Hello / new membe

Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 08/11/2012 - 12:46
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Hello my name is larinda and I am a first time ptbl owner.  I have a female and my daughter has a male (both live with my family).  I'm learning through reading and other owners, so I look forward to meeting and learning how to care for and raise them.  

How do I stop the male from dominating the female to the point he'll eat and dring but through a look and body language make her not eat and not listen to me?  At first I thought I was imagining things but I noticed when I call her, he'll turn and look at her and she'll freeze and sit and refuse to come to me or eat and drink. One day I put him up and kept her out, she inhaled her food!!! And her water.  The next time I did this so she would eat she still refused to eat n drink and wouldn't let me pet her, as if she knew she wasn't supposed to.  I got separate cages but do to space they're in the same room. HELP PLEASE!!