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Behavior Can a pair of male guinea pigs be caged in same room with female guinea pigs?

GypsyGirl

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I have a female guinea pig that had three babies. My chances of finding good homes are slim so I'm thinking ahead. I have the Mom and two girls and the Dad and a boy. Can I keep them in same room but opposite sides? I live in a small house, and I'm running out of room. I'm hearing ALOT of mixed information. I just don't want any fighting when the girls come into heat. The babies will be three weeks in just a few days. Please help!
 

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I keep mine beside each other in a split cage and sometimes on top if i change the layout as i often do.Ive not seen any problems .The boys do bicker a little sometimes ,but its just the dominant male being bolshy.The girls have never put a foot wrong .
With all animals there all different ,but no harm in seeing how they get on .
I was in the same position a while back when we realised the pair we had were a different sex from what we were told ,we split the cage to see how they went and they were fine .
 

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I've never had a problem with males and females housed in different cages in the same room. I think a lot of it has to do with having large cages so they have space to get away from each other.
 

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I'm going to try it today. I'll let you know how it goes!
 
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