bonding

  1. PipandOreo

    Older Guinea Pig getting along better

    Hi, my guinea pigs have been bonded together since they were babies and they are now 5 and a half years old. Pip (long haired) has always liked her space and never liked Oreo (dark short haired) touching her. However recently they have started laying next to each other most of the time and are...
  2. B

    Together or seperate?

    Hi everyone! Totally new piggy mum here but I’m loving it and have made sure I do all my research. You guys on here seem to have the best advice so I’m just wondering about how my two new piggies are getting along. I know it’s probably too soon to be worrying over such things I just want to...
  3. alexmoss52

    New piggie arrival day!

    Hi everyone, 2 weeks ago we lost one of our boys called pudding, i have my 3 year old boy Rice left over and he has been doing surprisingly well considering. However i wanted to get him a new companion so he doesn’t get lonely whilst i’m at work, i am picking up a 9week old baby boy teddy today...
  4. veesilver

    Sow mounting & v discharge?

    Hi! Yesterday my two baby sows started being a bit tense aorund each other. They are still bonding, as we only got them 3 weeks ago. There's been some power shifting since, as one of them had problems with a leg when we got them, and the other one, initially dominant, turned out to be ill and...
  5. Makenzie1208

    Expanding on the pigs

    Hello! I’ve had my 2 boys for about 6 months now. They get along really well, but I’d like to get some more. I really want a female but I know bringing one in might get the two boys aggressive with one another. Would it be recommended to get 2 females? Or should I get another male? I have a...
  6. K

    Introducing a new aby boar to a sheltie boar

    I had two boars, one of which passed away last month after receiving the news what he had was not curable. The Sheltie (nearly 8 months) left has been fine in himself since it happened usual personality, habits etc. The exotic vet believes he will have already understood for a while what was...
  7. veesilver

    One of my guineas squeals when the other one gets close

    Hi! I am a new guinea pig owner (2 days now)! I got 2 baby sows, Peach and Coco, from a breeder, but they seemed to be from different moms and we think one of them (Coco) was a bit smaller, as she was still with her mom when the breeder gave her to us. We honestly forgot to ask how old Coco was...
  8. P

    Bonding three piggies

    Hi we've had a bit of a traumatic week and gone from 3 piggies to 1 piggie (unrelated issues), my piggy seems to be ok for now (eating well and quite active). I'm very apprehensive about getting another piggy but I can't bare ours to be alone. Our local (fantastic) piggy sanctuary doesn't have...
  9. S

    Unexpected loss of 8 month old boar.....

    Hi, I’m wondering if anyone can help. We’ve had guinea pigs for several years and never encountered this problem. I had two eight month old boars and one (Krug) unfortunately had to be put to sleep on Christmas Eve. We’re devastated because he was so sweet but now have a problem. The remaining...
  10. 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...
  11. mochalily2020

    New guinea pig relation with older ones

    Hi everyone, Today we have adopted a little male who is 2 months old. The woman who owned him could not keep him so we agreed to take him in he is really friendly and sweet. For the time being we have him in a separate cage from our two 4 year old spayed girls. I was wondering if you guys...
  12. Jesse's pigs

    New addition!

    Figured I would start a thread to document the newest adventure I’m about to have with my piggy friends. I am bringing home a baby boar tomorrow in the hopes that Steve will tolerate one who is smaller than himself especially if he has another bout of bloat in the future. Once I have...
  13. N

    A newly bonded group

    Hi everyone, I have had two guinea pigs for just over a year.. a week or so ago I introduced 3 more little piggies into their family (followed all of the bonding guidelines) all has been going well, and they seem to have been living and playing happily and bonding as a group... The boss piggy...
  14. Mystic_corgi

    Getting Past The Teenage Years (two boars)

    I am still quite new to owning guinea pigs with only owing 3 in my lifetime and this is my first time having two guinea pigs together. I own two boars named Wasabi and Tofu who about 9 months old. They seem to get along quite well for the most part. They are able to share food bowls, water...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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