A bond fallen apart

Jess565

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My two boys have fallen out, it's my first ever bond fail. I thought they were happy together as they were bonded back in June and I have had no issues. I'm thinking it's possibly because Maurice has an underlying health problem? He's seemed fine health wise despite his diagnosis and was the submissive one of the relationship and never contested it. He's a very chilled guy and I am guessing alot older the a Vinnie. Anyway they picked the worse night to do it.
I've not been very well and struggling coping with that and last night I has an allergic reaction to an antibiotic I had been put on. I felt very unwell and was stressed out on the phone to 111 (as much use as a chocolate tea pot!) and then the guineas kicked off fighting! I have only separated them with a divide that they both have spent the night chewing. Vinnie looks like he just wants to get back to normal but Maurice is not having it and is furious when he sees him, he's not letting it lie. Poor Maurice has a cut to his lip but I couldn't see any other injuries. I've spent to night down stairs having to get up to chase them off the divide at one point it was breached so I had to reinforce it. Today I will check them over and separate the cage into two. I'm quite mad with them at the moment to feel sorry for them and I'm tired but I'm sure I will feel sad because the loved to snuggle and Vinnie relied on Maurie as support because hes so scared of everything.
I know the outcome to a failed bond, I'm just venting about my naughty pigs!
 

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I’m sorry to hear about your boys bond - it’s so sad when it happens.
and to hear about your allergic reaction. I discovered I’m allergic to penicillin and remember having a rough few days when my allergy came to light. I hope you feel better soon
 

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Thank you! Yes it was not a nice experience. Just very poor timing for me to deal the the guineas rolling around when I was feeling so unwell. I am usually a very attentive piggy owner but felt last night was a slapdash make do situation!
 

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Firstly I’m sorry to hear about your allergic reaction to the meds. How unpleasant and horrid for you! And to top it off your boys misbehaving. Sorry they’ve fallen out. I hope you can get some rest once you’ve sorted them out. If the divider chewing continues you could cover them with something till they calm down. Then you can slowly remove and see if they’ve stopped.
 

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The out come of last night's fight! I had to break down their shared house and we only just have enough grids for two 2x3's with stands this will have to do in the short term. Poor Vinnie looks very lost and scared but he was the trouble maker.
 

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