Introducing Gabe to my new girls

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RubySimon

Post   » Sun Feb 11, 2024 6:37 am


So, now that Gabe is neutered and "safe" to live with girls, I was thinking of putting everyone in together. It would allow me to make a larger area for the three of them. He can be a bit of a pill though. I am reading about bonding, and have the basics down pat, but wondered if anyone has had success putting two females with one male? Obviously, if it does not go well, I will not force it, but just would love to have everyone have a bigger space. My intact, older boar will stay in his own space.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Feb 11, 2024 12:25 pm


Refresh my mind - so your intact older boar doesn't get along with the neutered boar?

I am pretty sure introducing a neutered male to two females can be done. The particular personalities will interact in different ways so exactly how it will go is unknown. Also, guinea pigs change over time.

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Post   » Sun Feb 11, 2024 9:58 pm


It should work OK, although introducing a pair to a singleton can take a little longer than introducing two singletons.

You are aware, I hope, that you have to wait four weeks after the neuter before putting him with the females.

RubySimon

Post   » Mon Feb 12, 2024 8:44 am


Lynx- they get along fairly well, but Gabe can be a little pushy, and Luke is VERY laid back, so I do worry about him getting pushed around. The girls are no shrinking violets, I believe they can hold their own with Gabe. They are all closer in age than Gabe is to Luke. So, I thought that they would have more of the same energy level. Luke is content to just relax a lot of the time in his pen. Floor time is different, he motors around a lot. But he likes to watch the world from his fleece forest.

bpatters-yes, he was neutered 6-7 weeks ago. So, we are definitely safe at this point.

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon Feb 12, 2024 6:57 pm


When you say the girls are "no shrinking violets," just know that some miffed girls will spray pee on troublesome males!

RubySimon

Post   » Tue Feb 13, 2024 3:30 pm


Oh boy! I will say I did not know THAT!

Still thinking, this one through, but it would be really nice if it worked out…

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Feb 13, 2024 7:36 pm


At least now you will have an answer in case your fella starts to smella.

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Wed Feb 14, 2024 12:06 am


Does that pee spray technique work in other species as well? Asking for a friend.

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Feb 14, 2024 8:41 am


I dare not answer....
:-)

RubySimon

Post   » Wed Feb 14, 2024 9:31 am


HA!

But, I do know that in the goat world, bucks pee on each other heads.............

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Feb 14, 2024 1:08 pm


Oh, goats; how manly!

p.s. chickens can't pee (everything comes out from one place - everything, everywhere, all at once!) but I bet if they could pee on another chicken, they sure as heck would!

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