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behavior problems

  1. Tinychels

    Mom guinea pig fights with her two three month old daughters

    Hello! A while back, I've made a thread on my mom guinea pig Akira, who bit her son when he was one week old. I was told that it was normal, that it was just her way of "spanking" him and how she's the superior of the group. It's been a few months now since then, and I have Akira with her two...
  2. Jeslubur

    Introducing a female guineapig

    Hi everyone! I’m looking for a bit of advice as we’ve had a situation with our boar pigs which has resulted in us having to separate one of them. We had three boars together and over the past month or so they’ve fallen out. I’ve deduced that they started to get territorial as they have reached...
  3. E

    Constant Butt Grooming/Licking/Nipping?

    I have three female guinea pigs. One of them has recently developed a very annoying habit. She chases after the other two and seems to be grooming and nipping at their butts. They hate it and cry out while trying to run away. What could this be and how can I stop it? I tried to research it and...
  4. M

    Persistent biting?

    Hi guys, so i don't know what to do! Our new guinea pig keeps biting. He is around 6 months old but we have had him for a little while, he seems to have settled in. He eagerly takes food and likes to run around the problem arises when a hand comes near him. he sniffs it then bites, OK so maybe...
  5. P

    Female Dominance or Bullying?

    Two months ago, I rescued two female guinea pigs from a friend whose family found them in their wood pile. They came in a pet store cage with one single-entrance hideaway. That’s when I noticed Binx (presumably the older one) showing dominance towards Buffy by not letting her into/out of the...
  6. winniethepooh

    Crunched Up In A Corner All Day!

    My older guinea pig, Jake, is always teeth chattering around Winnie, the younger one, and always chases him around. Now, Winnie stays in a corner all day and I don't think he's eating. He even poops and pees there and just stays there. I think it has something to do with Jake chasing him around...
  7. S

    Urgent, Please Help! Territorial Cavies

    Hi! So, I have two Guinea Pigs names Squanch and Jerry, but I seem to have some behavioral problems and in desperate need to understand what’s happening with them. I have had Squanch since the ending of October to now (January 30). I have had Jerry about a week into December (I got him because...
  8. Arwen

    Pink Urine And Slight Lethargy

    Hello everyone! I'm a super new piggie owner and I'm having some problems. My guinea pig Peggy started to urinate pink and orange-ish liquid. We have only had her for less than a month, and have only fed her plain pellets and timothy hay. We are trying to introduce her to leafy greens because I...
  9. PerpLexxity

    Permanent Fall Out...

    Hey everybody... So a awhile back I posted out a dominance issue with my guys... today I put them together with a full clean out of the cage (to remove scents and markings), a buddy bath, and well yea, it didn’t turn out so well. I’ve read every technique in the forum and every article for...
  10. S

    Two Females Fighting I’m Heartbroken!

    Ok so I have had one female for about 8 months and a month ago got another young female for her. Fina is about 9 months old and Phoebe is about 3 months. I introduced the correctly on neutral grounds a few times before housing they together. Fina immediately established herself as the dominant...
  11. F

    Fighting Boars: What To Do Next?

    Hello A little background on the situation first: Early this year we lost one of our older boars leaving another by himself. He seemed very unhappy alone so I spoke to a local rescue I have used before and we agreed that the best option was a baby boar to keep him company. As the remaining boar...
  12. J

    My Guinea Pig Hates Me

    I got a male guinea pig last November, and since then he has shown many signs of aggression every single time I take him out of his cage to socialize or pet him. Even if I'm not even touching him, he'll chatter his teeth and shake. If I pet him he yawns to show his teeth which I've heard is...
  13. Raefire

    Very Shy Guinea Pig

    I've had my 2 Guinea Pigs, Mocha and Coco for a while now and Mocha is just fine with me being around. She lets me pick her up and pet her and things like that. However, Coco is still extremely shy. I do understand that when you first get your Guinea Pigs, they'll be shy and it may take some...
  14. Mishatoe

    My Guinea Pig Keeps Biting Me

    I've had a baby guinea pig for about a month now and when I take her out to roam on my bed she bites me. I'm not even touching her and she comes over and licks me and then bitez VERY hard. She has done it to my face, but it's usually on my hands, fingertips, and arms. What should I do about...
  15. A

    A Very Cute But Aggresive Guinea Pig Problem

    Alright so heres the story, I have two guinea pigs, Alexander and Louy. When I got Alexander, he was very easy to tame so I didn't need to worry about him. However, I am having a difficult problem with Louy. Louy is a tiny part abyssinian guinea pig (assuming hes abyssinian because of his...
  16. Sasco

    Bullying Behaviour And Solutions Help Please!

    I have 3 sows, a 3 year old and two 4 month olds. They were bonded successfully when the babies were 8 weeks old and have shown no aggressive behaviour up to now (the babies are sisters). One of my two babies has a growth disorder and is very small. Her sister is now chasing her away whenever...
  17. Louiseb11

    Non Stop Humping

    Hi everyone, really hope someone can give me some advice. I have 2 boars both 9 months old, Ron and Draco. They have lived together since they were 14 weeks old and I have up to now had no problems at all. Draco has always been the bigger and more dominant pig and has on occassion humped...
  18. Ginnyandpia

    Sudden Cold Shoulder?

    I've had my Ginny Pig since July 11th 16', she was about 2 months when I got her and two others at my boarding school. I just recently left, bringing her home and having to leave the other two as they didn't belong to me. She was home for about two before I came home for good, and when I came...
  19. N

    Ear Biting

    Hello everyone, I have a really important question and need help. Here is a little backstory : my sister had two piggies for about 5 years not and last march I got myself a little girl from a piggie breeder. Pepsi has a cage on her own but my sister would bring her piggies round a couple of...
  20. M

    Guinea Pig Behavior Concern

    Hello , My guinea pig Fluffy has recently been lying down on its side with his legs kind of twisted but raised i hope you understand what I mean. Anyway , my older guinea pig who passed away 2 years did the same thing however this my old piggie lyed down on its side ALL THE TIME for a long time...
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