New PD, and need advice!
I just received my new baby today (born in Spring), and I am just looking for a bit of advice regarding how to most efficiently get him tamed and comfortable. Once I let him out of the carrier, he explored the room frantically with a big grin. Just a bit later, I let him out of his cage, and he again approached me with a big grin. I held my hand out to touch him, and he bit my finger. In fact, because I pulled my finger away, the tip of it is skinned. It bled for quite a bit, and now I feel a bit nervous interacting with him outside of his cage. He does not seem overtly hostile, so I feel like he may have just been "feeling" with his teeth. Nevertheless, he likes to run after me (his body language does not indicate aggression), and it is a bit terrifying, knowing how hard they can potentially bite. How can I let him know quickly that biting fingers is a no-no, without having my fingers bitten once again? I am telling him "no" now when he gets very close to them (through the cage bars), but I don't know if it's having any effect. I don't want to resort to wearing gloves or anything. Any insight would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!