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Handedness? L Or R


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#1 Bene_Gesserit

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 09:44 PM

I've noticed lately that Happy is left 'handed' or 'clawed.'  She prefers to use that claw to hold treats, grasp things, scratch, and so forth.  Do your fids do this?



#2 Jan Cullen

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 12:48 AM

What?  Holding treats in the claw?  That's my job - I have to hold the treats for him to eat them.  No way would he hold them himself.  That is what his slave is for sad.png


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 03:01 AM

Skye is left handed.



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 08:12 AM

Clyde, Jade, Ringo and Greta are all southpaws. The rest don't use their feet to do things so I can't be certain with them, though when Freddie steps up -- which is rare -- he leads with his left, too. Even one of my dogs is left-pawed. We finally succeeded in teaching him to shake hands, but he does it with his left front paw.



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 07:58 PM

According to a study I read about a while back, most parrots are "left-footed." Ralph is, and so was George.



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 09:01 PM

Mr P is too, as in, when he is holding something to eat, or has his foot on one of his toys, it's his left foot. He also leads with his left foot when he steps up (when he's not leading with his beak)


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 03:50 AM

Isaac, the African Grey,is right handed.  Shami, the Senegal, is a lefty.



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 08:10 AM

Casey is right handed... that could be due to the fact she got used to putting the weight on her left foot when her right was broken as a baby,..



#9 Bene_Gesserit

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 05:48 AM

According to a study I read about a while back, most parrots are "left-footed." Ralph is, and so was George.

Ooo that is interesting! I'm so glad a scientist wondered about this. biggrin.png