Hole in ear

AmyMc

New Born Pup
Joined
Aug 11, 2020
Messages
16
Reaction score
14
Points
70
Location
Exeter
Hi Everyone,

I have today noticed a little hole in Merlin's ear. I'm not sure if it was there before but after finding a tiny about of bloody on a feed bowl I had an investigation. Is this normal piggy behaviour to nip?

Thank you.
 

Piggies&buns

Forum Donator 2020/21
Joined
Aug 2, 2018
Messages
9,719
Reaction score
11,728
Points
1,925
Location
Cambridgeshire
What sex are your piggies?
What size cage?
How long have they been together?
Ages?

Nipping but not breaking the skin can be normal but if they have had a fight and drawn blood, then that can often mean their bond is broken and they need separating permanently.
We would need further information to be able to help further

EDIT - I’ve just looked back and I remembered your other post. They are just coming up to their teens and are in a 100cm cage. As we mentioned on that thread, their cage is too small, but also, there is no guarantee that they will be compatible for the long term. You are going to need to watch them and monitor their behaviour. If it is escalating from normal dominance to more aggressive behaviours, then they may not be compatible.
 
Last edited:

AmyMc

New Born Pup
Joined
Aug 11, 2020
Messages
16
Reaction score
14
Points
70
Location
Exeter
The new cage is coming today luckly, zooplus are very fast! I will move them over and see what they do after that. EDIT - It's just arrived!

They've been together since birth as brothers but will see how they go, be upsetting if they're not compatible. They follow each other around and call for each other sometimes when they're getting hugs. They seem to have a bond but time will tell.
 

Piggies&buns

Forum Donator 2020/21
Joined
Aug 2, 2018
Messages
9,719
Reaction score
11,728
Points
1,925
Location
Cambridgeshire
Good luck with the build!
Sadly being siblings means nothing as to their compatibility.

When you move them to the new cage, be careful. A change in cage, environment, set up constitutes a change of territory and will in itself cause dominance. Use some of their soiled bedding in the new cage as it can help them settle
 
Top