Can't Stop Touching Her Eyes
Join Date: May 2006
I was very lucky. Oliver and Ophelia bonded very easily. I am sure they were most likely kept together before we got them but I had to separate them as soon as I brought them home because neither was fixed. The way I did it.... I had 2 cages and every morning I would leave Oliver in the smaller and every evening Ophelia would take the smaller. The cages were right next to eachother so they could see and smell the other. I did this for thee first 40 or so days. Not because it took that long but because they had to be separated until Ophelia was spayed and healed. Once they did get together there was a bit of mounting. Surprisingly more from Ophelia than Oliver. A few clumps of fur pulled out but pretty much no terrible fighting. Now they are ALWAYS cuddled up together. I wish the dogs and the cats got along so well.
I have also heard of car rides. Bonding on top of dining room tables(that would make me too nervous)
If you are going to get Daisy (LOVE the name) spayed don't rush the bonding. You will need to keep them apart for a week to 10 days for healing. They could potentially loose the bonding in that time. If I were you I would get her spayed - too high a cancer rate in unspayed females.
Go slow and easy with the bonding. Don't stress. I am sure with time Darwin will fall in love with Daisy. If not you can always send her to me! I am already in love with her.
Tyler - kitty
Oscar - water turtle
Bean - kitty
Frankie - dachshund
Belle - dachshund
Oliver - bunny
Ophelia - bunny
Penelope - bunny
Teddy - bunny -ok I have given up on 4 of a kind and am willing to settle for 2 pairs.
8 fishes - RIP Little Guy and Greta
and Tabatha - October 11, 2006 - rest in peace our sweet angel bunny