I adopted a teddy sow pair from a nearby rescue, (Stella & Luna) and I've had them for just over 2 weeks now. I have YouTube Vids of them in a playlist if ppl wanna see them. These are just time lapses so i could watch what they were up to while i was out, nothing fancy.
I'd like to know when it would be the best time to handle them and get them used to cuddling and what methods ppl like to use. Outside of picking them up in a cozy tunnel or towel. Like do you use floor time to let them explore you, do you let them tell you when they are more ready to receive your attention. I just don't feel like mine are receptive of me just yet and would rather be left alone.
They still stay hidden a lot of the times, and they think twice about coming to see me even if i have yummy veggie treats; without lettuce you may as well forget about seeing them. I have their set up on a table, and i sit in a chair and feed them through the bars as of right now. They will come out and nibble near me if i hold the veggie, but will dart off with it as soon as they can. Not just walking away with it but dart to the nearest hidiey. I have been able to pet one of their noses while they nibbled once, and this same one (Luna) has just started to come check me out if i pass by and have a crinkly bag, with the occasional finger sniff. So i feel as if they are just starting to trust me and id like it if my next steps (if any) are to their comfort.
I don't expect them to jump into my hands by any means and its still super early in our time together. I just want to make sure i am doing the best i can to keep them happy and comfortable while still getting to enjoy their company.
- Supporter in 2018