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    Bella mating behavior...with me!

    Never had this problem with mooshy since she didn't care much to be held or petted. Bella is 180. For a month now my hand gets near her in her pen and the rumbling starts. I pick her up and the skirming in glee and vulva stuff starts. She's 5.5 mo old so I figure the age is here, but she can't sit still long with me if you know what I mean. I don't want to stop interacting with her but don't want her to mate with me either. Help? TIA

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    Re: Bella mating behavior...with me!

    Just move your hand. It's totally normal behavior, but if it bothers you, just position her, and you, so she can't do it.

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    Re: Bella mating behavior...with me!

    It means not holding her. Should i leave her be in the pen until this phase ends? She comes up to the bars and sees me and it starts. It doesn't really bother me until I saw the fluid come out at the peak if you know what I mean. What is best to do or it's only based on how I feel?

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    Re: Bella mating behavior...with me!

    Are you sure this is a female? They don't generally secrete any fluids, even during sexual activity. That sounds like a boar.

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    Re: Bella mating behavior...with me!

    It's confirmed a female. Exotic vet examined her.

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    Re: Bella mating behavior...with me!

    So this occurs all the time? If so that is very abnormal.

    Female guinea pigs usually only exhibit that level of sexual behaviour when they are in heat, which is normally only for roughly one day every 2 weeks. If she is exhibiting hypersexual behaviour all the time I would be concerned for something like ovarian cysts, however having cysts at her very young age would be highly unusual.

    Alternatively this behaviour could be dominance related rather than sexually based, she may be a more dominant guinea pig and might have a strong emotional need for dominance. If this is the case you are the only one with which she can express this dominating behaviour as she is a solo guinea pig.

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    Re: Bella mating behavior...with me!

    She's had a well check exam and all is well. I guess I'm it. She is the friendliest pig ever. Greets everybody, gives kisses pretty much on command, snuggles. I mean a lot of the time she's more like a lap dog.

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