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piopli708

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I'm really new to guinea pig care and I'm really worried about a few things, one of my pigs (Mina) seems to be really anxious around my other piggy (Rosè) because whenever she comes near her she runs away and doesn't seem to want to go near her at all, also Mina isn't sleeping in her hidey and instead sleeps under the water bottle, is this something I should be worried about?
I thought that they preferred being in their hidey as they would feel more comfortable and securw
 

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Welcome.

I don't see anything wrong with Mina sleeping under her water bottle unless there is no bedding under there. Mine choose to sleep in different places in their cage and I never thought anything of it.
 

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Mine seem to take turns in the hides and outside by the door. Then when I check them they have snuggled in together.
 

i<3piggys

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It could just be the new environment and your gp are establishing who the top gp is ( dominance) When ever there is a change whether its a new home or adding another pig it shifts the balance of the group and they compete for dominance. as long as they are not attacking each other i think its ok. it will probably pass soon. ( i am going through the same thing right now i added a new piggy and they have been chasing her all day.)
 

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It could just be the new environment and your gp are establishing who the top gp is ( dominance) When ever there is a change whether its a new home or adding another pig it shifts the balance of the group and they compete for dominance. as long as they are not attacking each other i think its ok. it will probably pass soon. ( i am going through the same thing right now i added a new piggy and they have been chasing her all day.)
Also does mina have her own hidy? and is it next to roses? If it is you can try moving them away from each other and see if that works. Mine all sleep together but are exiling the newby :( its kind of sad.
 
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