Tom Turkey Sitting like dog

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by ValerieV, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. ValerieV

    ValerieV New Egg

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    Hi,
    I am new here and was wondering if anyone else has seen their tom sit like a dog. Bentley is 2 years old.
    I rescued him a little over a year ago and I have never seen him do this before.
    Thanks for any info.
    Valerie
     
  2. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure what you're trying to get at when you say "sit like a dog?"

    Is this a trick you've taught the bird, or are you trying to say something is wrong with it?
     
  3. ValerieV

    ValerieV New Egg

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    Oh, sorry. No it is not a trick. He was just sitting like a dog right before dusk.
    Usually he lays down at dusk. But tonight he ate dinner then sat down on his butt with his feet wide apart and his head up, just like a dog.
    I am worried that this is a sign of something wrong as I haven't seen him do this before.
    Any thoughts or comments?
     
  4. ValerieV

    ValerieV New Egg

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    It just occurred to me that maybe he is in a roosting position?
    Poor guy. I keep him in a metal dog crate at night to keep him safe. It is about 4'high,4'wide and 5' long so he has plenty of room inside but he doesn't have a roost.
    I feel dumb. I bet I need to provide a roost for him.
    Thanks,
    Valerie
     
  5. ValerieV

    ValerieV New Egg

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    It just occurred to me that maybe he is in a roosting position?
    Poor guy. I keep him in a metal dog crate at night to keep him safe. It is about 4'high,4'wide and 5' long so he has plenty of room inside but he doesn't have a roost.
    I feel dumb. I bet I need to provide a roost for him.
    Thanks,
    Valerie
     

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