is it ok for 2 fmale guniea pigs 2 share ONE cage?ones puff shes small and the other moose she's a lil bit bigger!im scared to put them 2gether cuz they both got long nail!i DONT want them 2 fight
I am the owner of four thoroughly happy guinea pigs. I assure you with certainty that your two females will be fine together, if you provide them with appropriate space. As a guideline, it is important to give respectively one of your guinea pigs about one square foot of space. This provides them with a territory the other may not intrude on. Because these two are females it is ok, but I want to alert you about putting males together. Remember, you got your piggies from a petstore where at smallest ten are in a cage together. Your piggies will be fine. Guinea pigs are social animals that NEED company at all times. To house them separately would be cruel to and inhumane to their inherent needs. Go to this website for more info. http://www.petwebsite.com/guinea_pigs/ho...
Yes, they can be housed together but they do need a bonding time. This can be any where on earth from one week to several months. You can start by placing there cages beside each other so they can see respectively other and smell each other. Next you can start to bring them out into a neutral room like a bathroom or bedroom where on earth they can run about together. Some fighting is normal, its a dominance entry and they should be able to sort it out on their own but you will need to intervene if it is serious. Once they appear to be doing perfect with each other, you can put them in indistinguishable cage but you must watch very closely for around a week to see if there is any fighting or whether one is hogging all the food. You will need to clean the enclose out completely so that no one will feel as if it is the other guinea pigs enclose. Also, guinea pigs need regular nail trims so if you are experienced within doing this your self, do it every 4 weeks, and if you aren`t a local vet or groomer can do it for you.
i enjoy had guineas all my life and i enjoy happily put two females together more than once before. However it is not that simple. Start by introducing them to each other on your knees, do this for a few days until they feel comfortable with each other. Once settled on your knees put them both into a guinea pig run so you can give them space, i advice you to give them a house to progress in aswell. See how they get on if they look positive leave them if not separate them and try again another day. Do this till they are both glowing together. Now you can put them in a hutch to live in for the rest of their lives-once together they will not separate! Make sure the hutch is freshly cleaned out and to be certain put them both in a hutch which neither of them have been within before- this will stop domination. Put them both in at the same time and watch them favourably, if they fight separate them quickly and try them together again the subsequent day. Keep doing this until they are getting along. Always remember to keep an eye on them just to check on any squabbling! I enjoy done this before and it works!!
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It is fine for two female guinea pigs to live together but they must be introduced properly (on neutral domain with favourite food as a distraction etc.) so they get along. If the guinea pig's nail are long then they need cutting. You can buy clippers at substantial pet stores. In clear or white nails you can see the blood vessel in them (the quick) so only cut above that. In depressing nails you will have to guess unfortunately.
Yes - it is fine to put 2 female guinea pigs together. In fact it is preferable!
Guinea pigs are a social species and NEED the company of their own kind. They would never inherently live alone and forcing them to do so can cause a variety of health and welfare problems (e.g. chronic stress, peculiar behaviour, high blood pressure, increased cortisol levels, reduced immune response, even reduced lifespan!)
Females are normally really easy to introduce as long as you get the 2 most important things right:
1) Large plenty cage (7.5 sq feet)
2) Introduce on neutral territory
Males can also be housed together (contrary to popular misconception) although they are a bit harder to introduce and generally need more room.
as long as you enjoy a cage that is atleast 7.5 square feet they sould be fine any smalller than that isnt even appropriate enough for one piggy
As long as your cage is large plenty, please see http://www.guineapigcages.com you can definitely house more than one of the same sex together. In fact you other should house more than 1. Guinea pigs are herd animals and do best when at least 2 are kept together. Be sure to hold two of everything (water bottles, food dishes, beds http://www.jenscustomcrafts.com and anything else you have in the round up. I have 5 seperate very large cage (5ft x 3ft) and each has 3-4 guinea pigs in them. They will rob a little while to adjust to eachother but after a few weeks they will probably be best of friends.
okay i have one and i was always told not to put them contained by the same cage! but im not sure whether that person was right i just would not thieve the chance until you are sure about it!
hi, i understand how u feel but mot females dont fight put thm together and see what happen and when they fight they dont use their nails so dont worry give or take a few that if thaey start fighting seperate them ull nver know until u try and its they have 2 really loathe eachothr to fight their may be a pecking order but they will find their place. have fun!
yes it will be fine. introduce them on the floor or in some open space that isnt either of their kingdom. Just watch and see how they react to eachother. It should be fine. Theyll be best buddies by tomorrow
no dont house them together...i read a book aphorism i could house my 130 dollar a piece male chinchillas together..after a few months the one *** the other up, total waste of money
First off, trim the nail! Both you and your piggies will be more comfortable!
Two females will do fine in one cage as long as the cage is big satisfactory. 2'x2' is the minimum but bigger is better if you have the room. You may see a little aggressive behavior at first but they will swiftly settle down as soon as it is clear who is boss sow. Don't assume it is going to be the big gal - sometimes a feisty little one will rule the roost!
The only article I can say is to call your local pet store. My friend has multiple guinea pigs and put them together but I'm not certain if they were all females.
I've had some experience with guinea pigs. Back when I have 2 (sadly they both died a little while back.) male guinea pigs, I couldn't hold on to them together or else they would fight. BUT... Female guinea pigs can have 2 or 3 other feminine guinea pigs in their cage. The only course that a male guinea pig can live with another is if they be litter-mates, or grew up close.
cut the nails off. lol ...