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    Unneutered male AND spayed female question

    I've looked all over for information on the pairing of a spayed female and an unneutured male guinea pig. Does anyone know if this pairing is safe or not recommended? I only ask b/c I have an unneutured male right now and sometime down the line I would like to get another but I will NOT get him fixed since it is not necessary.

    I know it is recommended that you get another male if you already have a male guinea pig, but I wanted to know if a spayed female would work out too. Thanx.

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    Re: Unneutered male AND spayed female question

    Male and female pairs actually have more of a chance of getting along than with two males, unless it happens to be a very dominent sassy sow.

    And it would actually be better to get your male neutered, unless you have an already spayed sow. Neutering usually less expensive and less risky than for a female to get spayed, generally. It is rare that you will even be able to find a spayed female.

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    Re: Unneutered male AND spayed female question

    I think that EARPS animal rescue in Indiana has their females spayed before adopting them out, you could check with them...
    Their website is Home and you can also find them on petfinder. Their website says that they just helped in the rescue of over 70 guinea pigs, so I'm sure they will have lots of piggies looking for homes soon!
    Last edited by alm_nin; 11-21-08 at 08:10 pm. Reason: adding link and info

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    Re: Unneutered male AND spayed female question

    Intact male and spayed female(s) is a fine combination if that's what you happen to have. They will get along as well as their personalities permit.

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    Re: Unneutered male AND spayed female question

    I had an intact male and spayed female together and they were no different than my intact female and neutered male pairs. They got along quite well.

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