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Post subject: 16 week old... extremely hyper & bitey at night
Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:47 pm
Joined: Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:45 pm Posts: 1
We have a new baby (Baby Balthazar) that we acquired at 12 weeks. He is now 16 weeks old and a few days ago he has started becoming EXTREMELY hyper and bitey in the evening around 9pm until around 11pm. Before that he was very sweet and of course nibley as expected of a young kinkajou. For some reason now, he is playing very rough with our Chihuahua (both took to each other immediately when we first got little Balthazar), and has taken to violent thrashing (for moments at a time) and biting more. He has a good diet of many types of fruit we get at the farmers markets & Zupreem Primate Diet. We take him for walks with our dogs & he plays in a tree in our yard (with MANY branches for him to jump, swing, and play in) for at least 45 minutes to an hour per day. We let him out of his enclosure around 7pm every day and he is out, playing with the dogs and us until around midnight to 1am. From what I understand, we cannot have him neutered until 6 months of age. Could this be the reason for his extreme hyperactivity? Why does this only happen for only a couple of hours? Can I have him neutered early? How can I "train" him to stop with the biting?
Post subject: Re: 16 week old... extremely hyper & bitey at night
Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:02 pm
Joined: Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:40 am Posts: 55
Sound's like typical behavior. The thing is if you play rough with them then they get more and more aggressive. I imagine a dog playing with a kink it would be rather aggressive play. Maybe cut back on interaction with the dog for a while. Also Our kinks still now will become bitey if they need to use the restroom. That may be a reason for it part of the time. Not sure on if its too young to fix that would bea question for a vet.
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