My friend has two guinea pigs name Lola and Zoe. They are sisters. They are almost a year old and they have lived together their whole lives in the same cage. They are always cuddled together and, if one is out of the cage, the other flips out and will squeak for her sister.
Today my friend cleaned out the cage and removed the ramp to the shelf where their food sat to give them more room to run around the cage. When she put them back in the cage, Lola flipped out. She started attacking her sister, digging like crazy in the the corner of the cage, pacing, and running around in circles, hurting her sister to the point where she was curled up in the corner of the cage shaking and she had to take her out for a little while. She was trying to figure out why Lola was freaking out because she was fine until she cleaned out the cage, when she remembered the ramp. She put the ramp back in and Lola has been fine ever since. She thinks it's because Lola hides under the ramp and she freaked out when it was gone.
I never knew that Guinea Pigs were so sensitive. Has anyone else had a problem like this before with their piggies? I never had. I changed cages three times with my last guinea pig and he didn't have a problem at all.
Answer by LindaClement at 3:20 AM on Jun. 28, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 3:23 AM on Jun. 28, 2013
Ours was a great little thing. She gave kisses & even had a special squeak to let you know she had to go potty so you could get her back in her cage. I never saw her freak out, but it doesn't surprise me. I think all animals have their own thing about something. My 14 y/o lab doesn't like it when people wear hats. As soon as they're off, she's fine. Next time you clean out their cage you should get them out & let them run around so she won't see what you're doing. :)
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