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Post Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 2:48 pm   is he playing hide & seek w/ me?

Why does he dash away quickly when I walk near him, then watches me very closely until I walk past again and darts off? He's so funny!
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:11 am   Re: is he playing hide & seek w/ me?

Maybe he's trying to see if you're a threat. It's pretty normal for them to be a bit skittish around people.
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Post Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:12 pm   Re: is he playing hide & seek w/ me?

steve wrote:Maybe he's trying to see if you're a threat. It's pretty normal for them to be a bit skittish around people.


Yeah. You're probably right. I was hoping it's hide and seek.

Good news is: he's going to live a long life, so he has plenty of time to decide that I am no threat.

Yet how do I avoid having him view me merely as the food provider? :cry:
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:40 am   Re: is he playing hide & seek w/ me?

Maybe after awhile, you can take him outside for some interaction.
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:55 am   Re: is he playing hide & seek w/ me?

steve wrote:Maybe after awhile, you can take him outside for some interaction.



I hold her most every day and walk her around the house talking to her. I open the front door and let her look outside. She observes with curiosity. So cute. :msgreen:
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Post Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:57 am   Re: is he playing hide & seek w/ me?

Sounds like you two will be happy together :)
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Post Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:44 pm   Re: is he playing hide & seek w/ me?

steve wrote:Sounds like you two will be happy together :)


She's super cute :msgreen:
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Post Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:47 pm   Re: is he playing hide & seek w/ me?

She only dashes away when she's sun bathing in the window. Still very shy about certain things (the feeding process is adorable) but clearly feeling more relaxed. 3 months old (with me). Growing fast. Concerned about protein overload. (Canned tuna.)
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Post Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:45 pm   Re: is he playing hide & seek w/ me?

The tank is located next to a window? That's usually not a good thing.
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Post Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:29 am   Re: is he playing hide & seek w/ me?

steve wrote:The tank is located next to a window? That's usually not a good thing.


She's there when I'm not home or, if I'm home, when the sunlight is streaming in. She's very observant of the comings and goings, and maybe the pool. I am concerned about the temperature, especially as our first winter sets in.

At night, she usually comes in the bedroom with me, but I'm afraid it's not much warmer in there. I have taken to changing her water, even though it's clean, just to warm things up.

New aquarium with basking light no later than Saturday... :msgreen: I think she'll make it.
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