new guinea pig

  1. C

    Bonding Males - not bad, but not great?

    We adopted a guineapig and she ended up pregnant with a little boy. So we are attempting to find a bond for him. We neutered him and turns out he is clearly has only child syndrome and seems to be pretty opinionated. He got along with all but one girl and bullied her to the point he needed...
  2. LuLu431

    Bonding questions?

    I am building a new cage and it will be done in couple hours (drying time) and it is about 13.5 ft.^2 and I’m about to get another female to go with my current female in about two weeks and I have a couple questions. Can I put my current pig in the new cage or should I wait for the second one...
  3. S

    How to clean the cage when the guinea pigs are new and still scared?

    Hello! I have had my guinea pigs for 5 days now and they are still very reserved and won’t come out of their hide when I sit or stand too close to their cage. I have spot cleaned daily since I got them but now I need to clean out the entire cage. The problem is, as previously mentioned, that...
  4. D

    Help! My new guinea pig worries me!

    Hi, I recently got my first pet a new guinea pig (pocket), last Thursday. A person in my neighborhood was giving him away because his new guinea pig wasn't getting along with this one. Pocket was slowly opening up and at the beginning wasn't eating but is now eating well. I have a few things to...
  5. jessiejazz

    Teeth Chattering

    Hi all! I just recently adopted a new guinea pig from a guinea pig rescue -- they observed him to be happier when alone in a cage as opposed to with a companion so they asked that I adopt him out on his own, though I'm home all the time with virtual schooling and work from home, so he's going to...
  6. Gymypig

    Aggressive guinea pig with new pigs

    Hello all! Last year I adopted 3 guinea pigs that I absolutely loved, so I decided to get two more. I isolated the New Guinea pigs in a cage right next to the other 3 for about two weeks then introduced them to my other 3 pigs. Unfortunately it didn’t go well. Lillie, my most dominate old pig...
  7. kyra01

    Is my cage set up fine?

    I have two guinea pigs - Tupac and Biggie. I’m just wondering if my guinea pig cage is fine. We just added the plastic barriers for extra room/playtime. We just got these guys as well, so my boyfriend and I are trying to making them as happy as possible. sorry for the mess! I learned that...
  8. C

    3 Male guinea pigs bonding problem

    I recently got two male guinea pigs for my senior guinea pig, whose cage mate died in March. Right away during the bonding time, my senior guinea pig (Coco) started humping and nibbling the other guinea pigs. Since nothing out of ordinary was going on, I continued with the bonding process and...
  9. Gracecb

    Adding boar to female herd

    I have been offered a neutered male guinea pig (age 1.5) to add to my herd of 4 female guinea pigs ( age 1, 2, 3 and 6). I have to get back to the person offering him to me by Monday. He got 2 neutered males off the DSPCA but one recently died and the other is now on his own. We have a large C&C...
  10. E

    New Guinea pig swollen feet

    Hi guys, yesterday I got two lovely girls called Maeve and Margo, I got them from a lady who said they were very loved and well taken care of but now I have them I can see that’s not really the truth :( they came with claws so long they intertwined with each other and their feet look swollen...
  11. C

    New Piggies Frozen and not moving

    Hi All I picked up my new brothers of guinea pigs (9weeks old) and they are in there cage but both are frozen. They are not moving. :( I appreciate that they will be shy and that hiding in there hidies is common but I haven’t read anything about being complexly frozen. It’s been about an hour...
  12. 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...
  13. T

    Should I get a third Gpig?

    I have 2 brother guinea pigs and since a couple of months ago they haven't been getting along at all and have fought a few times . I keep separating them and that hardly eases the tension. I think that at first it was because of little cage space ,but I've gotten them two separate cages and let...
  14. H

    Is 2 enough?

    I am looking at getting 2 girl guinea pigs. When watching videos online during research an animal specialist said that guinea pigs like it better in groups of 3 or more for their “confidence”. Is this true? Also thinking if something happened to 1, then 2 would still have each other :-/
  15. PippinTook1

    Blowing a Puff of Air (NOT SNEEZING)

    Hi- I just got my guinea pig almost a month ago, I've been bonding with him as much as I can. Sometimes when I am holding him, or just letting him sit on my chest, as he's chirping or squeaking, he blows like a puff of air. He is 100% not sneezing, I've already gotten to understand what his...
  16. Pxhione

    New Piggies behaviour

    Hi guys! I'm brand new to this website... And brand new to owning some Guinea pigs! I did loads of research and finally brought home my two girls yesterday (seen in pic) from my local rescue. I understand that Guinea pigs can be very timid at first but these two haven't moved a single muscle...
  17. ishimercado

    Stargrass Hay and Alfalfa Hay

    Hi, I've had my Guinea pig for almost a month now. She's a month and a couple of weeks old Sheltie/Silkie sow. Not sure why she's not too keen on eating hay. This is they hay I'm giving her. It's Stargrass Hay with Alfalfa Hay. But she doesn't seem to like it that much. I'm not even sure if...
  18. L

    My new Guinea pig

    Hi, I just have a few questions regarding my New Guinea pig. My boyfriend has had guinea pigs in the past to help with his depression, however his parents have kept his previous two. So I surprised him with one a couple of days ago. We were going to get two but they only had males and they were...
  19. J

    New Guinea pig

    I have two pigs named Theo and Gus. Theo is very dominant and always chases Gus to mount him. I went to Petsmart yesterday to get supplies and saw what looked like the saddest adult Guinea pig living alone in this small enclosure. I want to get him. Both to help him and hopefully to give more...
  20. Sonnet

    Introducing...

    I know I just posted a few hours ago, but I have a confession. If all goes well in a few weeks, then I'll have two guinea pigs again. Yes, Sprout will no longer be a single pig! Here's the new lad. Got told he’s around 8 months. His current name is George, but that might change.
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