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Two's Company

Two's Company: Guinea Pigs

As social creatures, it is best to keep guinea pigs in small groups of between 2-8. Prevent aggression between them by neutering males and providing plenty of living space with hiding holes (pipes etc.). Their living accommodation should be large enough for them to have separate areas to hide and rest.

Possible combinations include:

A male + one or more females

Neuter the male to prevent breeding.

A male + a male

Litter mates or a young male with an older one will live well together. Neuter to prevent aggression and keep well away from any females.

A group of females

Two or more females will usually live happily together.


Not all guinea pigs will get on. Separate them if they fight repeatedly

Avoid two or more males with any females

Avoid more than two males together or fighting will occur

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