bonding

  1. P

    Pretty odd case

    Afternoon All, I've been checking these forums for advice for a good year or so since we first got out beloved little girl Milky Jo (who passed away last month due to a twisted cecum). She was paired with our other girl, Toffee Sue. Since Milky's passing, Toffee really has come out of her shell...
  2. Mystic_corgi

    Are my pigs getting along?

    I ve never owned two guinea pigs before now and this is only my second time owning any sort of guinea pig so the interactions they have with each other are still new to me. I have two boars that are about 9 months old and I am not sure if they are getting along well or not. I see them both able...
  3. T

    Guinea pig loss

    Hi all, One of my trio (Greta) really sadly passed away last week after being hospitalised for a respiratory infection. I think one of my pigs (Agnes) is taking it a bit harder than the other - she's still eating, but just seems a bit quieter. She used to be very good friends with Greta. She...
  4. B

    Thinking of rehoming

    Hi, me and my boyfriend bought 3 guinea pigs just over a year ago. We’ve tried everything to bond with the guinea pigs, and they seem terrified of us, apart from feeding times, we can’t pet or hold them which makes daily tasks not only difficult but stressful for both myself and the 3 little...
  5. G

    Baby boy bonding puzzle!

    Hello! I have two female piggies - a mum and daughter - the daughter has three two week old baby boys. I also have the dad, who is in a separate cage and waiting his op to neuter. I also have a very elderly old female (6/7 years) who doesn’t like any other pigs since her original herd dies! I...
  6. C

    Boar pair fight after bonding week

    Hi everyone! There are so many great resources on this website for understanding bonding basics and anything else you’d need to know. I have a pretty good idea of what’s going on, but turning to professionals for a consensus never hurts. Back in September, I rescued a 6 month old male (who my...
  7. Cryptillian

    Boar frantic to attack separated pig.

    I’ve been bonding a new male, Pumba with my existing pig, Pete. A long time ago I tried putting Pete in with my existing herd at the time. Pete got along well with two of my seniors, but my younger male, Chuck and him ended up having a fight while I had left them unattended (I left since...
  8. H

    Herds Co-mingling?

    Hi and thanks for taking the time to read my post. My family currently has a bonded pair of guinea pigs (7 month old female and 4 month old female). We just got a new guinea pig and will be getting her a (female) guinea pig friend as well. My question is, can these two guinea pig herds...
  9. mytwomaleguineas

    Can I have 2 spayed females with my two boars?

    I currently have 2 male guinea pigs in a 8 by 10 feet enclosure and they are allowed to free roam whenever they want. There are 2 female guinea pigs near my animal shelter and I’m willing to adopt them and give all of them a bigger space. However I’ve read that 2 males with 2 females wouldn’t...
  10. 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...
  11. ChefCoco

    Introducing young sow to young sow

    Hi there, I've got a 2 month old girl, Taco, and i am looking to get her a companion. She's been getting used to her new home and situation. Was unable to get two initially but I know it'd be best for her if I do. Was looking for another young lady to pair with her. I've read through all the...
  12. 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...
  13. R

    Nervous pig?

    Hi! I am a New Guinea Pig owner. I have 4 Guinea Pigs and 3 of them let me hold them and don't struggle. They aren't frozen and seem pretty relaxed when I hold them aside from the fact that they breathe pretty fast as if they are nervous. Are they just sniffing around to see what's going on? And...
  14. Rufus&Edward

    To get a companion, or not....

    Hi all, Our beloved piggy Rufus died a few weeks ago and we've been looking to adopt a boar to live with his brother, Edward, who is now alone. Edward is 4 years old, so a tricky age to know what to do as he could have 1 year left... or potentially 4+. I've contacted probably 20+ rescues...
  15. R

    Companions for bereaved 6 year old pig?

    Hi, I have had my two bonded male piggies for 6 years now since they were only 8 weeks old or so. The dominant one of them has recently sadly been put down. My other pig got to see the body and seemed to show no interest in it, continuing to graze. He has been eating alright since then and was...
  16. A

    Small fight or pending problem? Bonding boars

    Hi All, I'm new to signing up (hello!) but have used this forum many times in the past to search advice and it has been so helpful. Thank you. I'm a fairly experienced owner; 20 years of having boars and have always have had two, either bonded or side by side when trouble occurred! But I'm in a...
  17. liyahjane

    Two Male Guinea Pigs

    Hello, recently i’ve gotten a new guinea pig and i’ve put them in a new cage and put the divider up. My original guinea pig (Kade) started chattering his teeth at my new guinea pig (Kadien) , but i don’t think that Kaiden did it back. Anyway i don’t know if this should be concerning?
  18. Vicvac28

    Bonding boars after a loss

    Hi everyone! I recently lost one of my boys and opted to take Rex to a local rescue to see if he got on with any of the boars there to adopt. He is 2.5 and we found 2 year old Alfie at the rescue. On meeting, they were both very relaxed, butt sniffing and even grooming and then lay down. I...
  19. liyahjane

    Pairing Two Male Guinea Pigs

    My Guinea Pig, Kade, is 6-7 months and i was wondering when finding a friend for him which age is best to pair him with
  20. 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...
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