I’ve been doing a lot of reading as to how to best introduce them. We’ve read everything on here and am not sure because of the dynamics of 1 being introduced to two.
We got them 5 days ago and the two new girls are very skittish. For the most part, we let the two new ones alone and are spending time with them. Paige, the current pig, has been by their cage on the daily floor time and they’ve been rumblestrutting and teeth chattering at each other but there’s been a lot of standing and sniffing.
When would you think would be a good time to try a neutral clean cage for introductions? We are a bit worried because of the size difference between current pig and the two new ones.
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You introduce the same way you do when you're introducing singletons, except that it usually takes longer. The size difference shouldn't matter at all.
Do it at a time when you've got HOURS to give to it. Don't rush it in the least. I always wait until they're tired enough that they've settled down for at least one nap and then have tired themselves out again.
No hideys in the cage with only one door, and break up the lines of sight in the new cage with fleece forests or fleece draped across the corners.
Here's the bible on introductions: https://guinea-pigs.livejournal.com/3002707.html
Also check to make sure your cage will be big enough for three pigs.