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  1. x3littlepiggies

    Settling in 3 piggies

    Hi everyone! New owner here :-) Myself and my partner welcomed 3 beautiful 6 week old female guinea pigs into our lives last Thursday (Tofu, Peanut, and Noodle). They have a large 4x2 enclosure with lots of places to hide, things to explore, and interesting chew items. Since they've arrived...
  2. honeybee<3

    How can I calm young guinea pigs while being held

    My guinea pig pumpkin is particularly bad for this. She is still young and fairly new but I've had her long enough that I need to clip her nails and take her from her cage from time to time for cleaning etc. However, she kicks and squirms so bad that I'm always scared she will jump and hurt...
  3. Kiko+Peanut

    Children And Guinea Pigs

    Hey everyone! I was doing some snooping around the forum and something came to my attention when I was looking at the children and Guinea Pigs thread. So I was wanting to know everyone's opinion. What do you think is the proper age of a child/teen when they can be alone with Guinea Pigs?
  4. C

    Nervous New Piggies

    Hi, I have two new guinea pigs about 9 weeks old and have never had them as a pet before. I've had them for 8 days now and they're slowly getting more adventurous. I started handling them on the fourth day and have had them out of their enclosure once a day since then - I've just been sitting...
  5. KaitlinH

    How Can I Build Their Confidence?

    We got some new piggies a while ago and they're still very shy and nervous. They are in a quiet environment with a big pen. They are two male piggies who get along well but can argue over veggies from time to time. They can also be handled by people but freeze and don't move because of nerves...
  6. court29x

    Excitable Piggies!

    My 2 girlies have just turned 2.5 months old and they are still as excitable as ever! However enjoyable it is to watch them popcorn about and run around like little rockets, they are quite hard to calm down when it comes to handling them! :)) I'm not worried as eventually after about 10 mins...
  7. TheLottiediarys

    Rant!

    I'm on a hamster forum as well as someone posted a question on how to get guinea pigs used to be handled. I replied and happened to say that with my newest Guinea Pigs I had to handle them daily to give medical care, Anya's medicine twice a day and also wounds needed washing twice a day for...
  8. ChloeCee98

    Vet Give Me This Leaflet ?

    Has anyone used pet remedy before ? My vet reccomended it for Noodle to aid in getting her comfortable with lap time and going in the run. I'm not to sure about it tho :/ but if anyone has used it and it works I will give it a try! Noodle rarely gets handled because she's so scared and gets...
  9. Celine298

    Am I Not Handling Them Enough?

    I was just wondering, is there such a thing as not handling your piggys enough? Sunny and Lola live in a 2x10 cage situated in our dining room, which is adjoining our sitting room (where we spend most of our time). They have multiple hidies, a loft, loads of nibble sticks, a hay box and a...
  10. 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...
  11. RJade

    Taming Help :)

    I've had my guinea pigs a little over a week now and I'd really like to start getting them so that they're more friendly and less skittish! I know as prey animals they're always going to have some elements of this but I'd just like a good way to start! Any advice appreciated! :)
  12. Matt Y

    Guinea Pigs Squeak When I Move Them

    Hi All, I have 4 pigs, 2 of them are older by a few weeks. Each day I move them from the hutch to the run to make sure they get plenty of exercise and fresh air. The older 2 will always run away from me, but accept their fate when I pick them up to move them. The youngest 2 will squeak and...
  13. R

    At A Complete Loss!

    Hello! However this is not my first set of guinea pigs, this is my first rescue set! Long story short I've recently rescued 3 boars from a very neglectful home. All of their nails are disgustingly long and curled round. The boys have never been handles (they're 4 years old) meaning they've never...
  14. Fuzz Pigs

    When Should I Handle My Pigs?

    I've had my piggies for a week now. They accept veggies from us but are still a bit nervous around us. When should we start picking them up? I've seen mixed opinions. What are your experiences and recommendations? Thanks :-) Lou
  15. Watermelon-Pets

    Is This The Right Time? Help!

    One piggy of my pair is very nervous and doesn't come out much, her name is biscuit. And I got her out one morning to bond ( thinking it would make her realise I'm a gentle giant) and it went really well, until she went back in the hutch. So I left her a couple days only popping my head in to...
  16. Guineapigfeet

    Handling Progress

    For the last few days the girls have been inside in my spare room as the shed would be too hot for them and I decided it would be good for us all to get a bit more handling in! None of them really enjoy it and would much rather be with each other running around, so I don't really do lap time as...
  17. 0ryanna0

    Handling Questions

    So today/tonight was the first time EVER that my baby girl guinea piggy ZERO! Gave me a kiss/lick! It was so cute. Omgosh I feel special! LOL. So the question is! Does your guinea pig warn you when they have to pee? How do they? And how soon after when you pick them up? Zero still runs away...
  18. Louspiggs

    Good Or Bad?

    ive had two boars for roughly a month and today i was sitting cross legged on the floor while they were out of the cage. one of my boys came onto my lap (i havent enticed him with anything) and he let me stroke him for about 5 minutes which is quite long for him as all he wants to do is run laps...
  19. Louspiggs

    Does My Piggie Hate Me?

    i have 2 baby boars that i got about 3 weeks ago. the more dominant boar lets me stroke him while hes eating, on my lap, out for floor time etc and he is very easy to get a hold of and pick up. to get to this point ive tried every piggie taming tip out there and it's definitely paid off for him...
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