Where People & Piggies Thrive

Newbie or Guinea Guru? Popcorn in!

Register for free to enjoy the full benefits.
Find out more about the NEW, drastically improved site and forum!

Register
  • If you need a specific country prefix that isn't listed, please contact the staff.

Singapore/Malaysia Hello Everyone !! I'm a new cavy slave from Malaysia!!

Golden Bakkwa

Member
Cavy Gazer
Joined
Feb 17, 2019
Posts
3
Joined
Feb 17, 2019
Messages
3
20181230 151151 20181230 151341 Hello Everyone !! I'm a new cavy slave from Malaysia!! (pics are my son holding both of my cavies- Fritz (dark) & Pebbles (white & brown):)

I have uploaded a few pictures in my gallery (unfortunately videos were not allowed) :sad:. I have 2 "boars/ male" GPs (Fritz - dark haired & Pebbles- mixed haired) Would appreciate some advise on why Fritz is "humping" Pebbles practically everyday. Is it because it's "horny" lol and need to mate or just being playful. I noticed it "mounting" onto Pebbles at night....and Pebbles fending him off !! :confused::confused::eek::eek:

Thanks.
 

Soecara

Well-known Member
Cavy Slave
Joined
Aug 18, 2012
Posts
1,989
Joined
Aug 18, 2012
Messages
1,989
Welcome to the forums.

If you are confident they are both boars then it may just be normal dominance behavior. Guinea pigs will mount their cage mates as part of establishing and reaffirming a hierarchy.

How long have the two boys been together and how big is their cage?
 

bpatters

Moderator
Staff member
Cavy Slave
Joined
Sep 23, 2009
Posts
29,054
Joined
Sep 23, 2009
Messages
29,054
Have you turned them both over and compared their nether regions to be sure they're not the same sex? If they're different, please separate them immediately, as pregnancy and delivery are dangerous for guinea pigs, and the death rate for both sows and pups is high.
 

Golden Bakkwa

Member
Cavy Gazer
Joined
Feb 17, 2019
Posts
3
Joined
Feb 17, 2019
Messages
3
Thank you for the warm welcome. I suppose they are what you've mentioned below. Establishing dominance....therefore I should be expecting them to "hump" one another...lol.
My living room is not big in size...therefore I only have a 4ft x 3 ft x 1 ft cage.
Does anyone know what the "purring" sound that they sometimes make mean? Thanks


Welcome to the forums.

If you are confident they are both boars then it may just be normal dominance behavior. Guinea pigs will mount their cage mates as part of establishing and reaffirming a hierarchy.

How long have the two boys been together and how big is their cage?
 

Golden Bakkwa

Member
Cavy Gazer
Joined
Feb 17, 2019
Posts
3
Joined
Feb 17, 2019
Messages
3
Hi....they're defo males....:). Don't intend to breed any. Thanks....
 

spy9doc

Well-known member
Cavy Slave
Joined
Oct 9, 2011
Posts
2
Joined
Oct 9, 2011
Messages
2
I only have a 4ft x 3 ft x 1 ft cage. Does anyone know what the "purring" sound that they sometimes make mean?

That size cage really isn't large enough for two boars. A too-small cage is one of the main reasons for conflict and will often cause such behaviors, especially if your boys are young.

The sound you are referring to is generally called a rumble and can mean anything from annoyance to "back off" to just an expression of "look at me.....I'm so manly". My boy Sparky has a wide range of vocalizations but his favorite is the rumble and he uses it frequently. Notice under what circumstances he uses it. Cavies are as different as we humans are and no two are alike or necessarily fit the norm.
 
Status
This thread has been closed due to inactivity. You can create a new thread to discuss this topic.

Similar threads

B
Replies
11
Views
8K
kennethlhm
kennethlhm
wlenglee
Replies
3
Views
4K
kennethlhm
kennethlhm
Acqua Azman
Replies
6
Views
8K
kennykrichard
kennykrichard
fire_spitter
Replies
2
Views
6K
zippy
zippy
Top