How Do You 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 add a new guinea pig? Interaction with your guinea pigs is very important, but no human interaction or care can replace bonding with their own species. We recommend always having at least two guinea pigs in a home so that they will have a companion. Here are some steps and things to watch out for when introducing new guinea pigs!
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 you introduce a baby guinea pig to an older?
- 6 Do I need to quarantine a new guinea pig?
- 7 What to do if you have 2 guinea pigs and one dies?
- 8 Can guinea pigs live alone after one dies?
- 9 Why is my guinea pig chasing the other?
- 10 When should I separate my guinea pigs?
- 11 How do I know if my guinea pig is aggressive?
- 12 Is a 2×3 C & C cage big enough for 2 guinea pigs?
- 13 Do guinea pigs need bedding?
- 14 How do you get two guinea pigs to make friends?
- 15 Do guinea pigs hump each other?
- 16 Why do you quarantine guinea pigs?
- 17 Do guinea pigs cry?
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 you introduce a baby guinea pig to an older?
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.
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.
Can guinea pigs live alone after one dies?
If one of your guinea pigs sadly dies, leaving a single guinea pig left alone then yes, your remaining guinea pig will be very lonely and needs a companion. If you have more than two guinea pigs and one dies, then it’s not absolutely necessary to get another, but if you want to buy or adopt more then go right ahead.
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.
How do I know if my guinea pig is aggressive?
Signs of anxiety/aggression: Likewise, if your guinea pig is scared or unhappy with you, he will find ways to show this. Freezing, fidgeting, or throwing his head up in the air, means he is scared or uncomfortable. Teeth baring and hissing, hair fluffing, and strutting often are signs of aggression.
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.
Do guinea pigs hump each other?
A. When guinea pigs chatter their teeth it is an indication that they are very unhappy with the situation that they have been placed in, and they are unhappy with each other. The mounting is not sexual in nature but simply means that the mounting guinea pig is going to be the dominate guinea pig in the relationship.
Why do you quarantine guinea pigs?
This is paramount if the piggies have come from pet shops, or anywhere other than a reputable rescue (where the piggies would already have undergone quarantine before being rehomed, and usually also treated for lice/mites). Effective quarantine can prevent the spread of parasites and illness!
Do guinea pigs cry?
Guinea Pigs Don’t Cry Like Humans Do When a human cries, you might hear sobbing noises, but you’ll also see tears running down their cheeks. A guinea pig isn’t going to cry exactly like this because they don’t make tears like humans do.