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    Hello!

    My name is Dawn and I just got a guinea yesterday. Iíve always wanted once since I was a kid and finally got my husband to cave. I donít really have any pics of her yet because sheís been hiding since we got her. Which makes me kinda nervous. Is this normal? She has no name yet cuz I canít decide.

    I canít wait to learn about them and see her personality.


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    Re: Hello!

    Welcome to the forum!

    Here's some recommended reading for new pig owners: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...nea-pig-owners

    If that's a pet store cage, it's very likely too small. She needs at least 7.5 square feet of flat surface to run around, and she needs a buddy. But please don't buy one -- there are thousands of unwanted guinea pigs in rescues and shelters that need good homes.

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    Re: Hello!

    Welcome to you and your piggy!! She has very pretty markings.
    That she's hiding is completely normal. She's just scared from all the changes and needs time to settle in. It might help to lay a cloth over the roof of one side of her cage--- their instincts warn them open spaces mean swooping hawks! You can put some hay and veggies close to her hidey house to encourage her too. Piggies love yellow bell pepper, and it's packed with vitamin c which is very important for them!
    bpatters link has everything you need to know. One other site that helped me a lot with my first piggy is www.guineapigmanual.com. It's very readable, fun, and full of info---It even has an expansive guinea pig name list to help you out there!

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    Re: Hello!

    Welcome! This forum has a wealth of information. Pinned post are a really good starting point for information.

    Hiding and being very shy is perfectly normal. I dubbed our recently adopted boy with the nick name 'shy potato' because he spent his first several days with us hiding and hunkered down. In time she will learn the rhythm of your household and be more social.

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