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Old 07-07-2013, 03:02 PM   #1
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Talking Introducing young WW to old WW?

Just a question really doubt I will do this but my winter white is now 4 and a half months old, she is very relaxed and happy and soooo laid back.

I saw a baby WW and it made me wonder if it's possible to introduce a younger one to an older one. Would they be able to get along if done correctly?

Has anyone ever attempted this? x
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:01 PM   #2
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In theory it can be done... In practice it may not work out. If the baby is really young (like 4-5 weeks) it should work pretty well short term but as ever, they could fall out later.
If the baby is much older than that it'll basically be the same as introducing two adults
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:02 AM   #3
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you could, and the best way would be to split the cage and slowly remove it. also be ready to separate if you nneed to

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Old 07-08-2013, 07:54 AM   #4
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To be honest the introduction would likely be easy, babies are usually accepted without too much issue before about seven weeks old. I have never had a single issue introducing my baby boy poms to their dads of other relatives under that age. The problem you get is when they get passed that age, then you have the risk of either one or both not wanting to share their environment with what they now see as an adult, and fighting breaks out with separation needed. As the little one would still be very little at this point it can be both traumatic and very dangerous.

If the baby you have seen is from a pet store she will be on the cusp of the age that could cause issues as they don't usually go onto the shop floor till six weeks old at the earliest, something to bear in mind.
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