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Bonding Question

guineapiglvr14

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If I was to adopt a pair of bonded female guinea pigs would they be alright with another guinea pig?
 

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It depends on the personality of all the pigs. Herds of sows do well though if they all get along. I have a herd of 7.
 

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Well there are two pigs I like and I was wondering if they would do alright with one of them I have now. It's a boy by the way, nuetured of course!
 

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Does anyone think it would work?
 

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No it could work. I had two bonded and then got a third in the mix. There was some dominance issues for a couple weeks but it smoothed over.
 

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Ok thanks Ryan!
 

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I had a few issues adding a third pig to bonded pigs, but it blew over after a few weeks. It just takes longer for some pigs to accept that there's another piggy around.

When I got Lottie, I expected Charlie to have to have a problem with her being around, and I expected Tuppy to accept her. It was the other way around - Charlie loved her and Tuppy loathed her. Tuppy lunged at Lottie all the time, bit her and would not leave her alone, so for Lottie's sake I separated them.
For almost 2 weeks, Lottie had separate floor time to the other two. They could see each other through the cage bars and sniff one another. At first they all snorted at each other, but after 2 weeks they simply acknowledged each other and walked away. So I tried them together after giving butt baths to them (not together) and they got on great.
 
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