boar

  1. B

    Rumble-strutting or —?

    Hi! I am a New Guinea pig owner so forgive me if I seem a bit clueless! I got two boars back in December, two siblings who just turned 3 months old. They do quite a bit of rumble-strutting, which I understand is a boundary setting/dominance display. They've never reared/lunged/nipped/hissed or...
  2. H

    Help! Bullying?

    Hello. I have 2 board, about 8-9 months old. The have a 15 sq ft C&C cage. The dominant one has always been sort of mean, but for the past day or so, he has been non stop chasing and rumbling at the other pig, and won’t even let him eat hay (there’s two hay racks)He will corner him and climb on...
  3. alexmoss52

    New piggie arrival day!

    Hi everyone, 2 weeks ago we lost one of our boys called pudding, i have my 3 year old boy Rice left over and he has been doing surprisingly well considering. However i wanted to get him a new companion so he doesn’t get lonely whilst i’m at work, i am picking up a 9week old baby boy teddy today...
  4. Jesse's pigs

    I hope this helps someone in the future

    I wanted to share this tip because I’m not sure if it might help someone else in the future. As you know, my beloved Steve has reoccurring episodes of bloat. It’s been happening now since the start of 2020 and has been a battle ever since with me trying to catch the episodes before Steve goes...
  5. Jesse's pigs

    Query - Possibly failed bond?

    So I felt I would know if a bond has failed but I’m unsure. As you know I recently welcomed my new addition Stitch for Steve. I returned home from work today and Steve has a scratch on his nose and a tiny tiny speck of a scratch near his eye. It’s not a wound I’m concerned about. It’s not deep...
  6. K

    Introducing a new aby boar to a sheltie boar

    I had two boars, one of which passed away last month after receiving the news what he had was not curable. The Sheltie (nearly 8 months) left has been fine in himself since it happened usual personality, habits etc. The exotic vet believes he will have already understood for a while what was...
  7. Jesse's pigs

    Trying something new for Steve

    So I was scrolling through buying hay for the boys when I came across this (there are a few others as well- one that helps with bladder/kidney problems, general well-being and also dental pain). I’ve never heard of it before but at this stage willing to try anything for Steve’s reoccurring...
  8. A

    Guinea Pig Has Difficulty Breathing - What Actions To Take?

    Hello. I am very new to this site, though I have looked at some earlier posts for reference when finding out the best solutions to some difficult situations I've had with guinea pigs in the past. We have two guinea pigs currently. Both boars; one older and one younger. The older one is about 3...
  9. M

    Guinea pig still won’t eat or drink

    Hi, I’m really desperate for help. I noticed my boar Milo wasn’t himself just less than a week ago. He wasn’t eating much, wasn’t moving around, had a weepy eye and crusts around his eye, was really lethargic and not himself. I took him to the vet and they said it was an infection and he was...
  10. Jesse's pigs

    Bladder stone worry

    Okay I’m sorry it’s me again with yet another worry. I assure u all as I type this Steve is looking for food, dragging his butt and running round the cage as if I’m making all this up. many of you are aware and have followed me on my journey with Steve’s xrays and ultrasound. Back then he had...
  11. Jesse's pigs

    Bad bloat episode again

    what can be the causes of bloat becuase Steve keeps getting episodes of it and I feel like a crappy pig mum right now. As you know today I bonded him with his new bro and he’s still moving around etc up there pooping (albeit smaller poos),but sounds like a water balloon when I pick him up again😢...
  12. M

    One boar becomes agitated in bonded boy pair

    I have a bonded pair of boys that have been bonded for about 8 months now. They are both estimated to be 2-3 years old. They have been fine with each other up until now. They have a 14 sq ft c&c cage, 2 food bowls, 2 water bottles, 2 hay options, and multiple houses with 2 entrances. Out of the...
  13. Jesse's pigs

    New addition!

    Figured I would start a thread to document the newest adventure I’m about to have with my piggy friends. I am bringing home a baby boar tomorrow in the hopes that Steve will tolerate one who is smaller than himself especially if he has another bout of bloat in the future. Once I have...
  14. ChloeP

    A trip to the vets for Nettles runny nose 🤞

    I've just got back from seeing the vet because one of my boys (only 10 weeks) developed a runny nose (clear liquid) over the last week and the occasional sneeze. He's not had any problems with his eating, pooping, peeing, rasping breathing or mood but I wanted to be safe and rule out anything...
  15. Jesse's pigs

    Poops

    Now I’m always going on about observing piggies poos as these are often the best insight into their health- now Steve’s has me baffled. So two days ago, he had the beginnings of another minor bloat episode (belly sounds like water balloon basically and he starts to sit around) I gave him his...
  16. Sherman and Shaggy's Mom

    Is it ringworm or did his hair get pulled?

    Is this ringworm, at first his hair was stuck together and looked like he got boar glue on it but today a piece is missing. So I'm unsure if it got stuck somewhere and he pulled or if its ringworm? I won't be able to get to the vets tonight so I need to know what I can do, I might have to take...
  17. Jesse's pigs

    Adding additional boars

    Hi, so as you’ve seen from my recent updates the boys are now in new C and C cages (one each on top of each other- I’ll attach a picture). Both used to be happily bonded until Steve started having his flare ups of cystitis and bloating. I believe it was Steve’s illness that caused the bond...
  18. Jesse's pigs

    Steve in his new mansion

    Well guys I have finally gone and done it! After fighting with the correx😂 the cage is now made! 🤩🥳🥳 The boys weren’t in tiny cages to begin with, but I have always wanted a C and C-purely because they seem so much more open and can be made to whatever shape you want. I have held back from...
  19. Sherman and Shaggy's Mom

    When is it time to clean the "pocket"

    So I have two boars about 6-8 months old and I wanted to know when should I start cleaning their pocket and peen. I saw some videos on the how, but I didn't get a good idea on the when. I know you should check at least once a month, or once every two months, but I don't know the rest.
  20. C

    Boar pair fight after bonding week

    Hi everyone! There are so many great resources on this website for understanding bonding basics and anything else you’d need to know. I have a pretty good idea of what’s going on, but turning to professionals for a consensus never hurts. Back in September, I rescued a 6 month old male (who my...
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