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I'm finding it very hard at the moment. I split up my boys, due to a massive fight, as some of you know and I decided to keep them split up. they live side-by-side in 2 2x3 C&C cages and it seemed alright at first, they were sad but I thought they'd get over it...
But they've gotten worse.
They're not eating like they used to, neither of them will take veggies from me anymore, they both just sit in the top corner of the cage, next to each other...They barely move, they don't make noises...Except for the constant chewing on the bars, they just sit there...

They're so miserable and so lonely...And it's breaking my heart. I thought they could live together like this happily but it looks like I was wrong.
I just do not know what to do anymore.

I'm only allowed the two...So partners for them both is a no-no...All they have is each other, unless I make the decision to give one up to another home and pair up the remaining one but I love both my boys...Choosing between them just isn't an option and I don't think I'm strong enough to make a choice like that and I don't think it's fair to be expected to, either.

What should I do? Should I leave them and hope they adjust over more time? Or do I take a chance and try to reintroduce them?
Is it fair to leave them like this? Am I being way too overprotective?
They just seem like shells of their former selves...That happy, crazy...Energetic spark is gone and they both seem to be slowly giving up.
 
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Awww

I am no pro when it comes to reintroducing but that is what I would try to do making sure that I did it properly. I am sure more knowledgeable members can give some advice x
 

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You CAN try and give them another chance - full intros on neutral space, preferably after a communal bath.

Whether it works out is anybody's guess; don't get up your hopes too high! Have a towel ready so you can separate them if necessary without being bitten yourself.

http://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=38562

I know that it is a near impossible concept (and I know from my own experience how hard it is to let a piggy go to another home!), but if that is the only possibility left for you, would you do it. you could have the other boy neutered so he could live with a girl, and you would not have to worry about fallouts anymore.

You have fought so hard for your duo; it is a pity that they had this massive fallout.
 
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You CAN try and give them another chance - full intros on neutral space, preferably after a communal bath.

Whether it works out is anybody's guess; don't get up your hopes too high! Have a towel ready so you can separate them if necessary without being bitten yourself.

http://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=38562

I know that it is a near impossible concept (and I know from my own experience how hard it is to let a piggy go to another home!), but if that is the only possibility left for you, would you do it. you could have the other boy neutered so he could live with a girl, and you would not have to worry about fallouts anymore.

You have fought so hard for your duo; it is a pity that they had this massive fallout.

I didn't know if it was wrong of me to try and reintroduce them. They were never buddies but they were partners in crime and they tolerated each other...They were happy knowing that they shared their life with another piggy...I just can't understand why they had the massive fallout...

On the other hand now...The cage is bigger...
So maybe there's more chance of it working out now.

I really don't know what I would do, if giving one of them up was my only option. I honestly don't think I could choose one, it's like choosing between your children...But I know that I have to put them first. I think if I were to rehome one of my boys to a good friend of mine...So I could visit him regularly and know that he's being loved properly...I think I could do that.
I just hope it doesn't come to that.

I'm hoping they can last until Saturday. I have the day off, so I can watch them ALL day.

Thank you, I think I'll give them one last try.
I'll let you know how it goes on Saturday.
 
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