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  1. S

    Bonding Boars- Need Advice

    Hello! I adopted Charlie in February and he’s now a nearly fully grown boar. Knowing he needed a friend, about a month ago I adopted Wilber, a 3 month old boar. After a three week quarantine, they met in a huge room. I had a blanket, hay, vegetables, and all the necessary items. At this point...
  2. V

    Was Getting My Boar A Friend A Bad Decision?

    Hi all! I am hoping that you might be able to help me out with my piggy concerns. I adopted a guinea pig boar about a year ago and due to mixed opinions on whether to find him a friend, I have only recently adopted a 3 month old boar. I completed the quarantine and bonding steps, but I have...
  3. X

    Should I Or Shouldn't I?

    Hi there! Just a bit of background, although it says I am new to the Guinea Pig Forum, I had an account a long time ago yet was inactive for a long period of time. I have owned guinea pigs for 5/6 years now, my current two being Lenny, a 3 Year old long haired mop, and Noel, a 5 month old grey...
  4. A

    2 Male Guinea Pigs, 1 New Male! Help!

    Hey! So me & my girlfriend rescued a guinea pig last year from a local SPCA. (His name is Felix). He was only 2 months old, and about a month after getting him we decided to get another. So we got Hammy, a 3 month old. We followed every step to introduce them, and only after a couple of days of...
  5. Zelsi

    Sudden Aggression From Top Pig

    Hi All So I have two boars Monty (3 years) and Simba (1.5 years) which I bonded around Christmas time. They have been very good since then - next to no dominance behaviours whatsoever and have lived peacefully together. Yesterday evening around 8pm Monty was suddenly being aggressive (just...
  6. J

    Bonded Boars Suddenly Fighting

    Hi :D I'm new to the forum but writing in desperation in the hope someone can help us out as our past herd was a group of females and have never experienced this before! Little back story, around one year ago we adopted a pair of bonded boars Dan and Darwin (brothers), who were at the time...
  7. winniethepooh

    How Long Does Dominance Last?

    Yesterday I put my two boars in a bigger cage that is 2 x 6 grids. They are doing the usual stuff, teeth chattering, rumble-strutting and mounting. How long does this dominance usually last?
  8. Carta Elisa

    Can I Introduce 2 Sows To My Girl Who Is Alone ?

    After having to be separated from her brother (they were given to me as 2 brothers but I then discovered it wasn't the case). I got in touch with a shelter near me and they told me about two inseparable sows. I don't know if that would be a good thing, or even possible. What do you think?
  9. S

    How To Know If My Guinea Pig Will Accept A New Friend

    hello. I'm new to this forum and thought now would be the right time to ask my first question. a couple of months ago i had 2 guinea pigs but one died. my mum did not let me get another one because she gets upset every time a pet dies. scruffy(my GP) seems quite lonely so i play with him and...
  10. Barnyard Boars

    Bonded?

    Since roughly around yesterday 10am, I have been bonding my Harvey (aprox a year) with a new baby pig (aprox 1 month) Milton, I didn’t read up enough and thought washing Harvey’s blankets and wiping down a bit would be enough to put Milton in his cage, stupid now that I know. They were NOT...
  11. Xxhdxx

    Should I Get Another Guinea Pig?

    Hello everyone! I hope your day has been well. I had two guinea pigs Phoenix and Gemini(both boys), but unfortunately Phoenix passed away. Gemini is/was very territorial while pheonix (I got him as a baby and had him for a year) as he was growing up, became more territorial as well. They never...
  12. RIPbobby

    One Of My Guinea Pigs Has Just Passed Away - Should I Get A New One For My Last One?

    Hi all, One of my beloved piggies has just passed ;( and i am wondering whether i should get another to be with my old one. How will they get along? Also do they have to be the same breed ? Thanks.
  13. G

    Successful Bond?

    hi I am currently introducing a sow to a neutered male. My sow has been living with two other sows for 3.5 years but has been showing signs she was being bullied (become skittish/nervous/other steal her food/she is much smaller than the other two but they all happily nap and eat together)...
  14. 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...
  15. Shelby._.

    Two Newly Bonded Pigs In One Carrier?

    I have a new update! So I found a rescue and it is 4 hours away from my home. I can’t drive yet but we will be in that city in April for a horse expo. So if Gus is stilling doing ok in the next 2 and 1/2 months and everything works out with the rescue I may be adopting a friend for Gus which...
  16. Shelby._.

    Happier After The Loss Of A Cage Mate?

    Hello, I must say in the few days I’ve been on this forum I am sure getting good use out of it lol. As I’ve stated on here before a few days ago my guinea pig Fin sadly passed away leaving his cage mate Gus alone. I didn’t show Gus Fin’s body after he passed. The first day Gus was just a little...
  17. kyliebowers

    Introducing A Boar To Four Sows

    Hi everyone, I'm hoping for some advice on bonding a boar with four sows. I have four sows living happily together, and have bonded two pairs to create the four (so I have a bit of experience, and have read all the guides etc) I recently adopted a neutered boar from the RSPCA who has been...
  18. Lyss

    Too Good To Be True?

    Hi all, I'm new to the forum but not new to guinea pigs. I've had pairs of boars in the past but right now I'm working on introducing a third boar to my existing pair. I know it rarely works out but my new guy was abandoned by his previous owner and I couldn't just leave him. My oldest boar is...
  19. G

    How To Calm Easily Startled Piggies?

    after 1 month, my piggies are finally warming up to me! When I start talking and slowly approach their cage they will come up to my hand for food and will even come up to the edges of the cage when I talk and they know the sound of their veggies coming to them. The problem is, one of the girls...
  20. LukeJ

    Advice Needed - Teenage Boar Problems

    Hello everybody, I know this probably pops up a lot in here but i believe every case is different, we bought 2 young male pigs from pets at home in october and they was around 8 weeks old so there roughly 5 months old now. They have been living in a decent size cage since we brought them home...