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 Post subject: Handling
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 3:52 pm 
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Hiya
We have Anzac for a few weeks now he is happy for us to rub him under his chin and chest, my daughter gets him to go on her hand when feeding him but he just jumps off as soon as he has eaten.
If you try to pick him up he runs round like its a game, he might run onto your hand and then jump straight off, if you try to pick him up he flatten himself so you can't get under him.
What is the best thing to do, he is 8 weeks old now, we don't want to leave it and then find we can't handle him :( . should we just pick him up and cup him so he knows once he is picked up he is safe or just let him do it at his own pace?
Please any advice would be great, we just want to hold him.

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 Post subject: Re: Handling
PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 12:09 am 
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Slow and steady with these little guys. Try not to approach from above or grab at him, you can tempt him onto your hand with little treats and continue touching him regularly. Some take to it very quickly others may take a few months but they do settle in the end.

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 Post subject: Re: Handling
PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 7:06 am 
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Thank you for that, just didn't want to do it too slowly and then find we couldn't handle him. But now we know to take our time

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