Advice On Introducing 2 Male Pigs

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3 months after purchasing a male piggy from the pet store, I decided to get a friend for him. I was advised to find another male piggy a little older than the one we had. So we got a male guinea pig that needed rehoming, and kept the 2 in separate cages next to each other for a week. We followed all the guidelines regarding introducing the pigs, but after an hour in neutral territory, though no blood was drawn, they still both seemed pretty aggressive. We returned them to their separate cages, and wears feeling discouraged after the initial introduction. Should we try another introduction? If yes, how many more attempts before we accept that they may need to remain separated?
 

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I have not yet introduced my boar to another,though I hope to soon,because he had a health scare a few months back of a URI. However,I would try at least three times before giving in as a minimum- especially if they are not drawing blood. Do the pigs have the same personality because having a dominant and more timid pig together can sometimes work better? Hope they work it out.
 

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Also so long as no blood is being drawn and you're ready to intervene if need be then it is best to just let them scuffle and sort it out. If they are clearly hurting or annoying each other then separate but it is usual for boars to scuffle a little. Also when reintroducing, sometimes bathing the guinea pigs and having some veg as a distraction can help.
 
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