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    Just got a GP and she is scared to death

    I brought home our new guinea pig about 3 hours ago. We gave her an hour or so to be alone and relax a bit. She was starting to let us hold her calmly until she heard our dog barking. That totally scared her and she started running up my shirt and trying to burrow into me. I tried calming her down,but couldn't. So I put her in the cage and she immed ran to the hidey house. It's been an hour and she won't come out. When I lift the cage off to pet/hold her, she panics.

    Is this typical? I don't want her to be so scared here.

    (Our dog is a terrier mix who is kept out of my daughter's room, where the GP is. )

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    Re: Just got a GP and she is scared to death

    I know the first time that our Emily heard our dog bark at her she jumped and ran, then hid for alittle while, but I think now she is used to her barking doesnt seem to bother her at all.

    Good luck, I hope she calms down soon.

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    Re: Just got a GP and she is scared to death

    Guinea pigs are prey so it is normal for them to be spooked. My guinea pigs are so used to the dogs barking now they hardly flinch! Some pigs will be more skiddish than others, my one girl Penelope runs whenever you go to pet her and I've had her for over a year now.

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    Re: Just got a GP and she is scared to death

    She's behaving totally normally.

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