bad attitude... Jun 19, 2009 11:37:40 GMT -8
Post by petergunga on Jun 19, 2009 11:37:40 GMT -8
i have noticed a seriously negative change in behavior in Pipiopi in the last couple of days. On Tuesday, I was trying to get him out of his enclosure to give him a bath and he went absolutely nuts! He usually scurries away once or mayyyybe twice, but then thats it. On Tuesday, however, he started bolting around his cage, running straight into the walls and when i pulled him out, he had some blood on his lips that was coming from his mouth . i was really concerned, but I gave him the bath anyway, which he wasn't too bad for, and then put him back. The next day, I reached in to get him, and he got super aggressive. Didn't really bolt all over the cage, just stood in the corner and puffed up, and started tail whipping me really violently. Then, he did something I have never seen him do - he lunged at me several times and snipped his mouth as if to say "if you get any closer, I'm going to bite off your finger." I figured I would just leave him alone and let him cool off for the night. But yesterday, it happened again. He tailwhipped and lunged and snipped. Still no biting. I decided to give him some more time. Today, I tried to get him out again and he was crazy aggressive yet again. I reached my hand in and left it there so he would get used to it, but to no avail. Same aggression. I wasn't sure about how serious the biting threats were, so i put on a thin glove and picked him up. Once I got him out and in my hand, he pretty much calmed down like he usually does... What could be causing this behavior? I haven't changed anything about his or my habits. Maybe his small cage is stressing him out? I really want to build a bigger one, but i should seriously wait a few weeks till i move. I guess if I have to, I will build one. Please Help!!!