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How can I tell if my Male guinea pig is bulling the other male guinea pig.

My one male makes some funny sounds and shakes his butt around in front of the other male and does the popping thing (SO SWEET) and my other one has become very quite and does not run around much but eats veg, hay, drinks lots of water his poop seems normal and not runny but he reacts slow to things. I thought he was maybe sick but all is normal he is just not playful not that that bothers me much as he is like a lap dog that likes his blanket and sitting on my lap.
 

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If both boars can exhibit normal behaviour ie eat, drink, freely go where each chooses without the other chasing them away then neither is being bullied. If you were to see one chasing another away then you should act immediately. This is the sad story of Terry, a boar who was bullied & the effects it had on him. http://www.susieandpigs.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/bullying.htm
 
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If both boars can exhibit normal behaviour ie eat, drink, freely go where each chooses without the other chasing them away then neither is being bullied. If you were to see one chasing another away then you should act immediately. This is the sad story of Terry, a boar who was bullied & the effects it had on him. http://www.susieandpigs.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/bullying.htm

Thanks I will give it another week and watch them closely and will separate if needed.
QUESTION if I separate them they will be alone and I understood this is not a great idea ?

My cage where they sleep at night
I use towels due to them living in our lounge with us and the bedding towel is changed or aired every day to avoid burns
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Play area for the day time I also have an out door area but due to cats I prefer them inside and they taken out every afternoon when my daughters are home playing in the garden.

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Do you see anything of worry I am new to guinea pigs and wish I got some years ago.
 

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Yes just a question about their night time sleeping arrangement, is it under the fish tank (i think you said this originally in your hello thread :)) if so does that light go off and is it cooled down before they go in?

Love the fleecy for the day time x)
You could try also by giving them a cardboard box with cutout each end so they can come and go and neither could block the other one off rolleyes I use wine boxes or small cardboard boxes from the supermarket.
Watch them, this may settle down once they've determined who's the boss :)) I had to separate our boys but they had a mesh grate between them for the day and night time, they did however have play time and they were reasonably well behaved during that time (one used to hump the other constantly and then there'd be nipping et c.. :{)
 
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Guinea Pig death

does that light go off and is it cooled down before they go in?

Love the fleecy for the day time x))

They have a separate light in the cage mounted out of reach that is only 12v that I switch on and off when we up or go to bed.The fish tank is on a 12 hour timer from 10 till 10

8...Bad news chip attacked dale:... and in 30 hours after the attack Dale passed away the vet did what he could. I think Dales spirit was broken to be honest. Pets at home was very helpful having arranged for dale to see the vet and offering to board him till he got better Chip was to dominant as we tried to put another still from the same litter with him and he started his stuffpow-powstraight away. What was strange I never saw them fight but the vet found a bite wounds under the stomach and he was put on antibiotics to heal. But did not make it.Pets at home refunded me my money asked me to choose two others and gave me a load of items free as I have spent so much and they felt so sorry for my kids.

x)Pets at home may not all be good but they sorted me out so nicely and to be honest it cost them more to resolve than any money they made

I now have two females who are livley and happy bouncing around (POPCORNING) and have put the bad behind as I nearly did not get more as I feel so bad for not catching them fighting but I thought something was wrong thats why I started this thread.
 
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Oh my. I am so sorry you lost Dale :(

Regarding your set-up. Are they only shut up at night & how big is the area under the fish tank?
 
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3 foot X 2 foot and has two levels. They in the play area all day and in the cage from about 9 at night.

I have excel hay and excel nuggets and muesli, loads of toys and chewy things I give bits of carrot broccoli cucumber and add Vitamins to the water anything I am missing. I was given two girls and night 1 has gone down well and looking at the difference the other two males were not happy piggy's even though I tought they were. These two girls are over exited all the time pop-corning.
 
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