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Can A Guineapig Be Happy On Its Own?

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Hi

I have a happily bonded pair of boars and a single boar. I've been trying to find a friend for the single boar with no success. However, he does seem happy on his own. He's been alone for around 9 months now after a fallout with another boar. I've tried him with 2 single boars at a rescue and he chased both away and seemed pretty stressed.

At home in his cage, he's talkative and comes up the bars to say hello. When he's out for floor time, he popcorns loads and he runs around and is vocal. He can hear the other 2 boars and smell them as they share the same floor area (but obviously not at the same time).

Can a guineapig be happy on its own?
 

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Hi

I have a happily bonded pair of boars and a single boar. I've been trying to find a friend for the single boar with no success. However, he does seem happy on his own. He's been alone for around 9 months now after a fallout with another boar. I've tried him with 2 single boars at a rescue and he chased both away and seemed pretty stressed.

At home in his cage, he's talkative and comes up the bars to say hello. When he's out for floor time, he popcorns loads and he runs around and is vocal. He can hear the other 2 boars and smell them as they share the same floor area (but obviously not at the same time).

Can a guineapig be happy on its own?
Your boy is currently at the most difficult time for bonding, so you may perhaps give it a try later on again when the hormones have settled or consider neutering, so he could live with a sow or two. If you want to keep him single for longer so he can get over his bad experiences, please allow him constant round the clock interaction through bars with your other boys, so he gets regular stimulation from his own kind. Only very rarely is a guinea pig truly unbondable although some piggies can take quite a long time to find the right mate. it can sometimes be a very frustrating experience to find the right mate and can take quite a few tries. Good that you are able to date him at a rescue without any risk of ending up with more single piggies.
https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/threads/boars-bullying-fighting-fall-outs-and-what-next.127295/
 
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