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boar behaviours

  1. Svmmertim3

    Aggressive boars that have already bonded?

    Hi there! My five month old boar, Poseidon, has recently started fighting with my fifteen month old boar, Orion, and I’m absolutely perplexed as to why. They’ve been bonded since Poseidon was just a pup, and I’ve never had any problems with them being violent with each other. I’ve recently...
  2. B

    Constant Mounting! Is This Normal?

    My 2.5 year old boar Harry is recently bereaved so I got him a new male friend, Tufty, who the lady at the adoption centre reckoned is about 1.5- 2 years old. I did the introductions 2 weeks ago and after Tufty spent a full evening showing his dominance by mounting Harry incessantly, they...
  3. F

    Nipping Behaviors

    Hello, I recently introduced a male skinny pig (Ron, ~2 months old) to a slightly older male guinea pig (Abby, ~4 months old) and so far they seem to be getting along. Ron is quite submissive and Abby is very dominant so its a pretty good pairing, I think. The only thing I'm concerned with is...
  4. P

    Sick Guinea, Weird Behaviour?

    Hi, Jasper, one of my guinea Pigs has gotten ill, looks like kidney stones or old age, as is pretty old now and losing condition. He was a rescue and is a very anxious guinea pig so I am just making him comfortable and happy for the time he has left. However today I noticed some really odd...
  5. T

    Possible Bullying Amongst My New Young Cavy And Existing Cavy

    Hey there! So in November I adopted Hank (I renamed him to Rodney from Dr. Dolittle) from a nice woman and her daughters, unfortunately one of her daughters was allergic to him so they had to give him up. He’s about a year old. Once I got him home I didn’t know the first thing about guinea...
  6. P

    Baths And Boar Behavior

    We have 2 boars one an adult not sure hos age as he was adopted as am adult and the other about 2 to 3 months old maybe. We bonded them and everything has been fine. They other day I bathe the adults bum and grease gland he had poo smoothed all around his bum area and stuck in thr. They other...
  7. Jesse's pigs

    Videos To Help Those Who May Be Thinking Of Bonding Guinea Pigs.

    So I hope these help (other then being adorable LOL) but basically thought I'd share some videos of the behaviour I noticed from Mo when I introduced Steve. Of course I'm sure you will all note the size difference (Steve isn't that small anymore :( ) but you'll also see what many members and...
  8. Lizzie24

    Fallen Out Boars

    Hi I am after some advice. I have 2 boars brothers 17months old. Had them since they were babies and they have got along well until the last couple of months where they have started fighting :( They have always shown quite a bit of dominance behaviour but recently had 2 bad fights where they...
  9. B

    Bitey Barney

    Hi there! To anyone that can offer some help or guidance. We are not first time owners, but have never had this problem before: Our newest piggy, Barney, is around 20 weeks, and over the past few weeks he has become very bitey, not just to our older piggy but towards us too. Whatever it is...
  10. N

    Rescue Piggies And Dominance

    Hi, New to the forum and wondering if anyone could give a bit of advice. We got ours two boys from a rescue place on Sunday. Both are around 2 years old and have been together a long time. Everything's been fine for the most part, they're really happy to be handled, etc. However, we noticed...
  11. Gus&Gibby

    New Guinea Owner, Help&tips

    Hello! I am new to owning guinea pigs. I've had everything under the sun and this is my first time having guinea pigs. Last week I got a male 2 month old guinea pig and named him gus and today I got another 2 month old male guinea pig from the same place and named him Gibby. Now I have been...
  12. RJade

    Boars

    my two board have just reached 6 months, they're doing a lot of rumbling and nosing off etc. Is t just waiting for it to pass? I've read the advice on this thread backwards but just want to check that unless they're drawing blood, you leave them to figure it out?
  13. S

    Guinea Pig Weight

    Would you say this is a healthy weight gain or should I put them on a "diet"? Wed, 22nd Feb Boar - Gizmo - 5 Months - 903g Female - Pip - 5 Months - 710g Female - Miffy - 2 Months - 371g Wed, 1st March Gizmo - 5 Months - 950g Pip - 5 months - 755g Miffy - 2 months - 391g And does anyone...
  14. fueloficarus

    Bereaved Question

    Hello all. New here. Yes, I read the above threads, but as you all know when this happens you still have to ask. So, we lost a pig yesterday. Truffles. He died very quickly, as did his brother (actual brother, from the same litter, who passed away about 4 months ago). They were bought from a...
  15. RJade

    Scrapping

    I bought my guinea pigs from what was suppose to be a reputable breeder. I've had a lot of problems with them since having them 4 weeks ago. A lot of them were diet and health related, I have either resolved or they are resolving. My biggest worry and problem right now is a dominance problem...
  16. bumbling-bambi

    Smelly Cage = Grumpy Boars?

    So just as a quick disclaimer i am aware that boars can be grouchy and that dominance plays a big part in this! I know who is the dominant pig and who is the submissive but i was just wondering if anyone else finds this! Also i apologise in advance for the novel i am about to write! So my boys...
  17. bumbling-bambi

    Bored Indoor Boars In The Run!

    My boys seem to be getting bored in the run! They have a great big multi storey cage so they can scuttle about to their little hearts content. They also have an indoor run meant for puppies (it takes up a fair bit of my living room!) and they go in that as much as possible - this is on average...
  18. Danielle Smith

    Making The Choice To Separate Two Boars

    Anyone can see in my post history that there's been a bit of a saga regarding my two boars, Tubs (dominant, but fear-reactive) and Flubs (submissive, but not enough for Tubs' taste). They've never really co-existed peacefully, and things have went up and down during their teenage months. They...
  19. B

    Young Boar Lost His Cage Mate:(

    I would very much appreciate some advice. I bought 2 males to live indoors for my daughter, only had them 6 weeks so are very new to caring for piggies, though I did loads of research prior to purchase. Been weighing them regularly etc to monitor health as advised and the appeared to be...
  20. P

    Boar Bonding - Some Questions

    Hi! A few months ago I adopted a 'free to good home' piggy (Percy). He was very nervous and hadn't been handled a whole lot, so I've taken a few months with him getting him tame. He's now a lot happier, so I have just picked up an eight week old boar and am hoping to bond them. I've never...
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