Originally Posted by eaturbyfill
Thanks! They are sweet, but very skittish. I'm practicing right now with sitting my hand in the tank and letting them investigate it. Next I'll feed them sunflower seeds from their food. (: When I put them in the ball for the day, I made sure not to come near them with my hands and let them crawl into the ball by themselves. Are these steps okay to start with? Just wondering if I'm doing things okay. I can tell they weren't socialized. I don't mind it, I just don't want them to be afraid, either. I want them to feel safe.
That's how I tamed my hamster. Let him exercise and then let him walk onto my hand to go back to his cage. It took a while but it worked. Also give them a glove or something small with your scent on it, put it in the cage. IT will help them get used to you faster.
My sister's experience with gerbils was sand baths. Give them sand (I think the chinchilla stuff is okay) and the gerbils will love you forever.
Oh, Olympia! Ouch! pointy faced dogs (greyhounds in my experience) just don't know their face length!! lol blood though? wow.
My friend asked if I wanted to try breeding one of my male bettas to her sickly perma-striped female. I was like