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bonding problems

  1. F

    Male and female piggy bonding struggle- help!

    Hi guys, this is my first post so I hope it makes sense! I'm posting because I recently bought a female Abyssinian piggy to keep my male, Mckenzie, company. I adopted Mckenzie from pets at home when he was 6 months old and he's now about 8 months. He was kept alone with his first owners and...
  2. L

    Do I Separate Them?

    I recently got a New boar to accompany my lone 6 month old one. At first they got along but now they're constantly chattering teeth and fighting. There has been bloodshed and after that incident I separated them but they both started trying to chew through the divider. Each time I separate them...
  3. lovewalkedby

    New Guinea Pig(s)?

    i have had my sow, amy, for four years now and sadly she has been kept alone for two years. i have never tried resocializing her after my last sow, cookie, passed away (two years ago). the reason i haven’t tried pairing her up isn’t because she seems rude or i believe she wouldn’t do well with...
  4. rileywhispers

    Time To Permanently Separate My Boars?

    Hello! I made this account because I would really appreciate help with my current piggie situation. I'm a new owner, and I have three boys, named Zuko, Porthos, and Deku. They're all in their hormonal stage (4/5 months), and right now Zuko and Porthos are fighting for dominance. Well, more...
  5. Jesse's pigs

    Is This Squabbling Or A Sign The Bond Isn't Going To Work Out?

    Hi guys I just got back from a holiday (Greece) and the pigs came back to me Saturday - no problems both been fine. Anyway today (since I've got home) They seem to be squabbling. Nothing has been changed- same layout, hay etc and both been having floortime. But Mo is humping Steve again who in...
  6. D

    Bonding A New Boar With Established Couple Of Boars

    Hi there, I recently adopted the most calm and beautiful little boy. My hope is to integrate him with my two current boys, who get on well together and never had any problem. There is a definite dominant in the pair, but they are respectful to each other. They were all introduced together...
  7. Beans&Toast

    Bonding Beans With A New Pig.

    I apologise for how long this is.... So I'm going to get a piggy tomorrow to keep Beans company. She's been on her own for about 6 weeks now, she's managing but it must be lonely having no piggy company..? I've read the bonding threads and advice but I still have some questions. I'm unable to...
  8. S

    4 Guineas - One Not Bonding.....

    Hi all, New to this forum and keeping guineas.... I've got two girls who are about 6 months - sisters bought at same time and got two more who are about 11 weeks.... One has bonded fine, but the other seems to be at the bottom of the hierarchy and pushed out from houses, sleeping locations...
  9. J

    Guinea Pig Bullying

    Hi all! I became a guinea pig mama two weeks ago and am new to the forum. We have two year-old boars - Tango and Hieronymous. They have always lived together however they are not related (I understand they were bought as a pair from pets at home). We got them from a family who were away often...
  10. Raefire

    Very Shy Guinea Pig

    I've had my 2 Guinea Pigs, Mocha and Coco for a while now and Mocha is just fine with me being around. She lets me pick her up and pet her and things like that. However, Coco is still extremely shy. I do understand that when you first get your Guinea Pigs, they'll be shy and it may take some...
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