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Making Progress on an Abused Beardie

PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:08 am
by Shaun78
So this weekend I've made some good progress with my new rescue Volcano. A little background on him he was found in the apartment of someone who died of an overdose. The herp specialist that took him in and his vet all believe he was feed well but either never handled or roughly handled because any time a human would get near him he'd immediately get into a defensive posture and in a few cases bit whoever was trying to handle him. I've been hand feeding him treats (good god he loves blueberries) to get him to see I'm not a threat. Saturday I went for gold and picked him up for the first time. I didn't get bit and he sat with me for a good 1/2 hour before deciding he'd had enough of me and made a break for it :lol: Yesterday he watched TV with me for an hour before again making a break for it. It's feels good that he's starting to trust me and hopefully soon we'll both be completely adjusted. I was worried at first but I'm glad the other 7 people who saw him passed on adopting him because it's starting to feel like him and I were meant to be together.

Re: Making Progress on an Abused Beardie

PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:21 am
by KarrieRee
Trust and patience -- its good hes eating as well just no so many blueberries too sweet- keep working w/ him and he will eventually become docile and a normal beardie -- its hard to say what kind of treatment he got when living w/ the previous owner --- but its good your making progress w/ him :)