Is this normal for a pair of boars?

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I have 2 boars, one aged 4 and one aged 5 months. I introduced them back in July after the 4 year old lost his brother.

We have had rumbling and dominance behaviour (mainly from the young one) but no fighting. I moved them to a larger C&C cage to give them more space, which has helped. But the C&C has 2 floors and my older boy now lives pretty much permanently on the top floor (I have even put a food bowl up there for him) and the younger one lives downstairs. The little one goes upstairs from time to time because that's the only place where there is hay, but the older one only goes downstairs when he wants a drink of water.

They pretty much live separately all the time now and when they do meet, we get rumbling and growling.

Is it OK to leave them like this, or should I divide the C&C properly and separate them, seeing as they don't seem to be interested in each other's company.
 

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Leave them like this a long as they are no bloody fights! Guinea pigs have their own personalities; not all relationships work out they the way you'd like - like you won't necessarily get on with all your work mates equally well...
 
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I have a pair of boars with similar behavior.

My 2 year old, S h a g g y, likes to rumble and strut at my 3 month old, Nibbler.

There is a bit of teeth chattering and rumbling, but they never fight. I think your piggies should be fine. They could warm up to each other in time. As long as they just warn each other and never fight, it should be fine to keep them together. Just keep an eye on them.
 
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