Guinea Pigs/guniea pigs


What does it mean when my boar guinea pig bites the butt of my sows?

depends, is he just nipping it or does it look more like he is gnawing it?

if it is a nip it could be as innocent as "oi shift" or "thats mine" if she is by food or a water bottle.
if it is gnawing then it is more a grooming/checking if she is in season, if the female pees on him then she isn't.

rabbits do it too and whichever it is it is a perfectly normal behaviour.
all the best.

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Sam Amison


I can answer most questions on breeding rearing and housing, though I would like to stress now that unless someone is wishing to keep all the offspring produced I do not support breeding. I have reasonable experience with illnesses and can offer a few remedies. I have a high level of knowledge on handling, social habits, herding and dietry requirements, as well as being able to deliver a crash course in their natural habitat if people wish to know.


I have owned guinea pigs for several years and was formerly a fosterer for a rescue home and as such have experience with common illnesses, pairing, constructing and managing housing and of course handling (also having just moved I am going to resume a rescue role shortly) and have in the past bred them.

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I do not possess any credentials in this area other than charitable work, but I have worked with what must be hundreds of guinea pigs in the past and as such have learned a lot about the little blighters!

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