bonding a herd

  1. Pumpkin&Spice

    Bonding a neutered boar with my 4 sows

    Hi! :) I was just wondering whether anyone has any advice with bonding a neutered boar with a groups of sows? I’m going to be bringing a neutered boar home from a local rescue to see whether my current four sows, Pumpkin, Spice, Lottie and Flossie, are willing to accept him into their herd...
  2. R

    Do my Guinea Pig's get along?

    I have two young Guinea Pigs, one boy and one girl, and two newly adopted older girl Guinea Pigs. they live in the same enclosure, and I am just wondering if what I am seeing is normal herd behavior or if it is a cause for worry. The young boy rumble struts a lot. Him and one of the older girls...
  3. Gymypig

    Aggressive guinea pig with new pigs

    Hello all! Last year I adopted 3 guinea pigs that I absolutely loved, so I decided to get two more. I isolated the New Guinea pigs in a cage right next to the other 3 for about two weeks then introduced them to my other 3 pigs. Unfortunately it didn’t go well. Lillie, my most dominate old pig...
  4. PeachyPie

    Is bonding going ok?

    Hello, I'm not sure if this is supposed to be a new thread or if I should have carried on from my last one- sorry if I've got it wrong! My last thread can be found here; Room for one more?! I've bonded the new baby pig in to my herd. On Sunday I did the intros on neutral ground, everything was...
  5. PeachyPie

    Room for one more?!

    Hi all, I'm new here so bear with me while I try to get this right! I have a lovely tribe of five pigs, a neutered boar and four sows. The boar and one sow are around 3-4years old and were a pair before I introduced the other three sows who are about 8months. I am currently fostering a single...
  6. N

    New baby guinea pig trying to suckle on older females?

    Hi! I'm new here. I have two older female guinea pigs (around 2 years) i used to have a third but she passed two weeks ago. Three days ago i got a female baby guinea pig thats around 7 weeks old. Ive been housing her in the upper level of their c&c cage for the past few days and I'm letting them...
  7. M

    Should I get my (male) guinea pig a friend?

    I had females growing up and introducing them was pretty easy. I’ve heard boys are a lot more difficult. I adopted my boy, Wilbur, about a year and a half ago. He’s about 3-4 now, and I was told he lived on his own his whole life but seemed interested in the guinea pigs in the neighboring cage...
  8. GeorgiaHarris

    Should I try bonding my 2 pairs?

    At the start of 2019 I adopted a pair of long haired sows and in September I decided to get a baby skinny pig sow to join my girls. The bonding did not go well and I was advised by people on here that it wouldn’t work out as one of my girls was lunging and nipping my skinny baby, so the next day...
  9. sundaepig

    help! guinea pigs hate eachother

    i used to have two girls, butterscotch and cashew. cashew was always the shy, submissive one of the two. unfortunately butterscotch passed away a few months ago and my city only seemed to have pairs up for adoption and i didnt have a big enough space for 3. well that changed and i have a...
  10. T

    Fear Aggression?

    We have a total of 4 sows. Unfortunately we lost a pig and are currently in the process of introducing a baby. So far I've done 3 attempts, I do struggle with the introduction process a bit and often wonder if i'm doing it correctly. My struggle is knowing when the pigs have finished. The first...
  11. J

    Fighting boars

    Hi, I use to have two male guinea pigs but unfortunately one died recently. We didnt want the remaining one (rupert) to be on his own so we bought him two new boars (Harvey and ralph). At first all was fine no fighting at all, they slept and ate happily with each other. However after a couple...
  12. J

    3 Male Boars

    Hi all, Apologies for the lengthy message in advance: Call me crazy but I have three male young boars. One of them is cookie which I have had since he was little he’s just over one year old and now moo and ginger who are a pair and their ages are undetermined but they look about 6 months old...
  13. dannif_piggies

    Bonding Two Sow Pairs

    Hey everyone, so in the early new year, I am hoping to attempt the bonding of my two sow pairs, Honey and Willow joining with Lois and Laine. I have one successful previous experience, bonding baby Willow (then 13 weeks) with 6 year old Honey. Apart from this I have no other experience about...
  14. kyliebowers

    How Long Should I Let Them Work It Out?

    Hi everyone, I've posted about bonding my pigs already, but would like some more advice please... I have four sows and am introducing a boar. I have taken it slowly and had them living next to each other for about 4 weeks. I have introduced them a few different times but have separated for...
  15. Newpiggiemom

    New Piggie Mom, Help Please

    Hi everyone, I stumbled across this site after my endless google searching and I’m glad I can finally just share my own story. Let me start from the beginning. I’ve wanted pigs all my life and now I’m in my 20’s and finally got my dream! About 3 months ago I got two male pigs (from the same...
  16. D

    Bonding A New Boar With Established Couple Of Boars

    Hi there, I recently adopted the most calm and beautiful little boy. My hope is to integrate him with my two current boys, who get on well together and never had any problem. There is a definite dominant in the pair, but they are respectful to each other. They were all introduced together...
  17. Cavy Kung-Fu

    Spoke Too Soon, Issues Bonding!

    So over night they seemed to be fine, checked them all over everyone was good. Just now there was a bit of a scuffle (Drom had cornered Iggy and he was trying to get away). After several loud crashes and bangs it was over quickly and Drom doesn't appear to have injuries but Iggy has splits in...
  18. Cavy Kung-Fu

    So Far A Happy Wedding Day!

    The big day is finally here, it's going so well that I'm not sure where the hierarchy lies. I'm not even sure they know he's there til he gets personal and licks their lady parts :vom: :)) He is so excited, he's not even interested in a hierarchy. He's just happy to be there bless him XD...
  19. fourcavies

    Where Do I Start

    Our old boar died in March and so I decided in the school holidays to get some new babies as we had lots of equipment! I now have 4 small boars, unfortunately, we came down to a bloody nose which needed antibiotics so we bought a new 2 story cage to separate out the little ones until we could...
  20. 5littlecavies

    Rebonding Male With Females - Please Help.

    Hi everyone, I didn't see a thread exactly like my situation so thought I would post one. I have a neutered male and he was living with my 3 older females which he bonded well with and they lived together for a week. Suddenly they began to fight, my male didn't fight back but 2 of my girls were...
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