Tesla, Ruby, Cloud, and Poe
Tesla is a 3+ month old hairless (double rex). She was starved as a baby and was rescued together with her sister, Ruby. Then she almost died again from mycoplasma right after I got her. She recovered with antibiotics and syringe feeding, but she hated it and would shake and fear-poop every time I had to get her out. As soon as she recovered, she became territorial over her cage and would bite me every time I tried to put my hands in there. At first it was relatively shallow bites and I thought she would get over it after getting comfortable and more trusting (since I played with her and hand fed lots of treats). Then, she bit my son during free roam time. Then, she bit two of my other children and drew blood. I thought she had stopped when I got them a new cage. However, she's back to her old bad habit of biting whoever puts their fingers on or in the cage. I contacted the breeder/rescuer who I got them from, and she isn't sure why she's biting, whether it's from her rough start in life, a temperament or territorial issue, or hormonal aggression. I can't afford to spay her (it's $300 and not sure it would help anyway) and I don't know if I am willing to keep trying to get her to trust myself and all 4 of my human kids, because I don't want anyone to get bitten ever again. Anyway, I am thinking of rehoming her, but not without her sister Ruby, who happens to be pretty awesome. My kids and I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, we are attached to the hairless sisters, but on the other hand, we don't want to be bitten ever again. Any thoughts or advice? We are in central PA FYI.