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Guinea pigs

Does anyone here have guinea pigs? I got two from Libby, who didn't have enough time to take care of them anymore, and they kind of hate me.

Every time I move or dare to look at them, they'll race back into their little house to hide from me and they'll sit there, glaring.

Every time I open the cage, they'll immediately start squeaking at me (and not a happy kind of squeaking), whilst still hiding.

Every time I try to pick one up, they'll squeak so loudly the neighbors probably think I'm slaughtering pigs in here.

DO NOT WANT. D: Why don't they like me? I've been told to make sure to spend some time holding them every day, and I have, but it's not helping at all. They seem scared to death of me. I JUST WANT TO BE THEIR FRIEND, OKAY? HOW DO I ACCOMPLISH THIS AMAZING FEAT?

At least the ratties still love me. ♥


Jun. 19th, 2010 05:17 pm (UTC)
I have no experience at all with guinea pigs, but perhaps you could try hand-feeding them a little food each day? Perhaps some fresh food like apple, celery, broccoli, spinach, carrot etc. It's probably best to make sure they're slightly hungry first.

If they won't eat from your hand, then perhaps just being with them, talking gently to them etc. even if you're not handling them will eventually work. Whatever you do it will probably take time though.
Jun. 20th, 2010 08:50 am (UTC)
I can't hand-feed them, because they just run away from me and then sit there squeaking angrily at me until I go away.

I do talk to them, and sit next their cage, and try to pet them without picking them up, but THEY HATE ME AND EVERYTHING I STAND FOR. D:


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