Ok, today I got another iggy.... I decided to name it Raz (it may be male...or female...have no idea, so i'll just call it a he)
Raz is very energetic and alert, no sluggisness or not moving much. As I was holding him for a bit I noticed he does not bite at all. He squirmed like crazy and is still adjusting to his cage, but seems ot be in exploratory mode right now. He won't dart all over the cage (its reasonably big) when I reach into it, but will simply move away.
I hear mixed opinions on how long you should let them be before trying to handle them. Already I have taken some digital pics....
I don't suppose there is any RIGHT answer to this. Most everything I've read says to wait 2 weeks or so before you begin to handle them. Personally I think that is just 2 weeks wasted. I began handling mine immediately. I would also stop in frequently and talk to her without actually touching her...so she would become accustomed to my presence. Ultimately, it's for you to decide.
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Mine eats a lot...LOL..and poops a lot too.....every day he poops i nthe exact same spot behind the log, so I layed out a small peice of removable bedding......he'll even take food from my hands...though he is still shy...likes to squirm...
aww your iggy is ADORABLE and looks just like my Fluffy! I agree witht he food/handling method, thats what I did with mine. but Fluff wouldnt eat from her dish when I first got her,( dont know of the sex 100% used to call Fluff a boy, but now a girl....hehe) so I hand fed her a little peice of green or veggie at a time and each time with a new peice I got her to get closer to her dish and now she scarfs down as soon as I set it in the cage.
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