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picking up guinea pigs

  1. honeybee<3

    How can I calm young guinea pigs while being held

    My guinea pig pumpkin is particularly bad for this. She is still young and fairly new but I've had her long enough that I need to clip her nails and take her from her cage from time to time for cleaning etc. However, she kicks and squirms so bad that I'm always scared she will jump and hurt...
  2. 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...
  3. V

    My Problem With The ‘elevator Method’ Used To Pick Up Piggies...

    My piggie is generally okay with the elevator method of picking her up - I just kind of coax her into a guinea pig bed, and pick her up by lifting the entire bed out of the cage. However, I'm worried that because I have been getting her out to syringe feed her, she will associate her little bed...
  4. B

    Guinea Pig Impossible To Get Out Of Cage

    Hi we have had a guinea pig for a month now, and she is very happy in her cage, and makes squeaking noises when we come in the room, but she hates being picked up. I have tried everything other then picking her up, like boxes but she just backs up. She is very strong and good at wiggling, so...
  5. Matt Y

    Guinea Pigs Squeak When I Move Them

    Hi All, I have 4 pigs, 2 of them are older by a few weeks. Each day I move them from the hutch to the run to make sure they get plenty of exercise and fresh air. The older 2 will always run away from me, but accept their fate when I pick them up to move them. The youngest 2 will squeak and...
  6. P

    First Lap Time!

    Today My guinea Patches, and her sister Callie had lap time. For Callie, it was regular. For her sister, it was her first. I do have a of question, though. When we picked up Patches and Callie, they both made this squeek/squeel sound like a real pig. Is that regular? At first we thought that...
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