Bonding and the American Guinea Pig
Did you know that guinea pigs like the American Guinea pig are extremely social creatures? Not only do they enjoy interacting with their ‘person’ but they are also very sociable with one another. The American guinea pig, for instance, prefers to have another guinea pig in his cage to bond with. Two females or two males are recommended unless you want babies in which case a male and female can be paired. If you have a single guinea pig then it will be up to you to develop a bond with him. Guinea pigs naturally want company. Spending time with your cavy and playing with him, handling him and hand feeding him can help build a bond. If you notice your cavy acting sad or depressed it could be because you aren’t spending enough time with him. For more tips on guinea pig bonding, talk with your Aurora, CO vet.