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Old 10-19-2020, 04:14 PM
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Re: Love/Hate Relationship..

It's weird 'Boats...BB will fly to David,sit on his fingers and chirp/whistle to him and let David "sometimes" give him skritches..Even on Davids shoulder BB will twittle and allow skritches,then it's like he has had enough and starts being a putz..its clear to me at least he likes his Uncle,afterall he readily goes to him,doesn't growl when on his hand,only when on his shoulder.


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Re: Love/Hate Relationship..

Quote: Originally Posted by AmyMyBlueFront View Post
It's weird 'Boats...BB will fly to David,sit on his fingers and chirp/whistle to him and let David "sometimes" give him skritches..Even on Davids shoulder BB will twittle and allow skritches, then it's like he has had enough and starts being a putz..its clear to me at least he likes his Uncle, afterall he readily goes to him, doesn't growl when on his hand, only when on his shoulder.

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Remember, you're brother's fingers entered BB's realm and one never knows when that will be met with pain or life being good! Hence the reason for the vocal announcement...

Vikings have long sent the females into the neighboring village to determine if they where at war that day or not! If the ladies where not killed, it was okay to enter. Thus the beginning of opening the door and letting the lady go in first! True Story, it helps to know what the foundation of a practice is based upon!
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Re: Love/Hate Relationship..

I didn't read all the replies or watch the video, but Noodles will do weird stuff with people she likes if she doesn't see them that often...almost like a test with her (I swear). Because if you fail more than 2x (by reacting) she will continue to do it, almost like she's on a power trip over it...but if you handle it with a cool head and act like you don't really care, she might try it one more time before accepting that you are no fun lol (but still wanting to be with you). If you watch cockatoos in the wild, they frequently do rude things to themselves and other animals just to be jack*sses lol. Like a kid putting a kick me sign on someone's back, or tripping a friend for fun. I'm sure there is some deep-seated reason, but they just like to test people and animals out, I swear. Anything to get a reaction..Noodles LOVES it when people flinch around her and she rides that wave..She only does these "tests" if people spend more than 2 days at the house. She also only seems to do this weird behavioral pattern with people she likes, and if their stay is less than 2 days, she is sweet for the most part, but then she's like, "Oh, joining the flock eh? Let's see if you are one of us, or a weakling."

DISCLAIMER--THIS IS A WILD COCKATOO HARASSING A HOUSE CAT (NOT 2 PETS HANGING OUT). HOPING IT'S NOT A VIOLATION, as it illustrates exactly what I am describing with people.
Don't trust cats around birds...again, this was a wild bird that approached this cat on its porch. No one really gets attacked, but the cockatoo is a sassy brat lol- if the cat had scratched the bird, it could have died from the bacteria under their claws (but it didn't).


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Re: Love/Hate Relationship..

Thank you David and Wrench for fixing the video. I saw the same thing as Boats, fingers entering the zone seemed the catalyst for the attack. Maybe just let him leave his shoulder on his own or use 'step off' to perch without fingers.



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It's weird 'Boats...BB will fly to David,sit on his fingers and chirp/whistle to him and let David "sometimes" give him skritches..Even on Davids shoulder BB will twittle and allow skritches, then it's like he has had enough and starts being a putz..its clear to me at least he likes his Uncle, afterall he readily goes to him, doesn't growl when on his hand, only when on his shoulder.

Jim
Remember, you're brother's fingers entered BB's realm and one never knows when that will be met with pain or life being good! Hence the reason for the vocal announcement...

Vikings have long sent the females into the neighboring village to determine if they where at war that day or not! If the ladies where not killed, it was okay to either. Thus the beginning of opening the door and letting the lady go in first! True Story, it helps to know what the foundation of a practice is based upon!
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