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If they don't get along in a 2x5, they probably won't get along in much of anything. Dividing a 2x5 down the middle gives you a 2 x 2 1/2, which technically isn't adequate for an adult pig, but we have a couple of ours in 2 x 2 1/2's because they don't get along with others (and/or I don't have a vet I trust to spay or neuter).
They have done fine, but laps are difficult. A 2x3 is better for a single; he or she can run full-out laps in a 2x3.
If it were me I'd give them quite a while to forget about each other, and the fight they had, before trying again. Also read Cavy Spirit's Introductions article about buddy baths, etc.
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I don't have a lot of experience with this, but if it were me I'd keep them apart the whole 2-3 weeks. Then, do a buddy bath. Then, while they are still somewhat damp (keep them warm!) and still a little freaked, plop them in the new cage, all fixed up and completely different from what they had.
MO only. Hopefully some of the folks who have more experience with this than me will see this and contribute.
If I am wrong posting this here, someone tell me please, and I will repost it. Thanks!
Junior and Elmo have been separated since their fight 2 weeks ago.
Since then, I have purchased a 2x5 cavy cage and have been working on setting it up. I need to get something to support the top, so my cats don't jump on it and cave it in. They should be moved into their new home sometime tomorrow. I am both excited and nervous at the same! Keep all paws crossed that they get along this time!
the past few months, I have had some medical issues of my own to deal with. So today, I decided to weigh everybody as I was cleaning cages. He weighed in at a HEFTY 1558 grams! I am in total shock! He is now my heaviest pig. Elmo comes in 2nd, weighing 1528 grams.
Is this too much? He is very active and gets around well with no problem. He is happy and often zooms and popcorns around his cage.
Should I worry? When he was sick, his weight dropped to 1lb 14oz. This was back in January.
They are happy, and absolutely LOVE KM's pellets and hay! Not to mention the BIG salads they get every night! You should hear the chorus at dinnertime! It is almost deafening! I love it, though.