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boars

  1. A

    Male boar won’t stop rumblestrutting

    Ok so I had two male guinea pigs ad he rumble strutted quite a lot but not as much as when I put the third boar in he doesn’t hurt him or chatter his teeth he even occasionally licks him and pop corns after rumbling at him. I bonded them all about 1 month ago and he’s only just started to do it...
  2. Siikibam

    Coco & Chanel

    Today I did an impromptu photo shoot with Coco and Chanel. They were both very good though Chanel did want to wander off and explore. Hence facing off to the side in the last photo 😁
  3. JEFF&JOJO

    First night together!

    Hi there, I’m new here and just looking for a bit of advice. We have just adopted a new Guinea pig today from a rescue. He is a 1.5 year old male and had always lived alone. We needed a new companion for our 10 month old male as he lost his friend recently. The bonding has gone pretty well and...
  4. WorldsBestBoars

    Teenage tantrums.

    So, I got my boys one day apart, from different litters, same breeder, when they were both supposedly 10 weeks old. I got the nutty (King) Louis (tortoise shell, his highness) first and we bonded pretty well right away. He was instantly territorial when I brought home She-Ra (Princess of Power...
  5. B

    Getting along !

    My two boys are finally really starting to get along! I rehomed them from a family back in July , and they both had bite marks on them from fighting, nothing bad on their previous owner but I think they were a bit unaware of how to take care of them properly they only had a quarter of the space...
  6. P

    Rescued boys

    Hello everyone I have recently rescued two boars and I'm doing the typical new (piggy) mum thing of worrying about everything! I have had them just under a week, the larger male Jerry has calmed down a lot but still displays his dominance at every opportunity despite Ben being submissive. I have...
  7. W

    HELP! 4males together. Fighting. 1 male bullied?

    Hello, in mid July 2018 we decided to get Guinea Pigs for the first time. We went to 2 separate people who were selling their newborns. Both pairs between 8-9 weeks old. We brought a pair of long hair male brothers from some guinea pig breeders and named the back haired Dave, and the white head...
  8. P

    4 boars falling apart into a trio and a single (and a few other problems)

    So in March I adopted 2 boars which at adorable and they worked together perfectly. Then in august I adopted another 2 boars also a pair. After adjusting to their new home I introduced them to each other which surprisingly worked fine. Though 2 of them had occasional dominance 'performances'...
  9. jerico

    Signs of a Pig Bullying His Cagemate?

    Hi Guys, I've been posting a lot frequently regarding my two boars, Pablo and Pepper. I recently posted a picture of them resting inside Pablo's barn and I thought everything would be okay after the whole introduction, but I feel like I'm running into some problems again. After I took that...
  10. imnot_ordinary

    My usually calm guinea pig is biting, headbutting and teeth chattering at me? Help

    7 days ago I got my first pair of guinea pigs! They're two boys and are about 7 weeks old now, though I'm fairly sure that one is older than the other since he's a little fatter and longer. Everything was fine for the first 5 days. We started with cuddling for 5 minutes and gradually got...
  11. TheLottiediarys

    Question about Boars in shelters?

    I know Boars can’t go back into a bonded pairs if either of them have lived with Sows Inbetween. But, Is this just a pair who have previously been bonded? Or is it any Boar who has lived with Sows who are unable to live with another Boar afterwards? And what do Shelters do about Boars who are...
  12. LothianCavies

    Boar help!

    Hello, we are new guinea pig owners. After thinking about getting cavies for years I saw someone in our village had babies that required urgent homes due to them moving. I did a bad thing - I acted on impulse and said we would take them. However, when they dropped them off they gave us three...
  13. 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...
  14. P

    Passing wind

    Hello! 2 of my 8 boars pass wind every time I have them on my lap... they’re both on a reduced green diet to help, and it has helped! But would like to know if there is anything I can give I help relieve this gas more? Thank you!
  15. GeorgiaHarris

    Average weight for a 4 month old boar

    I recently adopted a 4 month old boar and I weighed him yesterday and he was 822g but I don’t know what the average is at his age and whether or not he’s at a healthy weight. I’ve looked online but I can only find average weights for adults.
  16. V

    Was Getting My Boar A Friend A Bad Decision?

    Hi all! I am hoping that you might be able to help me out with my piggy concerns. I adopted a guinea pig boar about a year ago and due to mixed opinions on whether to find him a friend, I have only recently adopted a 3 month old boar. I completed the quarantine and bonding steps, but I have...
  17. x95emma95x

    Should I Or Shouldn't I?

    Hi there! Just a bit of background, although it says I am new to the Guinea Pig Forum, I had an account a long time ago yet was inactive for a long period of time. I have owned guinea pigs for 5/6 years now, my current two being Lenny, a 3 Year old long haired mop, and Noel, a 5 month old grey...
  18. ElizaCavies

    Boars?

    Hi All Just wondering about two boar brothers..... will they get on / too early to tell. I'm getting them from a rescue in 5 weeks as they have been given lots of pregnant sows, here is a picture with their sister who I unfortunately don't have the space for :(
  19. K

    Do It Yourself Cage Liners

    setting my boys up in c&c cages. I’m looking at making my own cage liners (probably 2x4) I’ve been looking, and I can’t seem to figure out what exactly people are putting in the middle for the absorbent layer? I’m guessing the top and bottom are fleece? Where is the cheapest place to get...
  20. Zelsi

    Sudden Aggression From Top Pig

    Hi All So I have two boars Monty (3 years) and Simba (1.5 years) which I bonded around Christmas time. They have been very good since then - next to no dominance behaviours whatsoever and have lived peacefully together. Yesterday evening around 8pm Monty was suddenly being aggressive (just...
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