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peelio_26

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Hello, I'm new to this forum and somewhat new to being an owner. So I have 4 guinea pigs total all in the same cage, it has two stories so its fairly large and two of the guinea pigs just don't get along at all, they're constantly fighting for dominance that results in injuries to eachother. At this point I dont know what to do, neutering is expensive where I am and I don't have room in my current apartment to put them in separate cages. Any advice?
 

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Neutering will not make the boys stop fighting if you have all boys. A pair of boys is ideal. More than that together tends to never work. What are the dimensions of this cage?
 

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Are they all boars? If they are then this is the problem. Boars need to be kept in pairs. Any more than two boars together and there is almost always problems as they usually cannot establish a functioning hierarchy. The space required to attempt more than two boars together is huge - at least one square metre per piggy all on one level (upper levels do not count towards the cage size).
Neutering will not make any difference - all it does is prevent pregnancy, it doesnt change behaviour nor will it make them like each other,
As fights are occurring, then you will need to separate them out into two pairs - finding which two get on best. Each pair will require a cage measuring 180cm x 60cm on a single level.

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to be honest though if they are sows and cannot form functioning hierarchy and are fighting, then the result will be the same, they will need to be separated into functioning. They need to have compatibility and mutual liking to be able to form a bond and if they don’t have that, then the relationship won’t work .
 
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