bonding

  1. 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...
  2. 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?
  3. 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...
  4. 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
  5. 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...
  6. Jesse's pigs

    If bond has failed what next

    Hi guys- firstly can I just say thank you to everyone who has helped me over on my previous thread regarding my beloved Steve it is honestly amazing to see how he is today. So much brighter and basically his normal self. He is ever so slightly pissed about the lack of veges... so far I’ve only...
  7. M

    Bonding is not going well :(

    I’ve had my guinea pig for about two months with out any problem. She’s about a month and a half old. So I decided to get a new one so they can bond. I reached out to a rescue and they had one female named lea she’s at least half a year old ( 100g bigger) but that said she was antsy. I wanted...
  8. W

    Advice on bonding 2 pairs of bonded boars?

    Hi all :nod: A couple days ago I aquired a pair of bonded boars off my friend who could no longer look after them. My hope is to bond them with my two males, Pip and Peri. All four of the boys seem to be quite placid and there is no obvious leader of any of the pairs. I have had them all out in...
  9. M

    New Guinea Pig OWNER🤍

    Heyy! This is my first time ever owning a guinea pig. I’ve been planning on adopting one this summer but my internship got canceled this summer because of covid so my sister surprised me with one from the pet store! ( she didn’t know any better). I’ve had her for about a month now and I have...
  10. Lizzieejoyce

    Itching: What should I do?

    Hello again you helpful bunch! Hope you’re all doing well. I rescued two females (sisters, approx 4 years old) last week and one in particular is itching quite a bit and has a patch of torn hair/a bald patch on her back. The itching seems more frequent now. I have an appointment on Monday...
  11. Alexandra West

    Bonding seperation?

    So a few days ago I upgraded the cage of my 3 year old pig and it is now big enough to host 2-3 pigs. I have 3 pigs and Finnian has been left by himself because he was not able to establish dominance and get along with the other two. Today, I tried again for the first time in over a year to get...
  12. Jasmined

    Getting more Guineas - pros & cons

    Hi, First time posting so sorry if I’ve put the post in the wrong place etc! I’ve got 2 girls, very happy & healthy. I’ve had guineas since a child and very used to their care, this time around owning GPs as an adult without a parent basically overlooking the whole situation & I can’t...
  13. Hannahb2804

    Handling a new piggie

    Bringing new piggies home on Saturday so I’m asking as many questions I can to make sure I’m ready, I’ve done research for about 3 months so I think I’m on the right track, but I was wondering how long to let the piggies stay in their cage until I can handle them as I want to bond with them as...
  14. crazypiglady30

    new behaviour problems

    Hi all I wonder if you can offer advice. I have 3 sows. My youngest sow Poppy is going to be 2 next month. I have one boar, who will be 2 in around June/July time. All 4 have lived together without any real issues since bonding Stuart, my boar, with the 3 girls in June last year. They have a...
  15. Y

    3 boars - 10 months of fall outs HELP!

    This is a long story so I’ll try to keep it as brief as possible... I have 3 boars, one who is ~3 1/2 years old (Garf) and two others who are 1 3/4 years old (Ozzy and Ted). Originally Garf lived with another guinea pig who sadly died, so I got Ozzy and Ted to keep him company (this was about 1...
  16. 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...
  17. wheek!guinea

    Is this ok?

    Hi:luv: we are getting a best friend for Glacier next week but we wanted to see if this cage set up was ok? Right now Glacier is in a 2 x 4 cage. Is it safe to split the cage in half with a divider so they get to know each other safely? Then after we would take the divider out. Or would you...
  18. Julezfm39

    Bonding and Housing Issues - Please HELP!

    Good morning! I hope everyone and their piggy families are well! I'm asking for help with some housing and bonding issues. We have 8 guinea pigs, all male, all under 1 year old - 2 piggies have just turned 1 in March. They are all indoors and have the run of the lounge daily, taking it in...
  19. Didiri1337

    Need advice! Is it possible for my three boars to get along?

    Hi all! I'm sorry about the long text but can someone please, please give me some advice about bonding my piggies? So, I have three guinea pig boars, two bonded brothers, Billy and Teddy, (around 16 months old) and one named Carlos, who I got separately (between 4-6 years old, probably a cuy)...
  20. wheek!guinea

    Bonding advice needed!

    Hello my lovely UK friends :luv: ! I recently adopted Glacier, a 2 month old boar, and we have a few potential guinea pals to bond with already. Here's a video of my sweet boy at his recent Vet visit, while we were waiting for the vet to come in to the room (he has a little bit of...
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