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Pelvic thrusting

Lizzieejoyce

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Hello everyone!

My two sows (sisters, approx 4 years old) regularly thrust their pelvis once and quite slowly/deeply usually when they’re popcorning. There’s no seasonal pattern it’s just very frequent. I’m super confused and can only imagine it’s hormonal. Any clue?
 

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Hello everyone!

My two sows (sisters, approx 4 years old) regularly thrust their pelvis once and quite slowly/deeply usually when they’re popcorning. There’s no seasonal pattern it’s just very frequent. I’m super confused and can only imagine it’s hormonal. Any clue?
Hi!

Sorry, I am a bit confused by this? Unless you mean that the have to go deeper on their haunches to jump because they are no longer as agile as babies? Would it be possible to take a little video of you mean. You will have to upload on a public setting elsewhere and copy it into your post as we are run entirely by voluntary member donations and don't have a video upload facility which would exceed our budget.

Here is a link to a guide with videos of popcorning. If you can spot the same behaviour there, then it is just very normal and nothing yo worry about. Sows will mount companions of either gender (in a group usually the sow ranked just below or above in the hierarchy) when they are in season.
Sows: Behaviour and female health problems (including ovarian cysts)
When Sows Experience A Strong Season (videos)
 

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Sorry for the late response! They dip and swing their behind forwards and occasionally popcorn straight after. I don’t have a video of them doing it. It’s really odd. I’ve taken a look at those links but haven’t seen similar behaviour in there - thanks though.
 

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I’ve no idea. But I’m sure it’s fine if they popcorn.
 
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