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Old 03-23-2018, 11:51 AM
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Re: Arm & Hand Protection

I used this briefly. I still use this once a day to poop Mochi before extended OoC time. Now I just offer my fore-arm instead of a finger. Try to rely on these as little as possible.
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Old 03-23-2018, 11:33 PM
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Re: Arm & Hand Protection

Yeah I would never rely on these as a means of handling my birds.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:29 PM
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Re: Arm & Hand Protection

I experienced this with my first parrot, Chicken. He was very, -very- nervous around bare hands, but would readily hop up on a sleeve, a gloved hand, or a toweled hand. I also had the impression he felt more secure and comfortable with the fabric material to really grip onto with his claws.

I did eventually get him comfortable with bare hands to step-up onto, but he always preferred cloth.

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I'm working on trust with Maverick. The only reason I really want these gloves is for the reason that Maverick doesn't like perching on my bare skin because he looses his balance so easily because of his cut tail feathers. Maverick has stepped up onto my bare hands but he does it hesitantly, when I have gloves on, just my normal leather ones he steps up readily.

I think he's scared he will slip and fall with my bare skin. I had just a tanktop on today and when I went to pick him up he would not step up but once I put my sweater on he jumped onto me and went down to my covered hand to get some pets.

although with Vivian its a different story. I have true fear of Vivian's beak.
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:07 PM
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Re: Arm & Hand Protection

I haven't ever successfully used gloves with mine. I think it can mess up their understanding of how hard they are actually biting.

I often have had to wear Kevlar "bite sleeves"--NOT WITH MY BIRD...Or any bird (as I haven't owned a pair personally and they aren't designed for birds) , but for other reasons..Nevertheless, they look pretty normal if you don't hook your thumb through the hole and they do cover your arms (like a long-sleeved shrug)...I think the brand I am most familiar with is BitePro (but I can't find my sleeves on the current website). Anyway, I have wondered if they might work for birds. I have never used them with pets.

That having been said, I have had pretty great success with both getting bitten and stopping the biting from my bird (without bite sleeves). She is much better than she used to be, and in some ways, having to deal without protection makes you pay better attention to their signals. If you do go this route, I would wear them even in times of peace (which would be annoying), otherwise the bird will catch on...

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