Rehoming pets to make way for baby. Guilt :(

(2 Posts)
Gingerbreadpixie Tue 02-Apr-13 16:41:19

Hi all. We have our first baby on the way in August. I have had a v complicated pregnancy so far with threatened mc, t1 diabetes, close monitoring after cervical cone biopsy and extreme bouts of anxiety/OCD to boot. So we took the tough decision to rehome some of our pet geckos to get our spare room back and try to make things a bit easier for me (my OCD is based around contamination and the reptiles became a particular worry). Two of them went to new homes this weekend. Another is likely going to my mum in a couple of months and we're keeping one as he is DHs childhood pet.

But now I feel so sad and guilty. The new owners are both experienced with reptiles and seem happy with their new additions but I'm worried for the geckos and feel guilty for giving them away sad

Frettchen Wed 03-Apr-13 11:15:03

Not much to say to help, but didn't want to read and run.

I rehomed my first two ferrets just over 2 years ago and I still feel awful about it. I'd just moved house and there was a lot to do with the place, I'd come out of a relationship, I'd lost the 3rd ferret to a heart problem, and all in all I was just in a really bad place, so I punished myself by rehoming them. It was the right thing to do in that I wasn't in the position to keep them and give them what they needed, but I still wish I'd held out until all the crappiness passed. I now have 9 ferrets, and have close relations with a local rescue, so if anything were to happen I could find someone to look after them.

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