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    my guinea pigs are fighting. help!

    hello,
    I thought you lot could help me. I have 2 guinipigs. and one got sick only after a week of getting them.. and died at home. my other guinea pig co co was hart broken <z3.. so we got a new one for her, rubie. and when we introduced them things were fine! and the big day came.. moving in together :S! but all was fine... so I though..
    they constantly arching there back at each over n giving a horrible purr at each over. and will not be on the same side of the cage unless theres food involved! I dont understand they started off so well. and if one sniffs the other they will get a kick from the back leg or a bite on there face. no blood shead has happened yet. but if u had a similar story I would love to hear from you! thanks, best wishes,
    co co and rubie and owner emma xx

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    Re: my guinea pigs are fighting. help!

    Welcome! :-) How big is their cage? Did you completely disinfect the cage and contents so there was no scent of either guinea pig in it before you put them in there? If they're crowded in there, they're bound to get grumpy.

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    Re: my guinea pigs are fighting. help!

    That all sounds normal to me. As long as they aren't bleeding just let them work it out.

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    Re: my guinea pigs are fighting. help!

    It sounds like you may have introduced them one day, but then the "big move in day" was another? Is that true? If so, I'm afraid you didn't go through introductions properly. You don't introduce and then split up. You introduce in neutral territory, and then if things are going good you don't separate at all, you move them into an immediately washed cage together (the same day). Sorry if I misunderstood you, though!

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    Re: my guinea pigs are fighting. help!

    See http://guinea-pigs.livejournal.com/3002707.html for how to introduce properly.

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