• You can find lots of information on how to settle in, understand your new guinea pigs in our New Owners Guide Collection but please ask any questions you have in Wannabe and New Owners' section.

Sudden Change In Behaviour...

Status
Not open for further replies.

ChloeCee98

Teenage Guinea Pig
Joined
Jan 25, 2017
Messages
638
Likes
478
Points
455
Location
North East, England
#1
I think my piggies feel neglected :bye: I lost my job at Christmas and I think the piggies got used to me being around a lot. Now I'm back working full time they don't get as much attention. I feel like they hate me :( I still give them cuddles and veggies and lots of loves every day. I sit with them for hours and I make sure they have the best of everything but I just don't feel like I'm giving them what they want. :no:

So confused what am I doing wrong? Is it the change in house as we have moved or is it me working...surely piggies don't believe in feng shui lol :xd: or could their set up be not to their liking ? Their room in the old house had people going past a lot as to get to the bathroom you had to go through the piggy room. I'm thinking maybe they feel as if they hardly see anyone. They're still active and healthy I've even noticed a weight increase in my boar ❤ I'm thinking about getting him neutered, how hard is the after care and will I need time off work for it? I have someone who I could get to come round during the day but he's most comfortable with me. If I get him neutered do I just go ahead with bonding all 3 together in a neutral setting after 6 weeks?

I hope they still want to be my piggies...maybe it's just me but they really do seem to be in a right huff lol :ple:
 

Wiebke

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Mar 10, 2009
Messages
61,898
Likes
27,132
Points
3,341
Location
Coventry UK
#2
It is likely that your guinea pigs are a bit more bored without the stimulation that you have provided with your constant presence.

Have a look through our toy ideas section; there are lots of things that you can leave for them to work their way through while you are gone that don't cost a fortune.
Guinea Pig Toys

If you wish to have your boar neutered, I would recommend to look for a vet with experience in guinea pig neutering. North East Guinea Pig Rescue or Tees Valley Rescue may be able to give you recommendations as to which vets they use or would trust. This goes quite a way to minimise the risk of post-op complications.
Here is our post-op care guide: Tips For Post-operative Care

This bonding guide is as detailed as I could make it and also features a chapter with special aspects in cross gender bondings. Illustrated Bonding / Dominance Behaviours And Dynamics
 

ChloeCee98

Teenage Guinea Pig
Joined
Jan 25, 2017
Messages
638
Likes
478
Points
455
Location
North East, England
#3
I have changed MoMo and noodle back to their original lay out. Gave MoMo a lovely bath and cleaned them out thoroughly they're squeaking and popcorning like mad ❤❤❤

IMG_5568.JPG

IMG_5569.JPG

IMG_5570.JPG
 

Tiamolly123

Forum Donator 2017/18
Joined
Feb 9, 2016
Messages
6,737
Likes
3,992
Points
1,375
Location
Binfield, berkshire
#4
Although your cage is beautiful, it is a little barren. Find that toy thread & they'll all be happy.
Is there nowhere you could put them where they would have company?
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top