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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-10-2008, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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Female Gp Question

I have my two female gp housed together now, I introduced them on neutral territory, and they were fine, they were all huddled together and happy, but as soon as I put them in the run together, the older female started chasing the smaller one around and nipping at her bum. Is this a domanace thing or what? There ok as long as the little one doesn't go in the house with the older one. I have been watching them for a couple days now, and it seems that pearl (older one) only seems to get grouchy when Bella (younger one) is getting into something that pearl sees as hers. so it must be a territorial thing I am not sure. Any help is appreciated
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-10-2008, 05:26 PM
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try maybe washing and rearranging everything in the cage?

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Thanks I will try that
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Yes, the cage must be cleaned out completely before you put pigs back into it, or they will fight, sometimes seriously.

Cage size is also a huge factor. Pet store cages are woefully undersized for guinea pigs, and most will fight in that tiny, cramped space. For all our fosters and adoptables we require the type of cages at http://www.guineapigcages.com or spatial equivalent so that their pigs will be happy.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-13-2008, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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Believe me the cage is plenty big enough. its an alcove in my upstairs room that i converted to a run around area. its at least 6 ft by 4 ft
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