sows

  1. Erinmartinx

    Is this a sign of dominance?

    Evening everyone, I’ve just had my 2 female guinea pigs out for a run around and noticed that one of them seemed to purposely try and wee on the other. She lifted her legs up and everytime the other one tried to run away she’d run back and do it again. Is this normal. I’ve never seen them do it...
  2. GeorgiaHarris

    Sow lunging during bonding

    I am currently bonding my 2 6 month old sows to my new 7 week old skinny pig. My one girl Ruby (grey Peruvian) seems to be getting on fine with her but my other girl Meg (texel) keeps lunging, chasing and nipping at her. They’ve been together for about an hour now and she’s still doing it. I...
  3. Siikibam

    Happy birthday yesterday!

    So our girls turned one yesterday and got an extra lettuce leaf as a birthday present. I worked till early hours then was out the morning and back to sleep before picking up the kids! I would have done a birthday shoot if I’d had time. They’ll all also be getting a bit of fruit at the weekend...
  4. S

    Is this normal...

    Hi! So ive only had my guinea pigs for about two weeks and I'm a bit worried about their recent behavior. Theyre both sows (tallulah and tabby) i got tallulah (whos quiet, shy, hidden away) two days before tabby(whos outgoing and adventurous), i did the “bath bonding” thing and cleaned EVERYTHING...
  5. CallMe_Blake

    Is this normal for newly bonding piggies?

    I have a 2 year old girl named Luna and yesterday I adopted another girl to replace Luna's cage mate that sadly passed last month. And some of Luna's behavior towards the new piggie has left me confused and slightly worried because I had never seen it before. Their first initial introduction...
  6. S

    dominance or agression in 2 sows

    About two weeks ago i bought two sows from the same litter. by now theyre about 7-8 weeks old (I'm not exactly sure how old they were when i got them). They're very frightened and hide most of the time I'm home, but will occasionally come out and eat if i dont make too much noise or any big...
  7. KaylaT4403

    Rumblestrutting and Weird Popcorning

    One of my Sow's (Penelope) has been in heat lately. I would not be concerned if It did not look weird. She chases my other sow ( Luna) around the cage mounting her. After she fails to mount she does a super weird popcorn. It's each time. It's kind of like a really jerky twitchy popcorn It's hard...
  8. KaylaT4403

    My Guinea Pigs won't let me pick them up

    So I've had my piggy wiggies for about a month now c: (Penelope and Luna) And I've attempted to pick them up and they kinda just scoot away and run away. I wanna pick up Penelope because she's been popcorning and constantly mounting so I want to make sure she is okay and completely check if she...
  9. 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...
  10. Siikibam

    Coco & Chanel

    Today I did an impromptu photo shoot with Coco and Chanel. They were both very good though Chanel did want to wander off and explore. Hence facing off to the side in the last photo 😁
  11. Siikibam

    New additions!

    Today I picked up Lottie (black) and Gracie. I was planning to rename them Caramel and Treacle, but the kids want to stick with the names they were given. Gracie is fluffy! I’ll post another pic when I’ve given them time to settle in.
  12. Siikibam

    Debating expansion

    My husband keeps going on about how I should get Toffee a girlfriend so he stops bothering his mate Fudge. And it has got me thinking, not always good 😁 What I was/am debating is getting a girl each for the boys, after having them neutered. But they have a good bond so I worry about breaking...
  13. M

    Cage Size for 3 Sows

    Hi, I currently have 2 sows in a 2x4 c&c cage. My friend recently lost all but one of her guinea pigs and she asked if i would be interested in taking her last one in so that she is not alone. Looking online i found that 2x4 is the minimum for 3 sows, however a 2x5 is strongly recommended. My...
  14. M

    Brand-New Owner in Need of Advice!

    Hello! I just signed up for this forum. I'm in need of some assistance with my new guinea pigs! I have just adopted two sows from someone who was moving. I'm the oldest of six, and my family has wanted some new pets for a while now. We picked them up, both of them in separate cages, and...
  15. DylElla

    Possible Pregnancy

    just over a week ago one of my boars escaped into the enclosure with my two girls. He wasn’t in there in the morning, I went out for the day then when I went in around late evening I found him in there so I don’t know how long he was with them. The girls are both nearly 2 years old and I...
  16. S

    Can I Adopt Two New Spayed Sows For The Two Non-neutered Boars I Already Have?

    Hey everyone, so this is my first post so bare with me if I posted in the wrong section. So I already have two boars, Mr. Waffles and Pollo, and I bought them both at a pet store. I didn't know any better, at that point, I didn't even know you could adopt or rescue a guinea pig, much less...
  17. GPIGFAN

    Bonding A Sow Trio With A Sow Pair

    Hello, I am still quite new to the world of guinea pigs - we got our pair of sows in November last year and we were given a sow trio just over 2 weeks ago. They have been living in separate hutches where they can see each other in our heated garage. I tried introducing them to each other today...
  18. GPIGFAN

    Bonding A Sow Trio With A Sow Pair

    Hello, I am still quite new to the world of guinea pigs - we got our pair of sows in November last year and we were given a sow trio just over 2 weeks ago. They have been living in separate hutches where they can see each other in our heated garage. I tried introducing them to each other today...
  19. Isabela

    Guinea Pigs Scratching And Biting Because Of Washing Powder?

    Hello. Is there any chance that my guinea pigs scratch and bite themselves because the washing powder that I use for their fleece blankets doesn't suit them? I've since changed it. I used a liquid powder Blink Color Waschmittel Ultra-Sensitiv and now I switched to the powder one. The one I...
  20. McNallington

    Mounting

    Hi everyone, I just wondered whether anyone could offer me a bit of advice about my piggies? I have had my two girls for nearly three years and there has always been mounting going on but recently it's become constant. It used to be in a cyclical nature so I don't know whether or not it was...
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