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Male neuter photos

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maxthepig

I thought some of you might be interested in seeing the tiny incision left after a male neuter.
These were taken a couple of days post op.

Sorry they are not very clear, but I hope you get the idea.






All Max's fur has grown back now.
 

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Thanks Mandy, that's interesting

Does Max know you're showing his bits off to the world? ;D

Kathryn x
 
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Great pic, embarrassing for Max...but great pic ;D

Might have to ask if I can borrow it for my site until I take one of my own... next time I get a boar neutered ;)
I'm hopeless for taking pics and never get the camera out if I can help it ::)

Barbara
 
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He said he didnt mind as long as the photos were used for educational purposes and I didnt show his face :D

You're welcome to use them Barbara, I think you can take them off here, but if not I can e-mail you.
 
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maxthepig said:
He said he didnt mind as long as the photos were used for educational purposes and I didnt show his face :D

You're welcome to use them Barbara, I think you can take them off here, but if not I can e-mail you.
Thank you, I will probably do that next weekend, but wouldn't do so without letting you know!
I would of course give credit to you for the pic, but we will protect the identity of Max. He can be known as guinea pig "X" Bless him!

Barbara
 
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Bob and Ron

Thats amazing,a really small scar-cosidering how large their 'bits' are .Hope you dont mind me asking- how much does the op cost ? i daresay it varies everywhere but it would give me some idea-thanks
Kay
 
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hi
It costs £31 at my vets in nottingham, although I do believe that is quite a good deal, so do shop around a bit :)

If you post where you live, perhaps someone could reccomend a good and cheap vets?
 

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Interesting, I've never had one done with only a single incision. The location varies - partly depending on how far decended the testicles are I think, younger piggies tend to have them higher up.
I've had a few rabbits done with only one incision though.
 

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I'm hoping that you can clear s.thing up for me.

After reading another forum I understood that neutering carries a lot of risks op wise for a boar.
Is this true?

Also - from the same forum I understood that neutered boars might still get urges and do humping when placed with sows
Is this true as well?

Sorry if I have got it all wrong, but as I am about to get a baby boy, I am very interested in this topic
 

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Billies Mum said:
I'm hoping that you can clear s.thing up for me.

After reading another forum I understood that neutering carries a lot of risks op wise for a boar.
Is this true?

Also - from the same forum I understood that neutered boars might still get urges and do humping when placed with sows
Is this true as well?

Sorry if I have got it all wrong, but as I am about to get a baby boy, I am very interested in this topic
I'm not the one who had Albie (Max) neutered but all anaesthetics have risks.
As for the humping, Albie isn't doing it or i haven't seen him he just brrrrs a lot, that's not to say that all boys are the same, there will be some people who's neutered boys will have humped ;D
 

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I guess where I'm coming from is, if you get a boar neutered so he can go in with sows, but then he still feels "urges" and engages in humping... then is it mean to put him through that?
 

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I wouldnt say its cruel. My Marvin popcorns everytime a new girl enters the cage, and then goes after them.
Chases, mounts, humps, popcorns.. whole cycle again and again.

I dont think he actually realises he is neutered, we had him done quite young... He behaves like a normal boar, does his dance, does the mounting...

all operations with anaesthetics are risky for piggies, but I think its worth it considering how happy boars are with a little harem of girls, which they otherwise couldnt have (because we dont want the babies)
 

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Abnoba said:
I wouldnt say its cruel. My Marvin popcorns everytime a new girl enters the cage, and then goes after them.
Chases, mounts, humps, popcorns.. whole cycle again and again.

I dont think he actually realises he is neutered, we had him done quite young... He behaves like a normal boar, does his dance, does the mounting...

all operations with anaesthetics are risky for piggies, but I think its worth it considering how happy boars are with a little harem of girls, which they otherwise couldnt have (because we dont want the babies)
Oh bless him! ;D
Do the girlies ignore him like Maddie & Lottie ignore Albie? the look on Maddie's face, especially, is a picture :D
 

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they try to nip him away, or just run faster than him ;D

Only Milka lets him mount her sometimes - but then, shes the only one who already knows what he wants... she has already had babies. My other piggies are all virgins 0:)
 
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I dont know what the risks are in statistics terms, but I defiently think it is worth it- otherwise you have to hope they'll accept a younger boar, or they face a life alone. If you're worried, shop around and find a vet experienced in neutering pigs (Mine vets do loads of them.)

You honestly wouldnt have known Max (Albie) had had anything done- he was completely normal!
 
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This is also an interesting subject for me, I currently have 3 boars living alone and was concidering neutering 2 maybe all 3 of them. Would they live together in a big pen ok with girls after the probation period or would there still be fighting?
 

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SkinnyLover said:
This is also an interesting subject for me, I currently have 3 boars living alone and was concidering neutering 2 maybe all 3 of them. Would they live together in a big pen ok with girls after the probation period or would there still be fighting?
I believe you can only keep one boar per group of girls or they'll still fight
 
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