How long does it take for guinea pigs to get used to each other?

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.

Are female guinea pigs calmer?

Aggression. Of the two, males are generally more aggressive than females. This is because they are more territorial and feel the need to protect their space a lot more. Female guinea pigs are more laid back. Having said this, some females are feisty and will get into a scrap if they feel it’s necessary.

How long does it take for guinea pigs to bond?

Have patience, take your time, always do this on neutral territory, and don’t give up too soon. Bonding may happen in one afternoon or it may take months. What you don’t want to do is plop the new guinea pig into your existing guinea pig’s cage. Never try to introduce guinea pigs in one of their cages.

How do you introduce female guinea pigs to each other?

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.

Can you put 2 female guinea pigs together?

In the wild guinea pigs live in groups of 10 or more. They are social creatures, and need the company of their own kind. 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.

How many female guinea pigs can you keep together?

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.

How do you know if your guinea pig hates you?

As a general rule, guinea pigs don’t hate their owners, but it might seem like they do. What you perceive as hate is usually your guinea pig displaying discomfort because of an illness or fear due to his prey animal instincts. Guinea pigs will think you’re a threat until they’re bonded with you.

Do female guinea pigs get along with new owners?

An unseen pet can be frustrating to a new owner that may not understand why the guinea pig is worried. Sows are also less likely to allow you to carry them, but with patience, your female guinea pig will bond with you and be nearly as friendly as the male.

What is the difference between male and female guinea pigs?

The female guinea pig is more reserved than the male and is easily scared, which will send her into hiding. An unseen pet can be frustrating to a new owner that may not understand why the guinea pig is worried.

Is it normal for a female guinea pig to be aggressive?

There have been reports of increased aggression in female guinea pigs during warmer seasons of the year such as spring and summer. Intense heat makes humans grouchy, and the same goes for guinea pigs. Help keep your little friends cool and hopefully calm by doing one (or more) of the following: Use a fan or air-conditioner.

Why are my female guinea pigs fighting?

There are two hormonal issues that might cause female guinea pigs to fight. They include the following: Your furry friend might be in heat. Being in heat means that the female is open to mating with a male. Guinea pig females can breed year-round in captivity.