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How Do I Get My Guinea Pigs To Like Being Held?

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G Delara

New Born Pup
Mar 14, 2015
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I own a 5 week old baby girl and a 7 month old young female.
Right now everything is good, they come to me when they see me, they wheek at me and my family, they even like to be stroked on the head.
Now the biggest problem I have is "holding" them, how am I supposed to get them to get used to it?
This is not a case where there are guinea pigs that are automatically used to being held, my guinea pigs have never been held and evade whenever necessary.
Is this something that I should be trying on a daily basis like picking them up and down?
They don't really like being held in general really, having them out daily for some cuddles and bonding time would probably help though.
It's because they are prey animals, but yeah as a rule they don't really like it.
Over time they probably will get more used to it. :)

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