bonding a sow

  1. T

    Bonding two girls

    I have Chavela (1.5 years old, darker brown) and my yet-to-be-named piggie (almost a year, light brown). I’ve been trying to bond for about 4 months. At the first meet they were doing pretty good for the first 20 minutes but then I had to separate them. I put them in a split cage so they can...
  2. Rivendellelf

    Bonding help

    I’m currently attempting to bond an already bonded pair of sows with my lone girl. After lots of teeth chattering, rumbling, a few lunges and and chasing, all three are finally settled. But I’m worried as it did seem quite aggressive. Can I just leave the three of them together now? Or do they...
  3. K

    Bullying or dominance

    Hello, My Guinea pig recently passed away, leaving behind her friend (Poppy). I have now got a baby Guinea (Nala) and I am trying to bond them. I followed the guide that is posted on this forum and have looked at pretty much everything. However, I still have anxiety when it comes to bonding...
  4. Beans&Toast

    Desperate for help with 2 failed bondings

    Unfortunately I've ended up with 2 single pigs separated after a failed bonding and I'm desperate to know if anyone thinks there is any hope at all to salvage this bonding. I got Coconut, an 18 month sow, approx 6 months ago, for my 3 year old sow, Biscuit, who was left solo after her sister...
  5. L

    Need friend for bereaved piggy

    Hello, my first post on here! Sadly one of my piggies passed away last week. My bereaved piggy has just started to perk up a little bit, although not eating as much as she normally does. I’m trying to find her a friend and I’ve phoned almost every rescue near me but no one has a single sow...
  6. S

    Bonding - A couple of questions!

    Our 2.5 year old female guinea pig lost its mate a few weeks ago. We have bought a baby female and kept them in separate accommodation 4 days and swapped fleecy items during this time too. We didn't do the quarantine period because the older one was bereaved. I have a few questions: 1. Now we...
  7. J

    Sows fighting

    I originally had 4 rescue females and 2 turned out to be pregnant having 3 babies each, 3 boys and 3 girls. So I now have a trio of boys and a herd of 7 girls. The herd of 7 girls live in a 2 by 11 c & c cage on aubiose covered in copious amounts of hay, and have lots of hides and enrichment...
  8. Livvysquish

    Bonding a 3rd into pair

    Hey! I've posted before about getting a third and decided against but have recently gave it more thought. I have a 2x5 c&c with a 3x2 hay loft. With two litter trays, 3 hay stations and two bowls. I will be buying the new guinea pig its own bowl and fleeces ect. I am a bit worried though as...
  9. Hannahb2804

    Adding to the herd

    So I have two female guinea pigs roughly a year old and they’re in a 6x4 cage, when I move house roughly December I will be extending the cage, but I’m wondering if it would be ok to get another female guinea pig, probably a baby to make the bonding easier. Would this be ok to have three...
  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. cashewandpeppa

    Re-introducing after surgery

    Hi! I’ve read all of the forums on here about bonds in trouble, medical separations, bonding behavior, etc. but I’ve got one big question. Does anyone have an example of what the fighting ball of fluff would look like? My girls, when they were together prior to one of them having surgery, have...
  12. J

    Successful bonding?

    Hi, I was hoping you could help with understanding my guineapigs' behaviour better. I have 2 6month old females who are bonded and recently got another older female to join the group. I followed the bonding advice and I think they bonded fine as they're happy eating together and sleeping next to...
  13. Bebimbars

    A new friend for our young sow

    Hello everyone, Back in september, our old neutered guinea pig Grumpy lost his companion. Seeing he was quite lethargic and sad, we decided to adopt a baby sow. The bonding was a real success and Lima, who was very fearful at the time, found comfort and protection with Grumpy by her side. Lima...
  14. T

    Our first piggie fight!

    Hello all! This might be a long one so apologize in advance! So on Saturday we introduced a mother and daughter pair that my boyfriend and I re-homed. We have 4 girls of our own, one of which is still new to the group and a baby. My boyfriend's roommate moved out so we were excited to 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. Dystopoly

    Bonding Skinny Pig?

    So, I’ve had my skinny pig (Persephone) for about a month now, and she’s nice and settled in with no disruption to my males in the same room (but unable to see her.) I’ve been keeping an eye out for a while for any suitable adoption girls to be able to put with her, and one has JUST come up that...
  17. Jeslubur

    Introducing a female guineapig

    Hi everyone! I’m looking for a bit of advice as we’ve had a situation with our boar pigs which has resulted in us having to separate one of them. We had three boars together and over the past month or so they’ve fallen out. I’ve deduced that they started to get territorial as they have reached...
  18. Effie&Winnie

    Introducing 8wk Sow To Two 4yr Old Bonded Sows

    Hi, looking for some friendly advice here. I have had my two sows for 4 years now and they have lived happily together since day one. This week, totally by surprise I found myself becoming 'piggy mother' to an 8 week old sow that needed a little tlc due to having her ears nibbled off by her...
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