Through the years I have found that having at least two animals of the same species rehabbing together helps each individual heal and the pair have fun. I was reminded of this yesterday when I watched the two remaining raccoons play. The smaller one jumped at the larger one, and soon they were tussling, having a ball. The three Great-horned owls that have spent this summer together seem to thrive off their association. Although each has a distinct personality, the nearness of another owl has offered support during a traumatic time. The gray squirrel and the red squirrel that I received a couple months ago shared the same space and became buddies. I marveled at the little Goldfinch in the wild who every day for a while last summer came to visit an Oriole that was rehabbing in a cage on the deck. The Goldfinch flying around and talking seemed to make the Oriole comfortable.
Animals are similar to us. We all feel better with a buddy around.
Thanks for caring about the critters,