strange walking and purring (possibly rumbling?)

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i put my 2 boars in a bigger cage today, one is about 1 month old the other is maybe 2 or 3 I'm not exactly sure,

the oldest is on his first day off of antibiotics so hes still feeling the side effects of all that so hes not very social/ vocal now,

but the youngest one he loved the new diggs he was racing around the cage and popcorning all about,

then he tried to get on top of the oldest or brush up on his side,
then my oldest started walking very slowly while rumbling / purring, i dont know which one, it seemed like a angry sound because he was always walking away from the little guy, but quite slowly,

anyone know what this social interaction is all about?


also let me ask all of you when your guinea pig is on antibiotics do they seem a bit more shy?
 

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If your boys have moved into a new home, they are just finding their way about and deciding who is going to be boss of it. Hopefully they will decide without any/too much aggro. Guinea pigs can be more withdrawn when they are on AB's, partly due to the illness, and partly due to tummy feeling off with taking them. Probiotics can help with the upset tummy. Hope all goes well for them. x
 

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Was he wagging his bum? He's Rumbling showing that he is the dominant male "Look at me shaking my bum, I'm the boss I tell you" :)).

Why is he on Antibiotics? Are you giving him probiotics too? As Antibiotics can be harsh of there digestive system.

Is he still eating and drinking as normal?
 
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wow thanks for the quick reply,

1 well he wasnt really shaking his bum if he was it was a side to side while walking thing

2 he was on antibiotics because his behavior changed almost overnight which worried me as that was what happened with other guinea pigs i had in the past (RIP my boys) and since I'm living in China right now theres not any vets who would look at my boy, lets just say the most helpful one recommended me a place where i can get another if he dies....not exactly the response i was looking for (ive seen how the locals in my city think about small animals and its terrible, vets wont consider and pet shops are beside the street with the exhaust and as mentioned before a old woman owner of the outdoor spread prodding the piggies with a stick to move for customers....sad really, so i try to take it as many as i can, long story short i didnt want him to die and i had to make a decision on my own so after research i found the proper drug and put him on it.

3 thanks, yeah i finally gave them the space they deserve i was cruising down the street the other day and i found a refrigerator cardboard box, i lined the inside with fabric / plastic so they wont chew at the cardboard and put an old towel on the bottom.....even put their old cage in the end of it so if they really want they can go somewhere familiar.
 
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just a small update, my oldest guinea pig : Chewie

has finally settled in to his home and has now joined his cagemate in jumping and popcorning around the place, chewie is exceptionally good at jumping and having a spasm in the air whilst running haha hes a funny guy
 

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just a small update, my oldest guinea pig : Chewie

has finally settled in to his home and has now joined his cagemate in jumping and popcorning around the place, chewie is exceptionally good at jumping and having a spasm in the air whilst running haha hes a funny guy

Good news - nothing to cheer you up more than a rescue piggy discovering that life is for living and not just enduring! You are doing a great job!
 
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thank you! :<>

while i was teaching my private student i noticed the little guy jumping on the back of Chewie, while some serious rumbling was going on,

but then again i also noticed then running laps by running in to their old cage then jumping out and running around the new one, and probably repeating a good 20 times haha,

though i will give it to them in a period of 3 hours they sure did make a mess of their cage haha.
 
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