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Old 11-20-2020, 09:32 AM
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Re: Red-belly scared to go into sleeping cage

Does he do anything else in the room he sleeps in besides sleep, like play? Eat? My suggestion is desensitization and a lot of it! Get him used to being in the room not just to sleep, but to play and eat too. Feed him his favorite treats on the floor, and around the room. If he's allowed to play and explore and see the scary things aren't so scary, perhaps he would feel more comfortable in the room if he got to every inch and nook and cranny to investigate it. If it's possible, an hour or 2 before bedtime take him into the room, get his sleeping cage ready, but let him wander around the room and floor with you. Let him see everything, and inspect it himself.
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