I put them on a fleece blanket just to see how they would react, and they popcorned for about ten minutes; it was adorable. Hopefully my mom notices how happy they are with it!
- You can quote me
I don't know if Critter Corral does this or not, but it's definitely worth asking.
I would adopt from Critter Corral (that was the first place I looked at), but the young females would prefer to be in pairs, and I only have room for one more. I'm going to ask the shelter where Amy is if I can bring them in, and possibly come home with her!
I would let them out for floor time so they can still play with each other (only if I separate them). I'm just worried JJ would feel lonely on the top all the time.
Edit: I will think about getting JJ a cage mate; if she'll even get along with her is my worry. I don't think my mother would like 5 Guinea pigs either, but if I convinced her to get 2 more, I can probably convince her to get a fifth one for JJ.
Edit #2: I tried to explain to my mom that it would be best to get JJ a cage mate, but she said "if JJ doesn't get along with Rosie, she won't get along with any pig". I know that's not how it works with Guinea pigs, but I have to follow the rules haha. I will try to convince her further, but for now we're sticking to 4 pigs..
- And got the T-shirt
The last respiratory infection one of my pigs had cost over $500, and that was just for one pig.
But to answer your question, JJ is going to be very lonely in the top cage alone, knowing that there are guinea pigs in the same room. The only way I would consider housing a lone pig is if I had one that absolutely would not get along with others, and I put him/her in an adjoining cage so they could see, hear, and smell each other through the bars.
What has happened when you tried to introduce JJ to another pig?
I'm most likely going to do the connected cages, that was my original plan.
I wasn't very educated with Guinea pigs at the time I got rosie, but JJ is definitely the dominant one. JJ seemed fine with introductions, or from what I remember, but now they keep fighting. JJ has recently lunged towards Rosie and there was teeth chattering from the both of them. I'm just praying they all get along with the new pigs tomorrow.