Ms M broke all the written and unwritten laws of binding two guinea pigs males. She followed her gut and apparently it works.
Kirk and Archy were out on the couch for few times and they didn’t seem impressed one to each other. They were on the couch, passing by, but not really doing something together.
Wednesday afternoon Ms M decided to open the fence between the two of them and see what happens. The main thing she skipped (and please don’t do this at home!) was cleaning the cages and making sure the odors are neutral. But the boys didn’t seem to mind this.
She had two main concerns: how the boys will react at being together and how the white ones (Spock & Data) will react to meeting Archy at the fence. Spock can be very nasty with Data if something bothers him at the fence.
Well, everything went pretty well. A little bit of teeth chattering, but no biting, no fighting.
Still Ms M hadn’t had the guts to leave them like this over the night, so the fence was back late in the evening.
Fortunately, the other adult biped was at home on Thursday and Friday and the fence was up again, this time for the night too. The boys are fine together, although we do not see any huge friendship there. But tolerance is acceptable if this gives them a bigger space.
Archy is still getting scared of the movement around him, but less and less and being with Kirk seems to diminish it. So far s good!
And Ms M is happy she can take nice photos of both of them. 😀