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Can 2 female and 1 male guinea pigs live together?

Can 2 female and 1 male guinea pigs live together?

Two females (sows) will live happily together, as will two males (boars), particularly if they are siblings. If a female and male live together the male will have to be castrated, unless you are planning on breeding them. Make no mistake – guinea pigs can breed on the same level as the metaphorical rabbit!

Can you have 2 guinea pigs in the same cage?

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.

Should I get two guinea pigs or one?

Guinea pigs are naturally sociable creatures – they should always be kept in pairs or small groups. Guinea pigs are naturally sociable creatures – they should always be kept in pairs or small groups.

Is it good to have more than one guinea pig?

A guinea pig will be a lot happier if they have at least one other companion. They will communicate with them and it will stop them being withdrawn and lonely. Guinea pigs are active creatures and they like to be alert and curious.

Is it true that guinea pigs are timid creatures?

Truth: Contrary to popular belief, guinea pigs are sociable creatures. They enjoy the company of people and other guinea pigs. Due to their timid nature, they may not open up to humans immediately and may seem distant when you bring them home. However, you will need patience before guinea pigs show you some love.

Can a guinea pig be aggressive to its owner?

A guinea pig very rarely shows this type of aggression towards its owner but if it and when it does, it’s recommended to take a step back and leave it alone for the meantime. Most of the time, this behavior will be seen primarily between two guinea pigs.

What does it mean when two guinea pigs meet?

It usually happens when two males or two females meet for the first time. If they start teeth chattering, swaying from side to side or hissing, this is a sure indication that a fight is about to erupt. They need to be separated as soon as possible to prevent any injuries.

Can a guinea pig recognize a human being?

Definitely! Guinea pigs recognize people and can differentiate between folks too, usually based on who they know will feed them. There are 3 people in my household and I have 2 guinea pigs. My pigs are much more comfortable with me and will only come to me and allow me to pet them without food.

What’s the difference between a guinea pig and an adult guinea pig?

Besides handling them with more care and being extra gentle, there are very few things that differ from adult guinea pig care. One of the few things is that baby guinea pigs need a little bit more calcium in their diets, especially in their first few weeks. The extra calcium is needed to make sure that they grow up with strong, durable bones.

Why do guinea pigs fight with other guinea pigs?

For a first introduction, place the guinea pigs in a clean area that neither has claim to. Expect them to pace around each other and sniff under each other’s chin or bottom. This possibly is a way for them to determine the friendliness of the other guinea pig. It is almost as if they are saying, “Hi, what is your ranking in the herd?”

Can a guinea pig have a broken leg?

Ive not experienced a guinea with a broken leg but we did have one about 30 years ago who had a leg removed and managed pretty well – that resulted in many an argument at the vets for my Mum as vet just said to get the guinea pts – but did the op as we paid for it.