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Can you be 100% sure if a boar has been neutered?

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Hi!

I am in contact with someone that wants to get rid of their 4-year old boar - and he says that he rescued the guinea pig from a lady that was not taking proper care of the boar.
I am considering to adopt this guinea pig as I am looking for a new one to accompany my 2 year old sow that lost her best friend a month ago.

The person keeping the boar now says that the previous owner had him neutered, as she kept him with another female.

I dont trust either of them - so my question is: Is there a way to tell 100% if a boar has been neutered?

I have no experience with boars or neutering before, as I have only had sows. And we dont want any guinea pig babies :)

Thank you for all replies! :)
 

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He would have his testicles removed so you could check him or ask your vet to confirm it. Maybe ask for the vets info to see when he was neutered for proof?
 

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Hi!

I am in contact with someone that wants to get rid of their 4-year old boar - and he says that he rescued the guinea pig from a lady that was not taking proper care of the boar.
I am considering to adopt this guinea pig as I am looking for a new one to accompany my 2 year old sow that lost her best friend a month ago.

The person keeping the boar now says that the previous owner had him neutered, as she kept him with another female.

I dont trust either of them - so my question is: Is there a way to tell 100% if a boar has been neutered?

I have no experience with boars or neutering before, as I have only had sows. And we dont want any guinea pig babies :)

Thank you for all replies! :)
Hi!

Please have a look at our sexing guide. It features both pictures of full and neutered adult boars. Neutered boars don't have descended testicles; the difference is pretty obvious. Here is the link: Illustrated Sexing Guide

Here is our boar care guide; it also contains pictures of both full and neutered adult boars apart from tips on how to care for their bits appropriately: Boar Care: Bits, Bums & Baths
 

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I have checked the Guide mentioned above - but I have also seen pictures of neutered boars where it is not as obvious as illustrated in the guide.

Could anyone give me their opinion regarding if this boar has been neutered? The current caretaker sent me this picture below. The owner she rescued this pig from said he got neutered, but doesnt have any medical paper proving it.

I would really like to take him in if he is neutered, but if he isnt - he might be too old to get it done (4 years), and perhaps its better to wait for someone else that could take him in.

Thanks for all the help!


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Here is another one
Hi!

This looks rather like a boar with one fully descended and one not fully descended testicle to me. Please have him vet checked in a hands-on examination as that is not something we can do for you. You usually can feel the presence or absence of testicles, but your boy in the picture is not looking as either a full or a neutered boar should.
All my own neutered boars have looked like the one in the sexing guide picture; and currently have nine and have several more before them. (My Maelog has provided the picture in the sexing guide and my Nye was the subject of the post recovery bits and is the neutered boar in the very first 'neutral' picture in the sexing guide).
Warning To Vet Check Irregular Boar Bits
Neutering operations: Considerations, post-op care and a successful recovery example
 

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Hi! I am considering to adopt this boar to try to bond him with the bereaved sow I have from before. The current owner says he is 4 years old and has been neutered, but cannot supply a medical paper proving that he was neutered. From the pictures the owners sent - I dont think its really obvious that he has been neutered. I have read on the forum that people have been tricked like this before, and that some people lie about them being neutered to get them out of their hands more easily.

Could anyone with more experience also give their opinion, does he look neutered?
If I adopt him and take him to the vet to check, would he be too old to get neutered now?

Thanks for all help!
 

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Hi! I am considering to adopt this boar to try to bond him with the bereaved sow I have from before. The current owner says he is 4 years old and has been neutered, but cannot supply a medical paper proving that he was neutered. From the pictures the owners sent - I dont think its really obvious that he has been neutered. I have read on the forum that people have been tricked like this before, and that some people lie about them being neutered to get them out of their hands more easily.

Could anyone with more experience also give their opinion, does he look neutered?
If I adopt him and take him to the vet to check, would he be too old to get neutered now?

Thanks for all help!
Hi!

Please do not post the same or similar questions concerning the same case all over the forum. Any new threads on the same subject will be either merged with your original thread in order to avoid confusion and misunderstandings or deleted straight away.

You can find the answers to the pictures, which you have already posted in this thread of yours which I have linked in for you below. Please keep any further enquires to that one link. You won't get any more or any different answers than are already in this link here in Health/Illness section: Can you be 100% sure if a boar has been neutered?

We specialise in ongoing support and are not a 'pick and mix' social media place where you are only heard and answered the more you plaster the place with your posts. We have heard you loud and clear the first time and have already answered your question to the best of our ability.
 

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Thanks for your answer and for the links! Sorry I posted twice, I just wanted to have more opinions before I made a decision :)

If I do adopt him and the vet says he is not neutered, would he be too old to get neutered now (4 years old)?
Edit: I found the answer to this in the second link, thanks!
 

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Thanks for your answer and for the links! Sorry I posted twice, I just wanted to have more opinions before I made a decision :)

If I do adopt him and the vet says he is not neutered, would he be too old to get neutered now (4 years old)?
people do have piggies neutered at older ages, but it all depends entirely on the piggy’s general health and the experience of the vet.
 

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Thanks a lot again :)
I wondered if I had posted in the wrong sub-forum and didnt manage to move it to here, thats why I posted twice - hoping more would give their opinions in the correct forum! Sorry ;)
 

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If he only has one descended testicle then that could be a more challenging procedure for the vet. Just something to consider.
 

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Thanks a lot again :)
I wondered if I had posted in the wrong sub-forum and didnt manage to move it to here, thats why I posted twice - hoping more would give their opinions in the correct forum! Sorry ;)
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He does look neutered but appears to have some sort of lump on the left side which could be as Wiebke suggested a missed nut or possibly a growth, his feet also look sore. Couldn't you do a vet check prior to adopting him?
 
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