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    Introducing help and toy ideas?! :)

    So I kinda have two questions in one post. Hope this is okay. I just didn't wanna spam up or anything

    1) So, when I posted about Simba. Everybody basically said his aggression towards people doesn't mean he will be aggressive towards other guinea pigs. I got a call today that they got 3 guinea pigs in. It's at a "pet store" but not one of those awful ones. It's a little local shop run by a married couple. They take it animals to rehome them for nothing. It's actually incredible what they do. And somebody dropped them off. They don't buy any animals or anything like that. They mostly sell homemade treats for dogs and cats, toys, hammocks, cages. Just little accessories . But the rescue and rehome thing they do is great. But anyways they called me about them. They plan to take them to the vet and make sure they're health but they look healthy. AND YEAH THEY TAKE THEM WITH THEIR OWN MONEY. I love them people. I can't say enough good things. They have 2 males and one spayed female. So, should I take all 3? Or the girl? Or the boys? None of them are bonded. The wife said they all seem very friendly. I preferably would just like to take one and see how it goes. What do you guys think? And then how would I go about introducing them? One commenter said that I could take Simba to meet the other guinea pigs on my introduction post. Which is an idea. But he probably wouldn't be happy about that at all. So I don't wanna do that to him. So should I take a gamble? I'm so lost how to go about this. Space isn't an issue. The house he lives in is like 6 foot by like 4.5 foot or something. It's quite massive. I will try to get some pictures up

    2) I would love if you guys could recommend any fun toys.

    Thank you all in advance!

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    Re: Introducing help and toy ideas?! :)

    When I posted this it was asking something about the prefixes and I had no idea what I was doing. And it says behavior but I'm not sure if that's what this would be under.

    I'm sorry about that guys. Not sure how to fix it

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    Re: Introducing help and toy ideas?! :)

    I would take the spayed female (as long as you are positive she is spayed) and leave the two boys together as to not overwhelm your guy.

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    Re: Introducing help and toy ideas?! :)

    My piggies love to play with toilet paper and paper towel tubes.

    I also made them a house with a cardboard box (I haven't found a pigloo that I like yet). Some kind of house or hidey is super important!

    One website recommended that I take an old sock and stuff it with hay. Flanagan drags that sock around like it's his best friend. It's actually pretty humorous to watch.

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    Re: Introducing help and toy ideas?! :)

    Okay thank you guys!

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    Re: Introducing help and toy ideas?! :)

    Male and female pairs usually work well, that's what I have. I agree with @LoveMyPigs25 to be very sure she's spayed first.

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    Re: Introducing help and toy ideas?! :)

    Okay! And apparently they have vet papers from the previous owner about her spay

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    Re: Introducing help and toy ideas?! :)

    How do I go about introducing them?

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    Re: Introducing help and toy ideas?! :)

    I introduce new pigs on neutral territory. Have bathed everyone first so they all smell alike with a guinea pig safe shampoo and then introduce them outside the cage.

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