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So it hasn't even been 48hrs since we brought home baby "yet to be named" & Hunny has shown mixed signals. At first she went all wacky like "who the heck is this tiny lil' fur ball & what the heck is it doing in MY house..." When he first got here he went straight in an xpen (which is about 3 inches away from hers) with litter box, food & water & I did the same thing I did to litter box train Hunny & it worked. "He" has done all his business (so far) in his potty... 1st night I covered his pen just incase Hunny decided she wanted to be a jumper (which she is not normally) BUT Hunny was a good girl and stayed in her pen. So last night we didn't cover it & allwas well. Now she has growled at him & did try to nip at him a few times thru pen BUT I have his pen surrounded by a 2nd xpen for added protection cause the baby is still so tiny half his lil' face fits thru the bars. When ever she's sniffing around his pen I'm armed with my sons long Nerf sword which i can quickly side in front of Hunny if I hear her start to growl or if she tries to bite also prevents me from having to bend down to their level incase she mistakes me for him & wants to scratch/bite at me... anyways, she's mellowed out some been lying near his pen... a few times when he was eating she'd go over to her bowls (which are directly across from one another) & start eating too... samething with when he was in his litter box, she's hopped in hers. I've switched out litter boxes a couple times & she's sniffed it like crazy BUT didn't wig out & she even used it. She doesn't like when I have him out running around & have her penned up she tries like hell to get out even if she's got yummy treats in there with her... so now my question is with him being so tiny compared to her (She's bout 10lbs now & he's probably 3-4 tops) actually it's funny to think that my Hunny was that small & now she's such a big, beautiful girl, lol.
How long should I keep them seperated by pens? I know I should have the lil' one neutered BUT that's like 5/6 months away... I guess I could leave them the way they are & keep taking turns with run time but it's hard since Hunny has been so use to being pretty much free roam & only being penned up at night & if we're gonna be gone for hours... he just tiny & although when she has nipped at him he goes right back up to her, I don't want him to get hurt... Has any one else bonded a baby with a Jr.??
Like right now, they are lying in their pens on the sides closest to each other...
Any & all advice is much appreciated -