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How Many? Adding to herd; best way to go about it?

Missnay

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Hi everyone, I'm just after a bit of advice :)

At the moment I have 3 beautiful girls (who are about 10 months old), they live in a cage which is just over 10 feet squared (an old playpen). Im in the process of building a new one. I live in Australia and haven't been able to find grids anywhere, so am using shelving instead. The shelving I'm using is quite high, I have 3 kids and they won't be able to get into the cage and touch the piggies. Their new cage will be 25.8 feet squared, and I was thinking of adopting some new piggies to join the herd, and was wondering what you suggested would be best?

A neutered boar? Two bonded sows? There is the Australian Cavy Rescue about an hour away, with piggies up for adoption, that will neuter piggies for an extra fee.

Thanks! :)
 

pinky

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I'd get a neutered male. You never know if guinea pigs will get along and I think a neutered male might have more of a chance of being accepted. It all has to do with their dispositions. There tends to be more males than females up for adoption, too, so more need homes and you'll probably have a larger selection to choose from. Ask whether you can bring your guinea pigs along to test compatibility.
 
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