Aww yay! I love that piggies are born with all their hair and able to be sexes right away. Something about bald, squirmy rodent babies isn't as pleasant haha! Oliver suits the skinny well! You'll have to share your experiences with him, I'd love to have one someday! Be sure to have a back up plan in case he doesn't take well to the other males. My first pig, Gizmo, hated all other critters. Actually, only other animal he did like was my pug. They were adoreable together, and he was the boss! She never messed with him...first time they met (he was in her kennel cage after a bath...without her in their of course!) he came right up to the front, and nipped her on the nose! Funniest thing I've EVER seen. XD
Well hopefully he gets along with Shagyy (the new boy) because Shaggy is sooooo calm... He is very very friendly, and makes friends well. Oliver is used to kids and pets x)
My friend gave me C&C grids, but I do not intend on making a cage. Nuh uh. Stilling using the room to my advantage :p Just now, the C&C grids can be used to make dividers, or borders, so if the males don't get along...they can be separated =D I think I have about.....18 grids?
So, Oliver is very jumpy when touched (other than the face). Even if he knows you are touching his side, he will jump!! he doesn't like being touched Might be because they DID have a three year old around him... he might have been roughly handled. Any tips?? he even "flinches" while being held, and you pet him. I make sure my hands are not cold and everything. (plus I am getting him the recommended Johnson's tearless baby shampoo and lotion)
Today I get to begin on the room. First, laying down the tarp and getting it to stay on/against the wall :)
I don't know about guinea pigs, but I know for dogs that don't like being pet, it's best to pet them often, but only for short amounts of time at once. Like pet him a bit and leave him to calm, and then pet him more and leave him to calm etc.. It might work, he's probably just used to being handled roughly and doesn't know that a gentle hand exists.
hmm thanks I tend to stop because he starts chattering x.x I never put weight on him with my hand, or like I do with Shaggy is "fluff up the hair" because well he doesn't have hair!! I made him a pouch for when I am holding him anyways, which has made him feel more secure. otherwise he ends up on my neck and it's a little painful when they have claws