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Suddenly terrified guinea pig.

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PurpleDaisies · 30/12/2018 19:16

Lardy boar (recently bereaved) has suddenly become terrified of his house. I can’t understand why-nothing has changed and now he just seems really scared. Anyone ever had this before? I don’t really know what to do.

Hopefully new lady friend coming in the next few days.

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cheesywotnots · 30/12/2018 19:21

Is it his bereavement, could he be sad or stressed and wondering where she is.

PurpleDaisies · 30/12/2018 19:25

I wondered about that but it’s been nearly a week and this only started today. Really strange.

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PurpleDaisies · 30/12/2018 19:25

He’s been totally fine up until now.

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FernieB · 30/12/2018 20:24

When dear old Scruffypig lost his friend he was withdrawn and became jittery. He ended up spending most of the few weeks before Ginger came along sitting on my knee or on a towel on the floor next to me. He just didn't want to be in his cage. I gave him an old pair of balled up socks to snuggle at night which he liked but was still wanting to get out in the morning. Gingerpigs arrival changed all that and he was fine again. When Scruffy departed (age nearly 6), Ginger reacted in a similar way and was desolate until Madam arrived.

Just give him extra cuddles and attention until his new friend comes. Poor boy is probably just lonely.

Madampig has been a different story. Since Ginger left us, she's become more confident and bold and really seems to relish life without a husbandConfused. Pigs eh??

70isaLimitNotaTarget · 30/12/2018 21:22

Very odd (they are contrary little things)

Is it possible something has been in there like a mouse (right time of year for them and hey can fit in tiny gaps and will be attracted to a free meal !)

Maybe give him a brand new housie (cardboard box) full of hay then you can replace when he needs his house Deep Cleaned for his new wife.

I know GP7 was quieter when GP8 died , we put GP6 in one half of the C&C and they lay either side of the divide for a week pre-bonding)

We had put her (GP8) in GP7 cage overnight so she knew she was gone (and was there when GP8 was pts)

Good Luck with new piggie bonding , have you got a future wife lined up?

PurpleDaisies · 30/12/2018 21:31

I don’t think we’ve had a mouse, but maybe that’s it. We’ve cleaned everything out and now he’s hidden in a new hay box munching on something (possibly poo). Will review in the morning.

New wife hopefully coming next week. She’s on pregnancy watch at a local rescue but they don’t think she is. Absolutely gorgeous, white with black eyes and rosettes everywhere. Only 6months so a youngster. Hope they like each other!

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PurpleDaisies · 31/12/2018 10:24

This morning he was just as bad as yesterday so we’ve ended up moving him to an old small hutch we had before. He seems miles better since being in the new place. What a funny piggy.

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brizzledrizzle · 04/01/2019 23:08

The small hutch won't smell of his departed friend. Poor piggy, but how lucky he is to be getting a wife.
Christ I'm soppy Grin

PurpleDaisies · 05/01/2019 09:50

New wife is coming today. I’m picked her up from the rescue later. It’s exciting but I still feel sad about our lovely old piggie. I know it’s the right thing for Mr Pig but it feels quite soon.

He’s been a bit under the weather after a dental problem so hopefully she’ll cheer him up! Going to give it a few days side by side then bonding one evening this week.

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brizzledrizzle · 05/01/2019 12:57

I hope they bond well, you know it's compulsory to share pictures of course! Grin

PurpleDaisies · 05/01/2019 13:00

Will do! She’s currently hiding. Much bigger than I’d thought from the picture and a full on long haired so I’ll need to learn some hairdressing skills!

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70isaLimitNotaTarget · 05/01/2019 13:10

Oooh Welcome to SuperFurryAnimals the NewMrsPig

It is really strange welcoming a new piggie because you are missing the one that has gone and it's raw......but there's a new little (or not so little Wink ) life that needs you.
And they will burrow their way into your heart to fill that guinea-shaped space.

You'll need to invest in some Posh&Go Gorgeous Guineas , lovely conditioning for the luxurious coats .

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