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Celine298

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Hello all!

Just a quick query for those with boars and sows together.
Is it common for a board to nibble a sows hair more if she's in heat?

Lols has two bald patches on her back. The skin is perfect and there's no evidence of extra hair being shed in the cage. She got them about a month ago as well in the same place and it has me baffled. I was wondering if maybe it's her brother giving her an extra haircut when she's in heat?
 

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Hello all!

Just a quick query for those with boars and sows together.
Is it common for a board to nibble a sows hair more if she's in heat?

Lols has two bald patches on her back. The skin is perfect and there's no evidence of extra hair being shed in the cage. She got them about a month ago as well in the same place and it has me baffled. I was wondering if maybe it's her brother giving her an extra haircut when she's in heat?
No, that is rather unusual. Please keep an eye on it, in case it is not dominance barbering but the beginning of mange mites.
 
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