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Last Post by Petzy at 9/07/2010 5:00 AM (3 Replies)
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User is Offline Carrot Lane Bunny
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9/06/2010 11:53 AM

so we built them a cage to share and put them in and they were fine for the past 3 days. Sharing food and everything and just now i gave them each some fruit in a bowl with dj in cage and jersey out. jersey has pellets in hers and DJ didnt they give him poopy problem and when i put them back in the cage DJ completly attacked her so i wiped her with a baby wipe to get th fruit smell of and they still keep fighting each time i put them together. im just bawling help me please we did not do 2 weeks in the pen we only did a day and cause it so well we thought they could just share a cage.

HELP What went wrong?

 


User is Offline Elrohwen
Hudson Valley, NY
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9/06/2010 2:24 PM
I would just take a step back and put them into a cementing area again. It sounds like you used a pen for cementing? I would keep them in the pen, and sleep near them so you are close by in case they get into a scuffle.

My two lived together for 2 weeks and then got into a few fights. I think it's very normal for them to have some scuffles while they re-establish their relationship living together 24/7. You just have to stay strong and keep them together, and be there to separate them in a scuffle if needed. I didn't get much sleep in those first few weeks, and I spent a lot of time sleeping on the couch, but the more time you can keep them together the faster they will learn to live peacefully together.

And don't worry - nothing you did set them back or messed up their bond. They're just trying to figure out how to live together and somehow when you separated them briefly they had an issue when they were put back together. From now, keep them together at all times since you know the brief separation can set them off.
- Elrohwen

User is Offline Beka27
Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
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9/07/2010 3:29 AM
If pellets are going to be an issue, you may need to start weaning her off of them. They can both do well with no pellets. Put them back in the pen for a solid 2 weeks. It's important that you don't try to rush them thru this.
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User is Offline Petzy
Northern AB Canada
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9/07/2010 5:00 AM

I agree with Beka. Bonding can require some dietary adjustments.

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