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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-02-2008, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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My foster piggies hate being picked up.
I was holding Stuart (he is the more nervous of the two) and he jumped from my arms after a minute! Fortunatly he was low to the ground.And they run if I try to handle them.


They are fine with being petted and actually like that!
However what kind of stresses me out is what about when they need their nails trimmed? Apparently when the rescue got them,their nails were BAD!


Will they ever let me handle them?
I have had them in my care about 2 weeks or so now.
I talk to them,offer food and all of that.They are not afraid of me,they just don't like to be handled...I doubt they been handled much in their old home!




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it's possible they may never want to be held..I ve been trying with mine for over a year now..it can take that long to even gain their trust..it will take a lot of time and patience


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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-02-2008, 08:37 PM
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That's pretty normal pig behavior, most guinea pigs hate being picked up, it can be very frightening for them to be lifted into the air. Some overcome it and tolerate it, others don't.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-02-2008, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks.
They are just so different from my last piggy.
She actually loved being picked up and was very cuddly.
But then again,she didn't seem to be like the "typical GP".


I was talking to the woman at the rescue tonight and she said they wouldn't let her handle them much either and she had them over a month.




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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-05-2008, 01:58 AM
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You kinda have to be slow with them, I remember from owning them as a kid. Other wise, you no hold piggy, plus since the are still new guys, they are still getting used to you.

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I know how to be with them.I had one before.
But these guys ARE USED TO ME.They will come up to me and love being petted.
They are not afraid of me...they just dislike being handled.But with all the reading I have done,it is normal.


The woman at the rescue says these two just don't like being handled anyway.She had them for some time and they got used to her and her husband,but still did not wanna be picked up and it is because of their past.




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