Okay, so it has almost been two weeks now since Little-Bit was spayed, and I am happy to report that she is back to her normal, happy, hoppy, kissy self.
So now that she's been altered, it's time to start thinking about my approach to bonding Bit (6-7 months old) to Binkles (4 1/2 year old solitary bun).
So uh, even after SCRUTINIZING the net and the BinkyBunny forums, I still feel the need to ask for suggestions.
First off and formost, given that her surgery was only two weeks ago, when do you guys think Little-Bit will be ready to start the bonding process?
Also, in the mean time, I've heard about tricks revolving around 'stunt doubles'. I had pondered this to myself before even reading about it. So on the subject of stunt doubles, do the doubles need to look like/ be the same size (roughly) as their counterparts? Should I place the doubles in a relatively neutral part of the buns' territories (ie, middle of the room, middle of the cage) or should I dare them to be placed in a more intimate location? (ie, next to litterbox, inside/ on top of hutch, next to food)
On the same track as stunt doubles, I've pondered other scent-crossing methods. Tell me if any of these sound like they'd be good or bad:
- -Rubbing one bun all over myself and then kidnapping the other bun for snuggle time on the couch. (Do note that Binkles hates snuggle time, but Little Bit loves it.)
- -Have my mom take one bun, I take the other, and have snuggle time simultaneously in the same room but NOT on the same peice of furniture. (But still within a few feet of each other) No direct contact.
- -Mixing up their towels.
- -Mixing up their food bowls.
Any opinions on that?
What does everyone think is the best scenario for a first date? The washing machine? The car? Something else? Imput please!