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  1. P

    Female Dominance or Bullying?

    Two months ago, I rescued two female guinea pigs from a friend whose family found them in their wood pile. They came in a pet store cage with one single-entrance hideaway. That’s when I noticed Binx (presumably the older one) showing dominance towards Buffy by not letting her into/out of the...
  2. M

    Dominant Females

    A few months ago I got my two year old female Guinea pig, Macy, a companion. I got a 2 month old female, Penelope. Penelope was naturally submissive to Macy and was actually only comfortable when with Macy. Penelope is still extremely dependent on Macy (she doesn’t like to move too much if she...
  3. Jasper'sMama

    Lump on side

    Hello! This is my first time posting here, I really need an opinion on what to do. I have a 4 1/2-5 year old guinea pig named Jasper. I've had her for about four years now with no health concerns or scares. I handle her pretty frequently, and within a few days she developed a lump on her right...
  4. L

    Quick question:

    Solo, I actually have four Boars, they're grouped in pairs of two. And in one of my pairs, is a Guinea pig who is 9 years old with a Guinea pig who is about 11 months now. The younger one is recently neutered, and I know I can't do anything for several weeks, however I doe eventually want to...
  5. Kirstie :)

    Help Me Name My New Piggy!

    Hello! I am getting a female piggy in around a month. :yahoo: I'm looking for some name suggestions - something unrelated to looks and behaviour. At the moment, I quite like the name Pippa or Bella, but I'm very open to suggestions! She is going to be the companion of my current piggy Gorm...
  6. L

    Guinea Pig Sitting Still

    I bought 6 female guinea pigs6 weeks ago. They lived together with many others in a huge barn.They were very timid but friendly. They have all settled well and eat and drink fine. They live in a hutch with a huge run attached. One guinea pig (Trixie) sits in the same corner of the top tier of...
  7. Alexemond97

    Guinea Pig Genitals Problem

    Hi, I am a new guinea pig owner and the vet currently doesn’t have disponibilities and it is the only one in my region who treats exotic animals, but I have a problem with one of my guinea pig’s genitals. I got him (or her?) in a rescue and they didn’t said anything about it expect that it...
  8. M

    Aggressive Female + Shy Female

    I have had a female guinea pig named Macy for nearly two years, I got her by herself because my parents only let me get one at the time. Recently I got a baby guinea pig (female as well) and she is only two months. I was expecting it to be a bit difficult with Macy as she's been alone for so...
  9. alli081

    Depression In Piggies?

    Hi everyone, I have 3 lovely piggies who live together full-time, 2 females (Muffin and Martha) and one boy (Ice Cream). Recently Martha and Ice Cream have been a bit unsocial, often hiding away under their castles for long periods, sleeping a bit more than usual. Muffin is behaving her usual...
  10. Beccalouise986

    Bonded Females Fighting Help!

    Helloo! I have 2 bonded females (not sisters) who have been together for 3 years. All of a sudden this morning they have started fighting. They have 2 of everything (food Bowles, arches, tubes) so there’s shouldn’t be any fighting over space as they live in a huge space, they’ve never really...
  11. Olivitree

    Digging A Hole?

    Hello there folks! Not an urgent query I don't think, but I came downstairs today to find that one of my guinea pigs had dug a narrow but deep hole in their sawdust (temporary measure while I try and get enough funds together to get my fleece and towel set up on the go). It was in the cage of...
  12. 5littlecavies

    Rebonding Male With Females - Please Help.

    Hi everyone, I didn't see a thread exactly like my situation so thought I would post one. I have a neutered male and he was living with my 3 older females which he bonded well with and they lived together for a week. Suddenly they began to fight, my male didn't fight back but 2 of my girls were...
  13. Celine298

    Barbering

    Hello all! Just a quick query for those with boars and sows together. Is it common for a board to nibble a sows hair more if she's in heat? Lols has two bald patches on her back. The skin is perfect and there's no evidence of extra hair being shed in the cage. She got them about a month ago as...
  14. Sara Trekas

    Need Advice Quick

    I found a year old female guineapig on craiglist a woman is trying to get rid of. It's never been with other piggies other than when it was a baby. I currently have two 4 month old guineapigs. I would love to give this guineapig a good home with friends. It makes me sad it's been by itself. Do...
  15. NoiNoi

    Some Advice For Handling / Bonding? Also An Odd Noise!

    Hello all! Some of you may know, recently we had a loss in my household as little Ozzy passed away. :( It's been a short while now, and yesterday we went to rehome some rescue piggies from a close-by shelter. We held many of the little sweethearts, but eventually, we decided on a pair to take...
  16. PiggyMama88

    How To Bond?

    Hi guys! Absolutely new to the site, so if I make a mistake, please bear with me. I have two female piggies. Both are less than a year old, I would say about ten months. I've had them since they were 10 weeks old. Both of them absolutely hate being touched. I tried to pet them, and bond with...
  17. Daniie evans

    Hey Guys, New Pig Mommy Here!

    hello everyone! We have an adult female who was part of a triplet group but two died before we rescued her. She wasn't coping very well at being on her own so we got a baby girl to go with her. Upon getting home we realised pets at home are useless and it is a baby boy. We can't take him back as...
  18. M

    A Male And A Female...

    Just over a year ago I got my two Guinea Pigs. I was told they were both female at the store but I was 99% sure one was male. Everyone I know (including one vet who seems to have vanished) thought they were both female (they were very young Piggles in all fairness). Today the one I suspected to...
  19. magicmoments

    Vitamin C - Could Anyone Please Give Me Some Advice?

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me? I took my 2 year old female guinea pig, Dora, to the vet on Friday night thinking she had eggs around her back end (which surprised me because their cage is kept very clean and she is treated for flystrike, flees, lice etc). When the vet...
  20. D

    My New Guinea Pigs Eye Is So Red! Please Help!

    I just adopted a three year old female Guinea pig and her eye is all red, what do I do? Does anyone know what this is? Please help!
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