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    Question Are my guinea pigs ready/ok to be caged together?

    Hello! So about a month ago I got 2 male guinea pigs. I love them so much! They are so much Fun! Any who, when we got them, we divided the cage (its a C&C cage and it is HUGE) so that they wouldn't fight. Because that is what the lady we got them from said. So about a week later, we started introducing them together (not in the cage though). I did a lot of research before so that I knew what to expect. They rumblestrutted (eeek I might have spelled that wrong) and the younger one (one is 5 months and the other is 3 months.) kinda humped the other one. I know its probably a dominance thing. They didn't fight or anything though. So we let them run around together out on the floor, but one thing I had a question about, The younger one keeps doing the humping thing to the older one. The older one doesn't mind but he kinda runs away from him. For this reason, I haven't housed them yet. So I wanted to know if this is normal and I can start housing them together, or If I should still keep introducing them to each other? Thank you so much if you are able to help me. Really appreciate it!

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    Re: Are my guinea pigs ready/ok to be caged together?

    OK Thank You! I was so nervous because I don't won't something to happen. Thanks for your reply!

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    Re: Are my guinea pigs ready/ok to be caged together?

    I think they sound okay to be together. Clean the cage, remove the divider, and rearrange everything so it's "new" to them. You are just seeing dominance being worked out, but it will subside. Just watch for any real fighting, and separate if that happens.

    Here is more info:
    Guinea Pigs Social Life
    http://www.guinealynx.info/companionship.html
    http://www.guinealynx.info/records/viewtopic.php?t=37

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    Re: Are my guinea pigs ready/ok to be caged together?

    Yeah, they should be fine to be with each other, as long as there's no fighting. The dominance stuff is ok, and they should get over it soon. Good luck! Oh, and post some pigtures, please! A x

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    Re: Are my guinea pigs ready/ok to be caged together?

    It sounds like they're ready to live together! Also, make sure you wash all the cage and items so everything smells "new", so there won't be any territorial issues. I'll second for pigtures please!

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    Re: Are my guinea pigs ready/ok to be caged together?

    great advice thank you. going to put mine together once i finish the C&C cage.

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