Hand feeding and aggression

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I have news! Malekith is pretty much handfeeding now. It's still a bit wobbly, but we're kinda getting there. My nails dig too much into the pellet, I think, as I feel a brush on them, and Tera can't hold them- he drops them right into her waiting mouth below, lol. She knows what the hand there means too.

And something else I'm happy about. She finally showed aggression! It seems she'd had enough of the hose filling up her tank, and right as we were about to take it out (was full), she circled it, then went it once.

I know it probably sounds weird being so excited about her showing aggression, but it means she's feeling much more comfortable in her tank, and settling in. From lying in a corner to this in almost a week is good progress, I think. :D She's being a normal O, and I couldn't be happier about it!

I'll try and get a video of handfeeding, in the next few days, if the light co-operates, and the camera's in a good mood. :D

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Bri B replied the topic: Re:Hand feeding and aggression

So happy for you guys and her. She just took a complete 180 degree turn and was brought home by the right people. Pics and video asap!!!
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We're trying on the pics and videos- the light levels in this place are weird, and I'm not going to put a fluro light on an Oscar. I've been literally putting the best pics up, because most are just blurry.

But just think- a matter of days ago, to see her moving, Tera had to peep around the corner or the door. They seem to bounce back reasonably ok, if you take the HITH into account.

From playing dead and sulking during water changes, to going the hose... I'm probably sounding really weird being excited that my O is behaving just like an O should! But that's the good part of it! lol.

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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:Hand feeding and aggression

Not weird at all !...glad to hear you and the o are happy lol
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I'm just glad to see her being more like how everyone else describes their O's. Tera's starting to bond with her, which I'm glad about, as he gets attached to animals quicker than he likes to admit (He was attached by the time he got her home, but shh! Don't tell him I know that! :P ).

It's also, well... I feel like we've come in mid-way, so to speak. I always thought we'd go to a good LFS, choose a baby, and go through all the baby stuff, the self harming and clumsiness... but it's like we've skipped all that. So seeing this is also making me feel like I'm more included, I just don't have the baby stories. I mean, I wouldn't change Malekith for the world, she's amazing, but I do feel a bit, yeah.

Gah. I should just shut up and stop babbling.

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