Join Date: Jul 2011
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Interacting with new pair of GCC
I have just brought home my baby pair of green cheeks, Ricky and Lucy. They are very tame and sweet. I'd like them to stay that way. I am completely OK with them belonging to each other (it makes my heart happy to watch them snuggle and play) - but I don't want to lose the ability to interact with them.
So how do I accomplish this?
I let them crawl all over me and practice hop on with both of them. I took them one at a time into my room, but they did a contact call and seemed more anxious though both did their step ups and played with toys. Then I sat on the couch with some toys on my belly and they played happily, then Ricky came over to my laptop and rested by my hand, so I gently scritched his head and he dropped his head forward and shut his eyes and fluffed up, and seemed to enjoy it. Lucy isn't fond of scritches, but likes to stay close and is less likely to nip.
Do I continue to just bring them with me on their playstand to different areas and talk to them and handle them together or should I be also doing one on one time?
How have you that have two kept both tame? I have two cages but I really don't want to separate them - they are very happy and content with each other. Their breeder said with daily handling they will not lose their desire to interact with me, until they choose to breed - do you find that to be true?