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back to flat hammock ,perch, rope?

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:56 am
by Sawyer28
I’ve had these three guys for 3months and only found you guys (hi)2months ago . Once I read a lot I took them down to bottom level with flat hammock and perches and rope, this helped with one sawyer. Locke came extremely well socialized he is a dream especially for a newb. Hugo well he’s just totally grossed out by me he pins himself as far away as possible, things where going very well he would come to the front , so I put stuff in and opened 2 leve,Fast forward 3 weeks and he has begun hiding and not coming out again .... thoughts what about my beautifully socialized and happy guys ! Do I go back to 1st level I’m so confused , I don’t like holding him so much my lovely Hugo poops on me ,seriously stinky poos man what in the world , I’m so slow and gentle......more time sure ,but should I go back to flat hammocks and no “ I’m not coming out if Your around “ stuff. I hope I made some sense and would appreciate all your thoughts thank you

Re: back to flat hammock ,perch, rope?

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:52 am
by Caza66
Are you able to get them all out at once, wear a hoodie/clothes you don’t mind being pooped on, and then sit on the sofa and watch tv for 20 minutes at a time, or sit in the bathroom with them where they can free range and climb on you (so long as there is no where they can get stuck in holes etc).

Re: back to flat hammock ,perch, rope?

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:49 pm
by Sawyer28
Yes I guess that’s maybe why I was handling them more and then the holidays just wasn’t around much poor little fellers . Ok, I have a fold out table large that they love I put “ripple rug” on it and a ramp down and WE play, and all over the cage. I must get that going again well thank you so much! Oh should I leave both levels available and pack with stuff?

Re: back to flat hammock ,perch, rope?

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:38 am
by Caza66
It might be worth going back until he is not hiding. But then some rats will always be a bit shy. See how things go.

Re: back to flat hammock ,perch, rope?

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:26 pm
by Sawyer28
Thank you is going really well . I did as you said excellent advise and I also put one flat hammock and lots of toys on top level so he can watch me playing with the other two ,last night he came down and got in the fun blanket tickles all around it was amazing, these rats are just so neat I adore them , thanks again