Worried About Mounting A Bit...

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Eran Johnson

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Hello ,

Yesterday i have bought another GP for my original guinea pig , both males.

They don't chatter teeth or bite , but i am a little worried about mounting , is it normal for the young guinea pig ( not the mounting one , the mounted ) to run away? there is chasing envolved within the guinea pigs , and my older guinea pig , is walking very slowly and rumbling while doing it.

the thing is , the other guinea pig actually follows the older one , it seems to trust him.

but i cant help it but thinking that he is suffering , so what i'm asking is chasing and not wanting to be mounted normal? he is only here for about 2 days.

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Yes, it's normal dominance behavior, both the mounting and the running away, as well as the rumblestrutting on the part of the older pig. It's part of establishing dominance. They need to work out the pecking order. No one is suffering, it's totally normal instinctive behavior for both of them.
 

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Yes, it's normal dominance behavior, both the mounting and the running away, as well as the rumblestrutting on the part of the older pig. It's part of establishing dominance. They need to work out the pecking order. No one is suffering, it's totally normal instinctive behavior for both of them.
Thank you , i was worried that he squeakes because he is in pain , I hope they will sort it out .
 

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Thank you , i was worried that he squeakes because he is in pain , I hope they will sort it out .
No, squealing in that context is actually submission and not pain. He is telling the more dominant pig that he submits. It is disconcerting when you don't understand guinea pig 'language' though! Hopefully things will settle down soon!
 
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