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More on Piper's growling/biting problem

Feb 14, 2020

 More on Piper's growling/biting problem

OK - seems the only time Piper does this 'tantrum' thing is when she's in a nest - never does it outside the nest. Therefore it's GOTTA be some protectiveness of the nest thing left over from birthing joy's/joeys. And Aerrow never does the growling thing unless Piper's doing it - so GOTTA be some husband support thing.

Starling however NEVER joins in and will either just bail out of the nest when the two start up, or she'll wait for me to do something about it (like run ballistic mom and dad out of the nest which stops their growling/snapping immediately as they seek one of the other two nests, and gives Starling the nest by herself, and usually she'll also get a good head/cheek rub with back massage for being such a darling )

Reward good behavior - discourage bad behavior

Still, once I've ran the two trouble makers out of the nest and before they hide away in one of the other nests, I'll give each a 'petting' once they're out and no longer carrying-on...

...also, Piper is now actually allowing me to pet her - even in the nest - occasionally at least, and without being so skiddish ~ gotta wear her down and re-tame her ;-D

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Mar 11 2020 : 09:02:20 AM
BatGirl
y'all meanly call it being 'crabby' and 'crabbing' (both human traits, not traits of animals), but they're not 'crabby' - they're doing what animals do ~ growl! Like calling all babies 'joeys' - a male name... need to be less sexist and use 'joey' for male and 'joy' (short for Joyce) for female... just sayin'

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Feb 17 2020 : 09:05:10 PM
SillySuggies
do you mean crabbing?

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