bonding a herd

  1. S

    bonding two adult sows with two baby sows

    hi guys, i have two sows, currently 2 and a half months. when i have more space, i’d love to double their cage size and introduce two baby sows. is it easy to introduce two babies to two bonded adults? the dominant sow doesn’t like being handled but the other loves it, idk if that would affect...
  2. P

    Bonding new guinea pigs with an old

    Hi, we had 2 sweet guinea pigs: neutered Pommes and beautiful girl Fifa for 7 months. Pommes is very quite, but Fifa was full of curiosity and energy, I would say the whole life of our family was powered by her. Unfortunately she passed away, it was unbearable for us to cope with the grief...
  3. Livvysquish

    Bonding baby sow ❤

    So, I rescued a baby sow who is about 6 weeks old, the mum passed and it's herd separated. I have 4 older sow piggies. 2 are 6 months old and the other two 3 months old. This was fully unplanned and I only knew on the day when I found her and had to rescue her. I have put her in a cage right...
  4. E

    Coping until boar is neutered and can live with sows

    I just brought home a baby boar (8 weeks) to eventually live with my 2 happily bonded sows (4 months and 3 months). He is living in an "apartment" next to their cage. They are showing great signs of liking each other (visiting, grooming, and "kissing" through the bars). The boar (Edward) cries...
  5. J

    Bonding babies and adults

    Recently my older guinea pig has passed away leaving my 1 year old lonely and just not quite herself. I now have 2 new 12 week old babies. They are currently in cages side by side to get used to each other but I was wondering how people were introducing 3 pig together at the one time and does...
  6. Pumpkin&Spice

    Bonding a neutered boar with my 4 sows

    Hi! :) I was just wondering whether anyone has any advice with bonding a neutered boar with a groups of sows? I’m going to be bringing a neutered boar home from a local rescue to see whether my current four sows, Pumpkin, Spice, Lottie and Flossie, are willing to accept him into their herd...
  7. R

    Do my Guinea Pig's get along?

    I have two young Guinea Pigs, one boy and one girl, and two newly adopted older girl Guinea Pigs. they live in the same enclosure, and I am just wondering if what I am seeing is normal herd behavior or if it is a cause for worry. The young boy rumble struts a lot. Him and one of the older girls...
  8. Gymypig

    Aggressive guinea pig with new pigs

    Hello all! Last year I adopted 3 guinea pigs that I absolutely loved, so I decided to get two more. I isolated the New Guinea pigs in a cage right next to the other 3 for about two weeks then introduced them to my other 3 pigs. Unfortunately it didn’t go well. Lillie, my most dominate old pig...
  9. PeachyPie

    Is bonding going ok?

    Hello, I'm not sure if this is supposed to be a new thread or if I should have carried on from my last one- sorry if I've got it wrong! My last thread can be found here; Room for one more?! I've bonded the new baby pig in to my herd. On Sunday I did the intros on neutral ground, everything was...
  10. PeachyPie

    Room for one more?!

    Hi all, I'm new here so bear with me while I try to get this right! I have a lovely tribe of five pigs, a neutered boar and four sows. The boar and one sow are around 3-4years old and were a pair before I introduced the other three sows who are about 8months. I am currently fostering a single...
  11. N

    New baby guinea pig trying to suckle on older females?

    Hi! I'm new here. I have two older female guinea pigs (around 2 years) i used to have a third but she passed two weeks ago. Three days ago i got a female baby guinea pig thats around 7 weeks old. Ive been housing her in the upper level of their c&c cage for the past few days and I'm letting them...
  12. M

    Should I get my (male) guinea pig a friend?

    I had females growing up and introducing them was pretty easy. I’ve heard boys are a lot more difficult. I adopted my boy, Wilbur, about a year and a half ago. He’s about 3-4 now, and I was told he lived on his own his whole life but seemed interested in the guinea pigs in the neighboring cage...
  13. GeorgiaHarris

    Should I try bonding my 2 pairs?

    At the start of 2019 I adopted a pair of long haired sows and in September I decided to get a baby skinny pig sow to join my girls. The bonding did not go well and I was advised by people on here that it wouldn’t work out as one of my girls was lunging and nipping my skinny baby, so the next day...
  14. sundaepig

    help! guinea pigs hate eachother

    i used to have two girls, butterscotch and cashew. cashew was always the shy, submissive one of the two. unfortunately butterscotch passed away a few months ago and my city only seemed to have pairs up for adoption and i didnt have a big enough space for 3. well that changed and i have a...
  15. T

    Fear Aggression?

    We have a total of 4 sows. Unfortunately we lost a pig and are currently in the process of introducing a baby. So far I've done 3 attempts, I do struggle with the introduction process a bit and often wonder if i'm doing it correctly. My struggle is knowing when the pigs have finished. The first...
  16. J

    Fighting boars

    Hi, I use to have two male guinea pigs but unfortunately one died recently. We didnt want the remaining one (rupert) to be on his own so we bought him two new boars (Harvey and ralph). At first all was fine no fighting at all, they slept and ate happily with each other. However after a couple...
  17. 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...
  18. dannif_piggies

    Bonding Two Sow Pairs

    Hey everyone, so in the early new year, I am hoping to attempt the bonding of my two sow pairs, Honey and Willow joining with Lois and Laine. I have one successful previous experience, bonding baby Willow (then 13 weeks) with 6 year old Honey. Apart from this I have no other experience about...
  19. kyliebowers

    How Long Should I Let Them Work It Out?

    Hi everyone, I've posted about bonding my pigs already, but would like some more advice please... I have four sows and am introducing a boar. I have taken it slowly and had them living next to each other for about 4 weeks. I have introduced them a few different times but have separated for...
  20. Newpiggiemom

    New Piggie Mom, Help Please

    Hi everyone, I stumbled across this site after my endless google searching and I’m glad I can finally just share my own story. Let me start from the beginning. I’ve wanted pigs all my life and now I’m in my 20’s and finally got my dream! About 3 months ago I got two male pigs (from the same...
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