"HuMom! HuMom, watch me! Watch! Are you watchin'?" Mara's new favourite activity.

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SqueakingJellybean

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Since Della passed, Mara has been less social. She'll come out for about twenty minutes, socialize a little, have a half-hour nap on the bed, then head back to her favourite hammock. Sometimes she doesn't even want to come out in the morning; she'll come out for her banana, eat it, then head right back to nest. She's never been the most social of the bunch, and I think Della's death really hit her hard. We're giving her as much love and attention as she wants, but that's been much less since Della's passing.

Seems she still wants some social interaction, though, just without leaving her home. She's always been a rathlete-- a champion wheeler-- and has taken to running hellbent for leather and then checking to see if we're watching. She will bobble at the edge of the DCN until we come and sit in front of the cage, then she'll hop back into the wheel and run like crazy for a few minutes before stopping to check if we're still there. If we get up to do anything else, she stops running, comes back to the edge, and bobbles at us until we return. When offered a hand or arm, she'll sniff, lick, or take a few tentative steps before launching herself back into her wheel. We did this for almost 45 minutes the other night.

Has anyone else noticed similar behaviour in their fuzzies, or is this just one wee old lady's quirk?
 

Anna Allison

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Since Della passed, Mara has been less social. She'll come out for about twenty minutes, socialize a little, have a half-hour nap on the bed, then head back to her favourite hammock. Sometimes she doesn't even want to come out in the morning; she'll come out for her banana, eat it, then head right back to nest. She's never been the most social of the bunch, and I think Della's death really hit her hard. We're giving her as much love and attention as she wants, but that's been much less since Della's passing.

Seems she still wants some social interaction, though, just without leaving her home. She's always been a rathlete-- a champion wheeler-- and has taken to running hellbent for leather and then checking to see if we're watching. She will bobble at the edge of the DCN until we come and sit in front of the cage, then she'll hop back into the wheel and run like crazy for a few minutes before stopping to check if we're still there. If we get up to do anything else, she stops running, comes back to the edge, and bobbles at us until we return. When offered a hand or arm, she'll sniff, lick, or take a few tentative steps before launching herself back into her wheel. We did this for almost 45 minutes the other night.

Has anyone else noticed similar behaviour in their fuzzies, or is this just one wee old lady's quirk?
That is just too cute.
 

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