Badger and Goggles are no longer friends!

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Badger and Goggles have been together since April and were great friends. However, Badger's operation meant they had to be apart for a week and re-introducing them hasn't been successful. Initially it looked as though it was working and then suddenly a very nasty fight broke out and I had to intervene. Since then they have been in separate cages. :(

They both seem really sad on their own :( and I was wondering if it would be an idea to get them each a spayed girl. Would this work? I have never put this combination together before so have no idea if it would be an option. Any help or advice would be much appreciated.
 

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Boys eh? They never know what is good for them!

I think you'll find speyed girls fairly hard to come by. I know of someone who has been on Rugby's waiting list for one (as they spey all sows) for months now. It is a very major procedure and far more risky than a male neuter as it involves a lot more internal surgery. That said I do know of a sow who was speyed recently and despite reopening her wound initially she is doing great now.

Would you consider having the boys neutered? Or maybe introducing them to baby boars? I have to say though that boys can be perfectly happy on their own if they have lots of other pigs around to talk to. Thats how most of my boys are and they are very happy indeed!
 

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Oh I thought Rugby's Rabbit and Guinea Pig Welfare would have had some for re-homing! :( Maybe baby boars could be the answer then. I think Badger is reasonably happy on his own but Goggles looks very sad. At the moment he is lay under his bed! I guess Goggles has never been on his own. He was with his mummy Crater and his sisters and Whiskers and then came to live with Badger on Badger's birthday! He was Badger's 1st Birthday present from Ellie!! :D
 

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I had this too with Huxley & Hamish & both looked sad but i have to say the more time has gone on they seem much happier & regularly popcorn in their separate homes :)
 

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So will u be keeping Huxley and Hamish on their own from now on? Badger seems reasonably content its just Goggles who looks really sad! :( Maybe I need to give it a few more weeks. So sad when they were such good friends before!
 

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furryfriends said:
So will u be keeping Huxley and Hamish on their own from now on? Badger seems reasonably content its just Goggles who looks really sad! :( Maybe I need to give it a few more weeks. So sad when they were such good friends before!

I will. It was Huxley who was intimidating Hamish & i did toy with the idea of getting Hamish a baby but there are no guarantees that when the baby matures it too wouldn't bully him so he's staying on his own.
I too was :( that i had to separate them & did try them together again, later on in the same day, but it wasn't to be.
As for Huxley, i doubt he'd entertain another boy & i don't want to chance it just incase he did the same to that one or worse.
I've also contemplated having them neutered so they can have a girlfriend but for the time being they're staying bachelor boys ;D
 
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