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Where did this instinct come from??

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by peppapug, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. peppapug

    peppapug PetForums Senior

    Dec 14, 2008
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    I seem to have a lot to say all of a sudden!!!

    Anyway, i introduced 2 guinea pigs to our home last week. In my home i have 4 chickens that roam around the garden amongst the dogs and cats that also get on well with my dogs.

    But, the guinea pigs seem to have caused a stir. My youngest pug had a good sniff and went back to the cage to eat their carrot as expected! My older pug is obsessed. I find it really strange. i always introduce the animals to each other, let them lick and sniff and move on but it seems i have a problem. I am really not convinced she doesnt want to eat them!?!? She runs around their outside run and jumps at them if they move. Given the opportunity to sniff them i am sure she opened her mouth!

    Well pugs have very little instinct to chase or kill or do much other than be a lap dog and companion so this has come as a surprise.

    Not sure whether to persevere with making them friends or accept she wants to eat them and make them safe????:idea:
  2. Matrix/Logan

    Matrix/Logan PetForums VIP

    May 7, 2009
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    I have resigned myself to the fact that mine need to be kept safe, i think because the guinea pigs are speedy and squeaky they become very tempting to the dogs, even my pup who was introduced to mine at 7 weeks old has not become desensitised to them and will still chase and sad to say i think he would kill them, maybe through excitement rather than 'evilness'!!!:rolleyes::(
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