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  1. L

    New Pigs Hair Loss

    Hi there, I got 2 new G pigs about 3 weeks ago, 2 weeks ago one of them developed a scab on her nose. The place where I got them said it was probably mites so they treated her for that (and the other one, peach). Now the Peach also has some hair loss around her eye. I have done some research...
  2. nonscripta

    Rough Start--any advice on making up for a bad first impression?

    Hiya! I'm Non. I got my two boys three days ago--brothers, a month and a half old, well handled by the lady I got them from and her family--but I think I've made a pretty bad first impression. The plan was to let them get used to their cage for a few days then let them roam the room, but...
  3. E

    Scared guinea pigs

    Hi I’ve just got 2 baby female guinea pigs. They are in an out door hutch. It’s quite large and they have a good size bed area/hidey area. It’s well insulated and in a sheltered area. When I took them home I put them straight into the hidey part of the hutch and they haven’t moved since (6...
  4. K

    Should I seperate my two boats so close to getting them

    Yesterday I purchased two males from a farm that, due to covid had to find new homes for their huge herd. I've been told both guinea pig are around 5 months although Elvis is significantly larger than Bob. Although they both seemed to be living harmoniously since we got them home, once they were...
  5. M

    Bonding is not going well :(

    I’ve had my guinea pig for about two months with out any problem. She’s about a month and a half old. So I decided to get a new one so they can bond. I reached out to a rescue and they had one female named lea she’s at least half a year old ( 100g bigger) but that said she was antsy. I wanted...
  6. Hannahb2804

    New piggies

    Recently got my piggies a week ago and each day I felt I made progress with bonding, they began to take food out of my hand and come out more but today I did a full cage clean and switched liners and beds and they’ve been in their beds all day like the first day they came, I'm just worried I’m...
  7. Hannahb2804

    Handling new piggies and floor time

    Hi I rescued two piggies Saturday morning and I’ve managed to stroke them a little and the more confident one Luna seems comfortable eating in front of me but Dougal seems timid and hasn’t come out a lot, I did pick up Luna for roughly five minutes to see how she’d feel and she didn’t seem to...
  8. Jasmined

    Getting more Guineas - pros & cons

    Hi, First time posting so sorry if I’ve put the post in the wrong place etc! I’ve got 2 girls, very happy & healthy. I’ve had guineas since a child and very used to their care, this time around owning GPs as an adult without a parent basically overlooking the whole situation & I can’t...
  9. Hannahb2804

    Handling a new piggie

    Bringing new piggies home on Saturday so I’m asking as many questions I can to make sure I’m ready, I’ve done research for about 3 months so I think I’m on the right track, but I was wondering how long to let the piggies stay in their cage until I can handle them as I want to bond with them as...
  10. M

    Which piggies should I get?

    Hi I’m new to the forum, just a query on what people’s opinions are over getting a pair of male piggies or females, the female pair in question are a couple of weeks older but the breeder says one of them is quite skittish. I’ll attach a photo. I’ve only ever had females before but apparently...
  11. Karla0822

    New Scared Guinea Pig! Need tips please!

    Hi there! I brought home a 3 month old male guinea pig named Hershey two days ago. Unfortunately I did not do enough research on cages and got him the wrong kind but a good c&c cage is shipping now so hopefully I’ll get it by next week. I know they are prey creatures and will hide a lot because...
  12. S

    Piglet’s new sister.

    Hi everyone, Piglet here! I have some exciting news to share with you all.. After losing my big “sister” Biscuit, piggymummy noticed that I was feeling really lonely. So, she and piggydaddy found me a new sister. They were very nervous in case we wouldn’t get on, but we do, honest! Okay, so I...
  13. S

    2 new pigs not getting on so well!

    Hey guys We have just moved in our new home and decided to get 2 new pigs for us ! We was told there are 2 months between them but was also told they are from same litter ! From pets at home ! Anywhooo ! We had a normal cage but noticed they didn’t have a lot of space and one of them ( we...
  14. hannahj

    Taming

    Hi All, I adopted a lovely little pair of boys who are 8-12 weeks old last Friday and they seem to be settling in well, they're eating and drinking well and I can hear them playing and squeaking. I am trying to introduce myself to them gradually, I started just chatting quietly to them while I...
  15. Briggy

    Hello and advice please on new baby with the runs :-(

    Hi I wish my first thread on here was more cheery but could do with some advice please. We got new babies on Tuesday afternoon (approx 9 weeks), one is a lot more confident & seems to have taken to life with us quicker. So much so he’s been gobbling up food and to be honest I think I’ve...
  16. E

    Advice on Neutering

    Hi everyone! Needing some advice, I have two male pigs at a year old and recently took on a female pig. Her previous owners are friends with my mum and went on holiday about a month ago and my mum volunteered for me to take care of her for two weeks, two weeks has turned into me now keeping her...
  17. Pxhione

    Is my piggy pregnant?!

    Hey fellow piggy lovers! I have 3 Guinea pigs, all female. They are all abyssians and they all had a vet check before I brought them home. Caramel, Paris and Sunny have been with me for 4 weeks but they were about 7 weeks old when I got them from a shelter... they were abandoned in a box...
  18. S

    Taking care of a runt?

    I just adopted 2 Male guinea pigs from the same litter about a week ago, dont know exsact age but around 2 months. One is a fair amout smaller then the other, pretty sure he was is the runt. He is eating, drinking, looks and seems healthy. Is there any special care runts need?
  19. J

    3 Male Boars

    Hi all, Apologies for the lengthy message in advance: Call me crazy but I have three male young boars. One of them is cookie which I have had since he was little he’s just over one year old and now moo and ginger who are a pair and their ages are undetermined but they look about 6 months old...
  20. 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...
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