Subject: still not bonded
Posted by sadie on September 07, 1999 at 13:00:41:

Hi everyone.... I have had Princess and Wesley for almost 2 months now, and I still don't feel as "bonded" as what I read on these boards. Is this normal? I spend at least 3 hours a day with them during their sleepy times (carrying them in their pouch, [petting them, and finger feeding them), and about 1-1 1/2 out of cage play time. They are late risers... waking at about 2:30 am... so I play with them then, and then again in the morning, but I keep them in the cage. I just feed them and kinda tease them playfully with their food.

They seem to really like it, but they still get crabby, and they still don't just come to me when I am their. In the evening, they do come to me, and they do crawl onto me, but the second I move... they are outta there!

Granted, its cute, but I feel like they are scared of me yet. What additional bonding techniques are there?

Can anyone help me out?
Thanks in advance,

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