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  1. Sonnet

    Can’t believe it’s only been 5 months

    Since I brought Sprout home. He’s just slotted in so well, and is becoming quite the character! To be honest, I’m glad I did fall in love with him at first sight. Chutney had started tellling me that he wasn’t happy being on his own, and I had been thinking about beginning the search to find him...
  2. GeorgiaHarris

    Should I separate them at night?

    Today I have introduced my two boars (one is 4 months old and the other is 4 years old). They seem to be okay and my younger piggie seems to be the more dominant one and my older piggie doesn’t really care that much. They’ve been together for about 5 and a half hours and I haven’t had any...
  3. M

    Dominant Females

    A few months ago I got my two year old female Guinea pig, Macy, a companion. I got a 2 month old female, Penelope. Penelope was naturally submissive to Macy and was actually only comfortable when with Macy. Penelope is still extremely dependent on Macy (she doesn’t like to move too much if she...
  4. Oodjamaflip

    The Sow Dynamic

    I need some advice on whether or not to introduce a sow. We originally had two boars who came as a pair from a young age. After going through the summer last year we started to notice that one was being aggressive to the other. We persevered but it got to the point that blood was drawn and...
  5. rinlalin

    Am I Bonding Right?

    so i got a baby piggie a few days ago. i let him sit for the first two days or so, and so now i've started to take out his hiding things once a day so i can pick him up and hold him. i figure he probably won't voluntarily come out on his own so i have to take the hides out to bond with him. i...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. x95emma95x

    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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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?
  13. 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?
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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.
  18. Gemm

    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)...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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