Taming Beans And Toast..

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My two piggies that I love so much. Beans and Toast. They used to be tame but then one of them bit me quite hard so I lost confidence and they sort of stopped being tame. Any tips for retaming? Beans is starting to trust me again, letting me stroke her for 10-15 seconds before going to nibble my finger. Toast however will not let me touch her at all and doesn't come up to me for food as much as Beans, but still a bit. I love my girls very much and I'd love to make the most of having them around.
 
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is it possible that your girls are in "those" days? I mean, they are in season? it happens once a month, I guess, and in those days also my Calipso bites and acts like a mad!:crazy:
then, after 3 days everything changes...
 

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is it possible that your girls are in "those" days? I mean, they are in season? it happens once a month, I guess, and in those days also my Calipso bites and acts like a mad!:crazy:
then, after 3 days everything changes...
It's possible. However it wasn't a bite bite just a nibble sort of bite.
 

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My two piggies that I love so much. Beans and Toast. They used to be tame but then one of them bit me quite hard so I lost confidence and they sort of stopped being tame. Any tips for retaming? Beans is starting to trust me again, letting me stroke her for 10-15 seconds before going to nibble my finger. Toast however will not let me touch her at all and doesn't come up to me for food as much as Beans, but still a bit. I love my girls very much and I'd love to make the most of having them around.
You may find the tips in these guides here helpful. They use understanding of guinea pig behaviours and social dynamics to deal with them in terms that they instinctively comprehend. if you want to fancy it up, you can call it guinea pig whispering. The main thing is that it actually works.
" Biting" And What You Can Do
How To Understand Guinea Pig Instincts And Speak Piggy Body Language
How To Pick Up And Weigh Your Guinea Pig
Illustrated Bonding / Dominance Behaviours And Dynamics

Here is our new owners guides collection, which you may find interesting and helpful: New Owners' " How To" Starter Kit
 
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