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Boys Trying To Mate?

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Fletcherandmilo

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Please tell me it's possible for a male to try and mate another male guinea pig, I hope it some kind of dominance thing. I was told I had 2 boys and now I'm not sure can someone help?
 

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Please tell me it's possible for a male to try and mate another male guinea pig, I hope it some kind of dominance thing. I was told I had 2 boys and now I'm not sure can someone help?
Hi! Mounting is a very common mild dominance behaviour in both genders.
You may find these threads here helpful:
https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/threads/boars-a-guide-to-successful-companionship.76162/
https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/threads/dominance-behaviours-in-guinea-pigs.28949/

If you would like to double check the gender (always a sensible thing to do upon arrival), you will find this link here the best: http://www.cavyspirit.com/sexing.htm
Alternatively, you are welcome to post - preferably clear - pictures of their bits in our pregennacy and sexing section if you'd like a second opinion.
 

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Boys hump each other to ascertain the dominance. Very strongly bonded boys may just hump as a sign of affection. The ASBO Twins at GPM used to hump in passing as a sign of brotherly affection.
 

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Hi I have had my two male guinea pigs a week tomorrow.The first few days they were doing that 'mating' thing lots but not fighting which I was told to really watch out for.They did seem to be seeing who was boss as they were also pushing each other out of food dish as well.They still do it but not as much.Often it happens after one has been out of the hutch to be held .
 

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