I adopted a black Silkie yesterday and she is scared for her life and when I go near her she instantly ducks her head and cowers down. How can I help her?
I would just take things slow and just squat down to her level so you don't seem like a threat and not as big....then just let her come to you instead of moving in on her space. It will take patients to build trust, but the little girl.needs it & needs to know someone really cares about her.Any ideas for helping her?
And also she ate treats out of my hand today but she is still very scared
What all do you give for treats? I'm trying to mix it up a little and give them a better variety.Just looks like she's scared and doesn't trust you yet. Give her vitamins and lots of treats!! She'll come around. Once she feels better and gets use to her new home, she'll start hanging with the other banties.
Thank you & ill try those and see how they like em. Chanticleer likes getting a bath...he closes his eyes when I'm scrubbing his legs & feet and nearly dozes off! Must feel great!I give my Edith things like squash, applesauce, yogurt.... Things she can get that are soft. She wears more then she eats sometimes! Then I get to give her a bath!