How can i socialize guinea pigs - Paw Talk - Pet Forums
Guinea Pig Discussion Popcorns, wheeks, and all else piggy.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-28-2009, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
Adolescent Pup
 
Scris129's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: New Hampshire, US
Posts: 195
 
How can i socialize guinea pigs

i have some older guinea pigs, but how do i make them more friendly?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Scris129 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-02-2009, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
Adolescent Pup
 
Scris129's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: New Hampshire, US
Posts: 195
 
is anyone going to answer this or what?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Scris129 is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-02-2009, 02:33 PM
I am allergic to maths
 
RodentzRule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Earth
Age: 23
Posts: 1,318
 
erm... just let them play together, let them get used to eachother but keep an eye on them to make sure theres no fighting, if you want them to share a cage try split caging/screening them, try to introduce them outside of the cage on nuetral terratory. Dont know if this helps but i tried, good luck!
RodentzRule is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-02-2009, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
Adolescent Pup
 
Scris129's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: New Hampshire, US
Posts: 195
 
yeh, its not them that need to be socialized to eachother, its that whenever i put my hand in there they squirm squeak and spaz, lol the three s'es i want them not to do that


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Scris129 is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-02-2009, 11:49 PM
I am allergic to maths
 
RodentzRule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Earth
Age: 23
Posts: 1,318
 
They will do that for a little while but if you let them pick up your scent by sniffing your fingers they will eventually stop and may volantarily(sp?) walk into your hand so you can pick them up
RodentzRule is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-04-2009, 10:18 PM
Part of the Pack
 
marmalade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: earth
Posts: 466
Blog Entries: 1
 
try keeping their cage in a high traffic area, and if its possible fence off some floorspace so they can safely wander. Sit on the floor with them and let them wander all over you and get used to your smell.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.





give your love no matter what.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
marmalade is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-05-2009, 05:32 AM
Rodentologist
 
Jennicat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,941
  
What you're describing is pretty normal guinea pig behavior. You can give them veggie treats whenever you come by the cage, and attempt to move as slowly as possible, but to some extent most guinea pigs will always be shy of hands in their cage. They're prey animals!

We are as gods to the beasts of the fields. We order the time o' their birth and the time o' their death. Between times, we ha' a duty. - Terry Pratchett.

"Men have forgotten this truth", said the fox, "But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Jennicat is offline  
Reply

Tags
guinea pig, socializing


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome