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Bonding My Current Guinea Pig To Two New Ones

Victoria95

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Hi! Currently I just have my single guinea pig and have not partnered him yet. I got him from a family friend who was breeding and couldn't take his brother as well because he was claimed. Around 7-8 weeks after my guinea pig and his brother were born there was another single birth from the same parents. I took my baby at 6 weeks and have had him since, while the family that took his twin also claimed the single baby from the second litter. Recently they posted that they are trying to re-home both and I am interested in taking them. All three are males younger than a year old but I am a first time owner right now and unsure how introducing them would go.
 

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Welcome to our friendly forum.

Boar trios rarely work. Have a look at the bonding guides under the guinea pig guides at the top of the page. Can't link them in for you as I on my phone. Those guides will tell you everything you need to know about bonding.
 

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Hi! Currently I just have my single guinea pig and have not partnered him yet. I got him from a family friend who was breeding and couldn't take his brother as well because he was claimed. Around 7-8 weeks after my guinea pig and his brother were born there was another single birth from the same parents. I took my baby at 6 weeks and have had him since, while the family that took his twin also claimed the single baby from the second litter. Recently they posted that they are trying to re-home both and I am interested in taking them. All three are males younger than a year old but I am a first time owner right now and unsure how introducing them would go.
Hi! Please be aware that sub-adult boar trios have in our experience around a fall-out rate of 90% during the teenage months before they make a hormonally more settled adulthood. If you want to bond them, you have to plan for the fact that it may not work out and there is most likely trouble later on. At the worst you can end up with three single boys that won't go back together again.
It is a pity that the other family is giving up their piggies as soon as they have lost their appeal and that they are adding them to the growing pile of no longer wanted pets. it is great that you want to take them on and give them a committed forever home. Can you look at two cages next to each other instead?

Adding More Guinea Pigs Or Merging Pairs – What Works And What Not?
Boars: A guide to successful companionship.
Boars: Bullying, Fighting, Fall-outs And What Next?
Illustrated Bonding / Dominance Behaviours And Dynamics
 
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