- Pet forum for dogs cats and humans 


getting Maryjane a play buddy....guinea pigs

June 19th, 2005, 03:54 PM
i think my lil' maryjane is ready for a playmate. Well actually she is only b/c i'm moving out and i can have more pets teeheee

so...little cute maryjane (photo below) would do best with a A) another female piggy or b) a dwarf bunny??

i've never paired off any of my piggies with anyone..they have them with rabbits at the store tho

Lucky Rescue
June 19th, 2005, 08:45 PM
I would NOT pair a guinea pig with a rabbit of any kind.

Get her another pig for a friend. Set up side by side cages to get them used to each other before putting them together.

When you do put them together take them out first and thoroughly clean the cage first, so it will be more neutral territory.

June 23rd, 2005, 01:46 PM
Hi jiorji.
I think I remember you saying that your moving to Montreal.There is a fantastic rescue here called JodiesJigglyPiggly Rescue.Rabbits and Guinea pigs together are an accident waiting to happen.A female or a neutered male would be a great buddy for Maryjane.
The SPCA also has Guinea pigs from time to time.You have to be prepared to house 2 piggies seperately in the event they don't get along.My suggestion to you is to contact a rescue where you live or when you get to Montreal and they will help you with the introduction process.
You can also send me a pm when you get here if you wish and I could help.I have 5 girls and 3 foster boys currently.
Good luck!
P.s Yes clean the cage thoroughly before putting both together BUT....don't do the introductions in the cage! It needs to be neutral territory,where you could intervene if necessary! Handy tools for you would be oven mits and a little dustpan of doom for quick seperating if needed.
Read about introductions on

Rainy :)

June 23rd, 2005, 03:13 PM
Aww MaryJane you are getting a friend! That is great news! You will have to have the skin human of yours post pics as soon as you can! :D

June 23rd, 2005, 07:08 PM
You will have to have the skin human of yours post pics as soon as you can! :D

Most definetly!! Squeak! :pawprint:

June 24th, 2005, 08:23 PM
I know someone that is looking for a home for their GP, if your interested.