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Hey guys I was on this forum last year trying to bond my three girls, after seeking bonding help I gave up on the bond as it was getting too stressful for the buns.
Now I have a boy bun (Yusa) for my single girl (Koori). I've had him neutered and done everything by the book. One month on and they have been having playdates in my car. It was love at first sight for him and he was a little amorous for her, sticking his heas under hers and mounting her. She did nip him a few times and he chased her if she ran away but nothing serious. He grooms her and flops next to her.
I put them in the kitchen yesterday for an hour (neutral territory). She was a little scared and huddled in a corner and he was happy. I ended it when he kept mounting her and she was getting annoyed.
Today they have been in the kitchen for two hours, no humping yet, he is grooming her and flopping and she is huddled in the corner. She doesn't seem as scared and it's more meatloaf position then scared and she has hopped around a bit and groomed herself. I'm happy to walk away for a bit now.
My question is: Shall I end the meeting now and do again tomorrow or leave them together. There is conflicting advice that I've read when it comes to this point in the bond. Some say that leaving them together could make them fight as they get more confident in the surroundings and others say that breaking them apart means that they have to redo the same ground tomorrow. I would appreciate your advice. Thanks.
As a thank you for the advice you guys have given me, here is a photo of the two buns in question, taken just now. Koori is the light brown bun and Yusa is the black bun. They are both Lion Lops.