My beloved prairie dog
Samantha will be eight years old in July. Generally, she's gone through "funks" in the spring where she is lethargic and lacks an appetite, but this is something new.
Over the past two weeks, she has had little or no interest in leaving her "nest" (she sleeps on the top floor of a three story cage). She still has an appetite, but prefers that I give her food in bed...she's reluctant to go "downstairs" to her food bowl
even to eat. She is usually pretty lively - she usually gets up with me in the mornings and spends a lot of time outside her cage - but over the past weeks she just refuses to get out of bed. If I lift her out of her cage, she will just struggle to get back inside it.
I am terrified that this signals a "decline" as she is getting up in age. I just don't know what I would do without my little friend. Has anybody else experienced this behavior with their PD?