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Hi all. Please i need advice...

I have had a male piggy for nearly 4 months now he is about 5-6 months old in total, quiet big already. But my problem is i desided to get him a female friend. Now she is about 6-9 weeks... now the male keeps mounting the female, not in a dominance way, in a sexual way... now she is still to small and unwilling... now the male started biting at the hair of the female on her back side and got lots of hair out and some teeth marks in the back... now this is where i get stuck, i separated them to keep the biting to a minimum, but the male wont stop screaming and the male just hides.... if i put them back together the male gurrrs and the female squicks for like 5 seconds, then he tries jumping her and the biting to back hair biggins again... please help me how to get them to live together without the bighting...
 

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Please separate them if your boat is not neutered and 6weeks post op.

I’m tagging a much more experienced member @Wiebke
 

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They are separated and keeping it like that for time being but the male Jamie, wont stop screaming.... should i take them to differnt rooms aswell?
 

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No he is not. Sadly... i cant find anyone within a 500Km raduis that treat piggies :( othereise he would've been by now...

And every now and again they call for eachother... then i dont know what to do... put them together or just squick it out.
 

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DON'T put them back together if he hasn't already got her pregnant he probably will do!
 

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No he is not. Sadly... i cant find anyone within a 500Km raduis that treat piggies :( othereise he would've been by now...

And every now and again they call for eachother... then i dont know what to do... put them together or just squick it out.
I’m sorry but why would you put a not neutered boar with a female? That’s very irresponsible.
 

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Definitely DON'T put them back together! It's likely your sow is now pregnant, so have a read through these guides!
www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/threads/pregnancy-guide.109375/
https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/threads/labor-and-birth.109382/
https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/threads/pregnancy-and-nursing-diet.109377/

The best thing to do is move your boar away - he's going to be frustrated and tempted with her there and whenever she comes into season (which if she is pregnant she won't until right after birth).
Then, if you can't get him neutered, try to find a boar-friend for him (the best one would depend on your current boar's age)!

Try and find a vet nearby who is experienced in piggies incase your sow is pregnant - you may need them if the pregnancy/birth doesn't go to plan, and it's better to be prepared :)

Try not to beat yourself up - if you genuinely didn't realise! Mistakes happen, but be sure to avoid putting boars and sows together in the future! :)
 

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Thank you for the first helpfull advise on this matter. I really did not know my new piggy was sow untill i saw the biting on her back and could see she is a sow... ill make plan to get my male fixed.
 

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Thank you for the first helpfull advise on this matter. I really did not know my new piggy was sow untill i saw the biting on her back and could see she is a sow... ill make plan to get my male fixed.
I apologise, I thought you knew your piggie was female.
 

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I apologise, I thought you knew your piggie was female.
No worries... it was not my intention on getting a sow... she was to young to tell in the store but she was so calm and friendly towards me i couldnt help to buy her. Then i got stuck on this problem...
 

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I’m sorry for my confusion but your original post said that you “decided to get him a female friend”
There are some excellent guides about how to cope with a pregnant sow on here. We are a friendly forum happy to help so I do hope your little girly guinea pig is ok. Best wishes to her especially if she’s pregnant cos she’s also quite young. Let us know how she gets on x
 

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Hi all. Please i need advice...

I have had a male piggy for nearly 4 months now he is about 5-6 months old in total, quiet big already. But my problem is i desided to get him a female friend. Now she is about 6-9 weeks... now the male keeps mounting the female, not in a dominance way, in a sexual way... now she is still to small and unwilling... now the male started biting at the hair of the female on her back side and got lots of hair out and some teeth marks in the back... now this is where i get stuck, i separated them to keep the biting to a minimum, but the male wont stop screaming and the male just hides.... if i put them back together the male gurrrs and the female squicks for like 5 seconds, then he tries jumping her and the biting to back hair biggins again... please help me how to get them to live together without the bighting...
They are separated and keeping it like that for time being but the male Jamie, wont stop screaming.... should i take them to differnt rooms aswell?
Hi! Please keep your two piggies in adjoining cages. Make sure that your boar cannot climb into the sow's cage. The screaming should stop in a day or two. They will need the company for ongoing stimulation and interaction because a full boar and a sow CANNOT be safely together.

Please also be aware that your sow can be already pregnant if she has come into season spontaneously when meeting a boar or if she has been with him for several days. You will need to read our pregnancy guide, so you know what you have let yourself in for and can make sure that your little baby sow has the best chance of surviving.
Guinea pigs start making babies as soon as they are weaned. Sows are basically nonstop pregnant until they are worn out by them or die from birthing complications. They come into season again within hours of giving birth. They pay a very high price for having the longest pregnancies with the fewest, but largest and most developed babies of all rodents. :(

https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/threads/pregnancy-guide.109375/

A good diet is key to minimising and managing the risk factors of a pregnancy as much as you can influence them. The fitter and healthier a sow is, the higher the overall survival chances of any babies. If turns out to be not pregnant in about 10 weeks' time, all the better! Please also do NOT overfeed her, especially not in the later stages of a pregnancy when the embryos grow large. You do not want to risk them getting stuck during birth or your little mum being left with permanent damage to her body because of what getting them out does to her!
Long Term Balanced General And Special Needs Guinea Pig Diet
https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/threads/pregnancy-and-nursing-diet.109377/

You can find more information at the top of our pregnancy section. Please take the time to read our guides for the sake of your little baby girl!

Please also read this guide here, so you can learn and understand guinea pig behaviour. Nipping is for intance a very normal and mild dominance behaviour as guinea pigs establish a working group with a strict hierarchy.
Illustrated Bonding / Dominance Behaviours And Dynamics

We have lots more very helpful and useful information for new owners via this link here: New Owners' Problem Solver And Information Collection
 
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