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  1. alli081

    Depression In Piggies?

    Hi everyone, I have 3 lovely piggies who live together full-time, 2 females (Muffin and Martha) and one boy (Ice Cream). Recently Martha and Ice Cream have been a bit unsocial, often hiding away under their castles for long periods, sleeping a bit more than usual. Muffin is behaving her usual...
  2. Shadow22

    Herd Size

    This is probably a dumb question, but does it take a certain number of piggies to make a herd? Also, I want a good size herd but I'm not sure how many I should have. Any suggestions?
  3. Parnassus

    When Is It Time To Increase Herd Size?

    I haven't been able to find any literature online about this topic, so here goes -- We have two bonded sows, who get along fine, and are spoiled by us humans to death. I have been wondering how we decide if they need or should enjoy having a third member join their herd? How does someone...
  4. 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...
  5. FluffyPigMama

    Fighting, Who Do I Isolate?

    So, I have 5 boars (I'm trying to find a good vet to get them fixed just to be safe, but I know that won't change anything about them), they were all bought at the same time, but at 2 different locations, mostly healthy, they've been together for about a month (give or take), and 2 of them won't...
  6. Sach15

    Adding A Neutered Boar To A Quad?

    I have 4 sows and they get on fine but one of the girls is very dominant and gets a bit moody if one of the other girls does something she doesn't like. They have a run which is over 6ft and have a hutch against the run to go in for the daytime and They also have a shed with a stable door, which...
  7. Sach15

    My 4 Littl Girlies

    all my girls are ex-breeders that we rescued. I have 3 Swiss's and 1 self. Pink eyed White Swiss is called Olive, the torteshell Swiss is called Martha, the ginger and white Swiss is called Elsie and the lilac self is called Violet. They range from 1 year old to 2.5 years old
  8. coco&chanel

    Benefits Of Introducing A Neutered Boar To 2 Sows

    Hello, I've been reading on here about people wanting a neutered boar for their sows. I was wondering what the benefit of this would be and whether it would be better than getting another sow? I'm wondering this mainly out if curiosity but i am also toying with the idea of getting another pig...
  9. crnyng

    Piggie Pictures Pt.2

    I'm pretty obsessed with the cuteness of my pigs, as we all are with our pigs, and I just can't get enough pictures of them that I always want to share! So enjoy! (: They will all be posted singly.
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