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Adopting Lonely Guinea Pig?

Gemmainrainbows

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Hey everyone :)
Basically i adopted a beautiful little guinea pig, Roger from the pet store, he'd been separated from all the others because he was fighting. But now i've got him home i think he's lonely. I've been reading a lot about how important it is for a guinea pig to have a buddy. And was just wondering whether its a good idea to get him a buddy or not, considering his fighting past?
Any help would be much appreciated :)
Gemma x
 
i think you should find a rescue. some rescues allow your pig to meet other pigs to see which ones get along and which ones don't.

however, you should wait a few weeks to quarantine him or take him to the vet for a check up to make sure he is healthy before introducing him to other pigs.

god luck! :)
 
Pigs NEED a friend, so I would work on finding one that he gets along with.

You say "Fighting PAST"

So, there isn't any reason that you shouldn't at least TRY to get him a pal. If that sentence was "Fighting NOW" then you could have waited.

Please try and find your piggie a friend from a rescue.

:)
 
Thank you guys :)
i'll get on it!
i'm sure he'd love to have a buddy :)
even if it does take time x
 
Yes, adopt one from a rescue. One doesn't really adopt from a pet store.

He's most likely going through adolescence, which is when young males tend to fight for dominance. How old is he?

Also, you need to make sure you have a cage large enough for two male guinea pigs. I would not put a pair in anything smaller than 10.5 square feet, which is a 2x4 C&C Cage.
 
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