After I got my female I did some reading on the internet about guinea pigs and read that even though you do have the time to show them an ample amount of attention that they should have a cage mate. So I went back to the pet store and they pulled wrangler out of the female cage. I read that you shouldn't just put them together and to give them time to get to know each other by putting the two cages next to each other and having play time, etc so that is what I did. It wasn't until I picked him up a few days after I had got him and realized that he did not look the same as my female underneath. I do understand that housing opposite sex guineas leads to unwanted pregnancies which is why he has remained in his own cage even though they have not shown any signs of not getting along on the floor. I had no intentions of having more than one pig much less m.ore than two. I did call the pet store to voice my complaint about this and they said they have had several returns because a male was taken out of the female cage. My kids cried when I mentioned taking him back which is why we still have him.