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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-17-2009, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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How would my piggie fair?

Hello all!
I am not new to piggies, I have had two one when I was younger and another one that I have raised since she was tiny tini. This one is now two years old. I was recently informed of some baby piggies looking for homes and was considering getting one.

I know for a while the baby would need to be in a separate cage (which I do have a smaller cage that would be appropriate)

But here is the question:
Would I ever be able to put the two together? How would my present pig handle a new one? I know she loves watching videos of other guinea pigs on my lap top (youtube) but hwow ould she handle a new baby?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-17-2009, 06:44 PM
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Im sure she would love a friend! Piggies are extremely social little things. Just make sure it is the same sex!
Older guinea pigs acually take alot better to yougner guinea pigs, because the older pig doesnt have to establish its dominance.
Good luck!

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In addition, it's hugely dependent on the size of the cage they're in. Imagine trying to live in a bathroom with another person. You'd be sniping and yelling at them and probably fighting way more than if you were sharing a whole house together, right?

Pet store cages, overall, are way too tiny for two pigs to live in. I've seen even bestest friends get territorial and snippy in one of those litterboxes. Make sure you've got at least 7.5 square feet for a pair of piggies, and more is always better! You cannot have a cage too big for a normal, healthy pig.

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