How Do You Keep Two Boars From Mating?

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Our two male guinea pigs ( tufty and nibbles) keep trying to mate with each other. Does anyone now how to stop them?
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That’s entirely normal behaviour and nothing to worry about. It’s bonding/dominance behaviour rather than sexual/reproductive.
 

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Our two male guinea pigs ( tufty and nibbles) keep trying to mate with each other. Does anyone now how to stop them?
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Hi and welcome

Mounting is normal social interactive behaviour for both genders; it is mild dominance behaviour and not something you can or should stop. Mating only happens between boars and sows when a sow is in season and ready to mate. ;)
Bonding: Illustrated Dominance Behaviours And Dynamics

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Hi and welcome

Mounting is normal social interactive behaviour for both genders; it is mild dominance behaviour and not something you can or should stop. Mating only happens between boars and sows when a sow is in season and ready to mate. ;)
Bonding: Illustrated Dominance Behaviours And Dynamics

We have got lots more helpful guides and information for new owners that address the most often encountered issues via this link here: Getting Started - New Owners' Most Helpful Guides

Thanks that helped a lot
 
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