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vicky1804

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Hi guys
Some of you may have seen my posts regarding my lone boy Ollie.
I am considering neutering but I haven't yet made a definite decision.
If I go this route then I will look into rescuing a couple of girls to keep him company.
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Look for a young male friend for him.

I know its a personal choice if I got for a younger friend id love an Abby but I can find a breeder near me and the only place iv seen with them recently is Pets @ Home. I don't fancy going down this route either.

Sorry there's not really a question here, just felt I needed to get this all down somewhere.

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Where are you based as we may be able to recommend a rescue that is nearby.
 

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I agree, if you let us know where you are based, we may be able to recommend a rescue. There are lots of piggies looking for homes and it is so satisfying rescuing a pig or 2 :)
 
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We had our lovely Ben neutered when he and Bill started to fight and I regret it to this day. I'm sure there have been successful neutering ops, Ben developed an abscess, got treatment, went on to have a dreadfully upset digestive system which he still suffers from to this day. About 6 months later he developed a second abscess and we went through the whole thing again.
So, from an entirely personal point of view, I wouldn't do it. But good luck if you do.
 

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Thanks guys
Its good to hear it from both sides. My main concern is Ollie not coming back from the op, then post op problems for an operation that in some respects is not needed. Its not for health reasons and he can live happy with a boy pig. Hes got a brilliant personality I think he would mother any prospective new friend.
I think we decided last night we will spend some time looking for a good friend for him, if after sometime we dont find anyone suitable we will then look into the neuter side of things.
Id just never forgive myself if anything happened to him
 
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I'd try getting him a younger boar friend, he'll feel less threatened and that way he won't have to go through an operation.

Good luck with whatever you decide to do though! :)
 
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