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So as some know I picked up a stary french lop rom the shelter yesterday. Wasn;t planned I saw him and had to go in there he is justso BEAUTIFUL!
Anyays yesterday when I first brought him home I had him in my sons room nuntil he went to bed for the night I then moved him into the hall way. This way it is quiet enough to settle a bit but also there is me or my other half walkin by the cage and sayin hello etc. He doesnt move much just lays in the cage I think the cage is a little smal at the moment and will be moving him into a bigger cage eventually. But for the moment he doesnt seem to weirded out as he was in a simallar cage at the shelter.
Today in the afternoon me and him ventured into the bathroom to spend some time together bonding and out of cage time. I toop the top off for him to come out and he could of cared less. He stood on hind legs for a bit then just stood there watching me. I offered fresh veggies (nota big fan could of cared less) SO after 30 minutes of me in the bathroom with him I put a baby gate up and left him in there for 2.5 to 3 hours or so and he never moved from the cage just layed down.
Tommorow I plan on doing the same is there anything I could do for him. Because the cage is not HUGE I want him to be able to be in the bathroom or as long as e wishes but I am worried about the poor uy he just doesnt seem to care.
Any tips on how to encourage him etc or if I am doing the right stuff then YAY!! I just want the little guy to have the best he can have
I think you should let the bun come out on her/his own. I was initially freaked out w/ Jessi b/c she wouldn't leave her cage. I thought....how could you want to stay in your cage? Now she roams freely and contentedly.
It must be so disconcerting for that little bun to have gone from living in a cage to having a home. He just needs some time to get adjusted. I highly recommend reading to him while he's in his cage.