Boars Acting Slightly Uneasy Towards Eachother

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Hey, everyone!

I think it was around a month ago I bonded my boars. Since the last time I've posted here, I've expanded my cage a lot. Now it is 16 square feet, (or imagine a 4x2 connected to a 2x3 but more space because no closing). They've been really happy in it, they have 3 hideys, a hay rack that they can safely climb to eat from if they wish, a bathroom corner tray (where I check urine from time to time), a grass bungalow hidey, two water bottles, you know the whole works. I've come a long way, and really my point is space and activity/excitement is not the issue. Oh right. The issue. So, my dominant boar Bobo will usually come up every so often to Chester and sniff him, raise chins and rarely chase him just a bit... but lately his slight aggression has escalated. It seems when I'm around and active with them Bobo feels the need to bug Chester... He bugs him by making him submit to the point to where I have to intervene, however when I come home from school I see no signs of fighting, stressing, or conflict at all. They both squeak for food and demand attention. For example on that case, I saw him, and I mean truthfully, chase Chaster behind a hidey and ram his behind with his head once! How insane! Now keep in mind, this was a day before cage cleaning and it was very messy and they both make moves at each other then as the disorderlinesa stresses them both... but that seems weird to me. I also have a chew-bendy bridge hideys I bought for them, but they are both REALLY territorial about having it in the cage so I usually take it out. Today, I put it in just after dinner and cage cleaning and Bobo started getting more aggressive, constantly bugging Chester and making him submit which I know isn't healthy.
Should I spend more time with them individually? They seem stressed about something and I feel like I'm doing everything right.
They've had major conflict, and many thought they would not bond, but I know I can work this out. They have a bond that just needs a guiding for repair, and I really do believe that. (Oh by the way, two days ago was 5 months having them! I started with almost nothing and here I am!)
Experienced help would be appreciated!
Liam W
 

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Hey, everyone!

I think it was around a month ago I bonded my boars. Since the last time I've posted here, I've expanded my cage a lot. Now it is 16 square feet, (or imagine a 4x2 connected to a 2x3 but more space because no closing). They've been really happy in it, they have 3 hideys, a hay rack that they can safely climb to eat from if they wish, a bathroom corner tray (where I check urine from time to time), a grass bungalow hidey, two water bottles, you know the whole works. I've come a long way, and really my point is space and activity/excitement is not the issue. Oh right. The issue. So, my dominant boar Bobo will usually come up every so often to Chester and sniff him, raise chins and rarely chase him just a bit... but lately his slight aggression has escalated. It seems when I'm around and active with them Bobo feels the need to bug Chester... He bugs him by making him submit to the point to where I have to intervene, however when I come home from school I see no signs of fighting, stressing, or conflict at all. They both squeak for food and demand attention. For example on that case, I saw him, and I mean truthfully, chase Chaster behind a hidey and ram his behind with his head once! How insane! Now keep in mind, this was a day before cage cleaning and it was very messy and they both make moves at each other then as the disorderlinesa stresses them both... but that seems weird to me. I also have a chew-bendy bridge hideys I bought for them, but they are both REALLY territorial about having it in the cage so I usually take it out. Today, I put it in just after dinner and cage cleaning and Bobo started getting more aggressive, constantly bugging Chester and making him submit which I know isn't healthy.
Should I spend more time with them individually? They seem stressed about something and I feel like I'm doing everything right.
They've had major conflict, and many thought they would not bond, but I know I can work this out. They have a bond that just needs a guiding for repair, and I really do believe that. (Oh by the way, two days ago was 5 months having them! I started with almost nothing and here I am!)
Experienced help would be appreciated!
Liam W
Here's a photo of the cage
 

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Hey, everyone!

I think it was around a month ago I bonded my boars. Since the last time I've posted here, I've expanded my cage a lot. Now it is 16 square feet, (or imagine a 4x2 connected to a 2x3 but more space because no closing). They've been really happy in it, they have 3 hideys, a hay rack that they can safely climb to eat from if they wish, a bathroom corner tray (where I check urine from time to time), a grass bungalow hidey, two water bottles, you know the whole works. I've come a long way, and really my point is space and activity/excitement is not the issue. Oh right. The issue. So, my dominant boar Bobo will usually come up every so often to Chester and sniff him, raise chins and rarely chase him just a bit... but lately his slight aggression has escalated. It seems when I'm around and active with them Bobo feels the need to bug Chester... He bugs him by making him submit to the point to where I have to intervene, however when I come home from school I see no signs of fighting, stressing, or conflict at all. They both squeak for food and demand attention. For example on that case, I saw him, and I mean truthfully, chase Chaster behind a hidey and ram his behind with his head once! How insane! Now keep in mind, this was a day before cage cleaning and it was very messy and they both make moves at each other then as the disorderlinesa stresses them both... but that seems weird to me. I also have a chew-bendy bridge hideys I bought for them, but they are both REALLY territorial about having it in the cage so I usually take it out. Today, I put it in just after dinner and cage cleaning and Bobo started getting more aggressive, constantly bugging Chester and making him submit which I know isn't healthy.
Should I spend more time with them individually? They seem stressed about something and I feel like I'm doing everything right.
They've had major conflict, and many thought they would not bond, but I know I can work this out. They have a bond that just needs a guiding for repair, and I really do believe that. (Oh by the way, two days ago was 5 months having them! I started with almost nothing and here I am!)
Experienced help would be appreciated!
Liam W
Hi! it sounds like your boys are now right in the middle of the teenage months when their testosterone output is at an all time high. Please take the time to read this very detailed guide here. It gives you information about the various phases of this period, how to test whether a bond is still viable and what you can do to stabilise the bond as much as possible (and what NOT to do as well!)
Boars: Bullying, Fighting, Fall-outs And What Next?
 
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