boars

  1. Vicvac28

    Bonding boars after a loss

    Hi everyone! I recently lost one of my boys and opted to take Rex to a local rescue to see if he got on with any of the boars there to adopt. He is 2.5 and we found 2 year old Alfie at the rescue. On meeting, they were both very relaxed, butt sniffing and even grooming and then lay down. I...
  2. GuineaPlanets

    Should I permanently separate my Boars?

    Hello, I'm new to this forum and as well as being a farely new Guinea Pig mom. I'm still trying to understand the behaviors but as I understood, it's recommended to separate Guinea Pigs if they draw blood. Well, I'm really hoping it doesn't have to come to that, but if it's for the better of my...
  3. Meshen

    Air Purifiers for Odor Removal?

    Hi all, first post here after lurking for a while so first off thanks to everyone here for providing such a great resource to help guide me and my partner through our guinea pig care. On to the question - we have three boars on fleece in a large c&c and it can get pretty stinky - can anyone...
  4. E

    Bonding a 2yr old boar with two 9mo old brothers?

    Hi all! Quick backstory - I rescued my 2yr old boar last year. He has been a lone guinea pig all his life as far as I'm aware - he lived with rabbits and judging by a small scar behind his nibbled ear, I don't think it was the best environment for him. He's really came into his own since he was...
  5. W

    Advice on bonding 2 pairs of bonded boars?

    Hi all :nod: A couple days ago I aquired a pair of bonded boars off my friend who could no longer look after them. My hope is to bond them with my two males, Pip and Peri. All four of the boys seem to be quite placid and there is no obvious leader of any of the pairs. I have had them all out in...
  6. S

    Are my boys underweight.

    Hello I have two guinea boys who are between 10-11 weeks, they were purchased from a farm. They have both increased 60g in the last 6 days now weighing 441g & 480-ishg but I’m not sure if I should be worried that they are underweight or on the flip side gaining too quickly. Is this any cause...
  7. wheek!guinea

    Guinea horse

    After a good cage clean I've got a guinea horse. He's jumping over and climbing on his brother who's under the fleece pocket in the middle. During zoomies he will jump on him, or over him if he's anywhere in the cage LOL.
  8. W

    Bonding a 6 month old Boar with with two 3 week old Boars

    My guinea pig Womble recently gave Birth to two little boys. They will be 2 weeks old on Thursday. For obvious reasons they can't stay with Womble, so they'll have to live with their dad, Bear. Bear is a teenage boy and whilst he misses company I'm not sure how he'll feel about two baby pigs. So...
  9. wheek!guinea

    Feedback on my daily veggie chart?

    Do you mind sharing pictures of what you feed your piggies daily, even if you have them in chart? :luv: Down below is what I've planned out, please let me know if I need to modify or if you have any suggestions please. :) side note: it says Glacier's Daily Meal but need to switch it to Glacier...
  10. Y

    3 boars - 10 months of fall outs HELP!

    This is a long story so I’ll try to keep it as brief as possible... I have 3 boars, one who is ~3 1/2 years old (Garf) and two others who are 1 3/4 years old (Ozzy and Ted). Originally Garf lived with another guinea pig who sadly died, so I got Ozzy and Ted to keep him company (this was about 1...
  11. wheek!guinea

    Is this ok?

    Hi:luv: we are getting a best friend for Glacier next week but we wanted to see if this cage set up was ok? Right now Glacier is in a 2 x 4 cage. Is it safe to split the cage in half with a divider so they get to know each other safely? Then after we would take the divider out. Or would you...
  12. Didiri1337

    Need advice! Is it possible for my three boars to get along?

    Hi all! I'm sorry about the long text but can someone please, please give me some advice about bonding my piggies? So, I have three guinea pig boars, two bonded brothers, Billy and Teddy, (around 16 months old) and one named Carlos, who I got separately (between 4-6 years old, probably a cuy)...
  13. P

    Preparing to bond boars. Advice needed.

    I’ve read Wiebke’s excellent thread on here about bonding piggies (thank you Wiebke) but have a couple of questions I hope members might help me with. Am preparing to bond our existing boar Steve ( 9 months, so a teenager) with new boy, 5 months). Steve’s buddy died very suddenly nearly 2 months...
  14. Kirbs

    what do i do?

    Ok, so basically I have 2 boars that live great together and then 3 that are alone (different cages). Howard used to live with the other 2 but was unfortunately bullied and we separated him in August when he was around 4 months. Mr Muffin and Blueberry were adopted by us when they were around 6...
  15. Jellyfish

    Two weeks and one day with my guinea pigs!

    Hi all! Just wanna write an update on what it feels like to be a guinea pig's (or two) slaves :) It feels absolutely WONDERFUL! And I am super glad that I joined this forum, it helps me a lot even though I am not from the UK. I never felt like this before, everytime I see my boars, it feels...
  16. Alexemond97

    One overweighted guinea pig and one normal

    Hi, I have two boars who share together everything. They eat at the same time and there is no fight. They eat about the same amount of food. However, one is 1050g and the other one is 1400g. I would like my big boy to lose some weight but I don’t want the little one to be even more skinny. Do...
  17. PaytonMichelle

    Advice?

    So I have 2 adorable boars and have had them for a little over a month now. I got them from petsmart so I don't know their true age but I think they are only a few months old based on their weight and popcorning often. Yesterday they nipped at one another for a minute then stopped and continued...
  18. G

    Bonding 3rd guinea pig

    Hi! I have 2 boars living in a 6ft*2ft c&c with an extra 2ft*2ft to make it an L shape (total 16 square ft). They’re both around 8 months old. Today in my local pet shop I saw they have a lone boar (looked small so about 2 months I’d assume) who I instantly fell in love with. I know it can be...
  19. emmafoote

    Help with bonding!

    Until recently i had 2 male guinea pigs who had never got on (one was adopted after another passed away) i have tried floor time many times in a very large room and it’s always ended in a fight and sometimes injuries. One of the 2 (mixed colour Peruvian in the picture) was seeming very lonely so...
  20. ashimay

    Separating two bonded boars whilst treating one for ringworm

    Whilst carrying out the daily health checks on my two boars last night I noticed that Otis had what I suspected to be a fungal infection on one of his ears, a quick trip to the vet this evening confirmed that it was indeed ringworm (in the early stages) and checked over my other boar and...
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