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  1. 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...
  2. Ashleigh24

    Grieving brother

    I had 2 brothers woody and buzz, they were 5 and both showing signs of old age. Unfortunately we lost Woody (he went very quickly dying of old age) Buzz is doing ok, his survival instincts have kicked in, he's very quiet but i'm giving him attention daily etc. I know I should get him a mate as...
  3. pbluebirddd

    Re-bonding after Cuy passing

    Hi all, my gorgeous Cuy boar (Chip) passed recently at just under 11 months - it was my first Guinea pig loss and it was only worsened by how short his life was. My main concern however, is my very dominant - now bereaved - boar Cookie. Today I am bonding him with Sundae, another boar who he...
  4. P

    Skittish Piggies

    I got two male baby pigs a week ago and they’re very skittish. Whenever I move they dart into their hidey house. I was sitting on my bed and I stretched and they went into full panic mode. I’ve been handling them, but maybe I’m not supposed to at this stage? What can I do to tame them or at...
  5. Jesse's pigs

    Crested and Lunkarya shenanigans

    Just some pics from today of my two boys having a little outing on the grass before it decided to rain. Thought it'd be nice to show a little update (those who saw my haircut thread will note that Bellamy has already regained his locks 😂) because I do mostly post in a panick about their health...
  6. L

    I do not know what to do.

    About one month ago my hamster sadly passed away and my sister decided to get guinea pigs instead this time. There were originally 3 at the pet store together (all males), but I could only get 2 so I bought two of them and then 2 weeks later we came back to get the third one who was then by...
  7. B

    Boar throws his head back and squeaks loudly

    I have two boys and they are both 4 months old and came from the same litter. It seems like one of them (Macchiato) is definitely going to be the boss around the cage, as he’s always weighed more than his brother (Brick Layer) and he seems to be a bit more stingy when snacks are involved. But...
  8. B

    2 baby boars and hormone spikes

    Hi all, I am planning on getting 2 baby boars since boars are said to be more outgoing. This is our first time having 2 piggies so after some research I'm kind of worried.. since they will both be around 4-5 weeks old when they come together they probably will bond well. But what happens when...
  9. C

    Bladder Stones in 1.5 yo Boar Mose - Reoccurence, Passing it, Surgery...

    Hello - first time posting here (although I've been an avid reader!) Last week, 1.5 year old boar Mose was peeing some blood (although no signs of pain) and was diagnosed with a bladder stone. I was quite surprised, since we feed them red leaf, green leaf lettuce, with the occasional red...
  10. G

    How many pigs of which genders?

    Hi All! I have a 5x2 C&C cage, I don't want it to smell too much as it's in my living room, but i want my pigs to be the happiest pigs! I'm stuck on one boy two girls (neutered of course), three girls, or two of any gender pairing. Which genders are chattiest? Would two boys be smellier...
  11. 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...
  12. Dystopoly

    Sudden Aggression/Humping after almost a Year of Peace?

    I have two boys currently being housed together in a custom C&C cage that’s 4x2 with an extra 1x2 space to the side, along with a 2x2 (talking in panels, not feet. I believe each panel is about 11-13 inches?) upstairs area. They’re brothers and have been housed together since they were born, and...
  13. M

    4 Boars! Advice needed

    Hello, I have 4 Boars. 2 are 3 years old and the other 2 are around 5months old. They get on really well, apart from the odd rumble strutting with the older guys. My problem/query is that they have a very very large double hutch but only seem to stay upstairs and mainly in their bedroom. I have...
  14. Cocochanel4

    Boar bonding - Morris and MG

    Hi everyone, My 1 year old boar Morris sadly lost his friend Austin in January. He had a speed date at a local rescue last week and bonded easily with the first boar he was placed with. We’ve named the little guy MG (7 months) and he’s such a sweetheart. Unfortunately since getting home Morris...
  15. blacklegkat

    One of our boars passed away - what should we do next?

    On the 1st of February, one of my beloved boars unfortunately passed away due to a problem with his digestive system. Me and my father are very sad about this, as you could probably guess, but we feel even worse because now we have a lonely boar. We love him with all our hearts and want the best...
  16. H

    ill Guinea Pig Help

    Hello, I've had two guinea pigs for the last 5 years, both boys and they've lived together since they were around 8 weeks old. This morning, one of them was very lethargic and not very willing to eat so he went to the vets. The vet examined him and said he has either sprained his spine (he was...
  17. G

    Three males and a female?

    I have two male guinea pigs, and my sister is looking into getting a pair of guinea pigs from a rescue. However, the pair is a male and a female, and we are planning on housing them together: should we wait until a male pair arrives in the rescue? Would only fixing the female work? We are...
  18. J

    Choosing a new guinea pig - help!

    About a year ago we got ourselves 2 guinea pigs, both males - we were assured by the shop that they had lived together in the store for a while without issue. They did nothing but fight after we got them and we tried anything and everything to help them get along but in the end, we sadly had to...
  19. Zelsi

    Bathing - After effects? Help!

    I have just finished giving my piggy a bath. He had a UTI and had urine in his fur so I decided he needed a wash to get rid of it. Afterwards he was shivery and stressed so I wrapped him in a towel and gave him snacks. I dried him on low-heat with a hairdryer and made sure he was warm, dry and...
  20. GeorgiaHarris

    Neutering

    I'm thinking about having my 7 month old boar neutered as I would would like him to be with a pair of females in the future. Does any one know much it costs and know of any information that may useful. Also, if anyone knows of any experienced vets in the West Midlands, particularly in or around...
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