behavior

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Nattzzz

    Hogging igloos!

    I recently got two New Guinea pigs Marble and Jinx for my guinea pig Cinnamon that has been alone for quite some time. They’re doing all the regular bonding, Cinnamon is humping them, they’re sniffing, Cinnamon chases them, etc. Cinnamon often annoys them by going to the food bowl and water at...
  8. Patch&fluff

    Mischievous guinea chewing bars constantly

    Hi, I am new to owning guinea pigs well say new I have had patch and fluff for about a year now. Recently over the past week patch had been constantly chewing the bars on his cage, I have tried lemon juice and also giving them more chew toys, re designed the cage for them, added new and...
  9. J

    3 Male Boars

    Hi all, Apologies for the lengthy message in advance: Call me crazy but I have three male young boars. One of them is cookie which I have had since he was little he’s just over one year old and now moo and ginger who are a pair and their ages are undetermined but they look about 6 months old...
  10. dannif_piggies

    Anyone else experienced this?

    So since Honey passed, Willow has been side By side neighbours with Lois and Laine. Initially this helped Willow realise she wasn't alone, and picked her appetitive straight back up. After about 2 days of being next to them, Willow started chewing at the bars and chewing the coroplast base on...
  11. B

    Dominance or fighting?

    Hello! I am a new piggy owner! I currently have three male skinny pigs! Pig who is almost 4 months is in his own separate cage and Scotch and Char(Charcoal) are in their own catch and are 2-3 months old) Pig is in a large Living World Cage and Scotch and Char are in an XL Living World Cage. I...
  12. J

    Protective guinea pig

    I have 2 female guinea pigs. When I pick one of them up she tends to squeal (never used to but does the majority of the time now, I don’t know why though but she seems healthy) but she is fine once she is held. When picking this piggy up, my other female piggy sometimes gives me a nip as if to...
  13. J

    2 Female Pigs

    Hello! My name is Jennifer. My husband and I recently became piggy parents and I just need a little advice! Neither of us have owned guinea pigs before. To start, we were intending to only get one pig for now and add another later. We had the cage ready to go for when we brought her home. But...
  14. katkitchen

    Guinea pig climbing on her housemate

    Hello everybody! I got 2 guinea pigs for Christmas last year and I would say right now they’re approx 11 months to a year old. I love them to bits getting these two fluff balls has really improved my anxiety and overall happiness and I’m just so glad that they’re also healthy and happy (as...
  15. E

    Skittish babies :(

    I'm a relatively new piggie mom and after having my young male piggie for a few months we decided to have him neutered so we could adopt a female. Our male is very skittish, he's about 6 months old and since we adopted him a few months ago he's warmed up to us to be able to come up to us when...
  16. basicpiggies

    Guinea Pig Sneezed After Cage Cleaning?

    Hi! I have three guinea pigs and two of them I just recently brought into my family, and now they’re all living happily together! They have all been getting along, eating, chasing each other, popcorning etc, and things have been smooth. However, today, something concerning (yet pretty...
  17. eve1234s

    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...
  18. GeorgiaHarris

    Should I separate them at night?

    Today I have introduced my two boars (one is 4 months old and the other is 4 years old). They seem to be okay and my younger piggie seems to be the more dominant one and my older piggie doesn’t really care that much. They’ve been together for about 5 and a half hours and I haven’t had any...
  19. V

    Was Getting My Boar A Friend A Bad Decision?

    Hi all! I am hoping that you might be able to help me out with my piggy concerns. I adopted a guinea pig boar about a year ago and due to mixed opinions on whether to find him a friend, I have only recently adopted a 3 month old boar. I completed the quarantine and bonding steps, but I have...
  20. 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...
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