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Old 06-11-2016, 12:18 PM
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Default Sweetie 'got frisky' with my hand

He was chasing my fingers and tapping on my fingernails like we usually play and then he just got on the back of my hand and started going to town on me while tapping my nail. He's never done this before to me and I've never seen him do this to anything in his cage or try to do this with Lemon.
I redirected him to a bell toy and moved him off my hand. He didn't 'get frisky' with the toy, just played aggressively with his bell and carried on with his day. Did I do the correct thing? Obviously I want to discourage his love for my fingernails and will not be playing Finger Chase for the next little while
Lemon completely ignored the entire situation.

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Old 06-11-2016, 12:25 PM
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To me it sounded like you did the right thing, Moira. I don't believe you did anything that would have encouraged him and then you redirected his attention to give him something to play with.
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Indeed, you reacted the best possible way to Sweetie's more passionate advances. When they show signs of being hormonal, it's best to not actively encourage (by playing back) when they are getting increasingly enthusiastic in their courtship.
Redirecting their attention to a toy or to a different playful activity and making them perch on a different place will help in break the momentary hypnotic state, which in turn will make them cool down.
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Old 06-11-2016, 07:09 PM
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Well done, Moira.

As the question has been adequately answered, I'm now closing this thread.
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