Matured male and baby male introduction. Help please!

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I have a 2 year old male, Sherlock, who has just been introduced to my 9 week old pups Remy and Tigger (who are male littermates). I know that they are supposed to set dominance but Sherlock is chasing Remy around the cage and putting his nose between Remys back legs. There isnt any biting happening i just want to know what to expect with the kind of pairing. Sherlock has had a companion who had passed a few days ago, Oli, who lived to be 7 and was much older than him. He hasnt been with a pup. Is there anything that I should know or be cautious of?
 

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First off, no biting is great so take a breath! It can look quite scary for us but it's all very normal. 😂 My first bonding was between an older boar (though he was two) and my a pup (3 weeks). They didn't really do any of the 'proper' bonding routines apart from the sniffing between the legs and nibbling his ears. It was only at day two that o witnessed chasing/mounting etc.

So yeah expect chasing and mounting to develop at some point and though it can look quite brutal- especially when they're so small- rest assured it is quite hard to hurt them. Just make sure there's a place the pup can escape too if he wants a break. You may also be subject to loud wheeking during this, but do not separate unless blood is drawn.

I'll try and attach my thread from when I bonded my boys x
 

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I have a 2 year old male, Sherlock, who has just been introduced to my 9 week old pups Remy and Tigger (who are male littermates). I know that they are supposed to set dominance but Sherlock is chasing Remy around the cage and putting his nose between Remys back legs. There isnt any biting happening i just want to know what to expect with the kind of pairing. Sherlock has had a companion who had passed a few days ago, Oli, who lived to be 7 and was much older than him. He hasnt been with a pup. Is there anything that I should know or be cautious of?
Hi!

Please read our illustrated bonding guide carefully; you will find many of the key social interactive behaviours in it, like bum sniffing.
Your bonding sounds pretty normal to me.
It also contains a video of an adult-baby boar intro and special chapters with particulars to boar and to baby bondings. Bonding and Interaction: Illustrated social behaviours and bonding dynamics

All the best!
 

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I have a 2 year old male, Sherlock, who has just been introduced to my 9 week old pups Remy and Tigger (who are male littermates). I know that they are supposed to set dominance but Sherlock is chasing Remy around the cage and putting his nose between Remys back legs. There isnt any biting happening i just want to know what to expect with the kind of pairing. Sherlock has had a companion who had passed a few days ago, Oli, who lived to be 7 and was much older than him. He hasnt been with a pup. Is there anything that I should know or be cautious of?
Hello! I have bonded matured males with pups a couple times now and both times were different. With my first, I had an old pig and a pup and they got a long very well because they were pretty much as lazy and as weak as each other:P with my second lot, the eldest was a bit more territorial and protective, there will be a bit dominance and fighting involved (mainly on the matured pigs side) as he is not used to these little things taking up his space. If there is blood drawn,I would separate them but after a few days, the pups will realise who’s boss and they will (hopefully) be ok xx
 

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Just checking. Are you intending to keep all 3 together? 3 males seldom works out long term, so have a plan B in case it goes wrong. Good luck x
I may in the near future get a spayed female to add to the mix or another male but for now that is the plan. I have two cages both 10+ square feet so if something were to happen i could seperate the brothers from Sherlock and find another single male pairing for him. I. am very flexible with their cage setup(s) and doing wat is necessary for their well being. Thank you!
 

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I may in the near future get a spayed female to add to the mix or another male but for now that is the plan. I have two cages both 10+ square feet so if something were to happen i could seperate the brothers from Sherlock and find another single male pairing for him. I. am very flexible with their cage setup(s) and doing wat is necessary for their well being. Thank you!
3 sub-adult boars with one sow have a fall-out rate of about 90%. Adding a spayed sow or another boar into mix, and you have the perfect 100% recipe for disaster.
One sow with several boars NEVER works. When the chips are down, she is still a sow with all the proper sow behaviour. She is not a nun.

Here is a guide that tells you what works and what not: Adding More Guinea Pigs Or Merging Pairs – What Works And What Not?
 

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I may in the near future get a spayed female to add to the mix or another male but for now that is the plan. I have two cages both 10+ square feet so if something were to happen i could seperate the brothers from Sherlock and find another single male pairing for him. I. am very flexible with their cage setup(s) and doing wat is necessary for their well being. Thank you!
If it's a mixed herd, you can only have one male.
 
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