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Home Page Forums BONDING Lilo and Pepper’s Bonding Journey RE: Lilo and Pepper’s Bonding Journey


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Update: session #5. I expanded their area, took away the box, replaced with a tunnel I made out of another box. Put more new toys not the ground. They chased each other around. No one is yielding. Both back down whenever the other stops running and turn around. I don’t know exactly what happened but when they’re in the small tunnel someone started something. Bc the next thing that happened was both ran out of the tunnel opposite ends of each other then both made a u turn and went at it. Pepper is SO quick to bite, she doesn’t have any warning signs, her ears were up the whole time, no third eyelid, and yanked out a couple mouthful of Lilo’s fur.

I obviously ran to them to stop it bc the pan lid noise wasn’t enough. Lilo had his third eyelid out and was biting me viciouslu when I picked him up. Pepper had no injuries (she’s a freaking ninja), but Lilo has two bald spots and one of them has a 1 mm tear (when he saw the vet a couple weeks ago vet sair small injuries like this is ok, just keep an eye out and don’t let them get into another fight until it scabs over and the scab falls off).

So I will again go on another bonding break. Pepper has a very rough history, I realized today she does not trust me. After I put Lilo back into his pen, I went for her and she was shaking in fear when I reached down. Also I don’t think she bites to attack, she seems to bite when startled. I accidently petted her too quickly on her side yesterday and she with her ninja reflexes chomped down on my hand before she even realized it was me. I usually try to move very slowly around her and let her see what I’m about to do every time I come near her. So maybe the problem is every bonding session she’s not just viewing Lilo as a threat but me also. I will work on forming a stronger bond with her during this break.

This is stressing me out so much. I am in southern California so if any one knows of professional bonding help here, please let me know.