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Re: Part 3: Biting - Please Help [Re: Bourbon] #768057
04/20/09 03:57 PM
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Hmm... I'm not sure what you mean. She stays sleeping when I pet her and chirps. She bites just out of no where... For example if I'm just sitting there with my hand in the pouch NOT on her she'll bite then move away. Or if I go to pet Tinkerbell she'll bite.

I wish you lived closer to me so I'm sure it would be easier for you since you'd actually be able to see her behavior.

Re: Part 3: Biting - Please Help [Re: ] #768173
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So she's biting you when your hand is in the pouch, but NOT when you're petting her. Right?


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Re: Part 3: Biting - Please Help [Re: DeeDancer] #768187
04/20/09 09:32 PM
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Yup... No bites today. Nothing but chirps. She's a silly girl today.

Re: Part 3: Biting - Please Help [Re: ] #768191
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That's good, keep it up!


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Re: Part 3: Biting - Please Help [Re: DeeDancer] #770357
04/25/09 06:52 PM
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Erica, how is Pixie doing?


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Re: Part 3: Biting - Please Help [Re: DeeDancer] #770370
04/25/09 07:27 PM
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Same... She seems to be doing good. She actually wants my hand in the pouch. When I take my hand out she just stares at me and when I put it back in she falls asleep. Note I'm not touching her it's just in there. She's weird. LOL

Can I ask you something about Tinkerbell though? She keeps licking me and licking me. Is that a good thing? She'll be washing herself then turn to me. It's fine except sometimes she'll bite down. I'll hiss and she'll stop. So is she being nice? Or does she not like my hand there? Is it normal for them to bite down when they groom??

Re: Part 3: Biting - Please Help [Re: ] #770376
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Licking is a good thing. The biting could be one of two things...yes it is "normal" for them to bite down when they groom, so it could be that, but it's not something you want to encourage. They don't realize that our skin can't handle it. It could also be that she's telling you that she's had enough and that she wants you to move your hand away. Either way, start doing a "lick count" with Tinkerbell. Just like a pet count, start out with a certain amount of licks that you feel comfortable with. When you reach the end of your lick count, move your hand away from her. Eventually you will know how long you can let her lick you before she will bite.


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Re: Part 3: Biting - Please Help [Re: DeeDancer] #770419
04/25/09 10:37 PM
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I hissed when she bit and she was like OH what's the matter? And when I move my hand away she just stares at me like why are you moving away?

That's what I've been doing... I'm letting her lick me for a little bit then moving away. Do you think she'll learn that I can't take those bites? Or do you think they can't understand that.

It's been about a week now with Pixie and she's doing great. She was snuggled up in my hand. She's my little angel. I'm so pleased with her... When I look back and read what I've done... it's really just as simple as watching her movements, it's really just all there is to it. And putting myself in her shoes. I've been doing so great with her. I've figured out when she doesn't want to be pet right now just by the way she looks at me and if she looks at me the other way she's telling me she does want to be pet.

Maybe I'm crazy... but I swear it's all in her eyes...

Re: Part 3: Biting - Please Help [Re: ] #770475
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It's definitely possible for them to learn that we cannot take those bites.

You're not crazy-their eyes can tell us so much.


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