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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-27-2007, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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my new guinea pig

he's terrified of us, everytime i go to touch him he jumps and runs, he wont let anybody pick him up. does anyone know what i can do to get him calm down?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-27-2007, 06:42 PM
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Exactly how new is he? He probably just needs some time to settle down .

Try not to grab him...instead offer treats and pet him softly.

Also, you may want to consider getting him a buddy. Guinea pigs are highly social animals and do best in groups . I've also found that single guinea pigs can be more nervous.




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Guinea pigs, in general, are skittish creatures that do not like to be picked up. They're prey animals, and to them, being picked up = being eaten.

Check out these links for more guinea pig info:

Guinea Lynx :: A Medical and Care Guide for Your Guinea Pig
Guinea Pig Cages, Your Cavy At Home
Guinea Pig Education, Care, Rescue and Adoption at Cavy Spirit
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-30-2007, 09:43 AM
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If you just got him,I would let him settle in and get used to his surroundings a little.




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