New Piggie coming soon..need advice

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New Piggie coming soon..need advice

Post by Tamm » Wed, 01 Dec 1999 04:00:00



I'm sure some of you have heard me or my fiance talk about Yamsi the
superpiggie.  Well she's 5 months old now and we've decided to get her a
playmate.  Her mommy (owned by a friend at work) is due to give birth
anyday now and we want another girl.  My question is, should we keep
them seperate and slowly introduce them during floor time?  I don't want
to encourage any animosity between them.

Also, we are planning to be away for a couple of nights this holiday
season and want to take Yamsi with us...(new piggie won't be ready yet).
Do guinea pigs have any problem with car rides?  The last time she rode
in a car was when she was a baby and we brought her home.  Any
suggestions?

Thanks in advance,
Tammy

 
 
 

New Piggie coming soon..need advice

Post by Stephanie Murp » Wed, 01 Dec 1999 04:00:00


Hi Tammy,  I'm not an expert on guinea pigs, but  with my few years of
owning more than one I have found that it is best to do a slow intro.
when you first get you new baby.  I have had some that don't mind when I
just put someone else in with them, and then I have others that will
just go after the newcomer like they're out to kill them.  I think it
depends more on your piggys personality.
     In response to your question on how she'll take to a car ride,
well, I'm getting ready to move within the next few months so I took all
my piggy's to a friends house so she can take care of them for me and
they seemed to do just fine, it was about a 70 mile trip for them.  Good
luck with your babies.  Stephanie
 
 
 

New Piggie coming soon..need advice

Post by Grant Michua » Fri, 03 Dec 1999 04:00:00


Hi Tammy

Our piggies did there first car rides in town, just short trips looking at
houses. Then in the summer then went for a three hour drive to the cottage.
Not one problem. AS a matter of fact they didn't mind being taken out of the
cage and looking out the window. It seems that they were fascinated.
Now I take Duke the dad to pickup the wife at the train station and he is
starting to like it. Today when I called him, he just plunked down and let
me pick him up like he was a pillow.
There is one thing in this that I really do not like. On short trips he sits
on the passenger van seat or between my legs. This scares me. On the longer
trip at least they are in a cage that is secured. The only reason I do the
short trips is he seems to enjoy it so much and it is only a few minutes
from home. That and with the traffic it's not like we get traveling to fast.

Grant

Quote:

> I'm sure some of you have heard me or my fiance talk about Yamsi the
> superpiggie.? Well she's 5 months old now and we've decided to get her a
> playmate.? Her mommy (owned by a friend at work) is due to give birth
> anyday now and we want another girl.? My question is, should we keep
> them seperate and slowly introduce them during floor time?? I don't want
> to encourage any animosity between them.

> Also, we are planning to be away for a couple of nights this holiday
> season and want to take Yamsi with us...(new piggie won't be ready yet).
> Do guinea pigs have any problem with car rides?? The last time she rode
> in a car was when she was a baby and we brought her home.? Any
> suggestions?

> Thanks in advance,
> Tammy

 
 
 

New Piggie coming soon..need advice

Post by kreme » Sat, 04 Dec 1999 04:00:00


I have RARELY had problems with an older pig accepting a baby in the cage.
Older pigs are GOOD with babies, and a baby will pose no "threat" to the
older pig.  You should be able to put that new baby right in with your older
one.  The baby will look to the older one to "mother" it a bit, and your
older on will probably comply.  The key is to put them together and WATCH.
IF they are going to fight you will know it VERY soon.  Animals are VERY up
front about conflicts with fellow animals (UNLIKE people!)

My pigs have gone HOURS in a car to a show.  Sometimes they have stayed in
strange coops or carrying cages at shows for a couple of days, with no ill
effects.  Travel CAN be stressful to an animal, but nothing that should
cause any big problems.  So long as your pigs keeps eating and drinking you
KNOW they are OK.  ENJOY your travels!

Faith


Quote:
> I'm sure some of you have heard me or my fiance talk about Yamsi the
> superpiggie.  Well she's 5 months old now and we've decided to get her a
> playmate.  Her mommy (owned by a friend at work) is due to give birth
> anyday now and we want another girl.  My question is, should we keep
> them seperate and slowly introduce them during floor time?  I don't want
> to encourage any animosity between them.

> Also, we are planning to be away for a couple of nights this holiday
> season and want to take Yamsi with us...(new piggie won't be ready yet).
> Do guinea pigs have any problem with car rides?  The last time she rode
> in a car was when she was a baby and we brought her home.  Any
> suggestions?

> Thanks in advance,
> Tammy

 
 
 

New Piggie coming soon..need advice

Post by Laura Newberr » Tue, 07 Dec 1999 04:00:00


hello. rub the baby in some dirty bedding from the cage so it doesnt smell
too strange and then just plonk it in and keep your eyes out for troubles.
my pigs love to ride in the car they sit in their box in the passenger side
footwell and the floor gets nice and warm and you can hear fat pig snoring
as she snoozes in the warm.  they used to travel nearly every weekend with
me up and down from my parents house to uni and travelled very well.
 
 
 

New Piggie coming soon..need advice

Post by Melinda Meaha » Wed, 08 Dec 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> my pigs love to ride in the car they sit in their box in the passenger side
> footwell and the floor gets nice and warm and you can hear fat pig snoring
> as she snoozes in the warm.  they used to travel nearly every weekend with

Ooohhh, this sounds SOOOOO precious!!!!  I have never heard a piggie
snoring....

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