Unfortunately I'm going to start this off with a sad note unfortunately we lost Elphie 1 of our guinea pigs at the start of the month which I was completely devastated about & so was Letti my other guinea pig
But now as much as I am very much still upset over the loss of her we know we have to put our feelings aside for Letti's sake so we are rescuing 2 guinea pigs with the view to introduce them to each other & hope they all bond ok.
Here's where I need advice as I've never bonded guinea pigs before I've read up loads & watched videos to try get clued up as much as I can. I'm looking for someones advice that's done this before first hand. I'd love to hear how things went for you. Also what first aid things did you have at hand?
So sad that you lost Elphaba bubbles87, she was lovely. I used to keep guinea pigs many years ago, they are gorgeous pets to have. When I used to introduce new ones I just used to put them in with the others and see how they get on - better, if you have a pen where you can watch them easily and have easy access if they have to be taken out quickly. I've always found guinea pigs get on with each other quite well. What colour are the new ones you are getting? I had one like your Lettie and she had 2 babies, both exactly the same as her. Good luck with the new ones.
tonib: Sounds like it was a good job we didn't have Roman as a kitten then. He's never misbehaved like that, only his first Xmas with us when he half-inched the stuffing! - I hope that's not famous last words!
Jul 20, 2018 12:47:00 GMT
tonib: Lexie is another matter but usually not breakables - except potentially of herself when she fell behind the large display cabinet/sideboard on being left alone for the 1st time in our dining room aged 2.5 years!!!
Jul 20, 2018 13:27:50 GMT
tonib: She jumped on top (via the table I believe) & managed to fall between it & the wall & appeared to be suspended by her head part way down (the gap narrowed!) I had to get a burly neighbour in to help move it, quickly moving weight/breakables as pos. 1st
Jul 20, 2018 13:34:33 GMT
tonib: She was fine but got checked by vet just in case! That was a heart stopping time, especially her cries!
Jul 20, 2018 13:34:59 GMT
lotsofcats: I can remember when that happened with Lexi.
Jul 20, 2018 18:56:39 GMT
tonib: You've got a good memory, that was in 2012 I posted on the old YC forum
Jul 20, 2018 21:51:09 GMT
Gillykat: Wooohoooo updated piccies of the two new girls been sent.....they look adorable....and as tthough they'll boss Monty around summik rotten! My poor wee man
Jul 25, 2018 19:23:44 GMT
Gillykat: Listen! Can you hear that? SILENCE!!! The three ninjas are all asleep I shall enjoy it whilst it lasts
Aug 3, 2018 8:37:19 GMT
lotsofcats: It won't be for long. When I had kittens I just used to sit and watch them for ages - are you doing that yet?
Aug 3, 2018 11:09:00 GMT
Gillykat: Oh yes......just drinking their adorable cuteness Been picking up and cuddling new boys too and they're starting to realise I'm a harmless idiot who gives them a treat every time I do so.
Aug 3, 2018 15:37:15 GMT
scallywag: Thought they were GIrls ?
Aug 3, 2018 17:23:20 GMT
Gillykat: So did we scallywag Turns out, once I got them home, I checked and both are boys I'm VERY pleased about this cos I adore boy cats....always had absolute sweethearts of that sex in the past
Aug 4, 2018 10:07:36 GMT