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    What to do if one biting another?

    I have two guinea pigs (girls) and they lived together in the pet store but when I brought them home they were screaming sometimes. At first I thought itís normal but after few days I saw on one of them bite marks on her ears (they werenít bleeding but there was dried blood. Now I caught them almost fighting one of them were biting another on the side (but now Iím more scared bc she might be pregnant). Once they were fighting when I was laying in bed with them and I tried to separate them and she bit me (by accident she was trying to bite another gp) I didnít bleed but that did hurt like someone pinched very hard. Now I separated them but they are screaming like they want to be back together. What do I do?


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    Re: What to do if one biting another?

    How big is their cage? Since you bought them from a pet store did you also buy a cage from the pet store?
    Piggies fight usually because their cage isnt big enough.

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    Re: What to do if one biting another?

    Quote Originally Posted by Candalalala View Post
    How big is their cage? Since you bought them from a pet store did you also buy a cage from the pet store?
    Piggies fight usually because their cage isnt big enough.
    Yeah I bought the cage from the pet store but I separated the parts of it and added some things for space (I can show a picture if needed) and tomorrow Iím going to buy another cage.


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    Re: What to do if one biting another?

    Pictures would be great to see what you mean! I'm having a hard time picturing it.
    Pet store cages are often way too small for even one poggy unfortunetly.

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    Re: What to do if one biting another?

    Quote Originally Posted by Candalalala View Post
    Pictures would be great to see what you mean! I'm having a hard time picturing it.
    Pet store cages are often way too small for even one poggy unfortunetly.

    This is the cage to compare sizes you can see GP in left corner (sheís not that big tho)


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    Re: What to do if one biting another?

    I'm sorry you got suckered into buying such as small cage. The ramp absolutely must be covered unless you want a broken leg, but it's also an invitation to squabble. Pigs need a large flat area to run around in, and places to hide so they're not always visible to each other.

    Take a look at the Photo Galleries on this site -- there are thousands of cage pictures that will give you a good idea of what a guinea pig cage should look like.

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