scared guinea pig

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    Skittish Piggies

    I got two male baby pigs a week ago and they’re very skittish. Whenever I move they dart into their hidey house. I was sitting on my bed and I stretched and they went into full panic mode. I’ve been handling them, but maybe I’m not supposed to at this stage? What can I do to tame them or at...
  2. Anastasia_GPM.

    Should I be worried about my piggy?

    So, here's my story, and why I'm concerned. This is probably going to be long, so I totally understand if you stop reading here. haha I got my first guinea pig November 10th 2018. Just a few months ago. It took a lot of convincing to get my parents to agree, so we agreed on just getting one. I...
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    When to hold new baby Guinea Pig?

    I just brought home my baby Guinea pig 2 days ago. Not sure exactly how hold he is but my guess is he is 2-3 months. He started eating out of my hand an hour after being home, which I understand is quite fast. But is nervous when I go to pet him, jumps at any little noise I make and the 3 times...
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    Was my guinea pig abused by her last owner? She is always scared of me.

    Hello everyone! I already have a thread going about a different problem I have, but I figured since I was already here I could bring up something that's been troubling me for a while. If you haven't read my last thread, I have 5 guinea pigs. The oldest is about 3 years old, and the youngest we...
  5. 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...
  6. MissGpigQueen

    Guinea pig scared of storm.

    Ginger has been sat on my knee shaking during the thunderstorm. I have given her food, places to hide, talking reassuringly and petting but she is still scared. She has never experienced a storm like this before. Any suggestions on how to calm her?
  7. Kevin_Haae

    How To Make Guinea Pigs Less Scared?

    So I got 2 guinea pigs a bit ago. I'm going to be very honest in this thread. I did a lot of research beforehand, but I didn't know their cage was too small until After I had bought them. I DO plan to get a bigger cage! I actually am going to make my own. But for now, I planned to just give them...
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    Can Introducing My Guinea Pig To New Animals Affect Their Behavior?

    I've had my guinea pig, Ollie, for about 3 years now and she's been with a cat most of her life and that never bother her. We recently gave away my cat and this evening we brought inside my 2 dogs. Since they have come in, Ollie has been very lethargic and won't eat while she's in her cage. I...
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    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...
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    New Guinea Pig Question

    Hello I have a couple questions about my new guinea pig that I got about 3 days ago. Right now she is alone, but we are thinking about getting a companion. I was wondering if I should take the towel off of her cage. I put a towel on the cage because she wouldn't come out and it, but now she is...
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    New Guinea Pig Not Moving

    My new guinea pig I just got from the pet store(Solo), is not coming out of her hiding place. She has not moved at all since I put her in the cage, which was 2 days ago she doesn't even move her head. Today to move her I had to pick her up, and put her in a box to see if I could get her to eat...
  12. Annie Robbins

    Very Shy New Piggy

    Hey everyone, I have adopted a new 4 month old female piggy. I currently have her in quarantine away from my other piggy. It is day 3 since I have brought her home, and I have not held her just so she can adjust to her surroundings. Also, she is in a quiet room. She will not leave her...
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    Two New Guinea Pigs That Are Scared

    hey, so I got two sows just over a day ago and so far, even when I just sit by the hutch and talk to them if I move they jump away. I've also tried opening the hutch door and putting my hands in so they can get used to my scent, but when I move to stroke them they jump away. Is this normal?
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    New Guinea Pig Not Moving

    this morning i got two 6 week old female guinea pigs they were both nervous at first but after about 4 hours one of them stopped hiding and starting eating and moving although one of them hasn't moved for around 7 hours and when i touch him or pick him up he doesn't move either (i only picked...
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    Help! My Guinea Pig Is Acting Strange?!

    Hi all! First of all I'm new to the Forum. My name is Shaz, I'm from the UKabd have two youngsters called Bambi and Thumper, no older than 6 months old. Got them both together so they were living together before rehoming. Recently one of my piggies had been acting REALLY strange. Really scary...
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    Hello, i have 2 guinea pigs and I've done a lot of research but i'm still a little lost. They seem so scared of us. We have had them since July 2016 and we talk to them daily, hold them daily. But it just seems like they are still scared. They hide anytime anyone enters the room. Only time they...
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    Scared Guinea Pig Being Bullied... Long Back Story.

    Hi there, To explain the problem I'm experiencing with my youngest guinea pig i'll start by explaining the situation with the guinea pigs i own :) My last guinea pig died at the age of 7, and having grown up with guinea's i knew i wanted to get another after i had grieved his passing, So a...