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knstrand, Veterinarian
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Experience:  I am a small animal veterinarian - I see dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, rabbits and pocket pets
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can anyone tell me if two male guinea pigs will get along if

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can anyone tell me if two male guinea pigs will get along if put in the same cage?

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knstrand :

My name isXXXXX I can try to help answer your questions about your guinea pigs

knstrand :

The answer is it depends on the individuals. I have 2 male guinea pigs and was also worried about aggression when I introduced them. They did squabble a few times over the 1st couple weeks, but nothing serious enough to create wounds on each other. The pecking order was eventually established and now they are best buds.

knstrand :

Of course it makes sense to get the same sex because there wont be issues with breeding and/or you don't have to worry about the spay/neuter aspect of things.

knstrand :

I would suggest keeping a close eye on them during introduction. I little bit of rough play is okay but separate them if the squabble seems serious.

knstrand :

If the current enclosure belongs to one guinea pig currently, it may help if the initial introduction is on neutral territory, like a floor. And it also helps to clean the cage thoroughly to help eliminate strong urine odor right when the new one is introduced.

knstrand :

Provide 2 food bowls and 2 water stations on separate ends of the cage.

knstrand :

Hopefully this helps, feel free to respond with further questions.

Hi Carol,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I dont know if You realize it or not but I was also the person who got Your advice for My African Grey far as the guinea pigs..My granddaughter hasnt decided yet if She is getting Him a buddy....


I have been giving Ganny the benedryl bid like You said...I also bought Him rice cakes...unsalted...(Can they have salted...would salted be harmful?) & I also was going to ask You about giving Him & My little cockatiel millet that ok to give them? They love it...& I think thats something healthy....or no??

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I wrote You yesterday....You havent responded back yet...???.>>.

Hello, again sorry for the delay in the answers yesterday was a busy one at work and I didn't get to my computer. Glad I got to help with 2 of your questions, hopefully my advice helps.
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