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marton 13.03.2021 21:21

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Originally Posted by ZuriRollt (Post 3285212)
Yes, she is highly respected, also from me. There were several members that actively helped build the network around this site over the past decade. You may have misread my message? I don’t want to bring confusion into this ‘discussion’, but there were a few years when active information exchange, that made ex-pats feel better informed possible. Some of us may be feeling tired of giving this advice, it’s pretty unrewarding. Some have passed in-between.

But there’s a new generation - and so I wish you all the best out there! Making a new life in Switzerland was so much more complicated 20+ years ago! Enjoy.

Indeed I got good advice from Meloncollie, I will respect her decision to share it or not.
Actually soon after that, I unsubscribed from this thread as it had followed the path of many EF threads; I just dropped in for a quick scan and I am amazed it still has a life of its own with over 100 posts :)

greenmount 13.03.2021 22:02

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Originally Posted by marton (Post 3285302)
Indeed I got good advice from Meloncollie, I will respect her decision to share it or not.
Actually soon after that, I unsubscribed from this thread as it had followed the path of many EF threads; I just dropped in for a quick scan and I am amazed it still has a life of its own with over 100 posts :)

Well, you should have known by now that whatever you write here is a good opportunity for people who hold a grudge to get back at you. How's your dog? Hope you're all fine.

marton 13.03.2021 22:08

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Originally Posted by greenmount (Post 3285309)
Well, you should have known by now that whatever you write here is a good opportunity for people who hold a grudge to get back at you. How's your dog? Hope you're all fine.

LOL!
Yes, we are all fine thank you.
Hope you and yours are also doing fine.

I have no fears of grudges or paper tigers; I have a black belt in origami :D

greenmount 13.03.2021 22:12

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Originally Posted by marton (Post 3285311)
I have no fears of grudges or paper tigers; I have a black belt in origami :D

And a lapdog to protect you! :) You should have gone for a Rottweiler. :p




(jokes aside I like this breed, I'm glad I could mention it here lol)

marton 13.03.2021 22:23

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Originally Posted by greenmount (Post 3285314)
And a lapdog to protect you! :) You should have gone for a Rottweiler. :p

(jokes aside I like this breed, I'm glad I could mention it here lol)

But he has a killer lick :)

marton 13.03.2021 22:27

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You know, or not, the doctor's report was his bite was 2mm deep and 1.5cm long.
Cats do far more damage without any police and cantonal vet bureau following up.

End of rant :)

JackieH 13.03.2021 22:35

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wow- obviously at death's door then - poor man :D how ridiculous. Skin broken?

eyebeebe 13.03.2021 23:38

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Originally Posted by marton (Post 3285318)
You know, or not, the doctor's report was his bite was 2mm deep and 1.5cm long.
Cats do far more damage without any police and cantonal vet bureau following up.

End of rant :)

I‘m curious how they accurately measure a bite to be 2mm deep.

olygirl 13.03.2021 23:47

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This issue is deeper than "skin deep." Can a dog really be taught not to bite again after it has bitten someone?

marton 13.03.2021 23:55

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Originally Posted by eyebeebe (Post 3285334)
I‘m curious how they accurately measure a bite to be 2mm deep.

Me2, who knows? Maybe it was 2.5mm deep :eek:

marton 13.03.2021 23:56

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Originally Posted by olygirl (Post 3285335)
This issue is deeper than "skin deep." Can a dog really be taught not to bite again after it has bitten someone?

This is level two on the Dr.Dunbar bite scale, 99% of dog bite incidents fall within level two.
Average skin thickness values for legs are 1.95 mm to 2.35 mm.

marton 14.03.2021 00:15

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Originally Posted by marton (Post 3285336)
Me2, who knows? Maybe it was 2.5mm deep :eek:

To be serious, I assume if the skin is scratched but there are no marks on the underlying flesh then they just assume the average skin thickness of 2mm.

If it is a proper bite where the canines sink in as in a real dog fight then it leaves a roundish hole that is much deeper and the depth needs to be measured with a suitable instrument.

Typically cat scratches are 2 - 5mm deep and 1 - 3 cm long.

olygirl 14.03.2021 00:47

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Originally Posted by marton (Post 3285337)
This is level two on the Dr.Dunbar bite scale, 99% of dog bite incidents fall within level two.
Average skin thickness values for legs are 1.95 mm to 2.35 mm.

Unfortunately, that was not the answer to the question.

Susie-Q 14.03.2021 10:00

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Originally Posted by Mrs. Doolittle (Post 3285253)
Parrots can cause a very nasty injury with their beak. If an owner gets bitten, experts say it is usually the owner's fault. Something caused the parrot to bite and the owner missed the signs.

Shortly before I was born, my parents adopted a parrot who was stolen in the illegal animal trade from the jungle and had his wings clipped. He was a 100% wild parrot who was forced to be a pet parrot. We loved him as much as we could, but sometimes when reaching into his cage to clean it, bites would happen. (He was free most of the time, but he loved to be outside & we caged him then for his own protection.)

ZuriRollt 14.03.2021 10:10

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Originally Posted by marton (Post 3285318)
You know, or not, the doctor's report was his bite was 2mm deep and 1.5cm long.
Cats do far more damage without any police and cantonal vet bureau following up.

End of rant :)

My Samoyed was the loveliest dog, kind and loving with all. My daughter described him as “my brother”. But if he saw a Labrador, then all hell let loose - absolutely no idea why.

ZuriRollt 14.03.2021 10:17

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Originally Posted by Susie-Q (Post 3285363)
Shortly before I was born, my parents adopted a parrot who was stolen in the illegal animal trade from the jungle and had his wings clipped. He was a 100% wild parrot who was forced to be a pet parrot. We loved him as much as we could, but sometimes when reaching into his cage to clean it, bites would happen. (He was free most of the time, but he loved to be outside & we caged him then for his own protection.)

I think that caged birds are the worst thing - grew up thinking that having a budgie locked in a cage was the thing to do :msnsick: But you’re right, once they have been captivated then the only answer to their survival is either to let them free into a World in which they’ve never learned to survive, or to treat them well in the World which they know.

marton 14.03.2021 17:14

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Originally Posted by Susie-Q (Post 3285363)
Shortly before I was born, my parents adopted a parrot who was stolen in the illegal animal trade from the jungle and had his wings clipped. He was a 100% wild parrot who was forced to be a pet parrot. We loved him as much as we could, but sometimes when reaching into his cage to clean it, bites would happen. (He was free most of the time, but he loved to be outside & we caged him then for his own protection.)

Caged wild birds, so a sad story for them with no safe way to escape.

Reminds me of my ex-wife, she ran a kindergarten and one day took them on a coach tour to a zoo.
She got too close to a parrot and it bit her, made a hole right through her fingernail.
A year later she took them to the same zoo and pointed to the parrot and said that one bit me last year then the damn bird did it again.

ZuriRollt 14.03.2021 17:45

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Originally Posted by marton (Post 3285478)
Caged wild birds, so a sad story for them with no safe way to escape.

Reminds me of my ex-wife, she ran a kindergarten and one day took them on a coach tour to a zoo.
She got too close to a parrot and it bit her, made a hole right through her fingernail.
A year later she took them to the same zoo and pointed to the parrot and said that one bit me last year then the damn bird did it again.

In the wild, parrots use their vocal prowess to share important information and fit in with the flock. A single bird in the wild is a dead bird; It can’t look for food and look for predators at the same time. Parrots are even capable of learning and using varying dialects. Yellow-naped Amazon Parrots in Costa Rica, for example, have regional dialects, and when they swap regions, the transplants often pick up the local twang.

So plop a parrot into a human household, and it will try to integrate itself into the situation as though the people were its flock members.

Maybe your ex was just speaking with the wrong dialect? Or maybe her voice was nervy?

st2lemans 14.03.2021 21:16

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Originally Posted by eyebeebe (Post 3285270)
You do have the dubious honour of being the only EFer that I am friends with on FB without having met them in real life. You provide me with as much entertainment there as you do here.

Likewise!

Tom

P.S. Next time that you are in the area, give me more than a five minute warning!

eyebeebe 14.03.2021 21:34

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Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 3285585)
Likewise!

Tom

P.S. Next time that you are in the area, give me more than a five minute warning!

I didn‘t give you any warning. You were stalking me and realised I was in Lugano!


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