So true Animom... Petey, my german shepherd has developed a jealousy complex since I purchases Sky.. I almost hate saying that. lol ( like I should be saying since I brought her home from the hospital or something
Any who... he is very envious.. reasonably so... he has been the only pet for the last 3 years. So jealous in fact that he has been doing very bad things... he has been eating out of the kitchen trash when he isn't even aloud NEAR the kitchen, ripping papers up when he ususally doesn't distrub things and not responding to comands when we know he knows them (he graduated first in his doggie class!
Last week I left my door open since we had the electric heaters running.. it was chilly but not so gold that we needed to turn the large heater on. I was sleeping and Sky's cage sits by my door so she could feel the warmth from the hall. Petey NEVER comes into the room while I'm alseep but I woke up at 2 am to " flap flap CHIRRRRRRP!!!!" I knew right away that he had disturbed Sky while she was resting So I told him to go lay down.. which he did.
30 mins later... same deal " flap flap flap.. CHIRRRRRRRRRRP!!!!" as if to say... hey mom!!! wake up!!!! So I told him to go lay down AGAIN.. but this time he didn't listen and just went to his cage since he knew he had been a "bad doggie"
I still live at home and I told my mother about it. She said.. he has to learn that even though he was here first, he can't just go invading miss birdie girl's space. So now he is sent to his room and locked up each night until he learns that he isn't aloud to play with the birdie. "No birdie" I tell him.. "good birdie".. have to stick to words that he understands. So now when he walks by her cage, he just looks at her over his shoulder and lays on the floor. lol
Soooo each pet deserves your love and attention regardless of who came first... It's kinda like having a boy when you wanted a girl, finding that it isn't what you were expecting and saying.. well I can always give him up and start over.. no way... love your babies!