How Do I Introduce A Guinea Pig To Another? Introduce your guinea pigs in a neutral territory – somewhere neither have been before. Choose a quiet, enclosed and large space where both will feel safe. Block out any distractions such as loud TVs, children or other pets. Start by having one person hold each guinea pig and hold them up to one another.
How long does it take for guinea pigs to get used to each other? You should keep your guinea pigs separate from one another in a different room for the first two to three weeks. You will need to have the new guinea checked out by a vet during this time to ensure they are healthy. Do not let them have physical contact until this time period is up.
Can you put a new guinea pig with an old one? Yes, you can definitely put baby guinea pigs with older ones. Overall, baby guinea pigs do well with older ones – as long as they’re matched up based on their personalities (which is the most important factor anyway). The guinea pigs need to be introduced to each other properly.
Table of Contents
- 1 Should I separate fighting guinea pigs?
- 2 How long should you quarantine a new guinea pig?
- 3 What size cage do I need for 2 guinea pigs?
- 4 Is it better to have 2 male or 2 female guinea pigs?
- 5 Can two different breeds of guinea pigs live together?
- 6 How do guinea pigs talk to each other?
- 7 Do I need to quarantine a new guinea pig?
- 8 What to do if you have 2 guinea pigs and one dies?
- 9 Why is my guinea pig chasing the other?
- 10 When should I separate my guinea pigs?
- 11 Is a 2×3 C & C cage big enough for 2 guinea pigs?
- 12 Do guinea pigs need bedding?
- 13 How do you get two guinea pigs to make friends?
- 14 What does it mean when a guinea pig’s hair stands up?
- 15 Do guinea pigs follow each other?
- 16 Is 3 guinea pigs better than 2?
Should I separate fighting guinea pigs?
If they do start fighting again you should separate them and it may be worth taking the aggressor to the vet. There is a chance your Pigs might not be able to live in the same cage.
How long should you quarantine a new guinea pig?
Quarantine Can Prevent The Spread Of Illness And Parasites The safest way to introduce a new guinea pig to a pet you already have is to quarantine any new pig for 2 to 3 weeks behind closed doors.
What size cage do I need for 2 guinea pigs?
Two guinea pigs: 7.5 square feet (minimum), but at least 10.5 square feet (30” x 50”) is preferred. Three guinea pigs: 10.5 square feet (minimum), but at least 13 square feet (30” x 62”) is preferred. Four guinea pigs: 13 square feet (minimum), but at least 30” x 76” is preferred.
Is it better to have 2 male or 2 female guinea pigs?
As pets they are usually kept in pairs or trios of the same sex. Two females (sows) will live happily together, as will two males (boars), particularly if they are siblings. Two boars of different ages will usually get along together, as long as there are no females around.
Can two different breeds of guinea pigs live together?
Guinea pigs are very sociable creatures and need to live in pairs or small groups, as they would in the wild. We recommend always having two or more guinea pigs together, with safe introductions to keep them happy.
How do guinea pigs talk to each other?
Like other animals, guinea pigs communicate with humans and each other via vocalizations and sometimes the use of body language. Purring is the most common sound for a guinea pig to communicate with others, and this generally indicates its happiness, satisfaction, or good mood.
Do I need to quarantine a new guinea pig?
In addition to disease identification, quarantine is a useful time for Humans to acclimate a new pig slowly to every aspect of life in its new home. It’s also a good time to observe a new pig’s behavior and slowly introduce a new diet (like hay and pellets) into its old diet.
What to do if you have 2 guinea pigs and one dies?
If one of your two guinea pigs dies and for whatever reason you don’t want to get another, it’s best to give your single guinea pig to a friend who already keeps guinea pigs, or, failing that, to a local pet sanctuary. Check out the Introducing Guinea Pigs section of this guide for handy tips on getting GPs together.
Why is my guinea pig chasing the other?
Guinea pigs are ground roaming animals that need a lot of space to run around in! Zooming around and barging into each other is play, popcorning madly is an expression of joy, especially in young piggies.
When should I separate my guinea pigs?
It’s important to split male and female guinea pigs up by the time they’re 4 weeks old. If you don’t, mating is just a matter of time. Not only can male siblings mate with their siblings, the males can even do so with their mothers.
Is a 2×3 C & C cage big enough for 2 guinea pigs?
ONE guinea pig needs at least a 2×3 grid-sized cage. TWO guinea pigs who get along well can also live in this 2×3 grid-sized cage. Although we do recommend a larger cage, this will suffice. The 2 guinea pigs should be a BONDED PAIR.
Do guinea pigs need bedding?
Guinea pigs spend quite a lot of time in their habitat so they require an excellent bedding material that’s not only highly-absorbent, but soft and cozy too.
How do you get two guinea pigs to make friends?
Choose a quiet, enclosed and large space where both will feel safe. Block out any distractions such as loud TVs, children or other pets. Start by having one person hold each guinea pig and hold them up to one another. Then put them down into their neutral space.
What does it mean when a guinea pig’s hair stands up?
Guinea pigs show their dominance over other guinea pigs by raising their heads, which is reported to be their way of showing up one another. In guinea pig social circles, the higher the head, the studdlier the guinea pig!
Do guinea pigs follow each other?
Guinea pigs will often follow each other around their cages(also referred to as a piggy train), explore new toys, eat together, sleep together and keep each other company. Older guinea pigs benefit from a companion to keep them moving and preventing obesity related issues.
Is 3 guinea pigs better than 2?
The minimum size for a group of guinea pigs is two. However, there are good reasons why should consider acquiring three or more at the same time and keeping them together: Several guinea pigs will stimulate each other and encourage active behaviour.