Hi me and my husband got a new guniea-pig today and this is the first time any of us have had one! We are a little worried we own been warned not to take out of their tentative home for the first few days while they get used to it. However, we are worried because since we have be home with him he has be very quiet and sitting in his wee domestic and really is still! Is this normal, plus when is it best to start picking him up? We have been told to depart him for a few days but are there any steps we can take to make this easier?
ok that purr is probably a growl. it's normal for them in a fresh home. they way u get them used to you is not picking them up freshly walk up to the cage and talk softly to them doint put your frontage in the cage it scares them. procure a very big cage it is needed and carrots, celery, romain lettuce, etc. are hugely good for them i feed them hay pellets and carrot and lettuce twice a day. after two weeks you can probably let them run around letting them run around is very fundamental. alos dont put the cage on the floor because when you walk p to them you seem severely large and they will be frightened. also no loud noises they hate it.
I have a guniea pig when I was younger. He was pretty quite and didn't approaching to be picked up at all. I don't think it's abnormal for him to be hush.. he's probably a little frightened and just needs to capture used to his new surroundings.
I would wait a few days to start picking him up. You want him to seize comfortable where he is before stressing him out by handling him before he's comfortable. Good luck!
he might just be scared whether this goes on for too long then start going to his cage and see wat he does whenu go and get close if he doesnt move then pick him upGOOD LUCK!! : D
It takes time for any animal to adjust to it unusual home,sounds,smells,etc.Right now he needs to be departed alone so he can get used to things,once he starts eating,drink & moving around,give him approximately a week before you start to handle him.Find some of his favorite foods,carrots etc. and start to nurture him so he gets use to you.
Ok. even though everyone tell you and thinks that you're not supposed to pick them up or pet them or anything for three days after you get them. It's not true! I have raise three guinea pigs and i'm twelve years old. My guinea pigs are perfect little angels. they never ever bite anyone. They just come up to me and lick me and kiss me adjectives the time. what you do to get this is that you need to pick them up right when you get domestic with them. make sure that in that is no TVs, radio's, etc. turned on and you have a big area for them. Put down some towels on the floor and then pick up your guinea pig and put him/her on a towel. Let the guinea pig pace around for a few minutes by himself. stay behind the table, couch, or anything else in the room. When your guinea pig walk off of the towel. go and pick him up. then meander around the whole house with him if it is peaceable. He runs around the cage because he is excited to have the house in in that with him. make sure that you hold an established feeding schedule for him. feed him 2-3 times a time. change his water every day. whether he/she is not drinking water from the bottle then you need to carry a small syringe and fill it up with water. pick him up and supply him the water slowly. when your guinea pig purrs it means that he is happy. but whether he purrs and/or pushes your hand away, then he is annoyed. it is best to start picking him up the first sunshine. is he is purring he is happy or annoyed with you. he is excited to have his house when he runs around his hold. If you EVER need any help, then include me as your contact. I know just about everything about guinea pigs.
Well I am a vet and I say aloud you should pick him up to make sure he is ok. If he lets you pick him up nearby is some thing wrong with him. If he runs he is just fine. But whether leave himalone to longhe might die. SO HURRY!!
Answers: The short answer is yes! The purring is a content social crack. Once he is used to you, he may make it a lot when he is in contact near you.
I would let him settle in tonight since this is all comparatively new to him. Then take him out for short periods and bribe him beside small quantities of treats that he likes. If you use small bits, you can repeat the process without worrying in the region of overdoing the treats at the expense of his pellets and hay that should be the bulk of his diet. For a pig that young and growing, be sure to nurture an alfalfa based 18% protein pellet. The 14% protein based timothy based pellet should only be used for fully mature (9 month old) animals.
The way to a pigs heart is specifically through his stomach so the bribes really help the socialization. Multiple short sessions work best. Increase the contact time as he gets used to you. Because GPs are social animals, coming out for visit time will ultimately be its own reward (but treats are still nice!)
my answer is that if you hold gotten a new guinea pig and it is still, then you should pick it up. I had a guinea pig precisely like that. also if you are reluctant to pick him up for the first few days than all you should do is get hold of some healthy treats such as carrots and try and lure him over to the other side of the cage, that might gross him walk around a bit so he would be used to his homw sooner. another reason that he might be staying in a hideaway would be that he might still be panicky, or nervous. so if you want to listen to me. pick him up now and only just have him on your lap and pet him for a short while and then put him support in and you should do this every day for a while untill he gets used to you and to his hold. remember only keep him out of his cage for a short while.
It sounds resembling you're doing a great job on taking care of your guinea pig :) Just wait a while longer, and I regard as he'll be used to you. You can try putting the food on your hand and see if he takes it, whether he's too shy then place it next to your hand and move the treat closer and closer to your paw everyday. Have fun with your new pet! :]