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new guinea pig

  1. Sonnet


    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.
  2. A

    New Guinea pig?

    So recently my Guinea pig passed a few days ago, and I’m going to wait a few weeks or so to just get my head clear with him gone, but I have a few questions about getting New Guinea pigs, is there anything I can’t re-use from my last Guinea pig? For example, cage, water bottle, food bowl ect...
  3. Julesie

    Meet Yugi!

    Everyone meet Yugi my newest guinea pig :) She's already such a character and is wheeking for hay when she heard the bag rustle. She's very scared in the new environment but I think she'll come out of her shell in no time! After loosing Sakurai it took me a little while to feel strong enough...
  4. honeybee<3

    New piggy is still scared of every sound, how should i calm her down?

    I recently got a new guinea pig, she is very sweet and is doing really well, however, she is scared of the slightest noise. If I even slightly move my foot on the carpet she looks alert or runs back into her hidey. She is completely used to the sound of my voice and she feels safe enough to walk...
  5. S

    New Guinea Pigs Behaviour

    Hello! I’m new here as I have just got my little guinea pigs 😁 they are 2 months old and came home with me 5 days ago now. Me and my boyfriend already have so much love for them and spend a lot of time talking to them, holding and stroking them. I will attach a little video of them in their play...
  6. AlvieOB

    New piggie scared of being picked up

    Hi everone, Yesterday I got two New Guinea pigs (my first ever) from the rescue. They are 8 month old Peruvian boys. One of them(Billy) is confortable being picked up out of the cage (a 4x2 C&C with loft) and cuddled. However, the other piggie, Pumpkin, doesn’t want to be picked up out the cage...
  7. B

    Constant jumping/skipping?

    Hello everyone! I just got 2 guinea pigs, around 3 months of age. They were put together a week ago since they’re not related, but they are getting along great. However, these are my first piggies, and a few things worry me. First off, is it normal that they’re constantly jumping and skipping...
  8. E

    Baby or adult piggy?

    Hi everyone I had 2 lovely guinea pigs fudge and mustard (both boys) and very sadly fudge died last weekend. Mustard is now on his own and I want to get him a friend however unsure whether it would be best to get him a baby or an older one like him. Mustard is 18 months old. When I get another...
  9. A

    2 Male Guinea Pigs, 1 New Male! Help!

    Hey! So me & my girlfriend rescued a guinea pig last year from a local SPCA. (His name is Felix). He was only 2 months old, and about a month after getting him we decided to get another. So we got Hammy, a 3 month old. We followed every step to introduce them, and only after a couple of days of...
  10. S

    Can I Adopt Two New Spayed Sows For The Two Non-neutered Boars I Already Have?

    Hey everyone, so this is my first post so bare with me if I posted in the wrong section. So I already have two boars, Mr. Waffles and Pollo, and I bought them both at a pet store. I didn't know any better, at that point, I didn't even know you could adopt or rescue a guinea pig, much less...
  11. Shelby._.

    New Piggie + Vet Visit = Stress?

    So I have to bring my new piggie to the vet tomorrow because he is sneezing a lot and it is worrying me. I have only had him a few days and am worried about him being stressed as he is very skidish now and doesn’t like my hands near him. Does anyone have any tips to make him less stressed? I...
  12. Shelby._.

    Name For A New Piggie.

    I will be getting a baby boar to pair with a guinea pig who suffered the loss of a cage mate. I’m in need of name ideas and am quite picky haha. I’m looking for a long name that can be shortened to four lettered or less. Example : Augustus - Gus Leonardo - Leo Theodore-Theo. Let me know your...
  13. Sonnet

    Possible New Friend For Chutney

    Been a little while since I posted about Chutney (lone piggy). Well...on Tuesday I picked up a new pig called Bob. He came from a lady who turned out to be allergic to her guinea pigs, and had to rehome them. Went to meet him, and uh...fell in love at first sight! He did have a companion, but...
  14. Heatherrrr712

    Please Help

    I got a guinea pig 9 days ago. She is acting normal, but today suddenly this lump started to grow under her chin. It doesn't bother her when I touch it. What could it be?
  15. F

    Introducing New Guinea To 1 1/2 year Old

    I recently got a 1 1/2 year old skinny pig from a friend who couldn't keep her anymore. She has been alone her entire life and is very skittish and reclusive. I was thinking of getting her a friend guinea but I don't know if that's a good idea since she has always been alone and might not do...
  16. csmith9nr

    Boar Trio Working?

    if you read my last post you'll know why I'm doing this. So it was either put my two guinea pigs with the new one or get a New Guinea pig to go with the new one. As originally I really wanted 3 guinea pigs together I ended up trying it just to see how it would go. Pringle and mojo and the new...
  17. csmith9nr

    New Guinea Pig?

    i have two boars about 1 years old and am thinking on getting another one round 8-10 weeks. I've heard trios aren't a good pair though... what's the best way of dealing with this and can it work? If not what else can I do?
  18. LovleyLuck

    New Guinea Pig

    I'm getting a new guinea pig and I was hoping I could get some tips from this forum. Maybe you could reply with a guinea pig checklist or notes on of to take take care of them.
  19. Catdawg

    Haven't A Clue What This

    Just noticed this on canelos back end this evening :/ I haven't had them long so I can't say I've noticed any changed behaviour but he is quite shy and likes to hide and curl up in corners a lot but I haven't noticed any change I want to try and avoid further investigation as I don't want to...
  20. Nbw_835

    First Guinea Pig/having Some Questions

    I got a very young guinea pig yesterday and I dont know the gender so I have referred to her as a she. The person at the pet store said she was almost 4 months old. She cant seem to eat out of her bowl and when I got up this morning she was twitching around her tank. She has a bald spot above...