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Bonding with Binky was a failure, they both hated his guts. Granted, he has a heart condition and petit mal, they might have felt he was ill. He acts a bit weird, although he's the sweetest. When he has petit mal, he just stands there, and they see that as being aggressive. He's not the type of pig who bonds well with others. It's his 5th home, he's here to stay, but we suspect he was rehomed for that reason at least once. But Plucky has known him now for so many months, and suddenly has a change of heart that he can be trusted.
The past week, she has been gesturing to be with him, and he was very worried about her, she has been very ill twice in a week. We discovered yesterday that her heart medications were overdosed, as she has a heart issue too since she was 2 years old, so she is doing much better now. Since she lost weight, the dosage was too high. She was already on an 1/10 th overdose of Vetmedine, which worked well, that was a tip I got from our vet. But a lot can change in a week since we last weighed her. She also got diarrhea from the overdose and lost 100g in a week, hence the overdose was way too much.
Yesterday, before we found out about the meds, we though she was dying. She wanted to go back to the cage, and before she lay down, she insisted to say goodbye to Binky at the cage wall. That baffled us.
We did not give any heart meds last evening, she's much better today. All they now do is stay close to each other. He popcorns when he sees her, they give kisses through the bars. She keeps gesturing to be with him. She always had a perfect non verbal communication with us, we are not imagining it. I am tempted to try and bond them again, although it might be too stressful for her.
Since he's no candidate to bond him with another pig after she's gone, can only stand 1 out of all types of heart meds, so that means his lifespan will be short anyway, he'a already 2 years old, would it be to stressful for him to grant his wish to try and bond? He has been nothing but kind to her through the bars all these months, although she attacked him each time we tried to bond.
Since she has a change of heart, should I try?
You know your guinea pigs so well and have had guinea pigs for so long. I don't know if "visits" to partially have them spend time together would be too stressful or if trying to bond them would be too stressful. I have the feeling this is something you will have to work out yourself with your knowledge and loving heart.
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