First Floor Time Advice!

Should I do floor time right away? Or should I wait until they get more comfortable?

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GuineaPigLover7891

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Hi! New owner here! So I have had 2 boars for a couple of months now (2-4) and they are getting more confident. The older one is named Patches and the younger one Carmal. I taught Patches how to go to the cage door to get fed vegetables. Carmal is a little less confident, but he is taking veggies from my hand on some occasions and Patches will let me pet him. I’ve held them once, but they were so scared that I haven’t tried again since. The cage is actually to cages combined so it is a good size. I am aware that you are supposed to give your piggies daily floor time so they can get exercise. I want to do it, but I am scared that it will ruins the trust that we have built. I also read somewhere that floor time can help build a better bond and more trust. One of the cages is a big open space with a hidey house on one end. Is that enough? Should I wait until they get more comfortable with me? Or should I give them floor time right away? Please fill out the poll if possible as well. I need this help!


Thank you in advance!
 

Siikibam

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I think you can start giving them floor time. Is there a way you could link the run to the cage so you open the door and they can jump out to roam around? If not, you can always get a separate run and set up somewhere else in the house.
 
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