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Bonding when and how to introduce?

RVcavy

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our boy is new. just got him a couple days ago. right now he doesnt have a big enouph space for a buddy. but soon he will. how long will it take before we should try to get him a buddy (another boy) and how do i know it will be one he will get along with? and how do you introduce them? realy in the dark here.....
 

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Let him settle in for a week or so, then put the other boy somewhere where he can SEE him, but not touch him, do that for a few days. Then try putting them together. They may fight in the beginning, so be ready to pick on of them up if a fight breaks loose.

I don't normally introduce males to males, as I have mostly females, so I don't have too much advice, but I'm sure more members are more experienced.
 

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First of all, congrats and welcome. Secondly, it is very important to quarantine ANY new guinea pig for at least 2 weeks. This means seperate cages, preferrably in a seperate room.

Third, please read this, all of this!
http://www.cavyspirit.com/sociallife.htm

If you still have questions feel free to ask. However, that link should have any and all information you may need regarding introductions! (BTW, pigtures are a must around these parts!)
 

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Yes, we need pictures... :crazy:
*evil laugh*
 
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