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    Question I dont know what to do

    i got one guinea pig from Petsmart at the age of 3 months old, her name is ginny and she is about to turn one. After about one month, my friend was giving away 2 guinea pigs, they were like 3 years old so i got them and i got them a really big cage and they never fought till now. i got them a top level to their house and my little piggy(ginny) was there and so was one of my big pigs (CoCo) and coco was being really mean and pushed her off the top level and she fell down the ramp and i got so scared that maybe she got hurt but thank god she didn't. I dont know what to do because its almost happened before do i sell the mean one or do i separate them?

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    Re: I dont know what to do

    Hi are you sure they are all girls? How big is the cage? What type of hideouts do you have? A picture would be helpful

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    Re: I dont know what to do

    Squabbles WILL happen from time to time. No one ever gets along perfectly 100% of the time. But more information like how big your cage is, and photos of how it's set up would help us, help you. Your pig should never be able to fall down a ramp or be pushed off a second level.

    If you can, give us some photos so we can help determine what, if any changes need to be made.

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    Re: I dont know what to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheekermommy View Post
    Hi are you sure they are all girls? How big is the cage? What type of hideouts do you have? A picture would be helpful

    we had concerns that coco was a boy at first but we brought them all to the vet and got them all checked and they were all girls, as you can see there are 4 hideouts

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    Re: I dont know what to do

    There's way too much furniture in that cage. They need flat spaces to run around and have room to stay out of each other's faces. You can always hang some fleece forests to break up the sight lines so they can't always see each other, but they need room to move around.

    That cage is also an appropriate size for one pig, but definitely not for three. I'd take the loft off and enlarge the cage.

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    Re: I dont know what to do

    we took it off once before and enlarged it, i dont have the plastic base that i need, its ruining the wood i have underneath the cage.

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    Re: I dont know what to do

    Quote Originally Posted by 3piggos View Post
    we took it off once before and enlarged it, i dont have the plastic base that i need, its ruining the wood i have underneath the cage.
    You can use plastic shower curtain under the cage. For three pigs, the cage should be at least 2x5 grids. The larger the better.

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    Re: I dont know what to do

    Quote Originally Posted by lissie View Post
    You can use plastic shower curtain under the cage. For three pigs, the cage should be at least 2x5 grids. The larger the better.

    Does it it work the same as a regular cage bottom?

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    Re: I dont know what to do

    All any plastic base is doing is keeping the moisture from the urine from seeping below it. If you use a shower curtain, you just have to make sure the pigs can't get to it, because they'll eat it.

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    Re: I dont know what to do

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    All any plastic base is doing is keeping the moisture from the urine from seeping below it. If you use a shower curtain, you just have to make sure the pigs can't get to it, because they'll eat it.
    this has been so helpful, as of tomorrow I?m hoping to go out and see if I can purchase an add on to the cage, thank you so much

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    Re: I dont know what to do

    not extremly near but not too far, ill see what i can do. Thank you

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