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    Guinea pig wheeking question

    I have two males that have never seen each other and live in two spate cages and when I clean their cages I put them in a large plastic bin (no lid) with bedding and hay. Each time they'll both start wheeking loudly when they catch the scent of the other cavie. is this normal? they know nothing of each other, never met, and can't see each other.

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    Re: Guinea pig wheeking question

    It seems normal to me. If they're close enough, they can smell each other.

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    Re: Guinea pig wheeking question

    Is there a reason you why don't want them living together?

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    Re: Guinea pig wheeking question

    Quote Originally Posted by lissie View Post
    Is there a reason you why don't want them living together?
    They're aggressive toward each other and have pulled fur and drawn blood before.

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    Re: Guinea pig wheeking question

    But you said they'd never seen each other.

    How did you introduce them?

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    Re: Guinea pig wheeking question

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    But you said they'd never seen each other.

    How did you introduce them?
    apologies, I wrote this post very, very early in the morning with very little sleep.

    they were introduced in a large playpen in the living room (somewhere they'd never been) and long story short, they had to be separated.

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    Re: Guinea pig wheeking question

    Here's the bible on introductions. You might want to read it and try again, or wait until the younger one is about a year old and try again: https://guinea-pigs.livejournal.com/3002707.html

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