Good evening, I am new to the forum and I am finding it super helpful. Thankyou.
We brought home two female guinea pigs on monday - cocoa and popcorn
Apart from an initial issue with popcorn after only being home 3 hours ( haypoke and scratched eye) they have been great. They started off very shy, due to the warm weather I didnt want them to remain in the hideout enclosure of their outdoor hutch so I moved them to the lower level with additional hay and also a wooden archway and tunnel. Since this they have been so confident. Moving around, making noises and eating really well even from my hand.
Popcorn requires drops in her eye three times daily and during this time I take both out and keep them in a soft hideaway together. I have noticed cocoa trying to mount popcorn a number of times. I have triple checked their sex and definitely female. Is this just female dominance behaviour? I am very surprised at how confident and inquisitive cocoa is.....she will hardly stay still in her soft hideaway and wants to go off exploring along the sofa. I wouldnt expect this so soon. Is this a positive behaviour?