bonding

  1. G

    Please help: Keep working on bonding or separate

    Hello everyone, I really need some help from you all. I adopted my two male piggies almost two years ago (at which they were about 1 year old at the time), so they are almost 3 yrs. old now this summer. I adopted them as "bonded buddies" meaning they were required to be adopted out together. When...
  2. V

    When should I Start Picking Up My Guinea Pigs?

    Hello! New Here & New owner! I adopted a teddy sow pair from a nearby rescue, (Stella & Luna) and I've had them for just over 2 weeks now. I have YouTube Vids of them in a playlist if ppl wanna see them. I'd like to know when it would be the best time to handle them and get them used to...
  3. S

    Bored or Independent?

    I am worried my Simon is lonely. I originally adopted two pigs, him and another one. I was told they were both males but Simon got the other pregnant. Its been some time since this happened and she gave birth and I kept the girl baby pig she had with the mom. But I had to seperate Simon from...
  4. S

    dominance or agression in 2 sows

    About two weeks ago i bought two sows from the same litter. by now theyre about 7-8 weeks old (I'm not exactly sure how old they were when i got them). They're very frightened and hide most of the time I'm home, but will occasionally come out and eat if i dont make too much noise or any big...
  5. Brona

    Bonding and general help

    Hi here’s your essay warning but we appreciate any help! We just need some help. My girlfriend and I have had pigs as kids, in particular my girlfriend who’s last pig before we got together lived for 11 years! So when we moved in together we wanted to get some piggies. We lived in a flat at the...
  6. A

    Bonding Boars Day 8 - Bite on Ear

    Hi, today is Day 8 of the bonding process of our two boars. Quite still in the dominance phase. Woke up this morning and inspected the piggies for bites and scratches and found the submissive one (Georgie) with a decent bite out of his ear. (see picture) I know that ear nibbling is part of the...
  7. Cocochanel4

    Boar bonding - Morris and MG

    Hi everyone, My 1 year old boar Morris sadly lost his friend Austin in January. He had a speed date at a local rescue last week and bonded easily with the first boar he was placed with. We’ve named the little guy MG (7 months) and he’s such a sweetheart. Unfortunately since getting home Morris...
  8. Y

    Behavioural Issue with trio of male pigs HELP!!

    We are having issues with a trio of male guinea pigs that we purchased around a month ago (14 weeks old) and looking to get some advice. For some background: They were all purchased together and came from the same breeder however 2 of the pigs are continually attacking the other with one fight...
  9. A

    Introducing two bonded younger males to my older boar?

    Hi! i really REALLY need some help! just recently, one of my two 4 year old male pigs passed away. out of the two, he was unfortunately always the one struggling with health problems and i think we all knew his time was coming soon. we’ve decided to cremate him and we miss him very much. the...
  10. celestialteapot

    Introductions...not going well :/

    Spud, is a 9/10month female. Two weeks ago I lost her sister Sprout after a short illness. Initially I was planning to re-home a similar age female but none of the rescues near me had any females. I didn't want to leave Spud on her own for much longer so I decided to adopt an 11week old female...
  11. blacklegkat

    One of our boars passed away - what should we do next?

    On the 1st of February, one of my beloved boars unfortunately passed away due to a problem with his digestive system. Me and my father are very sad about this, as you could probably guess, but we feel even worse because now we have a lonely boar. We love him with all our hearts and want the best...
  12. GuineaPigNoob

    2 Guinea Pigs won’t get along!

    We used to have a guinea pig, but she got so lonely that we got another girl. Candy, the old one, was supposed to get along with Holly, the new one, but no. Holly litterly sticks her nose near Candy bottom and won’t stop after A MONTH. Candy is getting so annoyed and is biting Holly constantly...
  13. denverguineas

    How long to wait after separation to begin boar dating?

    My two lovely boars recently had a falling out, and after a couple days of trial separation I have decided to separate them permanently. The underboar has perked up noticeably and the more dominant boar has been doing zoomies all day enjoying his uninterrupted cage space. The underboar seems...
  14. denverguineas

    To Separate or Not To Separate

    In May of 2018 I adopted two bonded intact boars. I was told they had come from a pet store and were together their whole lives. When I got them they were both a year and a half. One was bigger (then 1000g, now 1200) and one small (then 800, now just barely 900). The big one is named Denali, the...
  15. Celine298

    New babies!

    Since our Sunny plodded over the rainbow bridge, we were busy hunting down a companion for Lola. It was actually pretty hard :/ After a long hunt we ended up picking TWO new friends for her. Meet 9 week old Rosie (teeny baby) and Marilyn (black and white baby)! From day one, Lola loved them...
  16. B

    Newish Guinea Pig Mom

    Hello guys! Just needing to ask a few questions 😊 I have two guinea pigs currently, right now. But, I got my first guinea pig about six months ago and she has been single in her cage since then but my roommate upstairs has guinea pigs and she has had play dates with her five piggies a lot over...
  17. MilliePigs

    Bambi’s buddy

    Bambi went off to the rescue today to find a new friend, I’ll keep all the updates here!
  18. JEFF&JOJO

    First night together!

    Hi there, I’m new here and just looking for a bit of advice. We have just adopted a new Guinea pig today from a rescue. He is a 1.5 year old male and had always lived alone. We needed a new companion for our 10 month old male as he lost his friend recently. The bonding has gone pretty well and...
  19. TheLottiediarys

    Bonding Donnie with Anya and Aurora ☺️

    Having lost his mate Baby, Donnie seemed to be struggling on his own, Sitting in the cosy that I found Baby in and not so Interested in his food, We had planned to start introducing both pairs and they had been side by side for at least a week. I decided it would be best for Donnie to start the...
  20. TheLottiediarys

    New Friends since losing Bear and Lottie, Possibly combing two pairs?

    Sadly for Anya and Aurora, They have now lost their two cage mates, Bear and Lottie in a space of a few weeks, Obviously this has been an upsetting time for everyone, But I'm thinking mostly about how the girls are dealing with losing Bear. Since we now have two pairs, Anya and Aurora and Baby...
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