dominance

  1. M

    Two males won’t pick an alpha

    I have just introduced a young male to an older (not by much) male who is considerably bigger. I purposely picked a submissive male baby so that the natural order would be: introduce them, older one takes dominance role as the alpha boar, then they chill and can be in the same cage. It’s been...
  2. C.Courtney0310

    Shy Piggie Becoming Dominant?

    Hi guys I'm kind of confused since I got my piggies about a month ago and I'm pretty sure they were really young(I got them at a pet store) since they were about 310gs, but werent underweight, I checked their ribs to make sure. They're now about 430gs and I'm pretty sure they're in the teenager...
  3. Percy&Milo2020

    New Guinea pig owner to boars

    Hi all. So I have a lot of experience with Sows but I have never owned a Boar before. So I recently got 2 boars and it’s obvious which one is the dominate pig. But I am new to the world of owning boars and have noticed a vast difference in behaviour from owning sows. Looking for some general...
  4. Talladega

    Guinea Pig Dominance

    So I have two guinea pigs in the same cage. I’ve had them for about a month. First guinea pigs I’ve owned. They’re father and son. The father is about 6 months old and the son 6 weeks. The son will mount the dad and the dad will buck him off. I know this is a dominance thing I just don’t know if...
  5. liyahjane

    Bonding Two Male Guinea Pigs

    hey so i’ve been trying to bond my two male guinea pigs and i was wondering if i shouldn’t continue doing the bonding in sessions i looked up on a website and they said if no blood is drawn that the guinea pigs can live together and i can remove the divider from the cage. however, i still don’t...
  6. Marshie

    Stinky Boars smell - Will it go away?

    Hi. Maybe a week ago I introduced my boar to a young pig. Everything is going well although the older boar is obsessed with leaving his scent everywhere. I don’t mind it since I know he’s just trying to show he’s dominate (there’s no fighting just the older pig rumble struts from time to time)...
  7. Gracecb

    Adding boar to female herd

    I have been offered a neutered male guinea pig (age 1.5) to add to my herd of 4 female guinea pigs ( age 1, 2, 3 and 6). I have to get back to the person offering him to me by Monday. He got 2 neutered males off the DSPCA but one recently died and the other is now on his own. We have a large C&C...
  8. cashewandpeppa

    Is this normal? Strong season for sows

    We’re on day FOUR of what seems to be the strongest season possible for Peppa. Can I get some opinions on the video below? Peppa lifted Cashew’s chin and nibbled - never seen this before. Usually just chin raises. Peppa has been rumble strutting for four days straight now. She’ll rumble and...
  9. Hannahb2804

    Sow behaviour

    Had two sows for roughly three weeks now and when they arrived Dougal was rumble strutting constantly and Luna was squeaking, then it stopped after a while and Luna was on heat so she began doing the same and trying to mount Dougal and then this stopped. All has been fine for a week or more...
  10. ashleemelda

    Not Eating As Much Hay Beginning 5/7

    On Thursday, May 7, I opened a fresh new bag of hay (I use Oxbow's Timothy Hay/Orchard Grass Blend). Neither of my guinea pigs seemed that interested and preferred instead to eat what was left of their old bag; hay that was arguably less fresh and getting stale. But even then, they did not eat...
  11. merrypiglets

    Older piggie not feeling well/agitated with cage mate?

    Gizmo is my pig who I've had for the past 5 years. He has also lived with his cage mate Captain for that entire time. Until the past year Gizmo was always the very healthy one out of my pigs. He's the more dominant pig in the cage with Captain and they have had some small dominance battles in...
  12. P

    How do I tell which of my sows is top piggy?

    I have two sows and are extremely tightknit, wherever one goes, the other follows, and both of them start their little piggy expeditions! Lol. they both seem very oddly submissive, and extremely, extremely lovable to one another. When they eat they sit right beside each other and rub faces...
  13. Fidtz

    How to tell which boy is the dominant one?

    My two boys, Boo and Goomba are getting along fine currently but they are coming up to about 5 months old so I starting to look out for problems. They currently just (and always have) just do a bit of strutting and rumbling when following each other around and a bit of a nose off if they run...
  14. ashleemelda

    Sudden Dominance Behaviors

    I got my girls, Moira and Rose, back in May, so 7 months ago now. Within the past month, they have started exhibiting dominance behaviors that I have never seen up until this point. For example, they both rumblestrut around each other pretty much constantly throughout the day, Rose sprays urine...
  15. D

    Do my boys need separating?

    I have a 1.5 year old boar Benio, who was bonded with little Ozzie who is now around 4- 5 months. They were bonded when Ozzie was about 6 weeks, and seem to get on fine, with some typical dominance behaviour going on. Since the start, Benio was the dominant pig, with Ozzie usually making...
  16. Erinmartinx

    Is this a sign of dominance?

    Evening everyone, I’ve just had my 2 female guinea pigs out for a run around and noticed that one of them seemed to purposely try and wee on the other. She lifted her legs up and everytime the other one tried to run away she’d run back and do it again. Is this normal. I’ve never seen them do it...
  17. emmafoote

    Help with bonding!

    Until recently i had 2 male guinea pigs who had never got on (one was adopted after another passed away) i have tried floor time many times in a very large room and it’s always ended in a fight and sometimes injuries. One of the 2 (mixed colour Peruvian in the picture) was seeming very lonely so...
  18. mdissel

    Newly Bonded Guinea Pig Aggression

    I have two guinea pigs - Luna and Lily. Luna was born Feb 2017, and I adopted her Sept 2017 along with her sister. Her sister passed away in the middle of August, so after giving Luna time to grieve, I decided to try bonding her. I went to our local small animal shelter and found her a cagemate...
  19. basicpiggies

    Sudden Aggression From Sow

    Hi everyone. I have three guinea pigs. Two of them I adopted at the same time and they’ve always been glued at the hip and very close. Starting last night, one of them has seemed to not be able to coexist with the other one. Even if her friend passes her, she starts loudly chattering and getting...
  20. piggie.slave

    Bitten

    Hello, i have come home today and cleaned the pigs and noticed a bite mark on one of my pigs faces. They are two males and have been together for nearly a year in a few months. Rolo, the one who has been bitten is 5 and we lost his brother so we brought scruff who is 1 next month. They get on...
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