Settling In And Making Friends With Guinea Pigs - A Guide

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Checking any new arrivals
Sexing link: Sexing Guinea Pigs: How to Sex a Guinea Pig
(or join the forum and post a preferably clear and day lit picture in our sexing and pregnancy section!)

Please also have any new arrivals vet checked. If there are health problems during this period after a shop sale, you can reclaim any vet cost from the shop as exposure and infection must have happened at the shop.
Details and a list of the most common health issues in new guinea pigs via this link here:
What to check and look out for in new guinea pigs (vet checks, sexing, parasites&illness)


Settling, handling and making friends
Arrival in a home from the perspective of pet shop guinea pigs

How Do I Settle Shy New Guinea Pigs?
How To Pick Up And Weigh Your Guinea Pig
Understanding Prey Animal Instincts, Guinea Pig Whispering And Cuddling Tips


The importance of companionship of their own kind and what that means for you
Companionship
Single Guinea Pigs - Challenges and Responsibilities
Guinea Pig Facts - An Overview


Potential problem areas in your interaction with your guinea pigs
Who is the boss - Your guinea pig or you?
" Biting" And What You Can Do
Looking After A Bereaved Guinea Pig
 
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