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Old 08-04-2018, 11:10 AM
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Sorry to put it so crudely but..

I was reading up on some old posts and found some goldnuggets (and yes, a lot from Birdman666 -as you all predicted when I joined).

This one however - I think- needs "a womans touch"/ variation?
Just let me quote first from need help

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Another basic macaw handling technique, since he is biting your forearm...

The way you hold a macaw can influence their behavior. If he's doing stuff like this, you want to hold your arm low and in toward your body, so that the bird's feet are about at the belly button. Keep your elbow bent so that the bird will have a tougher time climbing up to your shoulder. Keep the bird's body close to your body.

This makes it difficult for him to reach down and nail you. Now, he bumps into you if he tries to reach down and bite you, and that gives you a greater opportunity to prevent it.

He can't exactly grab hold of anything on your chest either, plus, it usually puts them into cuddle mode.

If you are holding him out in space, he is free to run around, climb all over you, and, of course, bite the crap outta you!

You control the macaw. The macaw does not control you. If you let him, he will!!!


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Well... that sounds like good, fun and sage advise and all, till you find yourself holding a rather inquisitive (or even worse: pissed off) B&G macaw with her beak at nipple-height.
And we all know: those (sometimes) really stick out!
(aka not exactly bullseye-rings painted around them, but close enough)

So... is there an (macaw- & human-friendly) alternative for the more "chesty ones" here?

I would *really* appreciate it (and preferably before the weather turns cold again, if you know what I am saying ).

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Old 08-04-2018, 12:04 PM
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Re: what if you have b00bs?

A coconut shell bra? Kevlar vest? Lol.

I don't know of a better technique but I can confirm this is something women want to avoid. During his spring thing one year I was reaching to wipe the top of kiwis cage or something and foolishly had my chest pressed against the cage bars not paying attention to he who was lurking in the cage. You can guess what happened and yes it hurt even through a shirt and bra!
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Re: what if you have b00bs?

So sorry I cannot offer advice, something that I've tried and know to be effective!

Wonder if a large, flat pillow as interface between one's chest and an inquisitive macaw would help??
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Re: what if you have b00bs?

I'm thinking Scott's onto something. How about a PADDED bra?

I'm serious!

Or, I recall from my jock days that there are "sparring bras" and "turtle bras" that you can purchase. Not comfy... maybe just for getting acquainted or training? TRAINING BRAS!!!! hahahahahahaha
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Re: what if you have b00bs?

Quote: Originally Posted by ChristaNL View Post
Sorry to put it so crudely but..

I was reading up on some old posts and found some goldnuggets (and yes, a lot from Birdman666 -as you all predicted when I joined).

This one however - I think- needs "a womans touch"/ variation?
Just let me quote first from need help

====================


Another basic macaw handling technique, since he is biting your forearm...

The way you hold a macaw can influence their behavior. If he's doing stuff like this, you want to hold your arm low and in toward your body, so that the bird's feet are about at the belly button. Keep your elbow bent so that the bird will have a tougher time climbing up to your shoulder. Keep the bird's body close to your body.

This makes it difficult for him to reach down and nail you. Now, he bumps into you if he tries to reach down and bite you, and that gives you a greater opportunity to prevent it.

He can't exactly grab hold of anything on your chest either, plus, it usually puts them into cuddle mode.

If you are holding him out in space, he is free to run around, climb all over you, and, of course, bite the crap outta you!

You control the macaw. The macaw does not control you. If you let him, he will!!!


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Well... that sounds like good, fun and sage advise and all, till you find yourself holding a rather inquisitive (or even worse: pissed off) B&G macaw with her beak at nipple-height.
And we all know: those (sometimes) really stick out!
(aka not exactly bullseye-rings painted around them, but close enough)

So... is there an (macaw- & human-friendly) alternative for the more "chesty ones" here?

I would *really* appreciate it (and preferably before the weather turns cold again, if you know what I am saying ).
This is one of those things that is rather difficult to visualize! I really think we need some photos!
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Re: what if you have b00bs?

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Quote: Originally Posted by ChristaNL View Post
Sorry to put it so crudely but..

I was reading up on some old posts and found some goldnuggets (and yes, a lot from Birdman666 -as you all predicted when I joined).

This one however - I think- needs "a womans touch"/ variation?
Just let me quote first from need help

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Another basic macaw handling technique, since he is biting your forearm...

The way you hold a macaw can influence their behavior. If he's doing stuff like this, you want to hold your arm low and in toward your body, so that the bird's feet are about at the belly button. Keep your elbow bent so that the bird will have a tougher time climbing up to your shoulder. Keep the bird's body close to your body.

This makes it difficult for him to reach down and nail you. Now, he bumps into you if he tries to reach down and bite you, and that gives you a greater opportunity to prevent it.

He can't exactly grab hold of anything on your chest either, plus, it usually puts them into cuddle mode.

If you are holding him out in space, he is free to run around, climb all over you, and, of course, bite the crap outta you!

You control the macaw. The macaw does not control you. If you let him, he will!!!


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Well... that sounds like good, fun and sage advise and all, till you find yourself holding a rather inquisitive (or even worse: pissed off) B&G macaw with her beak at nipple-height.
And we all know: those (sometimes) really stick out!
(aka not exactly bullseye-rings painted around them, but close enough)

So... is there an (macaw- & human-friendly) alternative for the more "chesty ones" here?

I would *really* appreciate it (and preferably before the weather turns cold again, if you know what I am saying ).
This is one of those things that is rather difficult to visualize! I really think we need some photos!
Yes visual aids would be appreciated!

This problem never occurred to me but probably should have.
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Re: what if you have b00bs?

Hahahaha, you guys are terrible (I like you all, no worries)

I am wearing sports-tops most of the time now, so everything is nicely tucked away (and yes Gila: padded are the go-to in wintertime) but... I do not sleep in them (a girl/woman likes to be able to breathe freely once in a while), and since I shower with the parrots, getting dressed up is not a priority early in the morning (esp. in the heatwave we are having atm) ... so sleeping t-shirt and some parrots on the loose, not a great combination!

(if you really need a visual aid after that one... you might need to get your own hormonelevels checked / just teasing of course!)
(ugh, another poor choice or words- I am going to shut up now and wait to be rescued)

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Re: what if you have b00bs?

God bless your sense of humor. Reminds me of my BOSS. She had to have one hell of a sense of humor to marry me. She also has large "air bags" and "active" anatomy. Even for an old broad(BTW if I want her to know I said that I'll tell her myself). She has put up with my BS for over 30 years.
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Re: what if you have b00bs?

Sorry, but I would pay good money to see that captured on Youtube. Wrong? Yeah, but....
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Re: what if you have b00bs?

Quote: Originally Posted by TiredOldMan View Post
Yes visual aids would be appreciated!

This problem never occurred to me but probably should have.
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This is one of those things that is rather difficult to visualize! I really think we need some photos!
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