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  1. CavyIris

    Former friends fighting, please help

    Hello there lovely cavy owners, I am really strtled and have no idea what to do right now. I have four guinea pigs, 2 of them bought from a pet store 3 years ago, my first piggies Milou and Tintin Then i bought a retired show pig named Milda she turned 5 week before last And lastly the youngest...
  2. W

    HELP! 4males together. Fighting. 1 male bullied?

    Hello, in mid July 2018 we decided to get Guinea Pigs for the first time. We went to 2 separate people who were selling their newborns. Both pairs between 8-9 weeks old. We brought a pair of long hair male brothers from some guinea pig breeders and named the back haired Dave, and the white head...
  3. The Chipmunks


    I bought three male guinea pigs at the beginning of January 2018, it was not the plan as I went in to buy two but left with three because I did not have it in me to leave the third behind. I named them Alvin, Simon, and Theodore. However, I soon noticed that there was something wrong with Alvin...
  4. TheLottiediarys

    Auroura attacked Lottie/Anya in reintroduction!

    So, todays reintroducing Auroura to the group ended pretty badly, Though the whole thing Auroura was being quite aggressive to the others, Lots of rumblings, yawnings, jabbing and lounging. It ended with a tussle between Lottie and Auroura, I'm not sure if I did the right thing by breaking...
  5. LukeJ

    Advice Needed - Teenage Boar Problems

    Hello everybody, I know this probably pops up a lot in here but i believe every case is different, we bought 2 young male pigs from pets at home in october and they was around 8 weeks old so there roughly 5 months old now. They have been living in a decent size cage since we brought them home...
  6. N

    Dominance Behaviour Question

    So I have two sows and they've been together in the same cage for over a year. They're quite friendly with each other; the only issues they've ever had is that one doesn't like being touched much by the other. They've never had a fight before. Today, I noticed that the eldest (older by a year...
  7. S

    Bonding Gone Bad

    Last month I got my first piggy Norman, I was so excited. Never before had I owned a piggy and I quickly learned all I could thru online forms and groups. I soon learned he needed a cage mate and after getting a Midwest cage I searched and found the perfect match a american I named William...
  8. Zelsi

    Bonded Boars - Sudden Fight? Please Help!

    I have two boars Monty (2.5yrs) and Simba (1yr) who I bonded last month. Thread here: Bonding Two Boars - Advice Needed! Since the bonding they did get a lot better, ate together, slept together etc. with Monty being the dominant one. Over the past week there was more chattering and nosing...
  9. 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...
  10. Jesspiggies

    3 Sows: Tips To Help Bonding

    Hi guys, I had one sow (Berry, around 6 years old) originally and 2 days ago I took in two young sows (pumpkin, and Wednesday, both around 6 months old) So basically, when they were first out together they were wonderful, they were eating together on neutral surroundings. I had a couple of...
  11. 2Pigs2Many

    Boar Conflict.

    Hey guys! I've been under some great stress over my 2 babies and I need your opinion/help. Please bare with me, this will be long but I wanted to give as much information as I could to get better help. I got the brothers, Smores and Teddy, when they were just babies, now they are a little...
  12. P

    11 Month Old Boars Fighting Phase - Advice Needed

    Hello everyone, Newbie here! My 2 boars, Grumps and Fluff, are going through a bit of a difficult time at the moment. About 2 months ago they went through what I think was their teenage hormonal stage. They were rumbling, chattering their teeth and had a few scuffles but nothing too serious...
  13. Annelle

    Bad Reintroductions And When To Stop Trying

    My name is Annelle - an enthusiastic new Guinea Pig parent. I have two little boys (less than 6 months old,) named Banjo and Snoopy. I intended to stop there until I was at a Petco and felt horrible for a bigger male who was being kept alone in the small cage. My heart when out to him and I...
  14. C

    Bonding A Sow With A Pair?

    Hi there, I have 2 bonded sows already who are about 10 weeks old (not exactly sure) they're still small 400g. And I've just rescued another baby sow who is about 8 weeks old (300 g) how do I go about bonding them? Any help would be appreciated so much Have a good weekend
  15. G

    Please Help! Introducing Turned Into Fight With Blood!

    Hello! I have owned three sows for two years and adopted a lone male Guinea pig from a rescue a few months ago. I got him neutered and he lived side by side with the sows for 6 weeks. I finally introduced him (on neutral terroritory) to the sows and apart from the odd rumble they all got on...
  16. G

    Introduction Went Wrong After A Week-please Help!

    Hello! I have owned three sows for two years and adopted a lone male Guinea pig from a rescue a few months ago. I got him neutered and he lived side by side with the sows for 6 weeks. I finally introduced him (on neutral terroritory) to the sows and apart from the odd rumble they all got on...
  17. E

    Urgent Plea For Advice! Boars Fighting!

    Hello, I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me? I have two boars both around fifteen weeks, they've been together pretty much since birth and today they had a massive fight. There was lots of teeth chattering and then they linger at each other. I've separated them but I'm unsure of...
  18. G

    Boars Fighting, But Anxious When Separated?

    Hi! I have two boars, they are brothers and I adopted them when they were likely a year old. I've had them since January, and when I adopted them I was told that they occasionally get into little tiffs but nothing to worry about. Lately they've been fighting a LOT. At least two or three times a...