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Video of Mais, our Buff gander who likes pecking a bit too much!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Alexandra1, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Alexandra1

    Alexandra1 In the Brooder

    Feb 2, 2013
    Here is another (please blank out the pretend geese noises) with his 2 pretend ladies who are probably male ganders. This is done today so is from February. I do think he needs a lady...

    And that lady isn't me!!

  2. Alexandra1

    Alexandra1 In the Brooder

    Feb 2, 2013
    He is doing this funny head thing which I have never seen a goose do, in the first video. He only does it to me, has anyone come accross that before?
  3. Alexandra1

    Alexandra1 In the Brooder

    Feb 2, 2013
    Second video not been approved by Youtube yet, will be in a couple of hours.
  4. StephieC

    StephieC In the Brooder

    Oct 22, 2012
    Great video!!!!
    my Guardian does that head thing...like he's trying to catch something in the air
    but there was never anything there, haha~

    our geese began nipping quite hard a few months ago
    at first, it was all very gentle, then gradually..as if they got a bit over-excited
    and ended up biting quite hard

    I was once told that, they run their bill on you...through your clothes
    that's because they want to preen you, they are starting to accept you
    but they do get carried away
    so I was taught to make an exaggerated OUCH...preferrably a bit high pitch
    as soon as the nip gets painful, then gently but firmly push him away a bit
    let the goose knows he/she's hurt you and you didn't like that
    my Sugar had that problem of biting me to hard
    I tried that method, and after about a week or so later
    she would stop and let go immediately when I say OUCH
    after another week, she never nipped me hard again
    now...always very gentle
    Sugar is the smart one indeed~

    I'll come back later for the other video :)
    Mais is very handsome ^_^ I love the colour of his wings!! so pretty~
  5. Glenmar

    Glenmar Songster

    Jan 17, 2011
    Mine do that to me too. I wondered what it meant. I also have one that will wrap its neck around my neck. [​IMG]
  6. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Songster

    Apr 12, 2012
    SW Florida
    The head thing/ biting air, I've never seen before.

    But biting your pants, sleeve & hand - I have. My goose does that to me, I think its her way of saying she wants to mate with me [​IMG]
  7. Alexandra1

    Alexandra1 In the Brooder

    Feb 2, 2013
    How very funny! I am glad Mais is not the only one to do his funny head thing. It is so comical to watch!!!
    I will try the "Ouch!" technique next time he bites a bit too hard, thanks for saying that, Stephie! And it is funny to see how Sugar is so intelligent. Have you had any eggs from them yet?

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