barbering

  1. plantandpiggiemom

    Barbering sow with rising aggression over being near other sow

    Hello, a few weeks ago I posted on here because of rumble-strutting and super territorial behavior in one of our adolescent sows towards the other. We have two girls in the proper sized cage, with three kinds of hides that have multiple entrances, 3 hay feeding areas, 2 water bottles, chews...
  2. Diana85

    Plucking Cagemates' hairs

    I own 2 females and have always lived together since i got them 3 years ago, recently Piggy had to have surgery to remove a sebaceous cyst just under her ear, following the surgery she developed a UTI so was on antibiotics, both of those things really impacted her so she was pretty much not...
  3. Livvysquish

    Bonding a 3rd into pair

    Hey! I've posted before about getting a third and decided against but have recently gave it more thought. I have a 2x5 c&c with a 3x2 hay loft. With two litter trays, 3 hay stations and two bowls. I will be buying the new guinea pig its own bowl and fleeces ect. I am a bit worried though as...
  4. amber89

    Self-barbering / bald spot

    Hey all, I was doing today a health check on my piggies and noticed on Pufu a bald spot on his front paws. I know that that's he is constantly chewing on the hair on his front paws whenever he is unhappy with us handling him. It might be that he has such a patch also on his other front paw, but...
  5. G

    Barbering or something more?

    Hi, We recently got a young male (around 10/11 weeks) to go with a 2 and a half year old male who lost his companion of the same age. The introduction between Baby and Ted seemed OK and apart from trying to work out who the boss is (seems to be Baby as Ted is quite timid). That said there has...
  6. L

    Guinea pig hardly eating food while cagemate is in cage with him

    Hi all. My male guinea pig who is almost 6 years old has recently hardly been eating any food while his cagemate is in the cage with him. I'm pretty sure this is because his cagemate has been barbering him and so he has a lot of patches on him where his fur has clearly been chewed, making it...
  7. F

    Barbering

    Hey all! Totally new to all this. Got my first piggy year and a half ago (Fizzy) caught the fever and got another about 5 months later (Chip) and after that our last one (so we say) Ginger. Obviously there was a lot of strutting from the boss lady Fizzy when we got both, but they seemed to...
  8. amber89

    Maybe a case of bond fallout?

    Hello everyone. I am the proud (and very new) owner of 3 guinea pigs: 1 adult castrated boar, called Pufu, and 2 females (one 3 months old, called Cupcake, and one adult, called Muffin). Muffin is a Peruvian guinea pig, Pufu is a short hair and Cupcake is a Silkie, if this is of importance. The...
  9. GeorgiaHarris

    Bald spot?!

    I’ve noticed my 5 year old boar has got a bald spot on his bum. We’ve previously had problems with lice so I immediately thought he had got them again or maybe had mites so he’s been through a treatment of ivermectin and I’ve washed him with georgeous guineas lice shampoo but it’s still there...
  10. T

    Barbering- What Does It Mean?!

    I recently introduced a new piggie to my herd and she is a Peruvian with luscious locks. I have a few fiesty girls who put her in her place from time to time but I have one pig, who happens to my oldest, who is extremely lovable and docile- Marm. I recently had to put Marm's 'cage mate' to sleep...
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