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    Do I keep a mom and baby together?

    We are new to the guinea pig world as of last weekend. I have been bombarded with people telling me I should have not gotten just one and I need to have another one. The one we got is almost 2 months old and a female. I went back to talk to the staff and they donít have any other babies but they do still have our babyís mom. Should I adopt the mom or get a baby from a different litter? Or are we going to be fine with just the one? Any suggestions help!!

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    Re: Do I keep a mom and baby together?

    I would think taking baby's mom would be a good solution. You can always wait and get another female from a different litter, but since mom and baby are directly related and already know each other, they'd be highly likely to get along well. Just make absolutely sure before you adopt the mom that the baby you have is definitely, 100% female.

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    Re: Do I keep a mom and baby together?

    Havibg a mom and daughter pair sounds super cute!!

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    Re: Do I keep a mom and baby together?

    I’m mostly wondering if there is going to be any different behavior issues between a mom and baby vs peers that anyone has experienced.

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    Re: Do I keep a mom and baby together?

    I wouldnt think so. If anything I think they'd get along better.

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    Re: Do I keep a mom and baby together?

    Quote Originally Posted by Candalalala View Post
    I wouldnt think so. If anything I think they'd get along better.
    That was my thinking, too. Pigs that are directly related tend to have a better chance of getting along than two unrelated pigs. Plus, since one is the mother of the other, the dominance ranking is already somewhat established, so they won't have to waste a lot of time and stress figuring that out.

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    Thanks you guys!

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    Re: Do I keep a mom and baby together?

    Mom daughter pair sounds cool.

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    Re: Do I keep a mom and baby together?

    Mother daughter pairs work very well. Usually, since Mom is older and bigger she is automatically the boss. Sometimes "teenage" daughters will challenge her for dominance but it is usually settled quickly and without injury.

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    Re: Do I keep a mom and baby together?

    Mom and daughter pair looks amazing.

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