Not Old . . . Experienced!

There are a few, sadly too common, misconceptions about us boy guinea pigs. One that has caught our hoomans notice recently is the belief that when whee are no longer tiny babies whee cannot be paired up with a new friend. This is WRONG!


Even when it is printed somewhere you think you can trust . . . Don’t believe it.

A good, knowledgable guinea pig rescue will be able to pair up almost any guinea pig. Our hooman has done it herself multiple times. There are choices too. Either pairing with a baby boy piggy which in Mummy’s experience works very well. Or ‘boar dating’ with male piggies who are a bit older to find a good match (this is better done by someone with experience who can read the signs of piggy body language) Or even a final option of neutering and pairing with one or more female companions.

There is no need for us highly social pets to live alone.

Just setting the record straight this fine Monday!

Have a great one efurryone

Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil

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Posted on December 16, 2013, in Piggy Blogs and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 27 Comments.

  1. Quite right too. Why should social animals of any species live alone?
    Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. You need help to fight the human tyranny.

  3. I agree with you, you can’t say its possible without problems or it’s impossible – it’s always dependent of the personality of every anipal. Not only humans are individual – we too :o)

  4. Well you all are living proof that’s not true – you’ve been successful with different pairings – I think mostly because your Mum has been very selective about who gets to be with each other in the cage! It pays to be PICKY!!!! 🙂

    Holiday Hugs, Sammy

  5. Thank you for posting on this. So many social animals are forced by their humans to live lonely and depressed lives, needlessly.

  6. That’s ridiculous on every level. I’ve even paired over six males with females. I get my pigs three years apart so there is always a younger friend for an older one.


    Sidney was very unhappy when his companion Drew died. That is why Shelby is part of the household. She is a constant reminder to be careful for what you wish.Seriously, the love each other very much.

  8. It would be so sad to have to live alone!

  9. You boys are proof that you can put boy piggies together and things can work out fine. Sometimes you have to be careful putting kitteh’s together too. We think it would be lonely if there weren’t anybody to play and snuggle with. Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S)

  10. How odd they should print that, I was reading the other day about how social guinea pigs are and how they should really be kept with friends. Shame as so many people will read that and believe it being that it’s issued from Pets at Home

  11. quite right too ,silly humans,xx Speedy

  12. Oh dear, I feel so bad for the piggy in the magazine story. It’s would be misery not to have a single friend. Hopefully they read your post and get in touch for assistance.

  13. We Three Moggies 100% agree with you x

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