Do You Double Everything For Two Guinea Pigs?

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Hi! I am getting two guinea pigs soon and I was wondering if you had to double everything such as the water bottle, food bowl, hidey hut, etc.
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After a lot of "experimenting" I've found my two prefer to have a hidey each, also I now put two bottles in, one at each end, and they both get used. Veggies I divide up into two lots, but if it's a corncob they tend to tackle it from each end.
 

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It really depends on the pigs in question. With my original pair of pigs, we didn't double anything except the pigloos, but we had one bowl and one water bottle. Once we got Sundae it became apparent that she was a food hoarder (she pulls the bowl into her pigloo and basically sleeps on it!) so we do now have two food dishes, but they have always shared the water bottle just fine.
 

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I would say yes as this could prevent problems in the future. I have a pair who share everything apart from the beds and a pair (now seperated) who had one of everything each
 

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I've only ever had one food bowl and one water bottle but two hideys.
Never have had an issue before but I do know some piggies will hog the veg bowl.
Initially I would just have two hideys and one bowl and bottle and see how your new piggies get on. If you need more then you can go get more.
 

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i personally found that with 2 piggies it wasn't a must to split food and only had 1 large bottle …however now i have 8 i have 1 bowl and 1 bottle per pair. When they eat pellets in morn and veg in the eve, they literally take a bit and run off with it before returning for more…well….except Beau….shes just a chubster and sits by bowl and scoffs, so have to watch her weight for her as she doesn't seem to care :)
and with hay, i spread that throughout anyway so it limits squabbling.
Hideys though…definitely 1 each, each of mine have fleece hideys that they snuggle into, having 1 each definitely minimises the risk of fights
 

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It depends on the guins. I always have two food bowls and two water bottles for my pairs. I have one pair that share a hay box nicely, but I have another pair that fight over it, so have two in their cage. I decide how many hiding places to put in according to cage size rather than the number of guineas.
 

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After a lot of "experimenting" I've found my two prefer to have a hidey each, also I now put two bottles in, one at each end, and they both get used. Veggies I divide up into two lots, but if it's a corncob they tend to tackle it from each end.
It really depends on the pigs in question. With my original pair of pigs, we didn't double anything except the pigloos, but we had one bowl and one water bottle. Once we got Sundae it became apparent that she was a food hoarder (she pulls the bowl into her pigloo and basically sleeps on it!) so we do now have two food dishes, but they have always shared the water bottle just fine.
I would say yes as this could prevent problems in the future. I have a pair who share everything apart from the beds and a pair (now seperated) who had one of everything each
I've only ever had one food bowl and one water bottle but two hideys.
Never have had an issue before but I do know some piggies will hog the veg bowl.
Initially I would just have two hideys and one bowl and bottle and see how your new piggies get on. If you need more then you can go get more.
i personally found that with 2 piggies it wasn't a must to split food and only had 1 large bottle …however now i have 8 i have 1 bowl and 1 bottle per pair. When they eat pellets in morn and veg in the eve, they literally take a bit and run off with it before returning for more…well….except Beau….shes just a chubster and sits by bowl and scoffs, so have to watch her weight for her as she doesn't seem to care :)
and with hay, i spread that throughout anyway so it limits squabbling.
Hideys though…definitely 1 each, each of mine have fleece hideys that they snuggle into, having 1 each definitely minimises the risk of fights
It depends on the guins. I always have two food bowls and two water bottles for my pairs. I have one pair that share a hay box nicely, but I have another pair that fight over it, so have two in their cage. I decide how many hiding places to put in according to cage size rather than the number of guineas.
Thank you all! I've decided to get one water bottle and food bowl, but I will get two hidey houses and see how things turn out. Thanks again for all of your replies!:woot::lol:
 
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