I have a new prairie dog..is this normal?
From what i've read, it IS normal until there is some discipline. But i'm so disheartened. I didn't see this forum till my vet told me about it, and here i am. I picked up pd yesterday. My big cage comes tomorrow from amazon, the midwest critter nation. Now i know, its probably been stressful for it, and i'm all about the benefit of the doubt, but i guess i need some encouragement that SHE WILL STOP BITING ME AND DRAWING BLOOD... in her pouch on our chest, she's ok. pretty nice.. we listened to the vet and took her in a SMALL room, the bathroom, she said, pick her up, put her down, a bunch of times, don't let her associate your hands with being put in the cage.. well, ok, other times she bit cuz i was going to put her away. In the bathroom, she was ok.. letting me pet her, then squeeked when i picked her up, but then back down, then i massaged her, she rolled over, she loved it...almost fell asleep, she seems to like a FIRM touch/massage...the SECOND, and i mean SECOND i stopped massaging, she turned and squeeked and BIT ME...then chased my daughter to bite her... what the ?????????? i don't know what to do..I scooped her up in a heavy towel and put her immediately in her cage as i was BLEEDING FOR THE THIRD TIME... if i don't wind up with some crazy infection, i'll be thanking the Lord... please help me, my daughter is crying because she doesn't want a mean prairie dog. She is about 6 months old. Got her from a pet store.