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Cats and String Changing

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Every time.  They hang around, wait for a loose one and try to steal it.  C’mon, they’re steel!  Can’t sink your teeth into those!  

It is kind of cute tho.

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No more cats around the house but, yea, they competed for the elusive strings at changing time. Pet talk - I had a Cockateal that was very loyal, and very jealous of anyone or thing that it determined was a threat to its station in life as my buddy. I'd scratch its head and it would push into my fingers. When I played guitar (finger picking) it would fly to my right shoulder, climb down my arm, perch on my picking hand and nip at each finger as it plucked a string. Not sure, but I think it was jealous of me "scratching" something other than it. Its name was Pepe.

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I love birds.  Use to hang out at a local pet place that had parrots and cockatoos in sort of a big open circle, just to engage.  They like ears and glasses, particularly the temples.  I would have one, but I don’t know enough about them, and they live longer than I would, totally unfair.  For them, I mean.  Cockatiels too, they can go to 25.  Smart as a dog, probably smarter.

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I'm always worried my 19 year old Burmese is going to get her eye poked out, so I try not to change strings during the scant few hours she's up and around; despite being nocturnal she still sleeps a LOT. Whenever I play though she wakes up, comes down and COMPLAINS.

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On 2/13/2020 at 6:04 PM, Idunno said:

No more cats around the house but, yea, they competed for the elusive strings at changing time. Pet talk - I had a Cockateal that was very loyal, and very jealous of anyone or thing that it determined was a threat to its station in life as my buddy. I'd scratch its head and it would push into my fingers. When I played guitar (finger picking) it would fly to my right shoulder, climb down my arm, perch on my picking hand and nip at each finger as it plucked a string. Not sure, but I think it was jealous of me "scratching" something other than it. Its name was Pepe.

 

On 2/14/2020 at 12:14 PM, kwakatak said:

I'm always worried my 19 year old Burmese is going to get her eye poked out, so I try not to change strings during the scant few hours she's up and around; despite being nocturnal she still sleeps a LOT. Whenever I play though she wakes up, comes down and COMPLAINS.

Some critters just have no appreciation for music. smiley-wink I don't remember our dog trying to chew/eat strings but it wouldn't have surprised me. She'd chew anything she couldn't eat.

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I never let my cats change the strings. Leave that to the bears, and get free claw spruce top in the bargain.

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