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  1. Celine298

    Barbering

    Hello all! Just a quick query for those with boars and sows together. Is it common for a board to nibble a sows hair more if she's in heat? Lols has two bald patches on her back. The skin is perfect and there's no evidence of extra hair being shed in the cage. She got them about a month ago as...
  2. Celine298

    Little Sow With Bald Patches....

    Hey all! I noticed my young sow Lola has two matching bald patches on her back, just above her hips. The skin is fine, no irritation or scaling, and she doesn't mind me touching it so I know it's not sensitive. I only noticed this week as she's an Abyssinian and some of her tufts and rosettes...
  3. Beans&Toast

    Possible Spay For Beans

    I've not posted much on here lately as I've been kept so busy with the pigs, they've both got a lot going on at the moment. For months now Beans has been having hormonal issues, no hair loss but she's been very aggressive when she comes into season and it lasts longer each time. She's had 3...
  4. Beans&Toast

    Suprelorin Implant For Toast

    Yet another thing to add to Toast's problems... I'm just looking for a bit of advice, or someone who can point me in the right direction. I've posted before about how I've had to separate the pigs temporarily because when Toast comes into season she's getting more and more aggressive each...
  5. Beans&Toast

    Had To Separate The Pigs... Again!

    I feel so bad but I've had to separate Beans and Toast again. The past few months, every time Toast comes into season she's getting more and more aggressive. I've had to separate in the past by putting grids down the middle of the cage so they could still see each other, but this time Toast...
  6. Beans&Toast

    Aggression Whilst In Season

    (Not sure if this post belongs here or in behaviour section?) I'm getting quite worried about Toast's behaviour and how it's affecting Beans. The past 4 times of Toast coming into season it's been getting progressively worse. She gets extremely aggressive with Beans sometimes and won't leave...
  7. Keiko The Pig

    Dominance Or Fighting?

    okay so I recently adopted a rescue pig as a companion for my brown aby who's now hitting the dreadful teenage hormones and i can see his little boy parts starting to descend! Recently there's been a bit of mounting from him (there never was before) and they do these scary little..not sure what...
  8. Keiko The Pig

    Will Bonding Young Boars Go Horribly Wrong?

    Hi, I've had my guinea pig for just over a month now and he is quite bonded to me recently he has started calling out if I'm out of my room for an hour or two working on the computer. My parents have also noticed this behaviour and agree he needs a friend, however he is quite young and I keep...
  9. Kirstin

    Three Males, Possible Bullying, Fighting, Please Help!

    I own three male guinea-pigs consisting of two brothers and a half-brother. I've had them for over a year now, and they're around 12 - 13 months old. These guys have got on pretty well without any arguing or squabbles, but suddenly, out of nowhere, the half-brother has randomly turned on one of...
  10. E

    5 Months Old Male Boars

    Hi everyone! I have two 'rescue' boars which were bought from Pets At Home (yes I know, bad choice) about a week ago. They were in the rescue and adoption section because they were too aggressive to be houses with the younger piggies especially in the small enclosures they seem to have at the...
  11. Kelsey Darragh

    White Lumps On My Male's Bottom?

    Hello everyone! I'm new to this site and GP's so any advice is appreciated and if I'm doing anything wrong let me know! Yesterday me and my partner bought a child's paddling pool for our two boys to run around in as we thought this would be easier than a run which makes it a little tougher to...
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