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Will a male guinea pig hurt a female?
As you would expect, the males will fight over the female, and she could get hurt in the brawl. Or if you are looking to have more than two piggies as pets, then it is recommended to have one male in amongst the females. Although neutering your male guinea pigs is an elective process, it is a good idea to have it done.
Should I separate my male guinea pigs?
It’s not recommended to house two male pigs and a female together as this can cause the males to become aggressive. Even without a female, two males living together can end up fighting. When they move into a new home they’re likely to try to assert their dominance over each other.
Are male guinea pigs OK alone?
For example, boars, or male guinea pigs, are more solitary than females and can live alone quite happily. Aggressive or extremely timid guinea pigs may prefer being alone too.
Is it bad to only have 1 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.
Is it cruel to only have one guinea pig?
In the same way you can’t eat just one potato chip, you can’t adopt just one guinea pig. It isn’t healthy for them to be alone—they need a companion of their own species who they can “talk,” play, and cuddle with. Companionship is so vital to their well-being that Switzerland has made it illegal to keep only one.
Can a male guinea pig live with a female guinea pig?
In a pet situation, the male may be in the same guinea pig cage as the female and her newborns, and there is no way for the mother to move the pups away from the father.
When to separate a guinea pig from the mother?
If the guinea pig is male, you have to separate it from the mother after three weeks or within one month once they are strong and well developed. After this time, the males should never be with the mother or with other females.
How can you tell if a guinea pig is a boy or girl?
Nipples on male guinea pigs. Male guinea pigs do have nipples, so the presence of nipples alone is not enough to tell you whether you have a guinea pig boy or girl. According to GuineaPigCare.com, sows have larger nipples than boars, but the boar’s body size is somewhat larger than the females.
Why are male guinea pigs more aggressive than female guinea pigs?
As a general rule, male guinea pigs are more likely to fight than females. This increased aggression is perfectly natural and all part of how male cavies establish the social hierarchy. If two males are paired appropriately based on their personalities, there will generally be a little posturing before the more submissive of the two backs down.