Can You Put A Baby Guinea Pig In With An Older One?


The combination of old and young guinea pigs usually works fine. The older GPs are unlikely to view the youngsters as a threat, so old/young pairs should be a okay. Keep a close eye on them, though, over the first few hours, to make sure they're getting on. Check out the introducing guinea pigs section of this Guide for general tips on helping those introductions go smoothly.


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Old and young guinea pigs can get on just fine

In addition to making sure the older guinea pig isn't bullying the younger one, you also need to be aware that female guinea pigs reach sexual maturity swiftly, and can become pregnant at just five weeks of age (and if they do, it's bad for their health prospects). Your young/old combinations need to bear this in mind. Same-sex set-ups can work best.

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Darren, 5 July 2019

i have just brought a new cage for my guinea pig who has just loss her friend .will it be ok to put her in new cage or will it make ill being so soon after loss


Kadence, 4 March 2019

So, I have a male adult guinea pig and a baby guinea, but it's old enough to be separated from the mother. Is it safe to try to get my male adult guinea pig and the baby male to bond, so I can put them in the same cage?

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