I just now discovered MetaBalls, and what fun they are! But, I can’t get them to follow a simple path for an animation. I tried the usual “parent to a path” routine, but it won’t work. I think part of the problem is that whenver you have more than one MB in the same layer, they all select when you select one. is there a work around, or am I just not grasping correct MB use?

it is because metaballs have edit mode too

exit edit mode, and add a new metaball object, then you ought to be able to do it.