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Bonded pets!


Bonded pairs refer to animals, typically birds, dogs and cats, that have developed a close emotional bond with each other and rely on each other for companionship and support. These animals are strongly attached and have a deep social connection.


Animals that spend significant time together, such as littermates or animals raised together, often develop strong bonds. They share formative experiences, such as play, exploration, and learning, which contribute to the development of their bond. Bonded animals often provide mutual benefits to each other. They may engage in cooperative behaviours, such as grooming, sharing resources, or providing protection. This mutual support strengthens their bond and promotes their overall well-being.

Hormones and chemicals within an animal's body can also influence bonding. For example, oxytocin, often referred to as the "bonding hormone," is associated with feelings of trust and attachment. Increased levels of oxytocin can strengthen the bond between animals.


Separation anxiety can be a common issue for animals when they are separated from their bonded companion. Adopting bonded animals together is important as it helps minimize separation anxiety, as they can stay together and rely on each other's presence, reducing stress and promoting a smoother transition to a new home.

It's important to note that not all animals form strong bonds, and the strength and nature of the bond can vary among individuals and species. Bonding is a complex process influenced by a combination of genetic, environmental, and social factors.

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