How can you tell when female guinea pigs are in heat

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How can u tell when your guinea pig is in heat? Me and my friend have the opposite sex and i wouldnt want to cause any unwanted babies
 

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PLEASE don't put them together at all. It only takes a second for him to mount and get her pregnant. And if they're joined it is dangerous to try and separate as you can cause damage to both, the boar in particular. You both need to get them a same sex friend each, preferably from a rescue where they can be dated to pick one they like.

As for being in season, it's generally more noticeable when they live with a companion. If she lives alone you won't know because...well... you're not a guinea pig so she won't behave the same with you as she would a friend.

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Their behaviour changes, they can become more dominant but you’re not planning on putting them together are you? Not even for play dates.
Avoiding her being in season to enable a play date (which guinea don’t do anyway as they should not meet with any piggy with whom they are not bonded and don’t permanently Live with. If you put two piggies together then it is a bonding session to them which then gets interrupted upon separation. This causes stress to the piggies ) is not safe, they can come spontaneously into season if they are close enough to it.
 
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PLEASE don't put them together at all. It only takes a second for him to mount and get her pregnant. And if they're joined it is dangerous to try and separate as you can cause damage to both, the boar in particular. You both need to get them a same sex friend each, preferably from a rescue where they can be dated to pick one they like.

As for being in season, it's generally more noticeable when they live with a companion. If she lives alone you won't know because...well... you're not a guinea pig so she won't behave the same with you as she would a friend.

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They live at the same house just separate cages, i just wanted to know the signs🤷🏼‍♀️
 

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Rumble strutting, mounting, chasing... but she won't necessarily do it if she lives in a cage alone. Are you planning to get them each a same sex friend? Or are you planning to neuter the boy and try to bond them (after 6 weeks post neuter)?

PS the reason I replied as I did was because you were asking the signs and then said you don't want to cause unwanted babies. You can't put them together at all, as explained by Piggies&Buns above. I'm sorry if I came across confrontational or rude, not my intention at all :)
 

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Ok cool. Do the boars live in a separate room? And there's no way for them to escape and get in with the girls? Have a read of the guide I've linked below. You're more than welcome to post an intro thread and tell us about your girls. You can never post too many photos on here!
Sows: Behaviour and female health problems (including ovarian cysts)
 

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I agree with everything people have said before me. Keeping them as far away from each other as possible is definitely the best idea!

One of our sows usually gets quite moody a day or so before she comes into heat, I‘m always joking that she has PMS 😂 other than that I think the only way I can tell for sure is rumble strutting and occasional chasing. And there‘s a lot more noise coming from the cage when one of them is in heat.
 
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Hello, are you planning to breed them at all?

If so, I'd be interested and I'm prepared to pay £40 per pup, live in the London area, can provide detail upon request.
 
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