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Behavior Guinea Pig is skittish in cage, comfortable outside.

Lauren0625

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I have a single guinea pig named Ollie (I'm getting another one in just about a week). When I go to pick him up from his cage, he runs around and hides from me, acting like I am a horrible monster. When I finally get him out, he seems fine. He happily squeaks and sometimes even takes a nap on me. Is it just a territorial thing that he's doing, or something else? I love Ollie with all of my heart and want him to be 100% comfortable at all times.
 

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To him you are a big hawk coming to eat him while he is in his cage.
 

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I have a single guinea pig named Ollie (I'm getting another one in just about a week). When I go to pick him up from his cage, he runs around and hides from me, acting like I am a horrible monster. When I finally get him out, he seems fine. He happily squeaks and sometimes even takes a nap on me. Is it just a territorial thing that he's doing, or something else? I love Ollie with all of my heart and want him to be 100% comfortable at all times.
How do you get him out of his hideaways?

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How do you get him out of his hideaways?

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I usually have to pick up the hideaway and place it somewhere (like on my bed) and once he crawls out I pick him up.
 

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Thanks. I've heard about picking up the hideaway (no bottom ) and scooping them up. But I'm not so sure about it

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The Magic Muffs that are sold here in the Fleece Store are just wonderful for picking up a piggy. Mine have learned to crawl into one and then I just pick it up and hold both ends closed. I move them from their cage into their play area that way. The pig feels safe and I don't worry about them falling out because I can securely contain them. Once I lay the MM down the pigs just run out.

It didn't take my pigs very long to realize that I was going to pick them up and the MM was the safe place to retreat to. The Magic Muff was the best purchase that I have made.
Where do you buy them

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Thx

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You can always make one yourself. They're also called snuggle sacks. Plenty of tutorials online. I imagine it's way cheaper that way.
 
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