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guineapiglvr14

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I just adopted Cloe a new friend, they look exactly alike. I have a big cage with a divider in between them so they can see each other but not get each other. The one I have had for along time is bitting the dividers really hard, is that a good thing. I brought them outside to eat grass and they were together and doing fine. After about 15 minuetes Cloe started like running up to Paige, the new Guinea Pig) and like running her over. Paige wasn't very happy so I picked Cloe up and put her in the farthist away from her and she would keep on doing that, but finnialy we seperated them in there cage.
Is this normal or they just don't like each other?
Please help!
 

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You need to actually make an "introduction". You shouldn't keep seperating them and stuff, it will just make things harder and more stressful. Make the introduction. They are going to fight a little bit to establish dominance. Only seperate them if serious blood is drawn. They should start getting along soon! Good luck and congrats on the new pig.

PS-Did you quarentine her? You should have, but it's too late now. I just hope she's healthy.
 

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You should have quarintined in a seperate room for three weeks.
 

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I got two new male GPs yesterday. One was an adoption [Cappy] from a family who didn't want it anymore, their kids never bonded or showed any interest. The second [Rover] was from a pet store. I tried the local shelter and they had no GPs and I wanted to have 2 so they would have a companion. Well...Cappy [the adopted one] is beating up on Rover. He's given him two minor scratches from either his claws or his teeth. I built a 2x4 cube & coroplast cage w/ 2 pigloos figuring they would have enough room to get to know each other without being too bunched up. Cappy seems to not respect Rover's space and continually chases him around the cage trying to mount him or bite him. Since I don't have another cage to seperate them my husband just put 2 grids in the middle to divide them. Then Cappy tried to bite through the grids to get to Rover. I've put a pillow case over the divider so they can't see each other but that doesn't seem to be a good long term solution. Any advice what I should do now?
 

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Well I put them on a bed and I put them together Cloe started to bite her a little bit but Paige didn't mind so we kept them there for a little while then Cloe started to sneggle up to her so I guess they are getting use to each other.
 
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