They are both 1.5yrs old and have no known medical ailments. Located in Burlington, VT.
Don't hate me, but I got these two yesterday from someone on CL who I feel misrepresented them to me. I was not told that they didn't get along until we were putting them in the car (thought they were separated for travel so they wouldn't be cramped.) up to that point I was just told they are both sweet.
I am not prepared/willing to do 2 cages long term and I don't think it's fair to make them each live alone.
In case it is important for health assessment, they have been fed a commercial diet with pellets & what looks like nuts/dried fruit. Previous owner did not appear to give fresh veggies.
Both are short hair, and tolerate handling. I made them fleece pads (their first experience with them) and one of them has fallen in love with his <3
I don't know how to put pictures on here but can send them if requested.
I did try having them both out at the same time today. As soon as they saw each other they got agitated and went after each other.
Lynx, do you mean if I got one big cage they might be okay together? Can I use how they act during floor time together as a gauge for how they might act in a large cage?
By "went after" I meant they began mounting and biting each other. In retrospect it was probably no big deal since I could separate them easily with my hands (eek!) I am used to dogs so saw fighting and immediately broke it up.
- And got the T-shirt
But, let me encourage you to find a knowledgeable guinea pig person to take them who could probably introduce them. That way, they'd have a buddy to live with. Guinea pigs are herd animals, and they do better with a friend.
For now I've got their cages right next to each other. They are very neighborly and touch noses through the bars, with no attempts to fight or intimidate each other (that I know of lol I'm not exactly an expert)