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ID:	85660Hello Everyone !! I'm a new cavy slave from Malaysia!! (pics are my son holding both of my cavies- Fritz (dark) & Pebbles (white & brown)

    I have uploaded a few pictures in my gallery (unfortunately videos were not allowed) . I have 2 "boars/ male" GPs (Fritz - dark haired & Pebbles- mixed haired) Would appreciate some advise on why Fritz is "humping" Pebbles practically everyday. Is it because it's "horny" and need to mate or just being playful. I noticed it "mounting" onto Pebbles at night....and Pebbles fending him off !!

    Thanks.

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    Re: Hello Everyone !! I'm a new cavy slave from Malaysia!!

    Welcome to the forums.

    If you are confident they are both boars then it may just be normal dominance behavior. Guinea pigs will mount their cage mates as part of establishing and reaffirming a hierarchy.

    How long have the two boys been together and how big is their cage?

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    Re: Hello Everyone !! I'm a new cavy slave from Malaysia!!

    Have you turned them both over and compared their nether regions to be sure they're not the same sex? If they're different, please separate them immediately, as pregnancy and delivery are dangerous for guinea pigs, and the death rate for both sows and pups is high.

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    Re: Hello Everyone !! I'm a new cavy slave from Malaysia!!

    Thank you for the warm welcome. I suppose they are what you've mentioned below. Establishing dominance....therefore I should be expecting them to "hump" one another....
    My living room is not big in size...therefore I only have a 4ft x 3 ft x 1 ft cage.
    Does anyone know what the "purring" sound that they sometimes make mean? Thanks


    Quote Originally Posted by Soecara View Post
    Welcome to the forums.

    If you are confident they are both boars then it may just be normal dominance behavior. Guinea pigs will mount their cage mates as part of establishing and reaffirming a hierarchy.

    How long have the two boys been together and how big is their cage?

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    Re: Hello Everyone !! I'm a new cavy slave from Malaysia!!

    Hi....they're defo males..... Don't intend to breed any. Thanks....

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    Re: Hello Everyone !! I'm a new cavy slave from Malaysia!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Golden Bakkwa View Post
    I only have a 4ft x 3 ft x 1 ft cage. Does anyone know what the "purring" sound that they sometimes make mean?
    That size cage really isn't large enough for two boars. A too-small cage is one of the main reasons for conflict and will often cause such behaviors, especially if your boys are young.

    The sound you are referring to is generally called a rumble and can mean anything from annoyance to "back off" to just an expression of "look at me.....I'm so manly". My boy Sparky has a wide range of vocalizations but his favorite is the rumble and he uses it frequently. Notice under what circumstances he uses it. Cavies are as different as we humans are and no two are alike or necessarily fit the norm.

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