A dog and guinea pig request for information?
I have a chocolate lab. He is the cutest, friendlyest dog I've ever had. I'm going to get guinea pigs next to in a few weeks and im just prepareing everything. My dog (his name is Duke) sleeps beside me in my bed room. But thats also where I plan to place the guinea pigs. I don't think he should sleep surrounded by there because I have a C&C cage where on earth if he wanted to, snach my guinea pigs in my sleep. So I be planing to have him sleep with my sister now. If he be in a cage could he sleep in here? If he wasn't in a cage could he sleep in within? I dont want anyone to get hurt.
Also can they even be together at all? Or even in equal room? (While im with them)
Well,I think you should test it first.You should let Duke smell the guinea pig.If he is okay near it,then they can both sleep in the room. Let Duke get used to your guinea pig first. Make certain you spend time with them equally,so duke doesnt get jealous.
As long as you have a top on your C&C cage, which you can make, here should be no problems. Just watch closely when they are in the same room.
I would keep the guinea pig surrounded by a room where the door is always shut and have the dog sleep contained by another room. I have two cats and they were fine with my two guinea pigs for months; I would consent to the guinea pigs run around the house and the cats would just wtch and sniff them and the guinea pigs wouldn't mind. But then adjectives of a sudden last week one of my cats went cray and started attacking one of the guinea pigs and biting it. The guinea pig was okay as I intervened within time but now all the cat does is try to get into the guinea pig shut within to eat it! My point is everything was okay but you never really know what an animal will do and my cat is small with small teeth but you rdog is big and one bite could decimate.
she sleeps near me in my room with my hamsters...the first few nights she looked-for to kill them but hten she warmed up to them and got bored. put ur guinea pig close to the dog but past the worst distances and with he/she in your arms. get them used to eachother and net sure there is no way your dog can obtain to your guinea's
When you get your guinea pigs, introduce them to Duke while you hold and pet them. Do this several times and let him sniff them while you're holding them a few times also, before putting one on the floor (within your instantaneous grasp).
After a bit, he will get the idea that they belong and are off-limits as toys or prey. Many different animals can be taught to live peacefully together. Just afford dear old Duke some credit
My dog slept in my room with my guinea pigs contained by a C&C cage.
But at night I always put a big rug over the top of the shut within until I got more cubes to make a lid.