behavior

  1. R

    Do my Guinea Pig's get along?

    I have two young Guinea Pigs, one boy and one girl, and two newly adopted older girl Guinea Pigs. they live in the same enclosure, and I am just wondering if what I am seeing is normal herd behavior or if it is a cause for worry. The young boy rumble struts a lot. Him and one of the older girls...
  2. Jasmined

    Super timid girl to big brave piggie

    Has any one ever had a really timid guinea pig suddenly get really brave? I have a relatively young sow who was THE most timid pig I’ve ever come across, I did my best to make her comfortable with people, other GPs, noises whatever (she was scared of everything haha) and she didn’t show very...
  3. wheek!guinea

    Chewing on chloroplast

    My guinea pig recently just started to chew on the edge of the chloroplast and I'm not sure why :(. Unlimited timothy hay, lots of lap and floor time, hideys and I try and move things around in the cage for mental stimulation every so often. His cage pal doesn 't do this as often but for both...
  4. wheek!guinea

    Type of noise

    What does it mean when a guinea pig chews loudly when you hold it? I know what chattering sounds like and this isn't it. It's almost like he's chewing on left over food, but I notice him grinding his teeth or chewing, whenever he's held. Maybe he is eating left over food or maybe nervous? :hmm:
  5. J

    Successful bonding?

    Hi, I was hoping you could help with understanding my guineapigs' behaviour better. I have 2 6month old females who are bonded and recently got another older female to join the group. I followed the bonding advice and I think they bonded fine as they're happy eating together and sleeping next to...
  6. Nattzzz

    Don’t touch my neck!

    Cinnamon hates his neck touched! If you even lay your finger under or near his neck he will bite you. I’ve had sooo many people get scared of him or think he’s a bad animal because they’ve touched his neck and he snapped (even after I warned them.. :doh:) He’s been like this since I’ve gotten...
  7. ashleemelda

    Sudden Dominance Behaviors

    I got my girls, Moira and Rose, back in May, so 7 months ago now. Within the past month, they have started exhibiting dominance behaviors that I have never seen up until this point. For example, they both rumblestrut around each other pretty much constantly throughout the day, Rose sprays urine...
  8. Erinmartinx

    Guinea pig likes dog food?

    Evening everyone, I’ve recently noticed one of my girls likes to eat dry dog food. Whenever I get them out she’ll always run over to the dog bowl and start eating it. I remove the bowl now when they’re out but I don’t know if it would of caused any harm. She only had a few bits. thanks in advance.
  9. retro

    Worried about one of my boys.

    Good news and bad news. the bad news? Bowie, my youngest, has gotten a fluffy fur face. This happened right before Nibbler died. (He died of what is assumed bloat, Bowie isn’t showing signs of bloat.) Now, Bo is about I want to say 8-9 months old. The reason I’m telling you this is because this...
  10. hrsrdr

    Should I get my piggy a sibling?

    I have a male guinea pig that's five years old. I'd really like to get him a friend, but I'm not sure if a male or female is better. I'm not looking to breed, so I'm a little skeptical on a female. Any advice for getting him a sibling?
  11. Alexemond97

    Boar bites my face

    Hi, Often, when I’m having lap time with my oldest guy, he seems to go crazy and starts « attacking » my face. He wheeks and comes running toward my face and tries to bite me. He always did that eversince he is young but I never understood why. I don’t think he hates me, because he will come see...
  12. D

    Weird chirping noises

    I’ve had my guinea pig, Martin, for about 2 years now and he just started making these weird chirping noises almost like a bird. I took a video and it will be below. Please help. He’s never made these noises before. He’s just chilling in the corner of his cage and I’m worried. I googled it and...
  13. S

    Guinea pig rumbling at me?

    Hey everyone! So I have 3 piggies and i’ve noticed for a few weeks my dominant piggy (the orange one) has started to rumble at me when I open the cage. He is the most outgoing and allows pets if he feels like it and comes up to me regularly, but for some reason he’s been distant. I’ve seen where...
  14. RoxyGuineaPigLover

    New and Bigger Cage...?

    Hi! My guinea sort of get along and I was thinking about getting a new bigger cage. To make things more clear, I got Candy, and then a few months later I got Holly. We put Holly in Candy’s cage just like the sales lady told us to do. She was wrong. Candy chased her around and hated her. Now (a...
  15. RoxyGuineaPigLover

    Guinea Pigs Don’t Get Along

    Hi again! Many of my problems are focused around behavior, as you might have noticed, so I’m counting on you guys to help me out with this! Candy is the slightly older pig and is the dominant pig. Holly is the newer one, and had the strange addiction to never stop following Candy! We probably...
  16. RoxyGuineaPigLover

    Not Sure What Behavior Means

    Hi! So, I fed my guinea pig this morning, and I noticed that she did something strange that I hadn’t noticed ever before. She flattened her ears against her head and they moved up and down constantly while she was eating. I hope this doesn’t mean anything bad. Thank you, your help is much...
  17. R

    Desperate running away during laptime?

    Hi there! I've had my piggy Latte for 2 weeks now and have been handling him often every day. I usually bring him to bed whenever I feed him his veggies and for the first week and a half he would usually be fairly still and I'd let him hide and run around under the blankets, but now he'll eat...
  18. kelise02

    High pitched Squeaking

    Hi, I’m not sure if a thread has been made on this but I’ve just got a new guinea (bella) i’ve had her for about 2 days now and for the last two days she’s been doing this high pitched shrieking or squeaking, i’m not exactly sure what to call it. Bella does it when someone enters the road or...
  19. E

    Advice please! - Teenage boars

    I have two 9 month old boars. They have always been a pair that since the very start have been a bit bothersome. One is more a trouble maker than others. Unfortunately it’s gotten completely out of hand within a matter of moment. They were chasing each other, rumblestrutting and mounting, like...
  20. PippinTook1

    Blowing a Puff of Air (NOT SNEEZING)

    Hi- I just got my guinea pig almost a month ago, I've been bonding with him as much as I can. Sometimes when I am holding him, or just letting him sit on my chest, as he's chirping or squeaking, he blows like a puff of air. He is 100% not sneezing, I've already gotten to understand what his...
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