Your guinea pig will miss their companion and a new friend will be a great comfort. Here are a few tips.
Baby companions: GOLDEN RULES
Never believe a pet shop or retailer who tells you any guinea pig has to live alone.
Never buy a pair of baby boars to go with a single boar, it may seem cute whilst they are small but believe me when i say, it will end in tears and injuries at 5 months. If you have an elderly boar and decide to pair with a baby boar then have your teenager neutered at 5 months,that way when your older boar passes to the bridge you can get your little teenager a sow companion.
A sow can have any amount of baby sows for companions. If you have an elderly sow then why not consider a pair of baby sows to keep her company and you have a ready made family.
Guinea Pigs of any age will take to a baby guinea pig, and its often the easiest and quickest way to pick up a bereaved guinea pig. Contact rescues to see if they have any babies available and if they do arrange to take your guinea pig for a date. We dont often get babies available and so under the circumstances i do tell people to consider a good hobby breeder.Not all breeders are irresponsible and a good one will guide you through the bonding process or you can call us for advice and i am happy to supervise a bonding at the rescue if you can get a baby boar or sow.
Pets at home babies tend to be too old, your best with a baby age 6 to 8 weeks especially for boar bonding.