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On Friday night, I bought my little Kasa, and brought her home.

Since then, I've been talking to her, and petting her, and in general giving her lots of attention, and letting her know that she is safe in her new home.

The only problem is, she won't accept that she IS safe. I haven't seen her leave her hide-box ONCE. I've tried to hand feed her, and I put a water bottle right next to her so she could drink, but she just won't do either.

I don't know how PDs are when you first bring them home- Is it normal for them to want to hide for days on end? If not, what can I do to make her feel more comfortable in her new home? I'm really worried that she just won't get used to her surroundings due to being so darn stubborn. :c

Please... Any feedback or help will do!
 

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I don't know if we're making progress, but I just took her out of her cage, and she wanted straight back in, which has been the norm since I got her.
But instead of going into her little igloo, she went on top of it.
 

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She pretty much walks all around her cage without being scared, now. So some definite progress is being made. I can also take her out and hold her, but she is still a bit scared of that.
 

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It seems as though she's taken a step back. She won't let me touch her unless she is tired, now.

All she wants to do is scratch and bite me.

Not that people on this forum care much, as I haven't had ONE answer trying to help.
 

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I don't get on here much because there doesn't seem to be any discussions. It depends on the age and surroundings. I've had my PD for about a year and he freaks if you take him away from his cage. He is fine as long as he is close to his cage. If there is alot of noise your girl may be frightened and you have to remember everything is bigger than her. It takes some of them longer to adjust than others. Just be patient and sit next to her cage and talk to her. She will get used to your voice and learn to recognize you. If she is young I'm sure she has been adjusting since she was born. Just be patient she will come around.
 

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Hello!! how is ur PD going? Hope is going Ok. As rescue momma told you.. be patient, I dont know how old is our prairie dog, if she has been captured, etc. but all these points are important in understanding her behaviour. Mines are 100% domestic but i have spent a lot of time with them keep trying and let me know how she is going.

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