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picking up guinea pigs

  1. C

    Scared of picking up my boys. Could i traumatize them?

    Ive had my 2 boys since april and they are used to me and dont run when I'm around them or touching them with my finger. But whenever ive tried to put both my hand in they run, understandably, but I'm worried if i chase them in order to get them used to being picked up i can stress them out and it...
  2. toodledoodler

    Trouble handling

    Hello fellow piggie lovers! I have 2 beautiful boars named Wilbur and Fred, both 4.5 months old. They’re my second pair so I thought I had experience handling guinea pigs, but now I realise that my previous pair were really quite easy to handle. We have made some progress - they now happily eat...
  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. raynarem

    picking up my guinea pig

    for about the first week or so after i bought my guinea pig, he was totally fine with me picking him up. my sister and mom even would come in my room and hold him through out the day. i could just reach in his cage and grab him with no troubles, but now he runs away. my mom and i take like 10...
  5. 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...
  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. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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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