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Bugalugs
24-06-2012, 07:18 PM
Just want to make sure i'm not forgetting anything. I haven't done this for a while!

Start introductions through side by side pens.
Swap sides/ toys etc to exchange scents.
Introduce face to face in small neutral territory, ie bath tub.
At this time try them with a pile of favorite hay/ spring greens etc to distract and get them to eat together.


Have i missed anything?

Have also read about taking them for car ride together or something similar to 'stress' them so they seek comfort in each other. This doesn't sit to well but does it help?

Any other tips?

tonibun
24-06-2012, 07:49 PM
That sounds fine to me. Good luck.

Bugalugs
24-06-2012, 07:55 PM
What's the thinking on the stressing theory? I can see the thinking behind it, and am prepared to do it if it will make bonding less traumatic long term, but obviously won't do if it general concensus is that it's cruel or makes no difference to bonding long term!