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Guinea pig pooping and peeing but not eating

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So is the best bet, to get another guinea pig and put a divide in the cage as cage is 16 square feet or put other pig in a cage and let guinea pig see each other so they don't get lonely, thanks for all the advice and help
 

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I am so sorry, you did all you could and were so fast in taking action at what is sounds a knowledgable vet.

As for a friend, whereabouts are you located we may be able to suggest a local rescue

once again so very sorry for your loss x
 

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So is the best bet, to get another guinea pig and put a divide in the cage as cage is 16 square feet or put other pig in a cage and let guinea pig see each other so they don't get lonely, thanks for all the advice and help
It’s better to have them live together but this is why it is important to ensure character compatibility by rescuing a new friend for your piggy via boar dating. Your piggy chooses his own new friend with the help of rescue centre staff (as they will have the experience to carry out a bonding, but also the knowledge of what piggies they have available who may be suitable for your piggy). This ensures compatibility, that they will get on and have a good long term bond.
if you buy a new piggy from a pet shop for example, then you don’t know if they will have compatibility so they could end up not liking each other, fighting and having to live in adjoining cages. If you were to go about it this way, then you do need to be aware that there is a 50/50 chance as to whether it will work or not. There is also a procedure for carrying out introductions which needs to be followed - all the guides are available in the behaviour section. But you must never put a new piggy directly into an existing piggies cage as this is a surefire way to cause a fight. The newcomer will be seen as an intruder and it will cause big problems. An introduction needs to be done on neutral territory.
 

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It’s better to have them live together but this is why it is important to ensure character compatibility by rescuing a new friend for your piggy via boar dating. Your piggy chooses his own new friend with the help of rescue centre staff (as they will have the experience to carry out a bonding, but also the knowledge of what piggies they have available who may be suitable for your piggy). This ensures compatibility, that they will get on and have a good long term bond.
if you buy a new piggy from a pet shop for example, then you don’t know if they will have compatibility so they could end up not liking each other, fighting and having to live in adjoining cages. If you were to go about it this way, then you do need to be aware that there is a 50/50 chance as to whether it will work or not. There is also a procedure for carrying out introductions which needs to be followed - all the guides are available in the behaviour section. But you must never put a new piggy directly into an existing piggies cage as this is a surefire way to cause a fight. The newcomer will be seen as an intruder and it will cause big problems. An introduction needs to be done on neutral territory.
Thank you very much for the advice, will follow it all.
 

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Just a little update, I got another guinea pig a few days back but both in separate cages at moment but getting on really well and pepper our grey boar is popcorning and liking our new smaller guinea pig choco who is 5 months old, so cute there getting on 🤗
 

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Are you going to actually bond them so they can live together?
How they behave when living next to each other is not a gauge of how well they will get on when they actually meet though.
 

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Are they both boars? Depending on his age and where you got Chico, you should have potentially quarantined him.
 

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Awww boys are both healthy and like each other, had them out playing with each other and choco sits and cuddles with Pepper as he is twice the size pepper is nearly 10 months and choco is 5 months old
 

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If you’ve put them together you need to now leave them together. Piggies don’t do play dates as each meeting is a bonding session. Interrupting causes them stress. It’s good they seem to get on. I would bond them and see how it is.
 

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Awww boys are both healthy and like each other, had them out playing with each other and choco sits and cuddles with Pepper as he is twice the size pepper is nearly 10 months and choco is 5 months old
Piggies do not do play meets, for them every meeting is a full-on bonding session. You have done the full run up, so please commit and do it properly when you have a day's time. There is no 'magic wand' measure and there is no trick to make them get on. It all boils down to whether they are personality matched or not - and that is something that can only happen during the proper bonding process. Any stop-and-go is counterproductive for them as it means they can't get on with the real stuff.
It only makes sense if you are dealing with a piggy with major fear-aggression issues and even then you have to always take it just to the point where it gets too much for them; but in your case are clearly not dealing with thuis problem!

Here is our illustrated guide with lots of pictures and videos that takes you through the whole complex bonding process step-by-step with all the key behaviours and dynamics for every stage and chapters on the specifics of sow, boar, mixed gender bondings. Please take the time to read the link carefully and use it as a reference: Bonding and Interaction: Illustrated social behaviours and bonding dynamics

All the best!
 
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