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    Hope you can get it all back on track. I thought I was going to have to split Frosty and Fern when bonding them because they had a spat but luckily it settled down. I used a dustpan slid between to split them up! Itís hard until they learn to trust one another! I had them together all the time and camped next to them!

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    That's heartening, thanks zoobec.
    If we don't make any progress with the dating I'm going to try and get some time off work to do 24/7 bonding. I also intend on bonding in a third at some point so I'm wondering if I may as well just do that now.

    When I did Eli with Lola and Rambo I camped in the bathroom with them for three days and slept on a beanbag but I don't think there was any need - they were bonded within a few hours and they never fought or anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BattleKat View Post
    That's heartening, thanks zoobec.
    If we don't make any progress with the dating I'm going to try and get some time off work to do 24/7 bonding. I also intend on bonding in a third at some point so I'm wondering if I may as well just do that now.

    When I did Eli with Lola and Rambo I camped in the bathroom with them for three days and slept on a beanbag but I don't think there was any need - they were bonded within a few hours and they never fought or anything.
    You donít get much sleep whilst bonding I slept on futon mattress on the floor. Thankfully apart from that spat it was uneventful so I didnít need to camp

    Binky free at the bridge Boots, you will never be forgotten xxxx

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    Wednesday we moved the bonding pen to the living room. I did steam clean and vinegar the floor but I think Obi was still defensive of it as "his". Things were more aggressive and there wasn't much of a gap between fights. Martha wasn't eating much so we put her back in her room and called it a day after a few hours.

    Thursday we stayed in the living room but I got in with them and tried to placate Obi from the start. If it looked like he was going in to attack mode I'd stroke him until he relaxed. I know it's not a long term solution but it worked really well and I'm hoping it might help them to get comfortable with each other. We hardly had any scuffles and Martha was much happier to chomp away and even move a little.

    Because Obi seemed fine with Martha unless she was moving I decided to rustle the hay frequently in the hopes he wouldn't be so reactive to it. Initially he was attacking me as well but eventually he really chilled out with it and by the end he wasn't reacting too often and was only lunging at me and Martha rather than biting and scratching.

    We split them and put Martha home while we did dinner, then put Martha in the bonding pen on her own for the evening so that they could interact a bit more than when she's in her room. Obi was flopped out next to her almost all evening so I think we're going to keep putting her in there for the evenings and hope that helps them get a little closer. I also think it could help for it to become more her space than his but we'll see, definitely prepared to go back to a neutral space if we need to, it's just so much more practical if we can make the living room work.

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    It sounds like itís going better now fingers crossed!

    Binky free at the bridge Boots, you will never be forgotten xxxx

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