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Behavior Piggies still fussy! Help!

KeraMDavis

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Here's my piggies Kirby (left) & Kingston (right) [GuineaPigCages.com] Piggies still fussy! Help!

The look all cozy together right well not quite. I got Kirby from the pet store back in January as a birthday gift. I'm not sure how old he is the lady just said he's a couple months old so I just say he's 8months now & I got Kingston in April from a lady off Craigslist. She told me he's 2yrs old.

When I 1st bonded them back in May they got into a fight but after the fight incident they seemed to be getting along to the point where they would lay with each other & be in the same house. [GuineaPigCages.com] Piggies still fussy! Help! [GuineaPigCages.com] Piggies still fussy! Help!

I recently moved into a new apartment. I couldn't set up there a C&C cage up so I housed them separately in smaller cages but I would put them together for floor time. It seemed that they started to dislike each other. When I put them together all they do is make the rumbling noise & do their little dominate strut walk. Kirby is always chasing Kingston around the cage pretty much to the point where they are flipping over food bowls & turning over there houses. When I come to the cage to get them to stop or fix the cage back they chat their teeth at me. It's to the point where I separate them at night, I put Kirby I'm a smaller cage (that's all I have right now) but in the day I sometimes put Kirby back I'm the C&C cage.

What can I do to get them to stop & be more fond of each other?
 
Don't seperate them and then have them meet again in floor time, it's stressful. Keep them separate for now and once you get the C&C cage set up do full re-introductions. What size cage are they in? You might have to expand their cage by 1-2 grids if possible. Rumble-strutting and a bit of chasing is all normal along with teeth chattering and mounting. It's best not to separate until it's a full on battle.
 
I already have a 2x4 set up. Kingston is in it now & Kirby is in another cage.
Should I reintroduce them now then redo the cage & put them inside?


Don't seperate them and then have them meet again in floor time, it's stressful. Keep them separate for now and once you get the C&C cage set up do full re-introductions. What size cage are they in? You might have to expand their cage by 1-2 grids if possible. Rumble-strutting and a bit of chasing is all normal along with teeth chattering and mounting. It's best not to separate until it's a full on battle.
 
You could introduce tomorrow or the next day. Make sure everything in their cage is clean, and that there is 2 hideys with 2 ways to get out.
 
Okay thanks!
 
For two males 2x5 is the recommended minimum, it's likely a space issue. Your younger boar could also be going through puberty, which often leads to a cage expansion to make up for their....easily agitated nature.
 
Okay thanks!
 
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