yelling gander

Discussion in 'Geese' started by hchap311, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. hchap311

    hchap311 Out Of The Brooder

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    My gander is a house gander. He is usually very calm, but sometimes while he's just sitting he'll randomly start honking or doing alarm calls then stop. I'm not sure if he's doing it to get my attention? He'll also do it in the middle of night. Any suggestions to havr him not be so anxious? Thanks!
     
  2. The goose girl

    The goose girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pet goose does that, too. She's always done it. I'm not sure why, but it seems to be more frequent when she's bored. I interpret it as "nothing wrong with location, but could something please happen soon?".

    As opposed to her "honkhonkhonkHONKhonkhonkhonkhonkHONKhonkhonk" combined with head shakes (oh, and let's not forget incessant pooping), which I've learned means "I'm increasingly displeased with this location, let's GO!".
     
  3. hchap311

    hchap311 Out Of The Brooder

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    Lol!!! Thats halarious! Ok, maybe I need to give him some more toys or something! Ya, it seems like he's bored! Haha thanks! Goose girl =)
     
  4. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agree...I think he wants.....OUTSIDE!!
     
  5. The goose girl

    The goose girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My goose spends almost all day outside (with me and/or her other caregiver), but that's not enough. She loves to go for walks and meet more people. Especially if these people are doing something interesting.

    Last winter her favourite place was a nearby construction site. She'd climb dirt piles, meet the workers, watch the heavy machinery in action and investigate all the puddles. They finished building in June, so her "theme park" is now just a bunch of houses. No fun. [​IMG]

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