dominance

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. Milpal13

    Help I think my guinea pig is bullying her cage mate?!

    Hey everyone! I’m looking for some advice :) I’ve got 2 baby girl guinea pigs, 6 months old. One of them, Phinny, is extremely confident whereas Peanut is still very shy around humans. They’ve been getting on well, a few scraps here and there but not properly fighting. This last week however...
  16. L

    What does this mean?!

    So I’m pretty new to the guinea parent world but I got my 2 male piggy’s a month ago and I got a new cage the other day I upgraded the cage and one of my guinea pigs gizmo was rumble strutting to the other one leo and leo never squeaked when I held him before but all of a sudden when I pet him...
  17. Finnandbean

    Males: dominance and behavior

    Hi, I’m new here and have a few questions that I need answered! I have two boy Finn and Bean that I have had since August of 2017. One of the boys, Finn, has always been dominate and tends to mount and bother bean. Since I have had them I’ve never had any issues with them, they don’t fight and...
  18. 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...
  19. Chip Lillis

    Guinea pigs fighting very aggressively

    Hey! :) So recently, two of my pigs have been at it. Conki and Sabi. Sabi is known for being a little bit of a sissy but this seems pretty bad. Conki will randomly attack her, and when Sabi is nervous she runs into the corner of the cage and faces me. It’s so sad. I want to help her but should I...
  20. J

    3 Male Boars

    Hi all, Apologies for the lengthy message in advance: Call me crazy but I have three male young boars. One of them is cookie which I have had since he was little he’s just over one year old and now moo and ginger who are a pair and their ages are undetermined but they look about 6 months old...
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