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Old 07-08-2016, 07:55 AM   #21
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You've just reminded me to check the bolt on my wheel attachment
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Old 07-08-2016, 02:42 PM   #22
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Interesting Cypher thanks for answering!
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Old 07-10-2016, 12:45 AM   #23
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Things are still quite chaotic round here, digging & more digging seems to be Zen's main occupation!
Nothing much had moved when I got up yesterday but more digging soon ensued & before long her wheel was half buried & full of substrate again I thought she'd managed to get under the shelf again but somehow she was digging all the substrate out from the back of the cage, round the corner of the little fence & making a huge mountain in front of the wheel, still haven't figured out quite how she was doing it

She's still very timid but settling in well, she seems more nervous in the evening than the morning for some reason, she's very busy in the morning so maybe that takes her mind off being nervous! She did more or less come straight to the bars looking for a seed when I went to her first thing today so I don't think she's too scared. A bit wary of the big hand in the cage but will take a few seeds from me so I'm happy with her progress so far.

I keep making changes to her cage, trying to keep it incremental so I don't upset her with too much at once but she seems to approve & not be too bothered with my efforts, I'm trying to make space for a hammock so she has another nice place to hang out above ground rather than spending most of her time in her warren. She is a bit of a chewer though so I think I'll have to proceed with caution although she's mostly chewing things she should chew & might well be fine with fleece.
Her sand bath salt pig was the biggest problem as it's a bit tall so she now has Whisp's sand bath, that was a bit of a wrench as it was still in the cage with her sand & little foot prints in it, every time I went to take it out I just couldn't do it but as it was in a good cause I finally managed it & little Zen really seems to like it too. (It has been well & truly disinfected, washed & dried out.)
She also has Whisp's old coconut too which she's enjoying & gives me another place to hide her food, it is nice to see these things being put to good use, happy & sad all at the same time really.

Still haven't managed to get any decent photos but I live in hope!
Her colour seems quite a bit paler than the others, not sure if I'll be able to show that when I do get some photos or not.
Here's a not very good one of her out for a little forage, the little yellow house behind her has just about disappeared below the substrate now!
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Old 07-10-2016, 01:06 AM   #24
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That must've been hard with the sand bath & coconut of Whisp's but, it sounds like Zen's making good use of it. Sounds like she's settling in good, her cage is so very different from the petshop, I'm not surprised she's digging, she's probably wandering how far down she can go.
Lovely update and pic!
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Old 07-10-2016, 02:34 AM   #25
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Thanks Lizzy
I hope she doesn't try to dig any deeper, I can already hear her little feet on the plastic at the bottom so she doesn't have any further to go!
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Old 07-10-2016, 03:07 AM   #26
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Great that you got a new little Chinese girl Cypher Zen is such a lovely name

Willow is a HUGE dig-o-holic and I sometimes hear her feet on the plastic base although the bass is completely filled with at least 5" of substrate!

I'm looking forward to hearing more about her
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Old 07-10-2016, 03:08 AM   #27
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Sweep loves digging too - though he's hardly done it since I put Finacard in his cage, so am thinking it isn't as diggable!
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Old 07-10-2016, 08:49 AM   #28
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Zen is so sweet and that photo of her is so cute. It seems like she enjoying herself in her new cage by digging in her substrate.
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Old 07-10-2016, 10:43 AM   #29
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I did love the news of little Zen and all her efforts to make herself a home. Big moment to let her have some of Whisp's things but I can't help feeling your little girl helped with that from over the bridge. Sure she approves wholeheartedly.
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Old 07-10-2016, 11:45 PM   #30
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Thanks all

It sounds as though lots of hams are practising for the digging event at the hamlympics lol!

Still plenty more digging going on here but I am managing to get a little time with my girl above ground, I've been getting her used to climbing in & out of a little box that I'll be able to use to transport her to a taming/play bin (soon I hope) she's happy with that so I tried a pouch this morning, she was fine until it moved then she got a little bit freaked out, she is still very timid but we are making a little progress each day I think, slow & steady with no backward steps, fingers crossed it stays that way…

Coco it was a big moment but I hope you're right & both my girls approve, Zen certainly seems to be having fun with her new things & I'm sure Whisp would like that some of her favourite things are still being enjoyed.
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