scared guinea pig!

mitaghabe

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Hello! One of my abbyruvian guinea pigs is really scared. Her companion who is slightly older than her allows me to hold her, carry her around and play with her. However, when I try to do that with her, she hisses and runs away then cowers in the corner. She does not respond to any bribery like hay or veggies or any other treats that i can offer. My other one ends up taking it tall(she is a glutton i swear).I know that she is healthy though, good poop, pee. She drinks water well and eats her hay, veggies and pellets well. I had them for over a week now. Then a crisis just had to happen. When i was relocating their cage, a loud noise was heard and both of them got startled. It took a toll on the scaredy one. She tried to escape through the door and almost got dropped. Luckily, i catched her but in a not so good way. She squeaked until i was able to put her back. My older one is trying to comfort her, handing her hay and veggies but she is cowering in the corner. Now she is not just scared, but super scared. She will come around after a few hours but i need to know why she is so scared and how to calm her down. Help!
 

Pigwhisperer

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It takes a lot longer than a week for them to get used to you and their new surroundings. It sounds like this one may always be a nervous pig. They are prey animals, and some of them are are naturally more anxious than others.

Read this thread to find out how to act less like a predator and gain their confidence. The nervous one will probably always be more nervous but you will see a difference in time.

Understanding Prey Animal Instincts, Guinea Pig Whispering And Cuddling Tips
 

Merab's Slave

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Welcome to the forum.
When my Phoebe first came she was very skittish.
It took about 3 months for her to settle enough that she would allow petting.
6 months on she is a very confident piggy who still hates beycaught or held.
@Pigwhisperer has given you some very good guidance.
Please can we see pictures
 
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