A question on sow seasons.

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Just a quick one really, I have been reading through the guidance for seasons, dominance and ovarian cysts but I just wanted some confirmation really that I’m thinking along the right lines.
This is my first experience with hormonal girls, as my first piggy was an older lady when we adopted her.

So, Piglet is now 5 turning 6 months old and just recently she seems to have a bee in her bonnet quite a lot. She will rumblestrut and mount Hazel, not always humping her but sometimes just putting her front feet on her then running away, or sniffing at Hazel’s ear or bum, then again running away. She will rumblestrut and chase her around the cage, have a little fuss and run away.

There is no fighting or harshness as Hazel verbally submits every time but she has never nosed down to Piglet.. it’s as though she is somewhat defiant now she has come out of her shell but Piglet is boss piggy.
Piglet will do this too when I put fresh hay in the cage, as though she is asserting dominance that she gets first go at it - but again this is only a recent thing.

Important to note she is not like this 24/7 but she has been for the past few days which is what is making me think it’s more a hormonal season thing.

Hazel is only a couple of months younger than Piglet so I wonder if sometimes she is being a bit cheeky and wanting a sniff at being the boss. She will always whine her submission but she very rarely will be mounted without a fuss or back down. Can boss pig position change like this?

I have checked her for signs of ovarian cysts and I see no signs. Nipples are fine, no hair loss, lumps or bumps. Both piggies are eating, drinking, gaining weight.

Also, while on the subject, Hazel hasn’t seemed to have a season yet she is just now 4 months old, can they be symptomless?

Okay so that wasn’t a quick one in the end - sorry!
 

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Just a quick one really, I have been reading through the guidance for seasons, dominance and ovarian cysts but I just wanted some confirmation really that I’m thinking along the right lines.
This is my first experience with hormonal girls, as my first piggy was an older lady when we adopted her.

So, Piglet is now 5 turning 6 months old and just recently she seems to have a bee in her bonnet quite a lot. She will rumblestrut and mount Hazel, not always humping her but sometimes just putting her front feet on her then running away, or sniffing at Hazel’s ear or bum, then again running away. She will rumblestrut and chase her around the cage, have a little fuss and run away.

There is no fighting or harshness as Hazel verbally submits every time but she has never nosed down to Piglet.. it’s as though she is somewhat defiant now she has come out of her shell but Piglet is boss piggy.
Piglet will do this too when I put fresh hay in the cage, as though she is asserting dominance that she gets first go at it - but again this is only a recent thing.

Important to note she is not like this 24/7 but she has been for the past few days which is what is making me think it’s more a hormonal season thing.

Hazel is only a couple of months younger than Piglet so I wonder if sometimes she is being a bit cheeky and wanting a sniff at being the boss. She will always whine her submission but she very rarely will be mounted without a fuss or back down. Can boss pig position change like this?

I have checked her for signs of ovarian cysts and I see no signs. Nipples are fine, no hair loss, lumps or bumps. Both piggies are eating, drinking, gaining weight.

Also, while on the subject, Hazel hasn’t seemed to have a season yet she is just now 4 months old, can they be symptomless?

Okay so that wasn’t a quick one in the end - sorry!
Some seasons, and some girls in season, may be less noticeable- sounds like they are just getting started with all that, hitting their teenage months! We have one piggy Piggle who had monster scary seasons from the age of 4 months to being about 16 months old... she was a nightmare bully, chasing, fighting, humping all the others- luckily now she's 2 years old it has calmed down a lot! In contrast her sister-cousin Puggle the same age has seasons that only affect her relationship with her beloved husboar, when she's in season she likes to keep him cornered in a hidey house and guard him so he doesnt get away and flirt with any of the other girls!
Its useful to keep a diary of noticeable seasons, so you can check they fall into the usual pattern of 2 or 3 days of odd behaviour about every 16 days :)
 

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Some seasons, and some girls in season, may be less noticeable- sounds like they are just getting started with all that, hitting their teenage months! We have one piggy Piggle who had monster scary seasons from the age of 4 months to being about 16 months old... she was a nightmare bully, chasing, fighting, humping all the others- luckily now she's 2 years old it has calmed down a lot! In contrast her sister-cousin Puggle the same age has seasons that only affect her relationship with her beloved husboar, when she's in season she likes to keep him cornered in a hidey house and guard him so he doesnt get away and flirt with any of the other girls!
Its useful to keep a diary of noticeable seasons, so you can check they fall into the usual pattern of 2 or 3 days of odd behaviour about every 16 days :)
Thank you hun, I will definitely start keeping a diary what a good idea. 💕
That is so funny about Puggle! 😂
I’m so grateful to hear it’s normal. So this is just the beginning?
 

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Thank you hun, I will definitely start keeping a diary what a good idea. 💕
That is so funny about Puggle! 😂
I’m so grateful to hear it’s normal. So this is just the beginning?
Yes, sounds like your girls are at the piggy age equivalent to 13/14 year old hooman girls... so you'll be in for a fair bit or hormones and tantrums lol :)
 

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My Jess used to be a very fiesty girl during some of her seasons (every third or fourth one, a horror!). Poor Rupert got some noisy grief! But she began calming down at about 4 and wasn’t quite as bad! I barely even notice a season with her now at age 7. My newbie Aliona (age 1-2) is quite a fiery one sometimes during hers though so she’s taken over the stressy lady role for Jess! Ladies! :))
 

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I’m feeling relief, though I just told piggydaddy of your responses he said is it good news or bad?
I said well, it’s good in the sense nothing is wrong. 😁
He said bad in the sense that?
I said not bad, just... this is the beginning. 😂
 
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