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  1. A

    One Male ‘mounting’ Other?

    hi there, I have two male guinea pigs and have had them for about a year and a half now. We’ve had some trouble with them fighting in the past but they’ve always had this thing when one would climb on the others back whilst rumbling. It’s always Floof climbing on Jet’s back, so I checked Jet’s...
  2. Walky

    Good Teeth Chattering?

    Okay, I have a really weird question, but I didn`t find anything on the matter, so here goes Is it possible for teeth chattering to be not-bad? I ask that because I`ve noticed weird behaviours on my two piggies, Porca and Cookie. So the story goes like this: I've been training them to come when...
  3. McNallington

    Mounting

    Hi everyone, I just wondered whether anyone could offer me a bit of advice about my piggies? I have had my two girls for nearly three years and there has always been mounting going on but recently it's become constant. It used to be in a cyclical nature so I don't know whether or not it was...
  4. Zelsi

    I Separated My Boars - What Next?

    I have just separated my two boars, same cage but a divider down the middle. While on holiday my family took care of them and when I returned I checked each one thoroughly and the younger one (12 months) had some bald patches / nips on his back and cheek. The larger one (2.5 years) did bite him...
  5. Lil3piggies

    Settling In And Normal Behaviour- Help!

    Hello everyone! I'm new to the forum and need some advice please! I have 3 8 week old boars - we have had them since Christmas Eve and they are still very skitty. I make sure to try and handle them at least once a day and spend a good hour with them and I always talk to them but they just don't...
  6. C

    Sad Guinea Pig (lonely And With Ring Worm) - Advice

    Hello all... I posted a little while ago about having bought 3 male guinea pigs (Sammy, Blaze and Iggle-Piggle) 2 of which were having horrendous fights. I have separated the two conflicting guinea pigs (Sammy and Blaze) and have them living beside each other in the cages... I've kept the...
  7. K

    Dominance Issues..

    I have read a lot of information on here last night.. but I just wanted a bit more advice, I have 2 boars.. about 4/5 months old now so I know they are going through their hormonal changes.. up until recently they have been fine together. In the last few days/week my big boy Conker has been...
  8. TheLottiediarys

    Cats Bad Behaviour :/

    Some people might know that I've been struggling a bit lately with my animals mainly cats and fleas, Koda my male cat has been behaving really badly lately which I think is because he's stressed about the fleas, he's allergic to them biting him, So he's been weeing in awful places, First on the...
  9. TheLottiediarys

    Anya Climbs Onto Aurora's Back When She's Scared? Causing Wounds?

    Hi guys, We adopted two new girls a few weeks ago and they were very scared of humans, I don't think they got much contact in their old home. I noticed the day we picked them up that when they're scared Anya, the more confident of the two will climb onto her sisters back? This didn't bother...
  10. Betsy

    Dennis Is Now Top Male Piggy!

    Yesterday at lap time I had Dennis on my lap and Christian next to me waiting for his lap time. Then my son brought in Meg and that's when the trouble started. They could both smell GIRLIE! Dennis immediately climbed of my lap and got to Meg first and started nipping Christian (who is the more...
  11. ToastandBeans

    Beans Weeing On Toast

    So it's pen time where I sit in a pen with them so they trust me and I give them strokes but this time Beans was in a tube and Toast was going in too. Beans was shooting wee out of her onto Toast like a water gun. Is this normal and what does it mean?
  12. Ezzie

    Rolling Over / Popcorning?

    Hiya! (I've never done one of these so i have no idea if i'm doing it right!) I just wanted to come on here and see what you guys think about one of my little piggies, Nina. Her and Nelly are only 13 weeks and so are basically balls of energy at the moment. I get them out for regular runs and...
  13. TheLottiediarys

    Losing A Guinea And Gaining A Guinea.

    Unfortunately everything is happening a once. Sadly we lost our oldest female, Taini, this time last week, Which, unfortunately has happened around the same time we've gained two new piggies. Very suddenly last Sunday, Taini our 7 year old female who was living with a boar called Bear and two...
  14. Emily Beth

    Dominance Fighting?

    The other day I noticed my boys were being rather aggressive towards each other. The less dominant one since I have had them was jumping on the dominants one back and seemed to be doing something that looked like humping. After this it got worst and the dominant one was throwing the other off...
  15. TheCavyQueen

    My Expiriances With Guinea Pig Behaviour And Bonding

    Each guinea pig is different. One of my rescue piggie, now sadly passed away, was the most cuddly friendly piggie ever! She probably didn't know how to be shy. Then with my other rescue Carly, she didn't want anything to do with me. Here is how I bonded with Carly and got her to be tame. 1: I...
  16. Lexipiggie

    Lap Time

    We have had our 2 female piggies for around 3 months now and it has become apparent that one of our guinea pigs (Okie) enjoys lap time, happily eating and once fell asleep on me. However, our other piggie (Cocoa) does not enjoy it and after a minute or so scrambles around and pleads to be put...
  17. Jesse's pigs

    Climbing Arm

    This is/may be a stupid thread but after already making a thread on poop I don't think I can get any weirder! :lol!: Basically Mo has been climbing my arm recently when I put it in his cage to get his bowl or move his tunnel or pick up stray poos etc. He doesn't *idk* hump it.(stay with me)He...
  18. ChloeCee98

    How To Start Doing Lap Time?

    How do I get my piggies to do lap time? With years of having hamsters I'm still a bit jumpy...but I know I need to get used to getting them out. MoMo my older pig is used to being held by her previous owner but she still isn't fully confident with me just yet. But noodle is around 5 months old...
  19. Turtz

    Water Bottle

    Hi, I'm sorry if this is the wrong topic to post this in! I recently adopted another guinea pig, he's around 2 or 3 years old. Unlike my first piggie, he drinks from the water bottle by putting his entire mouth around it. I'm not sure if this is cause for concern, I was thinking he may choke...
  20. MollyB

    A Bit Of Behaviour Advice?

    Hi all! I'm getting used to Teddy's, (my lone, almost blind, rescue boar's) sounds, movements, and behaviours, but I just wanted to check with you all what they actually mean to make sure I get it right. He does a quiet teeth chattering sound when I bring him food or when I come see him and...