Introducing Penelope, our newly adopted guinea pig. She is a peruvian kind of guinea pig. The first one that we have has short hair while this one has a long hair.
A friend asked me if we would like to adopt a guinea pig. Since we already have one male guinea pig, we wanted to have a female so he would have a companion. Besides, my son wanted one too since his siter got one for her birthday. We were going to buy him one too but we lucked out when my friend gave us the female one that her friend is giving away for adoption.
When we first brought her home, we did not know what to expect when we introduced her to Dunkin. At first meeting, Dunkin was very affresive and was chasing her around and doing this loud purr sound that they do. However that changed when Penelope fought back and said "Enough!"
Now, when we put them together in a vry big box so they can get acquainted, Dunkin gets very nervous when Penelope stare at him. We put them in each own cages at night time.
A friend of mine who had guinea pigs before told me that it takes time for them to get along. I am glad they are starting to acceot each other. At least from what I can aww when I put them together in play pen.