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Leothepiggy

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So I’m pretty new to the guinea parent world but I got my 2 male piggy’s a month ago and I got a new cage the other day I upgraded the cage and one of my guinea pigs gizmo was rumble strutting to the other one leo and leo never squeaked when I held him before but all of a sudden when I pet him he starts to squeak but he still purrs also they keep running away from me when they see me I know that is normal but I need advice to tame them better I don’t know if any of this has to do with the new cage and the dominance thing but?
 

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Gizmo may just be asserting his dominance with the rumble strutting. When I clean our boys out, Toffee usually mounts Fudge very briefly then they get on with it 🙄 As for taming, talk to them (as you approach the cage and in general). Hand feed. Take out daily for cuddles. You can start with 5mins and gradually increase the length. Or you can just put them on the sofa next to you with a little pile of hay. Always start with the dominant pig for feeding and taking out/returning to the cage.

Boys need more space than girls, so make sure the cage is at least 150cm. Also have two of everything - bowls, bottles etc. How old are they?

Have a look at the below thread.

Understanding Prey Animal Instincts, Guinea Pig Whispering And Cuddling Tips
 

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Thank you for replying they are both 7 months old I also have a question? Gizmo runs around in circles and popcorns but leo just watches him and squeals When he does it? Leo barley runs around like gizmo does
 

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I think since you've only had them for a month, plus they now have a new cage, they're only now finding their feet. Their confidence will be growing each day in their new environment and they're just working things out between themselves. I'm sure they will settle down. My 2 boys get on fantastically but still have a bit of a rumble strutt at each other (9 times out of 10 it's Frodo) and they have a bit of humpy time occasionally where poor little Dexter will be chased around squeaking as he runs away. No harm is ever done and it only lasts a few minutes of chasing around and then they're back together munching on a pile of hay. As for Gizmo popcorning and running around and Leo being more of a bystander, just shows their different personalities 🙂
 

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Piggies are like people - they all have different personalities and it’s fascinating to watch the interaction between them.
I have 3 sows and love sitting watching them play during floor time.
Time and patience are the key to taming guinea pigs - also learning to accept them as the individuals they are
 

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As said that’s just their personalities. The boys are over 18 months old and don’t popcorn as much as before, and rarely run laps now. They will popcorn sometimes when I grab the sack to top up their hay! And yes, humping and chasing can occur even outside of the teenage years. The boys were at it this evening after I’d left for work! (I only found out because I had to go home and get my phone) The dominant was chasing the sub around and humping him. I’m sure they eventually settled down. Not sure what triggered it though!
 
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