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introducing a new pig

  1. proudpigmom

    Is this normal?

    From what I read, I think it is because they are both young (6 months and 4 months) males but I want to double check my specific situation. I got one pig from a family who was going to send him to a rescue when he was about 3 months and he was fairly aggressive and not friendly. After 3 months...
  2. R

    What’s normal behaviour for two males

    Wondering if anyone could help me, I have a older guniea pig of 2 years and a new guinea pig I recently got as a friend for my other pig, I have given them two weeks apart before they met face to face and about 2 days ago I put them together. So far it’s been pretty okay but they are starting...
  3. Elke

    Introducing New (male) Guinea Pig - Advice Needed

    So, here's the situation: We have two guinea pigs (males), they've always been together (they're two years old). They behave normally, although we noticed that the alpha is mounting the other pig pretty often - but it was never anything dangerous for piggies. We have decided to adopt a new...
  4. Pampeliska

    Medi Has A New Friend But Doesn´t Care About Her So Far

    As many of you know, almost two weeks ago I lost my beautiful girl Pampeliska (thank you for all the messages, they really helped during the worst moments). I thought a lot about whether to get new piggy and I felt like my second girl Medi needs it. She is 4 years old and have spent all her life...
  5. TheLottiediarys

    Introducing Bear And Lottie To Anya And Aurora! :) :)

    Hi guys! Some of you may know from my other threads that I've been wanting to bring Bear and Lottie inside from their hutch for the winter, And that i am hoping Bear and Lottie will take to Anya and Aurora in hopes for a group in the future :) As everyone inside is in C&C Cages this was a bit...
  6. ChloeCee98

    How Do I Know If My Piggies Are Ready To Go In The Same Cage?

    :help:I have two female piggies! I have just put the pigs back to bed after an hour or so of introducing them! I wasn't sure if it was successful or not...my smaller guinea pig seemed a bit scared. I was on edge the hole time watching incase they were fighting I am so stuck with what to do...
  7. A

    2 Out Of 4 Pigs Died In The Last Two Months...help!

    Back in the beginning of November I got 4 guinea pigs. One was from someone off of Craigslist, his name was Sammy. I got 3 others from a rescue, their names were Bram, Candy Corn, and Mr. Clean. All males. Within the first week and a half, Sammy died. We later learned that Sammy wasn't 2 years...
  8. L

    Mother And Baby Bonding With Others

    We recently got a new mother and baby guinea pig from an SSPCA shelter, to keep our original (neutered, so he shouldn't smell of males) pig company, after his companion died. We were originally planning on getting just the mother, but we learned that she had been bonded with her daughter when we...
  9. F

    Advice On Introducing 2 Male Pigs

    3 months after purchasing a male piggy from the pet store, I decided to get a friend for him. I was advised to find another male piggy a little older than the one we had. So we got a male guinea pig that needed rehoming, and kept the 2 in separate cages next to each other for a week. We...
  10. E_Blackaby

    Lone Guinea Pig Sister

    Hi, I am really devastated as one of my Guinea pigs died last night she was sister to my surviving piggy. I love them so much and I am incredibly worried about my lone Guinea pig (Elsa) and how she will cope. I have had Guinea pigs before but when one of the sister died that time they were both...
  11. meggles1410

    New Girl! Maisie Is In Love Again!

    Hiii x I posted yesterday about how scared I was about going to get a baby for my guinea pig who lost her soul/cage mate last month! Well I got her! a beautiful Peruvian! I was up till the wee hours and woke up early with mixes emotions and butterfly's! The breeder had loada to choose from...
  12. Alex Martin

    Need Help With Introducing Two Males

    I have 2 male Guinea pigs, both from the same store and same cage but bought a week and a half apart. The smaller 10 month old ones name is shaggy and the bigggggg 1 year olds name is scooby. I got shaggy first and he acts like a moody teen but he's getting a lot nicer everyday so i figured I'd...
  13. 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...
  14. N

    Ear Biting

    Hello everyone, I have a really important question and need help. Here is a little backstory : my sister had two piggies for about 5 years not and last march I got myself a little girl from a piggie breeder. Pepsi has a cage on her own but my sister would bring her piggies round a couple of...
  15. Emma2468

    Help With Introducing

    I have just got a one year neutered male guinea pig from a rescue to try and pair with my single female Sandy who is also one year. I have got them separate at the moment and have tried introducing but am inexperienced and unsure. When I have put them next to each other in the run with a...
  16. Piggiekisses

    Help For Bonding New Pig

    Hi, I have a male skinny pig and and a newly adopted spayed sow , both around 1 year old. I just got her yesterday and since the rescue previously quarrauntined her, I figured it was safe to do introductions. I realize I should've let her settle in separately first, my bad. Anyway, they had...
  17. Louspiggs

    Boar Bonding

    i currently have 2 male guinea pigs in a 2x5 grid cage(plus a 1x3 upstairs). they are 13 weeks old and get on well being brothers. one of them is clearly more dominant. i am thinking about bringing in a 10 week old boar and i have a store bought cage that he can be kept in for a short while...
  18. Spacedcakes

    Got A New Piggie (4 Months) Need Help

    I put him in the cage with my 10 month old & the 4 month old won't stop mounting my older one. The cage is 3 x 4. It is clear to me that they have completely different personalities. My older one is very shy and the younger one very feisty. It is only his first day and he is already chewing on...
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