I am glad he is smart and knows where to go, but does he pee and poo in a specific place, or just anywhere? Is he kept in on specific room, or has the entire house to wander? When I took mine to get neutered my vet told me a story of someone who had a ground squirrel that he had to do major surgery on cause the owners were moving furniture and didn't see the little guy and placed a couch on him. Very scary stuff, the critter made it through but gosh, how terrible. I would be afraid that a pd would chew wires, and get 1.21 gigga wats of electricity running through him (he he). And I can guarantee that sooner or later his natural instincts will kick in and he will start chewing other stuff. When I had made a cage 9 years ago (out of wood, yeah I know a bone headed decision) he made it a goal to chew through the bottom of the cage so he could dig, ram, and yank the carpet off of the floor. Also, kind of funny, my pd hates my father. If he had the house to roam, and my father came over he would litterally attack. If nibbler so much as hears my fathers voice he gets enraged and stands on his hind feet in the closest spot of his cage, chatters and then will try to dig or chew his way out to attack. He shows these same signs of agression when other strange men are in the house. He is a little older now and may just decide its not worth the effort and just sleep through it (thats a big MIGHT). I always wanted to be able to let him roam but I knew this was not good for him. I could not imagine how I would feel if something happened to him or he ate something he wasn't supposed to. Now I have big dogs so letting him roam the entire house at this point is an impossibility for me. Quite honestly he hates to leave the room his cage is in. once he can't see his cage, he gets very nervous, his tail fluffs and starts quivering. He won't want to, but he would fight and scratch at me to take him home. He is a bit spiteful also, when I would take him home, he goes straight to his nest then he will turn around stand up bark at me (maybe even chatter) in anger and will perform a double scratch pounce to my hands for putting him through the ordeal. (sorry for the long post)
(sugar gliders: siffel, pikachoo Prairie Dog: Nibber Husky: Chewy Lab: Kilo Bull dog: Roxy ... In my fondest memories: Sugar Gliders: Gizmo (old age), Ollie (daddy tried to breed his baby girl and wounded her badly-I think it was the vet treatment that did her in though) Prairie dog: Petuna (odentoma)
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