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Behavior what gender cage mate should I get?

kirsty91

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I currently have a female and am thinking of getting another friend for her. She is not spayed so I know not to get a male that is not neutered. But should I get another female or would it ok to keep her with a male that IS for sure neutered?
 

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Either a neutered male or female should be fine. Is there a rescue near you that will let you bring her in to choose her friend?
 

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well i wasnt sure if i could do that because I had read that there needed to be a 2 week quarantine?
 

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If the guinea pig is from a reputable rescue then no quarantine pierod is needed.

Check www.petfinder.com for piggys looking for homes in your area.
 

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If it's a reputable rescue, they've already done quarantine. If it's a pet store, breeder, craigslist or other private rehome, you would need to quarantine for 3 weeks.
 

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ooooh ok then. Yeah I did look on petfinder and found a bunch in my area. Thanks so much for the help! so I can get either gender really as long as the male is neutered?
 

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Yes. Either gender, as long as the male is neutered.
 

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