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I just created a c&c run for the girls who have been settling in for the last week and have been really coming out with their little characters. I have made a 2x3 run and put them in there with thier hidey places, a tray of hay, their veg etc. they have just been hiding in their hideys. i suppose I'm just being impatient again and they just need to get used to it, just wondered if anyone had any ideas about how i can make them feel more at home?
 

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It take's a while for piggie's to be really trusting and most of the time they will run and hide that's their nature as prey animals, don't take it personally they all have different personalitie's and some may never like human company and other's will be extremely happy being petted and cuddled they love their veggie'sso you could hand feed them to gain trust but they will probably allway's be skittish
 

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i think you just have to give them time, when i clean mine out i let them roam around the flat, but i open the pet carrier and cookie will always run in there and wait for me to finish then i pick up the carrier and back in the pen she goes. whereas the others run around, i think it also depends on the piggies :) bribing them tith veg works well though :)) x
 
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they seem to be moving around a bit more now, i think I'm going to start putting them in the run all day and just in their hutch at night, i dont have enough space to have a permanent home that is as big as 2x3 grids and its much more space for them to run around in than their ferplast 100... i think the broccoli is helping them to feel more confident... they just cant resist coming out of hiding for it! They still arent keen on carrots though no matter how i prepare them! any suggestions?
 

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thats good glad they are getting more confident, give up with the carrots for a little while then try again, like humans they know what they like and what they dont and also go through phases :))
 

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Perhaps you can place a beach towel over part of the run and sprinkle little treats arund? Guinea pigs are always shy in new territory - they won't usually come straight out until the second, third or fourth time. But the wait is worth because when they do just wait and see! :))
 
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