CRAZY AGRESSIVE GUINEAPIG (REPOST)

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daisymay
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Post   » Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:20 am


Maybe Little one was the runt of the little? Our Jan was and at first she allowed sister Joy to do anything then bam Jan started to think she was 10 feet tall and would pick on anyone no matter the size. Even my husband and myself. But she had a loving gorgeous face you couldn't resist her! Gee we miss her!!!

Would only get bloods taken as a last resort! To get enough blood to test here in Australia is nearly half a guinea pigs blood supply. I have had a few piggies take ill after bloods were taken. So be careful! Good luck at the vets!

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daisymay
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Post   » Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:02 pm


How big is your pen? For some reason boys need more room than girls. They need hidies with 2 openings, if Little one is small maybe a small place that only he can fit into? Hoping all goes well at the vet!

madisanimals

Post   » Wed May 20, 2020 4:42 am


UPDATE: sorry I didn't want to make this post till i knew exactly how it was going to go so I didn't misinform anyone and it also took a while to see results. I took Both little one and Bo to the vet before my vet got back to me about her research as Bo broke into the other side of the cage and attacked little one. He is okay it was just a nasty bite but my vet spent some time with both of them to see how they interact as she couldn't see anything wrong with his diet or teeth and he didn't seem to be in pain but he had lost weight because he was stressed. I spoke to her about options and she advised against neutering because of his age and surgery is just risky and she said it would be best if the herd stayed together or alternatively i try to find him another male friend but she said due to his weightloss he obviously wants to be with another pig. So she suggested a hormone implant which limits the production of testosterone and she said it would take 1-6 weeks and he would calm down if it was purely hormonal (it was a 50/50 chance) and she said if little one is still attacking him even though Bo's calmed down then little one would need a hormone implant too so it was about 2 weeks and Bo was basically a different piggie. He was basically ignoring little one but little one was still being quite aggressive with him (throwing his head up, lunging, chasing) so last week I took little one in to get his implant and the herd is back together still some grumpiness on little ones end but nothing that i think will lead to a fight or attack just being pushy and alot of a rumble strutting. My vet said she hadn't seen such an aggressive pig before because she said usually if they are in pain which would warrant that aggression they would be aggressive towards the human too. Thankyou so much to everyone for the advice it was really helpful. I would definitely recommend a hormonal implant if you find anyone else come across this problem I have had really great success with it and I'm so happy that my herds back together. It was also significantly less expensive then neutering it was $100 for the implant and it will last 6 months. For long term you can get them neutered or you can just continue to get the implant to avoid surgery but it's really good to know thats an option. She said its also possible that the implant might not need replacing and they might just be fine after the six months

madisanimals

Post   » Wed May 20, 2020 4:49 am


^^ also forgot to add she suggested that periodically i let Bo and little one have contact just one on one and when it gets too much stop for the day and try again tomorrow it was definitely helpful suggestion especially a week after Bo got his implant just to get them used to eachother

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daisymay
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Post   » Wed May 20, 2020 4:58 am


So glad things have worked out for your herd! Glad also to know there is hormone therapy for boars as well as sows. Human men have menopause so why not animals? Boys and their testosterone!

Would love to see Bo on video to see how he managed to escape. Cheeky boy! Little one made me smile remembering Jessie and Jan who though small would take on anything. But were just too small to get their hind legs that high.

Hoping things continue to go well, and thanks for the info and memories! So happy for you all! So glad Bo doesn't have to leave. Good luck and many years of happiness and joy!

madisanimals

Post   » Wed May 20, 2020 5:33 am


Hahaha I love animals with a small people complex your guineapigs are adorable I have an instagram @madislittleanimals I have no idea how to post photos and videos on here but i definitely have quite a few funny ones if i can figure it out. They are too smart for their own good they jump from their beds out or find a grid that slides a bit and lifts the cage up or bos broken the bars I have just accepted now they're all together the cage is just a guideline for Bo and the twins. I just fed them and Gus (one of the twins) was standing at the door wheeking I cannot wait till they get bigger because the twins are my biggest escape artists but Im not too bothered because its an enclosed space and nothing can get in there but it is funny

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed May 20, 2020 9:42 am


madisanimals, your posts are unreadable because you are not breaking them up into paragraphs with a line of space in between.

For maximum feedback, please post readable posts instead of large blocks of text. I am not responding to your posts because of the formatting.

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daisymay
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Post   » Sat May 23, 2020 1:11 am


madisanimals, your posts are unreadable because you are not breaking them up into paragraphs with a line of space in between.

For maximum feedback, please post readable posts instead of large blocks of text. I am not responding to your posts because of the formatting.
Don't worry about it, I could read it. I know what it is like when your mind thinks faster than your fingers. When you are eager to share news. Maybe next time take it slower and space every now and again. So happy things worked out for you and your herd!

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