dominance?

  1. K

    Bullying or dominance

    Hello, My Guinea pig recently passed away, leaving behind her friend (Poppy). I have now got a baby Guinea (Nala) and I am trying to bond them. I followed the guide that is posted on this forum and have looked at pretty much everything. However, I still have anxiety when it comes to bonding...
  2. 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...
  3. K

    Help! Dominance or hate

    Hi, I recently bought two male guinea pigs ( uzi and manny) they are still quite young the man at the pet shop didn’t tell us how old but from size I would guess a few months old - I’ve had them just over a week and over the last couple days I’ve noticed they are having small fights at first I...
  4. E

    Tired and worried

    Hey! I’m really just after some advice or maybe someone that’s has a similar scenario. I have two Sows Ava & Posie, Posie is normally dominant (bonded since birth and both a year old) however last Thursday there seemed to be a shift in dominance to Ava, however both guinea pigs now are acting...
  5. Shelli1016

    SIBLINGS ERRATIC NEW BEHAVIOR

    Hey there! Not knowing how many guinea pigs are rehomed in the world, we regrettably went to a big box store & adopted a sow. A week later she had 2 babies! 🙄 My son at this point named both babies & the whole family fell in love w/them. The store was helpful, apologetic & gave us free food &...
  6. cassts

    Sorting Of Dominance?

    I think this is partially due to me being a nervous new owner but my two guinea pigs (both boars) have been settling in fine yet have been showing behaviour which I'm confused over whether it's simply a search of a dominant companion or may lead to something more serious. Atticus (slightly...
  7. MyPreciousOli

    Matured male and baby male introduction. Help please!

    I have a 2 year old male, Sherlock, who has just been introduced to my 9 week old pups Remy and Tigger (who are male littermates). I know that they are supposed to set dominance but Sherlock is chasing Remy around the cage and putting his nose between Remys back legs. There isnt any biting...
  8. Nattzzz

    Hogging igloos!

    I recently got two New Guinea pigs Marble and Jinx for my guinea pig Cinnamon that has been alone for quite some time. They’re doing all the regular bonding, Cinnamon is humping them, they’re sniffing, Cinnamon chases them, etc. Cinnamon often annoys them by going to the food bowl and water at...
  9. M

    Brand-New Owner in Need of Advice!

    Hello! I just signed up for this forum. I'm in need of some assistance with my new guinea pigs! I have just adopted two sows from someone who was moving. I'm the oldest of six, and my family has wanted some new pets for a while now. We picked them up, both of them in separate cages, and...
  10. bumbling-bambi

    Smelly Cage = Grumpy Boars?

    So just as a quick disclaimer i am aware that boars can be grouchy and that dominance plays a big part in this! I know who is the dominant pig and who is the submissive but i was just wondering if anyone else finds this! Also i apologise in advance for the novel i am about to write! So my boys...
  11. P

    Guinea Pig On Back?!

    This afternoon, my male guinea pig (nutmeg) was in the run with his friend (smudge), halfway in to his tunnel. All of a sudden smudge tried to join him in the tunnel! Nutmeg proceeded to turn on to his back, and smudge lay on top of him. We separated them to prevent suffocation. Is this normal...
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