BRINGING YOUR NEW PET HOME
Although it's tempting to play with your new pets as soon as you get them home, you must give them some time to get used to their new home. Following our Trust Training Program methods will help your pet feel more comfortable and is recommended as well.
GETTING SETTLED IN
Once you’ve brought your new family member home it is important to allow them time to properly acclimate to their new surroundings. It might be tempting to try and play with them immediately, but it is best to put them in their new cage and give them a few days to feel secure before attempting to interact heavily with them. Once they seem comfortable and have started investigating their new home you can start the process of bonding with them. (Check out our page on bonding to learn more!) Be sure that the cage is completely set up and ready for your new pet to move in before you bring your pet home.
Be sure to place your pets habitat in an area that is the right temperature range, free from drafts, and appropriate to its species and personality (some pets are more outgoing and should be kept in an area where they can see what is happening in the household and others feel more comfortable in a quiet room where they feel more secure.)
Give your new pet some time to settle into its new environment and routine before you allow other pets to come up to the cage and interact with them. If you are planning to bond your new pet with a current pet, you must still give them time to settle before beginning introductions.
When pocket pets get stressed, they often begin to show signs of illness. Moving to a new home, cage, routine, family, etc can be a very stressful time for an animal. Be sure to keep a close eye on your new pet and watch for any signs of illness. Refer to your care sheet for general signs of illness to watch for. If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us.