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New Guinea pig

Hi everyone
I just got a new Guinea pig 7 days ago from petsmart and he doesn't move around in his cage or even when I put him down on the floor should I be concerned?
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Re: New Guinea pig

Hi, katmeek. Thank you for your question and welcome to the Petco Community. Yes, guinea pigs are active little animals. Please take a look at our care sheet for guinea pigs here: If you're meeting all of the care needs then we would recommend you follow up with the store you made your purchase. Best wishes!

-Tiffany W.


Re: New Guinea pig

That's weird... When I got my second guinea pig from petco it would not move for the first 2-3 days. It would not even eat or drink.
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Re: New Guinea pig

i have a family of 6 piggies i need to re-home!!!
please help me!!!!
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Re: New Guinea pig

Hello katmeek , thank you for your question. For best advice please visit the "ask a vet page", Thanks.

Best of luck!!!Guinea Pig Behaviour |

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Re: New Guinea pig

Most Guinea pigs are very shy in a new environment. Sometimes they will come around within a day or two and other times can take longer.

It depends on the Piggie. Its always recommended to let your new pig settle in for 2 days with minimal disturbances. After that take it slow.

They take awhile to adjust and require patient owners.

What your piggie is doing is normal.

Best of luck!

New Contributor

Re: New Guinea pig

Thank you everyone for the replays, my piggies seemed to never show improvement so I just returned him to the store. We did everything right and followed all guides but he never seem to come around so returning him seem to be best.
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