Post by SurvivorSteph on May 20, 2004 23:14:37 GMT -8
Well, Gil is STILL in the biting mode. He got me BAD on Sunday... pierced my fingernail even.
We've taken to a quick squirt of cold water to the mouth... seems to put a stop to the attempt (most of the time). He's pretty stressed, though with the move... what I hate is the fact that we have to put him through it again around July 1 when we move into the new house, then at some other point when we get his new home built. poor guy... now wonder he wants to bite me! I feel like biting too!
Ouch, Steph, that sounds painful. I know mine was, and I bled like a stuck pig! Like others, I never saw the bite happen. The fleshy part of my thumb has healed quite nicely, with a lovely little scar, but my thumbnail is what has me worried. Bailey bit through the nail, about 3/4 of the width. Tesa, I counted tooth marks, too! (seven)
Post by Kerrydaktyl on May 27, 2004 3:01:50 GMT -8
Oh dear, sounds scary! Hope it doesnt last much longer for you guys. I dont like it when people automatically ask if igs bite and I have to say yes he has bitten me. Don bit my face when he first had his season, I wasnt expecting it at all. He gave me no warning, he was fine one minute and then the next he was launching himself at my face teeth gnashing! Got me on the nose, it wasnt deep coz hes only little still, but if he had been fully grown he could have had my face off! Next year I will be expecting it though and wont give him the chance! Any wounds I get from him are more from my reaction to snatch my hand away than him puncturing my skin, theyre like scratches really.
Two weeks -- and a lot of hydrogen peroxide -- after Bob got me my thumb is fine. Assuming that you are healthy all you have to do is keep it somewhat clean and your body will do the rest.
I have gone through my finger nails a few times working in the shop, after it scabs over and stops bleeding wash the scab away (I used rubbing alcohol) and reinforced the nail with a few coats of nail polish. Seemed to work well.
What ever covered the black and blue of the brusing.
I keep a bottle of red and clear in my tool box for labeling. Paint lettering in red and use clear to seal a paper label onto a non-pourus surface (both of my grand fathers do/did this, one on fishing rods one on golf clubs).
This is a change for Bob. After me having to pick him up and carry him back into the house and taking his harness off with the threat of lossing a finger... He has been walking up to the door ready to go inside for the last few days. Now I am the one wanting to stay outside longer.
Hmph...females bite JUST as hard as males. The female I had for a year and a half was the one I had to be wary of between the big igs. She was completely unsocialized when I got her...sick and injured as well.
A wonderful 10 year old girl has her now, but not without my warnings of her mouth. She can and wil still try to bite now and again. Icecube can be very itchy!
**Note: I do not normally adopt out to children, but she has helped her mother since she was very small in their exotics rescue out of Nashville...mostly wolf hybrids, but many birds and reptiles as well. Very impressive young lady... ;D