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Watermelon-Pets

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One piggy of my pair is very nervous and doesn't come out much, her name is biscuit. And I got her out one morning to bond ( thinking it would make her realise I'm a gentle giant) and it went really well, until she went back in the hutch. So I left her a couple days only popping my head in to feed them Nuggets and fresh veg. I started to hand feed my other little girl ( Brownie who I have had out and she's really friendly!) and I realised that Biscuit started coming closer and closer. Now when I step out the house they get really excited and start running to the door, Brownie even started climbing on my knee! So with Biscuit gaining confidence I can now stroke her head, but I haven't handled her yet. Is now the right time?
 

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Sounds like it to me. Remember they are prey animals so you need to go slow with the grabbing so as not to startle then but it sounds like given a little more time they will get into cuddle time, also a blanket or towel to hide in helps.
 

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Sounds like it to me. Remember they are prey animals so you need to go slow with the grabbing so as not to startle then but it sounds like given a little more time they will get into cuddle time, also a blanket or towel to hide in helps.
Thank you for your advice! Would I be best carrying on with what I am doing now, like slowly stroking her head and feeding her? With my other piggy she has started to run to the door and onto my knee to have some veg, this has a good advantage because Biscuit often steals Brownie's veg! So I will slowly build up to Biscuit up onto my knee instead of me picking her up.
 

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Thank you for your advice! Would I be best carrying on with what I am doing now, like slowly stroking her head and feeding her? With my other piggy she has started to run to the door and onto my knee to have some veg, this has a good advantage because Biscuit often steals Brownie's veg! So I will slowly build up to Biscuit up onto my knee instead of me picking her up.
I think that would be a great idea and then just go from there.

When it comes to guinea pigs, patients and trust from them is the key.
 

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I agree. Now would be an ideal time to try handling her but just take things slowly and let it be on her terms x
Yes, I will start slowly with food and treats inviting her onto me. I know she is a nervous piggy but I think taking it slowly and getting her comfortable with me can only help her feel like she is home!
 
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