bonding

  1. K

    Randomly biting at the New Guinea

    Hello, I recently got a new 5 week old guinea pig(cricket) and I already had a 6 month old (Poppy), I have introduced them in a neutral setting. Poppy has nipped at her, never hard enough to draw blood. She did it when she would try to take her food or go by her butt area. Poppy has started...
  2. S

    Bonding - A couple of questions!

    Our 2.5 year old female guinea pig lost its mate a few weeks ago. We have bought a baby female and kept them in separate accommodation 4 days and swapped fleecy items during this time too. We didn't do the quarantine period because the older one was bereaved. I have a few questions: 1. Now we...
  3. A

    Boys and Girls together

    So I have a general question that I need help with. My wife and I have five bonded girls that have lived together for about a year. We just recently lost one of our girls, and we ended up getting a couple boys at the pet store. This was a mistake that the pet store sold us three boys that all...
  4. L

    Should I find Moe a new friend?

    As I posted yesterday, our beloved Gus has passed away. We are taking Moe to the vet tomorrow to confirm the parasite has truly been killed off from him, because though he tested negative, something happened with Gus. They had been separated for a month prior to this happening, so we are hoping...
  5. M

    Boar Bonding

    Hi there, I haven't owned piggies in a few years, and have never kept boys before. I recently got a 15 week old boar and then a bigger boar (the person who sold him to me claimed he was also 15 weeks but he seems a bit older to me) to live with him. They are still absolutely terrified of me, and...
  6. Toffsploffs

    Failed bonding?

    Hi! I’ve been attempting to bond my recently bereaved sow Toffee with an established sow pair Tiffin and Treacle. I’ve followed the advice on the bonding thread and let them have interaction behind bars for a few days. They’ve been together for 4 hours now. There was some teeth chattering, a...
  7. S

    Unexpected Passing - Don't know what to do

    Hello. I had four guinea pigs, separated in two cages because they don't all get along. Ginger and Panda were together and Rhona and Sasha were together. Over the last weekend, Rhona took an unexpected turn for the worse and there was nothing that could be done. It was probably something she...
  8. Livvysquish

    Bonding baby sow ❤

    So, I rescued a baby sow who is about 6 weeks old, the mum passed and it's herd separated. I have 4 older sow piggies. 2 are 6 months old and the other two 3 months old. This was fully unplanned and I only knew on the day when I found her and had to rescue her. I have put her in a cage right...
  9. S

    Brothers teeth chattering at each other. Is it normal?

    Hello! This Thursday I went and picked up two male guinea pigs that are both around 6 weeks old. They are brothers and when they were kept at the previous owner’s home they stayed in the same enclosure. Since yesterday they have been teeth chattering at each other and jumps at each other as...
  10. P

    Bonding Time

    Hi everyone! We have had a long road getting to the bonding stage and I am very excited to finally attempt a bond. I have two happy big pigs (9-10 months old), two middle pigs (5 months~), and the two babies of one of the middle pigs (just over a week old). I am eager to bond them and move them...
  11. D

    I need a friend for my guinea pig, but need convincing!

    Hi, I recently got a guinea pig called pocket. He is super cute and sweet and is acting great however, I want to give him a friend! I adopted pocket a month ago from a friend who found out he's allergic. My parents agreed to this as long as they didn't have to do anything. Now, I am asking...
  12. M

    One of my boars passed away, now what should I do? Advice

    Hello everyone, I have lost one of my boars (Pepe) at age of 3 on Tuesday due to a rapidly developed URI, took away my baby overnight :( I'm devastated, but I need to think about my other piggy now, whose name is Teddy (3 and half years) So Teddy is taking his cage-mates death very calmly, he...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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