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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-28-2010, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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guinea pig mood change

My guinea pig, Phineas, doesn't seem as "perky" as he used to. He's still eating good, drinking good, gaining weight perfectly, he just doesn't popcorn like he used to and when I hold him he seems bored or aggitated and nips at my shirt. The other night he bit my neck hard enough to leave a mark which is TOTALLY out of character!! He doesn't even nibble my fingers like Squeakers does! He sorta plays a bit in his cage with Squeakers, but just doesn't seem as "into it" as he did. He's approximately 5 and a half months old and is the submissive male of the pair. Is it just that he's growing up or are mood swings normal and he'll bounce back? Squeakers is a month older and is the same personality he always has been!

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-28-2010, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, also, he grinds with teeth a lot when I hold him or talk to him anymore. Sounds like he's eating but he's not.

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Happily owned by:
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Dale-- male black lab
Coco--male hamster
Rascal--male hamster
Mr. Squeakers--male guinea pig
Phineas--male guinea pig



RIP Patches. You were the sweetest hamster I've ever known. There will never be another like you.


RIP sweet little Bugsy. We didn't know you long, but we loved more than you could have known. Sleep sweet little one.

RIP little Sammy. Thanks for 2 and a half wonderful years! You had a long happy life and we miss you more than you know. Play hard, sweetie...
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-28-2010, 10:00 PM
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Hmmm... Has anything in his enviornment changed that could be bothering him?
My guinea pigs will bite/nibble on me when they want to go back in their cage or go to the bathroom. If you ignore their nibbles, you WILL get peed on LOL!



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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-29-2010, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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haha!! Yeah, I've been peed on twice for ignoring the nibbles!! LOL

Nothing has changed--other than the typical rearranging I do every other day when I clean their cage. He perked up a bit when I first put him in the clean cage, but then got a bit grouchy again!

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Baby--female calico kitty
Dale-- male black lab
Coco--male hamster
Rascal--male hamster
Mr. Squeakers--male guinea pig
Phineas--male guinea pig



RIP Patches. You were the sweetest hamster I've ever known. There will never be another like you.


RIP sweet little Bugsy. We didn't know you long, but we loved more than you could have known. Sleep sweet little one.

RIP little Sammy. Thanks for 2 and a half wonderful years! You had a long happy life and we miss you more than you know. Play hard, sweetie...
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-29-2010, 05:39 PM
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Maybe he liked it arranged a certain way? As long as he isnt acting sick or in pain, Im guessing that its something enviornmental.




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