Fighting females

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Fighting females

Post by Stev » Wed, 12 Apr 2000 04:00:00



We have 2 guinea pigs around three months old and bought as females.
One of them is very passive, the other is has periods of bad temper.
This manifests as "rattles" and pacing behaviour and over the last few days
attempts to bite the other pig.
This behaivour is leading me to suspect that "she" might be a "he". Is this
kind of thing
exclusive to males or can the girls do it as well.
I have checked the visible gender signs and remain unconvinced.

Grateful for any info.

 
 
 

Fighting females

Post by Jones & McAule » Wed, 12 Apr 2000 04:00:00


If you have no males in a group of guinea pigs, one of the females will assume
the *** position and do all the things that a male normally does to show
***. If the pigs have enough space, they shouldn't actually harm each
other, except for a few little nips on the back.

Eoin

Quote:

> We have 2 guinea pigs around three months old and bought as females.
> One of them is very passive, the other is has periods of bad temper.
> This manifests as "rattles" and pacing behaviour and over the last few days
> attempts to bite the other pig.
> This behaivour is leading me to suspect that "she" might be a "he". Is this
> kind of thing
> exclusive to males or can the girls do it as well.
> I have checked the visible gender signs and remain unconvinced.

> Grateful for any info.