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kim3

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Hi all,

I've been lurking here but as I've picked up my 2 7week old sows today i thought i would say hi.
Is it best to leave the pigs at first or try to handle them. I've managed to stroke one of them but thats it so far.

Thanks
Kim
 

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Hi Kim3, welcome and you must be thrilled to have your new piggies home. They are still babies so I would leave them to settle in. You may need to remove them from their cage/housing to clean out, there are some helpful hints such as using a tunnel or cosy to lift them in and out. You can give them a little cuddle and check over before putting them back into their clean cage. Being young they will probably be skittish to start with, but will learn that their human slave means them no harm! Slowly and quietly does it:nod:. Good luck with your new girls, have you named them yet?
 

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Thanx both for your replies. One is named Fudge because shes a fudgy colour and the other is Smudge because she is white with brown smudges behind her ears.
 

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Hi all,

I've been lurking here but as I've picked up my 2 7week old sows today i thought i would say hi.
Is it best to leave the pigs at first or try to handle them. I've managed to stroke one of them but thats it so far.

Thanks
Kim
Hi and welcome!

You may find these two threads her helpful in settling in and getting to know your baby girls:
https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/threads/how-do-i-settle-shy-new-guinea-pigs.36239/
https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk...stincts-and-speak-piggy-body-language.117031/
https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/threads/sow-behaviour.38561/

We have got lots more information for new owners on the top bar, but you are always welcome to ask any questions you may have on one of the Care sections.

As we have members from around the world, we find it very helpful if you pleases added your country, state or (for the UK) your county to your details, so we can always adapt any advice or recommendations to what is available/possible where you are straight away. It also helps to avoid misunderstandings and lengthy questioning. Please click on your username on the to bar, then go to personal details and scroll down to location.
 
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