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Home Page Forums BONDING The Everlasting Bonding Process of Meeko and Nibs RE: The Everlasting Bonding Process of Meeko and Nibs


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It dragged on for about 25 minutes unintentionally, as I was waiting for them to fully relax. 

Started by spreading out some greens and both their litter boxes (which both smell like both of them) Nibs was full of energy today, running and binky-ing across the kitchen which is there neutral space. Meeko seemed to be watching and avoiding her mostly.

Nibs ran up behind Meeko and almost mounted her, Meeko spun around to lunge at her at which point I put the dust pan between them. They went separate ways. The mounting led to a bad fight between them the first time I tried bonding them, so I was too chicken to let them hash it out.

About 15 minutes in Meeko approached Nibs from behind and Nibs half-heartedly lunged at her (I was getting ready to intervene, gosh I’m a fraidy-cat) but Meeko scampered away immediately. 

Around 20 minutes in they ate some greens within about a foot of each other and just watched each other and chewed 

After this Meeko hopped over to one of the litter boxes. Nibs followed her and got into attack stance (I think she was surprised by the sudden movement). I tapped my foot on the ground and called her over and she came over. I gave her a pet and she then decided to flop down about a foot away from the litter box Meeko was in and groom her front paws. Meeko lay down in the litter box and I called it a night after a few minutes of them relaxing. 

Upon returning to their cages they flopped down next to each other facing one way, and 30 minutes later they both turned around, which is so nice to see! They usually lay down as far away from each other as possible. I welcome any tips you may have 

I can’t believe how far we’ve come from immediate fighting when put in the same space!

I’ll try to get brave enough to take some pictures videos during an actual bonding session.. we’ll see!