I am also new to the sight and thought I'd tell you what worked for me. After any new arrival passed all vet tests and was neutered/spayed, we lightly rub a tiny bit of "Far and Away" body powder on everyone, both new arrival and the established herd. Then new arrival gets to stay in a spare bedroom (my toy room actually) with food, water, litterbox, attention and everyone gets to sniff everyone else thru the bottom of the door. Paws go back and forth, sometimes even toy mice have been exchanged. I guess what I'm saying is everyone smells like everyone else. One or two days of seperation worked for mine. You know your guys, whos more friendly, whos more laid back. Whos looking for a sidekick, know what I mean? I guess my herd usually had the advantage of seeing new ones thru the back door for a while before meeting nose to nose too.
Bruce & Penny
"I can't help them all, but I can help them one at a time."
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