sow behaviour

  1. M

    Baby sow fighting

    Hi I have two sow guinea pigs that are around 13 weeks old now. They are sisters and have not been separated since birth. I bought them home on the first day you are allowed to and they got on really well, and took comfort in one another by initially sharing a hiding spot while they settled...
  2. dabel101

    Sow Mounting

    Hello, i have three sow guinea pigs, two 9 month olds and a 5 month old. I have had the two 9 month old sows for almost seven months now. I had to re-bond them as i was given a pregnant sow, Doris, at first and she was separated when having her babies. The bonding went well overall, they are...
  3. Pumpkin&Spice

    Sow herd troubles - any advice would be really appreciated. Thank you!

    Hi there! I was wondering whether anyone might have any advice about a situation I’ve run into with my herd of sow piggies... I’ll give a bit of background info first! So a couple of weeks ago I adopted two young sows (6 and 4 months) who were already part of a group, to see whether they would...
  4. veesilver

    One of my guineas squeals when the other one gets close

    Hi! I am a new guinea pig owner (2 days now)! I got 2 baby sows, Peach and Coco, from a breeder, but they seemed to be from different moms and we think one of them (Coco) was a bit smaller, as she was still with her mom when the breeder gave her to us. We honestly forgot to ask how old Coco was...
  5. S

    How do i stop my guinea pig from nipping me?

    So i've had my two girls (alby ad birch) for about two months now and they're making really good progress: they're pretty comfortable with letting me pet them in their cage, will come right up to me to take food and such and for the most part are comfortable and happy being held. however one of...
  6. S

    Found out after a year I have a boar and a sow rather than two sow's. How come they haven't mated?

    Hi, my situation is abit tricky, I haven't been able to find Info on this anywhere. Today, after a year of owning my two pigs I've noticed that my sow is actually a boar. I've had this verified by someone more experienced than me, but i find it strange that they haven't mated by now. I'm...
  7. Hannahb2804

    Sow behaviour

    Had two sows for roughly three weeks now and when they arrived Dougal was rumble strutting constantly and Luna was squeaking, then it stopped after a while and Luna was on heat so she began doing the same and trying to mount Dougal and then this stopped. All has been fine for a week or more...
  8. T

    Why Do Boars Intervene?

    Hi Guys, So we finally got to introduced our first Boar after finishing his 6 weeks post-neuter wait. I took everyone out for some floor time. I see he's doing a great job intervening whenever our most dominate sow Chai gets into chattering matches with Mandu and Momo our bonded mama and...
  9. Celine298

    Older sow suddenly getting... 'frisky'...

    Hi all! Just a quick question: has anyone ever seen an older sow suddenly become very 'frisky' when she comes into heat? I have three un-neutered females, Lola is three and Marilyn and Rosie are just gone a year old. Normally I have no problems when they come into heat, a little rumbling and...
  10. J

    Protective guinea pig

    I have 2 female guinea pigs. When I pick one of them up she tends to squeal (never used to but does the majority of the time now, I don’t know why though but she seems healthy) but she is fine once she is held. When picking this piggy up, my other female piggy sometimes gives me a nip as if to...
  11. SAH

    Therapy Animal Question

    I need help on picking which of my guinea pigs to be my emotional support animal. An emotional support animal basically means I can bring the animal places where normally animals are not allowed, like school, in order to help with my anxiety. However, I am conflicted on which of my two guinea...
  12. Gemm24

    Successful Bond?

    hi I am currently introducing a sow to a neutered male. My sow has been living with two other sows for 3.5 years but has been showing signs she was being bullied (become skittish/nervous/other steal her food/she is much smaller than the other two but they all happily nap and eat together)...
  13. Gemm24

    Bullying? Please Help

    Hi I have three sows who are 3.5 years old and have been together all their lives. However over time I have noticed the most submissive pig spends more and more of her time in a hidey, 50% of the the time when the other two come near her she unhappy/stress squeaks, one of the more dominant pigs...
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