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Can 2 female and 1 male guinea pigs live together?
Two females (sows) will live happily together, as will two males (boars), particularly if they are siblings. If a female and male live together the male will have to be castrated, unless you are planning on breeding them. Make no mistake – guinea pigs can breed on the same level as the metaphorical rabbit!
Is it better to get 2 male or 2 female guinea pigs?
The most suitable pairings are two females or a neutered male and a female. If you would like to keep a group of three or more guinea pigs it’s not advisable to have more than one male as any more can cause a conflict over resources.
Can I have 2 male guinea pigs together?
Can you put male Guinea Pigs in the same cage? Yes, as long the cage is big enough for two cavies. Guinea Pigs are social animals and housing them together can prevent loneliness. When they first meet or move in together they may need to assert dominance.
Is it better to get boy or girl guinea pigs?
Generally speaking, guinea pig pet parents have found that male guinea pigs tend to be a little more confident or bolder than females. This can sometimes lead to training males and being able to handle them a little easier than their shyer counterparts.
Is 3 guinea pigs better than 2?
The minimum size for a group of guinea pigs is two. However, there are good reasons why should consider acquiring three or more at the same time and keeping them together: Several guinea pigs will stimulate each other and encourage active behaviour.
Can a guinea pig drink out of a bowl?
Guinea pigs are known for being a bit messy with food and water. However, guinea pigs might drink more from a water bowl because it’s less work than a bottle. If you opt for water bowls, choose a style that won’t tip, because some guinea pigs like to lean against bowls or walk over them.
Is it OK to have one guinea pig?
Typically, it’s not okay for guinea pigs to live alone. Most don’t do well as single pets, because they’re social, herd animals, thriving with at least one friend. However, some guinea pigs are human-oriented and transfer their social needs to humans. And live happy lives with devoted pet parents.
Can you put a boy and girl guinea pig together?
Guinea pigs are commonly kept in single sex groups, so a pair of males or a pair of females. Siblings or father-son/ mother-daughter pairings often live well together. Pairings of male and female guinea pigs can also work well – just make sure they are neutered to prevent any unwanted litters!