Randy Boars....

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Hi!

My two Boar's Alan and Barry are 18months-2years old and since I've had them (6wks-2months) Alan has always mounted Barry. He often grumbles and shifts weight from leg to leg, nearly all the time and over anything! He is a friendly little chap though!:))

I recently got a new pen and they were in it most of the day yesterday and Alan got so excited poor Barry got mounted so many times, he was biting the towel! I'm not sure if he was 'getting' the full effects of Alan's..erm...come on's(!) but I sure saw it wiggling aound it a damned good attempt! :))

Is it normal for one boar to be so randy all the time?! I thought about bringing Barry out for a break. I don't know if it makes a difference but his balls :red are extremely big and whereas Barry runs his little bum is off the floor Alan drags his along the floor!

Sorry this whole thread is making me chuckling as I type! Is all of this normal?!
 
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Its normal for piggies to do this. Allan is the top piggie, and makes sure his brother knows this.
The rumbling, humping and bum swaying is all dominance behavior.
They are just being boys......(only thinking of one thing - as usual)mallethead
 
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Oh thats good to know! I'd read other's posts but they said they may grow out of it but I thought they'd been together 2 years before I got them! :))

Thanks for the reply, put my mind at rest! :)p
 

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barry is the best name ever for a guinea pig hahaha
 

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New territory = new dominance sort out! Mounting and rumblestrutting is part of that.
 
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I was thinking about this post on the way home from the vets!

Talking about an unrelated topic we got onto the fact Alan mounts Barry so much and she said to consider castration...?

What do you guys think?
 

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With guinea pigs, neutering won't calm them down and only removes their ability to make babies and makes only sense if you are thinking of having both boys neutered and each living with a girl. That is the most stable of bonds, but you have the necessity of of finding a good and experienced vet in order to minimise the risks inherent with an operation - which (like in my Hywel's case) you never can completely! The boys also face a 4-6 weeks wait after the operation to make sure that all the tadpoles have dried up.

Here is the most comprehensive info on neutering:
http://www.cavyspirit.com/neutering.htm
 

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Neutering boys has little to no effect on their behaviour. The mounting is part of the dominance behaviour and it is unlikely to change - neutering isn't to be done lightly as it is a major op for piggies.

Some piggies will, ahem, 'use' a teddy to relieve their frustrations - worth a try to give your boy a break from the attention. Loving the names by the way.

Suzy x
 

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I can vouch that nuetuering does not effect their behaviour, my boy has been done a a year and a half and he is still rnady, probably doesn't help that he is housed with 2 females, one being his daughter and the other a young baby. Hopefully when they have fully established who is boss it will all calm down.
 
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Neutering boys has little to no effect on their behaviour. The mounting is part of the dominance behaviour and it is unlikely to change - neutering isn't to be done lightly as it is a major op for piggies.

Some piggies will, ahem, 'use' a teddy to relieve their frustrations - worth a try to give your boy a break from the attention. Loving the names by the way.

Suzy x

Thats a good idea!

Admittedly Alam hasn't been so bad lately, I just felt bad for barry as alan's claws dug into his side and cut him when they went into their new pen.

I managed to corden a huge area off in my kitchen for them and it was just too much excitement for him! :))
 
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Oh Good, I wasn't sure as had been told that it makes no difference to behaviour before. Wouldn't want them to have it done if it wouldn't help.

My buns didn't eat for 3 days after they was spayed, I must have lost about a stone in worry myself!
 
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