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    My hands will never be the same....

    *le sigh* The Terrible Ones are upon us. Corey (my Quaker) appears to be hitting puberty. The little lovebug has decided that all things near his cage are in fact HIS and no evil hands shall be permitted near that which is HIS. Also, I'm not allowed to raise my hand above elbow level because apparently my hands become a threat to my head with which HE is in love. So... *sigh*

    Corey will be living on the floor (well insulated, no worries) to keep him below even my seated eye level. He will also be finding his movements outside the cage restricted for a while. No need to spread the territory any further. But I still have to feed him and socialize/train him every day, and hands are evil. Oh well, what's a few more scars after years living on a farm.

    Fortunately I know that this is a phase and that with proper care he should come out of the worst of it. Keep me (and my hands!) in your thoughts for the next few months!

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    Re: My hands will never be the same....

    Uh oh. I feel your pain. Hope he gets back to normal soon for your hands sake!

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    Re: My hands will never be the same....

    Yep I have scars on my fingers from 30+ years with parrots.

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    Re: My hands will never be the same....

    Its funny how when a bird is scared of your hands he will run up your arm to your shoulder and snuggle close to your face like your hands are evil but your face isnt hehe!!

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    Re: My hands will never be the same....

    I could nose pet boomer way before I ever could touch him, it is funny how they accept your face and head before your hands.

    I feel your pain to your hands, bird bites are the worse!
    Fly Free Boomer, we will forever love you.

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