bond fallout

  1. plantandpiggiemom

    adolescent sow with respiratory infection we can’t treat for several days, bond fall out, advice and help needed

    Alright so this might be a novel, so here’s the short of it: Pippa and Sugar came from a pet store in mid august, everything was fine, dominance seemed to be established with sugar on top, Pippa had a slight sneeze but we looked into it and it seemed only from the hay, sugar started “bullying”...
  2. 4

    Male and Female guinea pig fallout

    Hello, a couple weeks ago my boar and sow got into a fight that led to an ear wound. I’m sure of their genders I’ve had the sow for over a year now. She had been living with the boar for months just fine. Until I rescued two female guinea pigs and added them to the home. The boar fell into favor...
  3. Lisa07

    Mixed herd bonding fail

    Hi, I hope you can help. 1 month ago I adopted a neutered boar (18 m) and a sow (8 m) from the RSPCA to join my trio of sows 1 is 8 m and 2 sisters at 6 months. The trio were never close but tolerated each other with the occasional squabble between the sisters. A couple of fights but no blood...
  4. E

    Bonding trouble

    When we bought our pigs there were 3 left in their litter and we bought 2. We left the last one behind. I felt this sadness about splitting them up that never left me and my kids even named the long lost kid Coco and asked if we could find him a few times to which i replied we couldn’t So fast...
  5. C

    Recent mama won’t rejoin the herd

    Hi all. Long time reader, first time poster. I’ll try to give details but keep it short too, I need some advice about bonding after a fight. 10/4 I adopted three female pigs that were rescued from a lady that bred them to feed to her dogs. They would join the two pigs, Cinnamon and Cookie, I...
  6. Jesse's pigs

    Adding additional boars

    Hi, so as you’ve seen from my recent updates the boys are now in new C and C cages (one each on top of each other- I’ll attach a picture). Both used to be happily bonded until Steve started having his flare ups of cystitis and bloating. I believe it was Steve’s illness that caused the bond...
  7. B

    Please help! Trouble bonding a once bonded female trio

    Hello so I am still very new to the guinea pig community and owning guinea pigs. I really feel like I’m at a loss and just have no clue what to do now. I have three females that a long while back used to be bonded. However, one of them ended up getting sick and so I separated her from the group...
  8. cjrini

    Bonded Sows Fighting after 5 years! Why?

    I have two five-year-old sows who have been bonded since they were old enough to come home. They've always gotten along without any issues. Just the occasional "in-season" nonsense. Recently, it seems the hierarchy has shifted. The dominant piggie, Lua is being attacked by the typically subdued...
  9. Jesse's pigs

    Antibiotic question

    So little Steve had X-rays done Sunday and no sludge or stones were found on the images. The vet said likely a case of cystitis so prescribed a course of baytril (0.28mls) for two weeks and loxicom (0.28mls). I was also given probiotics to stop the poos going runny. I've been giving this since...
  10. K

    Need Some Advice for a New Pig Owner

    Hey everyone! I have two piggies. One is about 3 months and the other is about 5. They were hesitate to like each other at first but are now the best of friends. They do everything together. I got the 3 month old first and didn’t get the second until after she was off of her medicine because I...
  11. Paetwood

    Bullying?

    So after the loss of my Panic, I got my guinea Fleetwood a new cage mate, we quarantined her for about a week and then went to the vet and got an all clear. We introduced over 3 days of holding them both, but not caving them together. Yesterday my dad was holding both of them and said Fleetwood...
  12. amber89

    Maybe a case of bond fallout?

    Hello everyone. I am the proud (and very new) owner of 3 guinea pigs: 1 adult castrated boar, called Pufu, and 2 females (one 3 months old, called Cupcake, and one adult, called Muffin). Muffin is a Peruvian guinea pig, Pufu is a short hair and Cupcake is a Silkie, if this is of importance. The...
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