A Miserable Pig :(

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Hi everyone, thanks so much for your support last month, its Harrys 1 month anniversary today. A very sad day indeed :(

First i'd like to apologise as this is only my second post on here - and its a request for some advice again - i've had a lot of college work (its my final year), so I haven't had the chance to integrate, or hold a presence on the forum. Sorry :(

I'm experiencing some problems which have spilled over from little Harrys passing. At the time, I was bonding Harry and Blossom, and also had the makings of a herd consisting of 1 male (Quincy), and 2 females (Klonoa, and Raisin). The second female (Raisin) was added after about 5 months, before that my 2 were doing really great, lots and lots of popcorning and chasing etc.

I added the second female and things seemed to get even better for the three of them. After about 2 weeks though (just after Harry died), Klonoa started attacking Raisin and harassing her constantly - Quincy was paying her a lot of attention. So I decided to split them up before it got too much for Raisin, get Blossom neutered - because now he was on his own - and then have 2 sets of male/female bonded pairs, to minimise the chance of fallings out (I don't have the space to accommodate any pigs into should they fall out for good).

Unfortunately now Quincy is miserable! (he is always the trouble maker, and has dictated every configuration of guinea pigs I've had so far lol). He is no longer interested in poor Klonoa, even though she still seems very happy, regardless of his constant sulking). So now i'm unsure how I should proceed. Blossom is a couple of weeks away from being ready to be introduced to a female. He has never had the chance to meet a female piggy, so i'm not worried about him taking to whoever he is paired with. He has a lovely temperament, and is very friendly and personable. Quincy seems to only have an interest in Raisin now, and Raisin was quite taken with him, although doesn't seem particularly bothered by the break up, as she has been on her own for a month, with no problems, and regular popcorns.

I was thinking then, to possibly pair Klonoa with Blossom, and Quincy with Raisin, but i'm worried it might then make Klonoa unhappy, and how I would even have to go about removing her from Quincy, or if she would even settle with Blossom. After all non of it is her fault :(

If anyone could shed a little light on my options, I would be ever so grateful :) I can't stand to see any of them upset!

Kayleigh x
 

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Hi everyone, thanks so much for your support last month, its Harrys 1 month anniversary today. A very sad day indeed :(

First i'd like to apologise as this is only my second post on here - and its a request for some advice again - i've had a lot of college work (its my final year), so I haven't had the chance to integrate, or hold a presence on the forum. Sorry :(

I'm experiencing some problems which have spilled over from little Harrys passing. At the time, I was bonding Harry and Blossom, and also had the makings of a herd consisting of 1 male (Quincy), and 2 females (Klonoa, and Raisin). The second female (Raisin) was added after about 5 months, before that my 2 were doing really great, lots and lots of popcorning and chasing etc.

I added the second female and things seemed to get even better for the three of them. After about 2 weeks though (just after Harry died), Klonoa started attacking Raisin and harassing her constantly - Quincy was paying her a lot of attention. So I decided to split them up before it got too much for Raisin, get Blossom neutered - because now he was on his own - and then have 2 sets of male/female bonded pairs, to minimise the chance of fallings out (I don't have the space to accommodate any pigs into should they fall out for good).

Unfortunately now Quincy is miserable! (he is always the trouble maker, and has dictated every configuration of guinea pigs I've had so far lol). He is no longer interested in poor Klonoa, even though she still seems very happy, regardless of his constant sulking). So now i'm unsure how I should proceed. Blossom is a couple of weeks away from being ready to be introduced to a female. He has never had the chance to meet a female piggy, so i'm not worried about him taking to whoever he is paired with. He has a lovely temperament, and is very friendly and personable. Quincy seems to only have an interest in Raisin now, and Raisin was quite taken with him, although doesn't seem particularly bothered by the break up, as she has been on her own for a month, with no problems, and regular popcorns.

I was thinking then, to possibly pair Klonoa with Blossom, and Quincy with Raisin, but i'm worried it might then make Klonoa unhappy, and how I would even have to go about removing her from Quincy, or if she would even settle with Blossom. After all non of it is her fault :(

If anyone could shed a little light on my options, I would be ever so grateful :) I can't stand to see any of them upset!

Kayleigh x
Hi and welcome back! Sorry about all your problems. Pairing up your piggies to make them all happy again can very be difficult.
It may be worth seeing whether Quincy and Raisin are hitting it off better together or if they are happier being back as a trio again.You can try Klonoa and Blossom together; best keep them next to each other until he is ready so they can get used to each other through the bars. It is more like trying to find out which combination works best.

How old is Klonoa? Her behaviour could be caused by small growing ovarian cysts if she is an adult. There are now less invasive treatments to a spaying operation available, like hormone therapy (HCG) or draining, but you may need to see a specialist vet for it.

As we have members from all over the world, we find it really helpful if you please added your country, state and (for the UK) your county, so we can tailor any advice and recommendations, taking things like medical and sourcing brands, vet and rescue access as well as climate etc. into account. The result can vary a lot accordingly! Please click on your username on the top bar, then go to personal details and scroll down to location.
 
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