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- Rango Rocky Balboa
She’s definitely growing. I would recommend taking some of the things she like for inside the tent.
You should have any issues with you get back home. Atleast I don’t have any issues with mines. It like he realize what home is. In terms of window it’s good for them to get the outside enrichment. She just getting used to seeing new things. After about a mo mines got used to shadows from trees and branches. Also the birds and squirrels. I let mines go to sleep when they’re ready.So the trip is going well...sort of. My concern is that we are so out of our routine. The daily basking--- cut short -
Eating- slowed but not concerned.
All of a sudden, Rocky sits at the window for hours (no barrier- sits on pet bedding). I wasn't too concerned because it's still sun. Then of course, I gave in and looped the basking light over her.
The eating is the same for the most part but Rocky is starting to shed on her beard.
I put her to bed today 2 hours early because I can tell she was miserable and every time I put her in the playpen, she was instantly stressed.
Due the carpeting, I don't want to let her roam - but she all of a sudden hate her playpen and that's where she has to stay for another week.
Another day, Rocky was in the window chasing birds and blowing leaves- who is this? Of course, I am standing behind and put her in pet bedding so she's comfy but she was stressed. When I pulled her out of the window, she instantly calmed down. See attached picture- those spots are from the fleece cuttings of my shirt-
Oh- the humidity is awful here- every time I cut the AC off, it spikes up to 70. She's had a few hours when she was at 70% because I needed a break from the AC.
My questions/concern- am I going to have a problem putting her back in her enclosure when I get home in another week?
Am I doing am harm by putting her to bed early? Again, it was 2 hours (she went right to bed)- of course I checked on her every hour LOL she's fine -
Of course, I have some successes--- Rocky has met at least 10 people. She is a hit everywhere that we go. Okay, this may be too much in itself huh- about 5 people have held her and she has done amazingly well. Someone even facetimed all of their reptiles - it was so cool.
If I say "stay"- remember, former dog parent, Rocky doesn't move. Rocky can be outside of her enclosure, well, playpen and not run off. I am so proud!!!! Rocky has also mastered the shoulder training! I still won't take her out without anything but inside, Rocky is doing so well. #proudparent
Thank you so much- she's so routine and her parent is just a lil obsessiveYou should have any issues with you get back home. Atleast I don’t have any issues with mines. It like he realize what home is. In terms of window it’s good for them to get the outside enrichment. She just getting used to seeing new things. After about a mo mines got used to shadows from trees and branches. Also the birds and squirrels. I let mines go to sleep when they’re ready.
You sound like everyone around me- my response, "But she wasn't in the wild!!!" I guess I have to remember no matter what, she has those instincts and simply EASE UP!! I can totally take tough love!They are very curious. As she gets older she will be less and less stressed. Remember in the wild the mother doesn't hang around. They are thrown into the big ole world all on their own. They are very adaptable animals.
Yes- we are in the middle of a heatwave and I thought of that but you know that I would always have a pillow or something handy for her I was thinking the overstimulation of me going 100, I mean 65may be too much. Rocky already puts one hand on the bag every time we go near my car (and I am quite offended LOL)Poor thing she looks so miserable with the shed. Its funny the things they obsess about. I had one that hated ceiling fans (but thats understandable), now i have one that hates the a/c vents for some reason , she stares at them none stop.
I'm glad your trip went well, i knew rocky would do ok!!!!
One word of caution on the dash though, just be mindful of the temp it can get very hot really fast. It could cause her to try and jump off. My girls love to ride there but they usually get hot and bail out of the dash pretty quickly.