>> Tuesday, February 14, 2017
I left them in the cage without the run for a week to settle down.
But took the opportunity of needing to take Jack to the vets for his vaccinations and check-up to make the next move.
I put them both in the cat carrier together, took them to the vets and back in the car which stressed them both, obviously.
This means they would be much less likely to fight and more likely to want to be together when they got back.
I dismantled the middle run so Florence would be 'confused' and not so inclined to be territorial.
I put them back in the cage and opened the pipe entrance and they went into the run happily.
Whilst they played, I built a new run I had ordered, that is at least 2.5 times the size.
They played and played and played, jumping, running, kicking out.
But Florence managed to stay out of his way and so far all is good.
I'm closing the entrance to the run each night for a while until I am fully confident all will be ok.
I am impressed by the speed they have settled down together. It has been a month of hard work taking a lot of time and dedication. I really hope this friendship lasts and sets.