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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:23 pm 
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Just wondering if there is something that makes a gander settle around mating season. This is his first mating season, and is getting really quite cranky, he jumped and bite and twisted my finger this morning, scared the crap out of me. Just worried about the kids with him, as they are really fond of him and don't want that to change. Cheers Kylie

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let him have his space, he will calm down after the season.

He is not "attacking you" but rather trying to defend his mate, and wil do this with his life. Best if you leaver him be until the bubs r all grown up.

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Thanks, we've been walking away from him backwards and that tends to help, the front of us must be scarier than the back LOL. Cheers Kylie :lol:

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I should have added that, it is always best to walk awayt backwards like with dogs, otherwise the little buggers can sneak up on you.

Next time you get a gander you may consider hand raising him for a baby, this will resolve most of there problems.

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Hopefully if they have babies i'll get a chance to handle them more. We bought these 2 in about May and were old enough to know not to come near us, which is a shame.

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