My special little keet

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by trickiredhead, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. trickiredhead

    trickiredhead Out Of The Brooder

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    I have so thrilled right now, I sitting in the recliner, typing on the computer with JuJu, my keet preening it self on my shoulder. This is so cool. I have been trying to tame him and I guess it is working.
     
  2. trickiredhead

    trickiredhead Out Of The Brooder

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  3. Nyxish

    Nyxish Out Of The Brooder

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    sigh...i have envy... but happy for you too! [​IMG] So cute!!
     
  4. sabong

    sabong Out Of The Brooder

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    wow...very impressive [​IMG]...i fail at taming guineas [​IMG]
     
  5. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am indeed envious, in a good way! Keets are very difficult to tame, in my experience. I'm glad s/he loves you!

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  6. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    I open the door to my brooder, where I have 6 chickens and 17 keets. It's hilarious - all the chickens run TO me and all the keets run far far away and huddle in a corner with heads all sticking up ... AXE MURDERER IS HERE! EEEEEP!

    They'll approach if I have good food as long as I make no sudden moves. [​IMG] So I am jealous too. [​IMG]
     
  7. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    Maybe you can give us some tips on taming keets. Mine aren't as bad as they used to be but they aren't exactly friendly either lol. I would love it if they sat on my shoulder or even my arm and snuggled. Yours looks really content sitting there [​IMG]
     
  8. trickiredhead

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    he was one of my incubator babies, 2 out of 20 that made it. The two have been inside the house since they hatched, they were in a brooder placed in a high traffic area so they were used to people walking by,a dog, cats, and a parrot ina cage next to them. I was picking JuJu and the other up at least once a day if not more. Well I moved them out to a cage on the front porch to get them used to being outdoors, well the older guineas were curious about them and would visit. After about a week of this I opened the cage doos to see if they would join the older ones. WRONG!! The older ones terrorized the little guys, I got JuJu easily but the other on ran into the woods, I spent an hour or more trying to find it but no luck. I guss since JuJu is all alone he has kinda bonded with me. He doesn't really like to be picked up but once I do then sit him on my shoulder or arm he calms down and sits and grooms himself. He will stay that way while I am on the computer and eventually go to sleep on me. Sleeps and preens. I only did things I had read other people here were doing except for trying to turn them out with the older ones, that was my stupid mistake. The only thing now is what do I do with a guinea inside the house?
     

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