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Boys Not Getting On:-(

why do my young male guineapigs fight?

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tegenn rose

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hiya
i have to 8 month old guinea pigs who have had small fights before but only ever lasted for seconds, but when i came in this morning a small amount of blood was in the hutch but when i checked them over their was no sign of cuts ect and have been getting on fine throughout the day in their large outdoor run tonight they will be seperated indoors for the night. any other suggestions ? x
 

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Welcome to the forum

Are your piggies boys? If so they are at an age where hormones can run riot and cause them to challenge each other. How long have they been together? How big is their cage -do they have enough space to get away from each other?
If things are tense (and you can see no injuries) I wouldn't separate them as with boars you have to go through the reintroduction and hierarchy challenge each time you reintroduce them. I would ensure they have 2 of everything so nothing to fight over and go back to hideys with 2 exits so no-one can get trapped - plastic stools or log tunnels work well for this purpose.
 

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as vickiA said you cant separate then reintroduce boars.Keep a close eye on them. Good luck
 

tegenn rose

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Welcome to the forum

Are your piggies boys? If so they are at an age where hormones can run riot and cause them to challenge each other. How long have they been together? How big is their cage -do they have enough space to get away from each other?
If things are tense (and you can see no injuries) I wouldn't separate them as with boars you have to go through the reintroduction and hierarchy challenge each time you reintroduce them. I would ensure they have 2 of everything so nothing to fight over and go back to hideys with 2 exits so no-one can get trapped - plastic stools or log tunnels work well for this purpose.

thank you very much will take this into account and willl share with you the outcome,
 
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