Post by candiceboggs on Jan 30, 2011 21:41:54 GMT -5
I noticed it too with the girls...sherrylynne makes a good point about using it to get them to come and giving treats every single time.
Really I feel the girls view it as a baby, it may not look like a baby but their instincts tell them it is the noise of a baby in distress perhaps, and they see you as being the one torturing "the baby" as your movements with the toy may associate them with you torturing a kit when provoking that noise from it...very strong maternal instincts, these female fuzzies have. So it makes sense why so many of them launch themselves at us in attack mode to save what they think may possibly be a kit. Odd, in a way.
i dunno, my pebbles will come and attack me, so that might be it.
but my Joe used to come on hurrying over to see, but he didn't attack, or maybe i didn't do it long enough for him to attack, but anyways, i don't ever remember him attacking to get it away/stop. he would just come running out from where ever looking all worried, I'd stop cuddle him and put the toy down, then he would take it and stash it away.
Last Edit: Jan 30, 2011 21:49:46 GMT -5 by horse656
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Post by candiceboggs on Jan 31, 2011 0:56:36 GMT -5
Yep, it sounds exactly like a squeaky toy to me!
No wonder females attack you and drag it off, and males are more docile...so he probably wanted to take it away, evidenced in how he stashed it, but was reluctant to start a whole big altercation over the thing.