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    My bird is obsessed w/my teeth!

    Sometimes I think the previous owner of my rescued tiel must have let him pick their teeth. Aaron is obsessed w/mine. I know you're not supposed to let your birdies ingest your saliva, so I certainly don't let Aaron pick my teeth, but he's so interested! Even flossing, brushing, & mouthwash is something that must be observed - & he even will go so far on occasion as to try & land on my toothbrush while I'm brushing! Sheesh! The norm is for him to perch on my free hand, leaning waaay over to get as close to my mouth as possible, while I brush.

    Aaron is my first bird, so this is new & funny to me (my cats certainly don't focus on my teeth!) - although maybe it's just the norm for companion birds... please share if your fid does something similar!
    "Be like the bird that, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, & yet sings, knowing that she hath wings." Victor Hugo

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    Re: My bird is obsessed w/my teeth!

    My tiel attacks teeth if he sees them so we make sure to keep our mouths closed if he's near, he'll even try to pull food out of our mouth if eating with him around ... so he goes into the cage for food time mostly

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    Re: My bird is obsessed w/my teeth!

    My tiel was like that but my senegal is not. Might be a tiel thing??
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    Re: My bird is obsessed w/my teeth!

    My tiel loves my teeth but he's not "obsessed". He will try to chew on them sometimes or when I ask for kisses he will try to get to my teeth. Even when I smile or talk sometimes. I think it's a tiel thing.

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    Re: My bird is obsessed w/my teeth!

    well, I say "obsessed" in jest. How 'bout "mighty interested."
    "Be like the bird that, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, & yet sings, knowing that she hath wings." Victor Hugo

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