I know you are not supposed to do it too much, otherwise they get dependant on it, one of those bad habits they can develop. Funny thing is Raz is aclimated enough so that he will do it. Just how much hand feeding is too much.
Raz eats a LOT for his size, enough so I notice a bulge on his sides, which sort of woried me a few times.....Which makes me wonder if iggys can over eat...
I do hope to get a decent photo of him, but the lighting is kinda limited.
Hand feeding is a great taming tool. They look forward to the "treats" they get by hand.
So as not to spoil the Ig and still enjoy the close interaction hand-feeding provides, try hand-feeding only treats like fruits and only when you have a reason to. Sort of a reward for the Ig pooping in the right place or being particularly loveable.
All other food should be provided in a shallow container and left for them to eat on their own.
Post by sweetjlynn on Mar 13, 2004 14:44:28 GMT -8
Hi i was wondering about feeding too! GREAT question hubby just got a baby and it eats out of his hand WOW!! No im sorry the baby still doesnt have a name LOL takes men so long he is worried what if a female and i give it a male name and bla bla bla!! But anyways he is always holding it and feeding it he thinks its neat im going to drop this info on him and have him check what dom wrote!!