Hello all, I have a problem. Yesterday I noticed that my gosling Pip was sitting on here own and not as usual with the other geese. I have watched them today and Sid the male will not let her anywhere near them. Can anyone think of a reason why this should happen now when they have been fine together until now. Regards Mama
Strange behaviour(10 posts)
oh dear perhaps Pip is a male too xmo x
Which of the goslings was the one you helped out? Sometimes they sense a weaker on and pick on them or won't have anything to do with them. My Little Princess is often on her own and I'm not sure if this is because the others don't want her around or if she doesn't want the attention from Sir Francis!
Hope Pip is accepted back.
sara @ farmingfriends
Sara Pip was the poorly one but surely its along time ago now so was already excepted, xmo x
It could be that Pip is a little weaker in some way and although we may not see it the poultry and waterfowl seem to sense it. I could be wrong but I know that birds, pigs and cattle don't seem to want to help or look after a weaker one they tend to pick on them, but I could be wrong and hope I am wrong!
It could be as you say Mo that Pip is another male!
Animal behaviour is so interesting to watch.
Sara @ farmingfriends
Thanks for the response Mo & Sara, The male treated both the goslings the same until now , just a bit of bottom nipping. I have watching again this afternoon and it may be Pip that doesn't want to be with them although Sid is being unkind to her . She is shaking her head as if she has something stuck in her mouth and when she drinks she holds her head very high not as usual .She is not eating the pellets and not talking as much as usual . Think I might have to investigate further but do not want to upset her. Anymore thoughts.
Regards Mama.Goose Girl
ah thats a different story then, you know you have to check, are you sure pip is a she or is it wishful thinking, Mo xmo x
No not sure Mo but her behaviour suggests it as She is always chattering as Sally does. But then it might be a noisy male . Mama xGoose Girl
Sorry to hear about Pip, I do not know anything about geese. Could it be worms? or maybe she hit her head and injured it? but I hope you can get it sorted OK.
Hello All, Thankfully Pip is a lot better today, grazing with the group and chatting as normal. Looked in her mouth and there is a small blister type thing at the back of her tongue. I shall leave well enough alone and just keep an eye on her or him!! She has just had a few pellets which is a good sign and drinking well. Thanks for the support. MamaGoose Girl
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