We got Flower a brother because from what I read guinea pigs are herd animals and it was best that they not live alone. So we’ve been in quarantine and it’s gone well, but I’ve been dreading the day that they finally got together. I’ve read that it can be quite rough. And that I should leave them together unless there was bloodshed. Yes, bloodshed.
So today I decided we’d go ahead and introduce them because #3 was home from school and at this point if either guinea pig should show any illness, they’d both go to the vet anyway, and as our three weeks was up, I figured we were good to go, so we came home from the orthodontist from getting braces and put out a clean piece of fleece and she got Bambi and I got Flower and we put up a gate and introduced them.
They did have their moments, but it was fairly mild overall.
Want to see how it went?
I think that is pretty good, don’t you. No bloodshed, just a nice nap together on their blanket after playing together for about two hours in the floor. Now to a nice clean cage and the new brothers are going to be very happy together. Let’s just hope it stays this way…