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  1. doodlecountry

    Separation after Bonding?

    Hi everyone, I just bonded my two new girls, Layla and Cookie. I've been leavin them in separate cages for a bit. A few days after bonding, Layla was diagnosed with a URI. Cookie seemed perfectly healthy so now I've separated their two cages but still in the same room. Now Cookie seems a bit...
  2. Carta Elisa

    Brother And Sister And Risk Of Inbreeding.

    I am in a complicated situation... I adopted two 1 month old guinea pigs having been told they were both male.... turns out after I checked they are brother and sister. The former owner is unreachable (not surprising) and I don't know what to do. The two seem very bonded, and the separation...
  3. Zelsi

    Bonded Boars - Sudden Fight? Please Help!

    I have two boars Monty (2.5yrs) and Simba (1yr) who I bonded last month. Thread here: Bonding Two Boars - Advice Needed! Since the bonding they did get a lot better, ate together, slept together etc. with Monty being the dominant one. Over the past week there was more chattering and nosing...
  4. Isabela

    Help Guinea Pigs Fighting!

    Hello, I need serious help. Lounge Small Pet Cage | Free P&P on orders £29+ at zooplus! This is my cage. It's big and has two floors. My pigs are 4 months old, bought together 3 weeks ago and are both females. At first they were afraid and were always together and hiding and in some time they...
  5. Sam81

    Very New Piggies Owner!

    Hi everyone... So I have lots of animals but am brand new to piggies.... I'm having a few problems and wondered if I can ask for help? I did lots of reading and research, got the hutch all ready and then bought two piggies (snowflake and gizmo - both girlies) from a local pet store because...
  6. Emily Beth

    Dominance Fighting?

    The other day I noticed my boys were being rather aggressive towards each other. The less dominant one since I have had them was jumping on the dominants one back and seemed to be doing something that looked like humping. After this it got worst and the dominant one was throwing the other off...
  7. Danielle Smith

    Making The Choice To Separate Two Boars

    Anyone can see in my post history that there's been a bit of a saga regarding my two boars, Tubs (dominant, but fear-reactive) and Flubs (submissive, but not enough for Tubs' taste). They've never really co-existed peacefully, and things have went up and down during their teenage months. They...
  8. Danielle Smith

    I Think I Need To Split My Boar Pair -- Can Anyone Offer Reassurance?

    The bond between my two 8-month-old boars has always been tenuous... while they wheek for each other when one is out the cage, they've never enjoyed one another's company. I know this is normal, but ever since I got them four months ago, one of my pigs has been bullying the other, chasing him...
  9. Chloe B

    Should I Separate My Two Boars?

    Hi, I have two 6 month old boars living together in a 5x2 c&c, two of everything in the cage - they have always bickered a lot - lots of teeth chattering, chasing, raised hackles, one of them rumble struts the other, and sometimes they launch themselves at each other which can result in small...
  10. paulalovespiggies

    Temporary Separation & Reintroducing...

    Hi everyone, My 2 guinea pigs always got along perfectly fine. One has been sick (Pig) and can't move much, so i separated them for about a month over the summer because I was scared the non sick one (Percy) was too boisterous, Pig was squealing a lot and I was worried he could be getting...
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