My boys have been separated

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So, I have made the C&C cages this evening and the boys can now meet in the middle. However, they’re still doing the teeth chattering and bum wiggling in the middle. Is this normal? I’m presuming (and hoping) it is and that they’ll eventually calm down? It has only been one night in all fairness (but I’m new to this and don’t know any different!) Thanks in advance for your replies!
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Yes they should stop eventually. Sorry to ask, why did you separate them again? And do they each have enough space?
 

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Yes they should stop eventually. Sorry to ask, why did you separate them again? And do they each have enough space?
They were fighting quite badly (it was more than territorial). To the point where they were grabbing each other and spinning around (this happened once) and one of them had a bite on the back of his ear.

They have just over 2x4 each.
 

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They were fighting quite badly (it was more than territorial). To the point where they were grabbing each other and spinning around (this happened once) and one of them had a bite on the back of his ear.

They have just over 2x4 each.
It usually takes a while for riled up teenagers to calm down - often more than just one or two days; especially when they are teenagers suffering from a strong hormone spike.

However, I wouldn't recommend to put them back together again. the constant on-off will trigger a new round of dominance reinforcement and a hierarchy sort every time they meet, which will only derail their relationship further.
 

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My boy Finn and Lara live separately but next to each for their nose rub and interactions, and this has worked for us.

This living arrangement was due to my taking in unwanted Lara from a friend while I was looking for a roommate for my boy Finn. Now thinking back, maybe it was the right move because I hear two boys don’t always get along, and frequently need to be separated.

I am not a breeder, and I don’t want to risk my own boy Finn with unnecessary surgery to fix him so that he can be together with Lara. My Finn is more than just a pet, he is my family.
 

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My boy Finn and Lara live separately but next to each for their nose rub and interactions, and this has worked for us.

This living arrangement was due to my taking in unwanted Lara from a friend while I was looking for a roommate for my boy Finn. Now thinking back, maybe it was the right move because I hear two boys don’t always get along, and frequently need to be separated.

I am not a breeder, and I don’t want to risk my own boy Finn with unnecessary surgery to fix him so that he can be together with Lara. My Finn is more than just a pet, he is my family.
I’m afraid that is incorrect. Boars not getting on is down to a lack of understanding with regards guinea pig bondings. There are many boar pairs on here that have/had a very good long lasting bond, including my own pair who are the same age. It’s all about compatibility and whether they like each other.
 

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It usually takes a while for riled up teenagers to calm down - often more than just one or two days; especially when they are teenagers suffering from a strong hormone spike.

However, I wouldn't recommend to put them back together again. the constant on-off will trigger a new round of dominance reinforcement and a hierarchy sort every time they meet, which will only derail their relationship further.
I wouldn’t dream of putting them back together in the same space now. They seem happier today that they can see each other through the middle grid. Calmed down quite significantly since last night. There was a little bit of bum wiggling earlier but no teeth chattering, and they then went off and each had some food.
 
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