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Old 12-18-2015, 03:04 AM
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I'm so proud of my little Tootsies

he just let me pet his tiny head for about 40 seconds solid!!!! I'm thrilled

He developed a fear of hands after he needed regular antibiotics and eye drops to treat an illness when he was about 8 months old. It's very rare that we can pet him now and when we do it lasts a brief second (except for when we came home from the wedding and he allowed me to scritch around his beak but I think he was distracted with the shock of seeing us again)

Lately I've started holding my finger above his head and he'll just sit there looking at it with his beak open ready to snap but over time he's been relaxing his 'jaws' beak and starting to look back at me rather than the finger. So just now I started the same thing and although at first he gave a warning beak open look he seemed quite relaxed so I started with virtual strokes above his head and very slowly moved my finger down until I was actually stroking him and he enjoyed it

Best 40 seconds ever!

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Yay- well done Noah. He's such a sweet little boy. It must be so frightening for them when we have to treat them for their own good, but they don't understand it. It's heartwarming to see your gentle and routine efforts have paid off.
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Yay- well done Noah. He's such a sweet little boy. It must be so frightening for them when we have to treat them for their own good, but they don't understand it. It's heartwarming to see your gentle and routine efforts have paid off.
Yes it is. Noah's behaviour became very testing when he hit the dreaded teenage years and unfortunately that coincided with him getting sick and in turn developing his phobia of both hands and going to the vet - but throughout all his nipping and snapping it was always obvious that he never wanted to be like that.

We have all learned (and continue to learn) our boundaries and I think he's as delighted as we are that we all understand eachother much better these days

He's such a little sweetheart I love him so much
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Well done Noah. Patience certainly pays off.
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Niamah,
This is a wonderful achievement for both of you!
I'm so glad Noah is redeveloping his trust which will make his already strong bond with you so much more rewarding.
What a lovely Christmas gift!
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Well done,Noah and Niamh!
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I was just thinking the same thing, Deborah. Blessings, Jo Ann
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Thanks everyone I'm chuffed

On another Noah update note, he's just spent the past ten minutes squawking really loudly at his own reflection!!!
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Noah wants to know if Mommy and Daddy (or Santa) are going to be bringing him a brother for Christmas (or the New Year).
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