They need to go together! Bella the white one was born deaf and Mater the male is her ears. They depend on each other. Mater is 7 years old and Bella is a 11. She is full of energy and so loving. Mater is timid but once he knows he is loved by you very affectionate. Giving them up is extremely hard for us. We are moving out of the country and I am concerned that they would not make the trip to Thailand. Especially Mater, as I feel it would stress him out and wouldn't make it.