How exactly do I best react to the wiggle dance? Odin loves to sit on my arm while I'm at the computer. He will just fluff and sit there. But recently he started to also wiggle-dance. Do I just ignore it? Sometimes he smites my arm with his beak between wiggles so as to make me notice his advances. Should I place him off my hand? "Eject" him? (btw, is this bad? I do this often, lift my hand rapidly or, if he's perching on my finger, drop it rapidly, to force him to fly somewhere else).
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Ignore and distract. If just a couple times in a row I would ignore. If he persists then I would distract with something to get his attention. Maybe rattle a paper with other hand.
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Thanks. Someone else was saying to place hand over him to make him stop, but that sounds like attention to me.
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I agree. You do not want to do anything that could be considered a positive feedback loop. And you really do not want to punish because what he is doing is natural and in some ways can be considered a complement. I mostly ignore it when Jules occasionally does it but she normally does not fixate on the behavior so it passes fairly quickly. When she does fixate on the behavior I just do something randomly elsewhere to get attention on something else. I have even used the remote to turn on the TV or play a video on the computer. Anything that distracts but is not something she can associate as interaction with me.
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