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

PiggyProblems89

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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'. Recently I got a 2 storey cage and added it onto a single (which whilst it sounds confusing, it worked). One of the older ones spent all its time in the upstairs area and wouldn't come down so I thought he may be stuck and doesnt know how to get down. But when I placed him downstairs, he looked around ans then made a dash back upstairs. I put him back down multiple times but same thing happened. A few days later I wanted to know if maybe he separated from the group so I tried putting him together with the others individualy which didn't work because they were pretty aggressive towards each other. The other 3 got along fine though. Now one of the 3 has a fungal infection (and is being treated+going to get tomorrow). Can i put the 3 together or does the infectes one need to be kept separate?
 

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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'. Recently I got a 2 storey cage and added it onto a single (which whilst it sounds confusing, it worked). One of the older ones spent all its time in the upstairs area and wouldn't come down so I thought he may be stuck and doesnt know how to get down. But when I placed him downstairs, he looked around ans then made a dash back upstairs. I put him back down multiple times but same thing happened. A few days later I wanted to know if maybe he separated from the group so I tried putting him together with the others individualy which didn't work because they were pretty aggressive towards each other. The other 3 got along fine though. Now one of the 3 has a fungal infection (and is being treated+going to get tomorrow). Can i put the 3 together or does the infectes one need to be kept separate?
Hi and welcome!

Boar quartets sadly rarely work, especially not with younger boys. Most often you end up with two singles and one couple although we have seen people having four single boars as a result, too. :(
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You have to weigh up whether another separation might lead to more fall-outs. In any case, you need to treat all three other boys to an anti-fungal bath to prevent them from coming down with the fungal, too, and repeat it at the end again if they are staying together so no spores are stuck in a piggy's coat that could start a new round down the line.
Hygiene is extremely important with fungal, especially ringworm. The best investment is ordering some F10 disinfectant, which is the only one proven to kill ringworm spores. Please follow our tips. They have been learned the hard way; that is why they really work!
Ringworm: Hygiene And Pictures
 
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