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lap time

  1. S

    Nap Time Noises; is he happy/comfortable or scared?

    Heya everyone! So I have two baby guinea pigs; Honk & Hank, I’ve had them for around a month now and absolutely adore them! 😁 I just thought I’d film a bit of lap time with Honk to see if his behaviour/noises indicate being comfortable/happy or annoyed 😊 I’ve never owned guinea pigs before...
  2. babyandtheo

    Lap Time With Food?

    So to encourage my baby guinea pigs (6/7 weeks) to feel comfortable during lap time, I've been feeding them veggies throughout the whole time until I put them back. Now I realize this might not have been the best thing because if I put them on my lap, they immediately expect veggies and they'll...
  3. W

    Extreme Biting

    Every time I pick my guinea pig Bubbles up she'll bite me anywhere she can find skin. My neck is red as I'm writting this. She has been a biter since the beginning but now its been getting worse. She'll make little squeaks whenever I'm having lap time with her and bite me all the time. She...
  4. katie_anne89

    Some Advice Needed Please :(

    Hi everyone :) I really need some advice on handling one of my piggies, Blakey. When we first got them about 2 months ago Blakey seemed ok during lap time (although he has always been the more timid pig). We moved their cage to a better location but since then he has seemed even more timid and...
  5. 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...
  6. Lexipiggie

    Lap Time

    We have had our 2 female piggies for around 3 months now and it has become apparent that one of our guinea pigs (Okie) enjoys lap time, happily eating and once fell asleep on me. However, our other piggie (Cocoa) does not enjoy it and after a minute or so scrambles around and pleads to be put...
  7. Elgifu321

    Share A Pig Of Your Snuggly Guinea Pigs!

    I love seeing pics of really cuddly guinea pigs that are super comfortable with their owners. Rupert, my 4 yo piggy is always happy to snooze on my lap! Here's a few pics! Share pics of your piggys if they do anything like this or are simply cuddle monsters :love:
  8. Guineapigfeet

    Tripple Lap Time Success

    Had my partner's sister and her husband over last night and to cheer her up (her job may be on the line now we've been voted out) I got all three pigs out an plonked two of them on her lap. After BB made quite a scarey break for freedom from her husbands lap, I added her to the pile and se was...
  9. Brianna Nordin

    Advice For Human & Piggie Bonding!

    I have 4 happy little piggies. They all love each other and I'm happy! But how can I build my own relationship with them? I'm still new.
  10. NavajoChikondi

    Question Concerning Bonding And Lap Time

    Hello, I just wanted to ask some questions as I'm a new pig owner and still need to learn lots! First of all I wanted to ask about my baby guinea pig. I've had him for about a week now. He is quite the brave pig and at lap time he is now running around on my lap, sniffing a lot, making little...
  11. 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...
  12. Brianna Lupton

    Disabled Guinea Pig

    I have two Guinea pigs and one of them is sweet as can be and doesn't mind being held or pet. Now my other Guinea pig I just rescued about a week ago. I rescued him because he had a severe ear infection that caused a permanent head tilt and a little brain damage. He was going to be euthanized...
  13. JonnyRudy

    Some Tips On My New Piggies?

    Hey! Yesterday I brought home two 5 month old piggies. They're brothers, and it's clear that one is more dominant than the other. This hasn't been a problem so far, but that's also not what I'm here to ask about. I actually have a few list of quesions that I'd like answered. I don't want to come...
  14. FayeM

    Itching And Twitching

    Hi everyone I'm new to this site and a new guinea pig mummy so looking for some advice if anyone can help. I bought my 2 boars from a breeder 8 days ago and they were just 8 weeks when I collected them. One of them is very nervous and hasn't really gotten used to be handled as yet, but will...
  15. R

    First Lap Time Help

    Hiya, Kim and Kanye joined our family five days ago and we decided to do their first lap time. Me and my partner got a pig each, snuggled with them in a blanket and fed them a variety of veg. Kanye was totally fine, quiet, ate all the food I handed to him. Lots of strokes and cuddles and some...
  16. HannahPiggie

    Cuddles For First Time In 20 Months!

    I am so happy! One of my piggies, Saga, will be two in January. He was always the crazy one, who seemed to hate handling with a passion. When he was a baby and I got him out he would go mad trying to get away from me, even doing somersaults inside the blanket I used to hold him. I decided it was...
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