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    2 month old guinea pigs nipping

    I recently regained two boy guinea pigs who are 2 months old from a rescue centre. Sometimes one boy nips the other but most of the time they are fine and like to cuddle together. I don't know whether one of the boys nips over dominance or for other reasons. Has anyone got any advice to stop this or another reason to why this is happening?
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    Re: 2 month old guinea pigs nipping

    As long as there's no blood drawn, it's not considered a problem, and it's just normal sibling bickering. They're also going through puberty at this age, so that's part of the issue- they're testy teens.

    It can be worse if your cage is too small, though, and can often be improved by giving them extra space, by making sure there's 2 of everything, and making sure all your hideys have multiple exits so that they can't trap each other.

    Thank you for adopting the boys!


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    Re: 2 month old guinea pigs nipping

    Thank you I will make sure to get two of everything!

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    Re: 2 month old guinea pigs nipping

    How big is their cage?

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