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Hello! I'm new to the forums and I wanted to ask a few questions. I just got my guinea pigs yesterday. Both females, Their names are Luna and Penelope. Luna is very adventurous and does not seem scared. When I brought her home she came right out and started eating and popcorning around. However, Penelope was very scared to come out. After an hour or so she finally came out the box and I took the box away. Since then, She hiding under her bed and between the two bed and behind them. Mostly under though. I lift it every now and then to make sure she is okay. She jumps a little then resumes being scared. She hasn't eaten a lot, maybe a few pieces of hay. Nothing more. Luna keeps going over there and staying with her and just hanging back there. Luna and Penelope came from different litters so them meeting was a bit of a scary moment for us. But nothing happened, they seem to get along. I know I'm supposed to give new guinea pigs time, especially the scared ones. I just need reassurance that Penelope will be okay! I put food in the corner near the bed so she can eat in peace. As I'm typing this right now she's moving under the bed which seems like closer to the food/ I hope so /
 

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Don’t worry too much Penelope is scared and will need more time to settle in. She will probably do a lot of eating once you have gone to bed and hopefully you will notice lots of poos when you wake up! Welcome to the forum, you will find lots of info in our guides, one on settling in new piggies
 

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I have a guinea pig named luna too! Both my guinea were very shy and skittish when I got them and Luna still is. It takes time and patience but soon they will adjust right in!
 

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Welcome Luna and Penelope and of course new piggy owner.
Well the good news is that you found the forum and that will certainly help you make the right decisions.

when you have a minute go ahead and add your general location as it can help when providing information and assistance.

Look forward to seeing some photos when they have settled in.
 

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Don’t worry too much Penelope is scared and will need more time to settle in. She will probably do a lot of eating once you have gone to bed and hopefully you will notice lots of poos when you wake up! Welcome to the forum, you will find lots of info in our guides, one on settling in new piggies
Thank you! Only
 

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I have a guinea pig named luna too! Both my guinea were very shy and skittish when I got them and Luna still is. It takes time and patience but soon they will adjust right in!
Thank you! the only thing I'm concerned about is that they aren't eating their vitamin c tablets. And I know it's a MUST to have for them
 

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Welcome Luna and Penelope and of course new piggy owner.
Well the good news is that you found the forum and that will certainly help you make the right decisions.

when you have a minute go ahead and add your general location as it can help when providing information and assistance.

Look forward to seeing some photos when they have settled in.
Thank you! so far i feel super welcomed. And yes i'll take many photos when they're settled
 

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UPDATE: Penelope came out! I put her food and hay and water in the corner where she hides. I saw her drinking and eating some hay. She popped her head out and then went back inside. C: slowly but surely.
 
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UPDATE: Penelope came out! I put her food and hay and water in the corner where she hides. I saw her drinking and eating some hay. She popped her head out and then went back inside. C: slowly but surely.
Little steps at a time she will become confident, she will still get spooked at times, its just instinct for prey animals 👍
 

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Welcome. My piggies responded really well to a slow and careful introduction. Take it a set at a time and they will gain confidence with you. Rose and Rosie send welcome wheeks!
 

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Welcome to the forum.
When my Phoebe was new she was very skittish and shy. It took several months for her to become confident enough not to dive for cover whenever I came near.
No she's the first one out for food and the first one to the cage at playtime.
Gentleness, patience and food work with new piggies.
Looking forward to the pictures
 

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They don't need vit C tablets. Just regular veg. And plenty of time to get used to you. The Piggy Whispering Tips are brilliant - you can tell from my username that I'm a big fan :roll:
 

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UPDATE: Penelope is fully out and Luna is starting to get used to her. I woke up this morning and they were in the same bed cuddling. I can't tell if they were play fighting or fighting. It doesn't look like they were fighting, cause they resumed normally after the little scuffle that lasted 3 seconds.
 

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I think they were fighting over the bed because one had more hay in it than the other and both wanted one. Easy solution I just put more hay in both and put some food in both to kinda occupy each of them. I put a towel over both hides like a Canopy. Both have their share of darkness. And I put their food and drinks on their side.
 
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