Help???

Discussion in 'Geese' started by insaneZygote, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. insaneZygote

    insaneZygote New Egg

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    Hi. There is a goose at a local wildlife park where you can go and feed ducks/geese/etc. There is this one specific goose there who consistenly has his head looking up, and he only brings it down to the ground to sort of "nibble". I've visited him twice in the past two days, and he does not eat when we offer him food. That's not to say he isn't eating. He does let people touch him, but after touching he DOES bite. However, upon walking away, he follows and it almost seems like he wants people to pet him. It's strange. A friend suggested that he may be mourning. Out of all the geese I have seen at the park (they are wild, mind you. do NOT usually let people touch them although they will eat out of hands.) But this is quite a strange ordeal. You walk away, he follows, and then kneel down and touch his goose breast. After a while, he'll give a very very soft nibble, then go back to looking at you. When I kneel, I say "c'mere" and he seems to come over so I can pet him, but at the same time he doesen't like it. Goose behaviourists, please help!!!!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] When you say the geese are wild do you mean as in Canada geese or feral domestic geese? If he is of the latter group he has been 'dumped' by some irresponsible owner, and may be human bonded and looking for his owner/mate.
     
  3. insaneZygote

    insaneZygote New Egg

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    Is it possible that his mate may have died and that why he is the way he is? He is not as afraid of us as the others are. It may not be so but the way it appears to us is he's like "ooh, pet me pet me" "stop petting me"
     
  4. insaneZygote

    insaneZygote New Egg

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    &and he is of the latter.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    He may be human imprinted and not regard himself as a goose.
     

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