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  1. Lachesism

    New pig likes to bite?

    I just got a new guinea pig about three days ago. She's not quite used to me yet but she sometimes lets me pet her and will eat from my hand. She used to hide when I approached the cage but now she's less afraid. I was excited to think I'm making progress with her but suddenly she starts...
  2. Zelsi

    Dominant Boar Taunting / Trying To "nip" Smaller Pig? Will He Calm Down?

    I have posted a couple of times before about my bonded boar pair Monty and Simba. Monty is dominant and 2.5 years old, Simba is 1 year old. They have been living together since November 24th 2017. My worry is Monty. He seems to be incredibly aggressive towards Simba. He does this thing where...
  3. Pig_mum

    Help! My New Guinea Pig Is Being Bullied

    I have two guinea pigs, Primrose (1 year and 2 months old) and Jemima (approx. 6 years old). I adopted Jemima with another guinea pig, Gordon, from Woodgreen Animal Shelter 4 years ago and due to a number of health complications, Gordon died in February 2016. So in the April of 2016, we got...
  4. Jesse's pigs

    1 To 2

    Right I've finally done it! Mo has a friend which he is currently getting acquainted to. (Mo has never looked soooo huge!) Okay so he seemed a little shocked at first and a bit jumpy. Then I got a little worried cos he kept nibbling the little ones fur and ears - one of which he caught and...
  5. Fuzz Pigs

    New Pigs Home... Nips, Bites, Squeaks And Bossy Pigs. Normal?

    Hello everyone, I brought my three rescue piggies home a couple of days ago and they've started to settle. Since they're not hiding constantly now like when they first got home, they've started to show some behaviours that I'm a little concerned about. The least concerning is one of my girls...
  6. Nat_Piggy

    Piggy Climbing!

    Hiya! I noticed that every time I have lap-time with S'mores, she'll sit on my lap for about one minute while I pet her, and then scramble up my shirt and onto my shoulder. She burrows into my hair. She will nip the back of my neck, although she rarely does that and usually just moves around...
  7. FayeM

    Rumbling And Bum Shaking

    hi I have 2 ten week old boars. One of them does a lot of rumbling and bum shaking/slow walking which I read was a mating thing but they are brothers is this normal? Also when the other doesn't respond he gives him a nip! Thanks in advance
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