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biteing

Post by Jeri Blankensh » Thu, 28 Dec 2000 07:02:30



should i over look biting? he just started it..... im confused, i handle
him carefully...











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Post by Jens-Eike Jesa » Thu, 28 Dec 2000 08:38:52


 Tue, 26 Dec 2000 17:02:30 -0500 (EST):

JB> should i over look biting? he just started it..... im confused, i handle
JB> him carefully...

This must nor necessarily be meant evil..

Our boar Rosti also loves to bite a little
if he's given the chance -- but my hand's skin isn't
so gentle that it could cause bruises. I've yet given
any piggie the chance to bite my handweb, that piece
of skin between index and thumb, but never they have
bitten so hard that it really hurted. They seem to
know how hard they can bite.

Does your piggie bite really hard ? Then maybe it's
one of the rare ones that really hate to be petted
or esp. held. I've found out that the piggies that really
know and *trust* me use the biting to notice me that
they are fed up with being cuddled.

Maybe you could try to hold your piggie less and do more
things like playing: Let it roam around on the sofa or a blanket,
let it explore the place with you. Many piggies get bored quite
soon on the lap.

But at least one thing might comfort you: I've nearly never seen
a frightened piggie that did something like biting. Your piggie
seems to like and trust you. ;-)

BTW: Could you, if any possible, try to avoid posting HTML in
the articles ? This can be annoying for the users of older
computers.

Bye, good luck !

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Post by Ohladymidnig » Thu, 28 Dec 2000 11:46:54


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>should i over look biting? he just started it..... im confused, i handle
>him carefully...

Lindsay bites me when she's jealous of me handling other pigs, and she doesn't
like being handled by other people (with a few exceptions) and will bite hard
enough to draw ***.   If I pick up Ping or Ming first thing in the morning
Lindsay gets really grumpy - she starts strutting around and chattering, and
sometimes bites me when I do pick her up.  She'd never bitten me until I got
Ping.  

mairin

 
 
 

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Post by jmous » Fri, 29 Dec 2000 03:30:46


Hi,

How old is your piggy ?

A lot of mine would bite at about the 6 month stage.

I think it goes a bitt like this, when they are younger they
have complete trust in you and do not have any concern about
being picked up etc . Some of mine would run down my back
while I was standing upright, hence I had to do a virtual forward roll
to stop them falling, this became a game which I soon
became tired of.

Then they realize (maybe not as we do) that they are responsible
for their own well being and suddenly panic at being accelerated
from the floor within human paws to 4/5 ft above ground level.
And hence having nothing to hang on to but a few fingers or
whatever, they can get their teeth around. After a few attempts
they realize they have control by biting a bit harder to slow down,
really hard to stop etc, kind of piggy version of power steering.

Obviously it tackles two to tango though and you are much bigger.
(we are talking about the small version of cavy's are we ??)

best wishes jmouse

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Post by Jeri Blankensh » Fri, 29 Dec 2000 05:44:51


thanks. he just seems to biteas soon as anything is close to him. he
purrs and squeaks when petted so im confused.
 
 
 

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Post by Jeri Blankensh » Fri, 29 Dec 2000 05:46:54


Thanks.... he kinda just nips then bites HARD
 
 
 

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Post by Jens-Eike Jesa » Fri, 29 Dec 2000 22:41:13


 Wed, 27 Dec 2000 15:46:54 -0500 (EST):

JB> Thanks.... he kinda just nips then bites HARD

Hmm, Jmouse already told you about it...
They need to learn how to get along with the human
members of their herd.

The piggies that bite harder maybe haven't  found
out yet that this is not  too nice..

Be a little patient, tell your piggie that this hurts,
but never ever try to punish him or even yell at him.
He *will* understand that he'd better be more gentle,
but it might take some months.

Have fun ! ( and be careful with your hands.. ;-) )

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Post by Tina Tows » Tue, 02 Jan 2001 06:47:35


Hi

I have had one guinea pig that use to bite (Truffles, who is no longer with
me) and have one now that also bites too (Pebbles). Pebbles is totally blind
so I feel that has something to do it.

Truffles use to bite me, he was also totally blind. He like to be cuddled a
lot but still use to bite me, but mostly did it when he didn't like
something or he wanted to be on his own. It was his way of telling me to
leave him alone.

Pebbles is the same if something does not suit him he will bite me, and when
he gets frustrated too he bites. It doesn't bother me as I know that it is
his way of telling me something. He likes to be cuddled a lot. Pebbles is a
softy really and is very protective of Ginger his friend as when I go to
pick up Ginger, he squeals as he does not like being picked up at the moment
(he is approximately
7 months old) so he is going through a phase, Pebbles rushes over to make
sure he is alright and I have not harmed him and sometimes knocks my hand
with his nose to sought of say leave off.

Sometimes it can be confusing if on one hand he loves to be cuddled and then
bites when anything is close to him. What is his eyesight like? Have you had
it checked out? I am not suggesting it could be his eyesight but it is an
option that could be checked out. Although he may be very sensitive about
anything close to him and is not sure how to deal with it. There could be
all sorts of reasons why he is behaving like this which is not very helpful
to you but only time and patient will help to sort this problem out. Pebbles
still bites and he is 2 years old but not as bad, it is just the way he is.
Truffles when he was alive was terrible and even bite two vets at the
practice I go to and frightened one vet so much so that he wouldn't touch
him. Truffles just didn't like people messing around with him so that was
his only line of defence.

Tina

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> thanks. he just seems to biteas soon as anything is close to him. he
> purrs and squeaks when petted so im confused.