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Settling In And Normal Behaviour- Help!

Lil3piggies

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Hello everyone! I'm new to the forum and need some advice please!
I have 3 8 week old boars - we have had them since Christmas Eve and they are still very skitty. I make sure to try and handle them at least once a day and spend a good hour with them and I always talk to them but they just don't seem to be getting used to me? They try and jump out of my hands and run off as soon as I make the slightest movement.

Also I have noticed they make a lot of noise and try to mount each other - we especially hear a lot of noise at night and have seen them chasing each other. Mainly one seems to be the culprit but I'm worried they're not going to be ok living together or is this normal?
 

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The boys will be deciding who is in charge between them which is totally normal! I'd keep a close eye on them and make sure that the less dominant piggies aren't becoming overly stressed, and make sure you have three of everything! All hideys should preferably have multiple exits so no one gets cornered.
Long term, keeping 3 boys together will be rather tricky - it has happened but is a rather more rare occurrence - as they say, three's a crowd! Pairs of boars generally work best.
It's not been very long since you've had your little babies so they're still going to be rather nervous - it can take months for them to fully settle so don't worry too much! Try picking them up by herding them into a box or cosy, and hold them in there so they feel safer.
 

Lil3piggies

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The boys will be deciding who is in charge between them which is totally normal! I'd keep a close eye on them and make sure that the less dominant piggies aren't becoming overly stressed, and make sure you have three of everything! All hideys should preferably have multiple exits so no one gets cornered.
Long term, keeping 3 boys together will be rather tricky - it has happened but is a rather more rare occurrence - as they say, three's a crowd! Pairs of boars generally work best.
It's not been very long since you've had your little babies so they're still going to be rather nervous - it can take months for them to fully settle so don't worry too much! Try picking them up by herding them into a box or cosy, and hold them in there so they feel safer.
Ahh okay! I'm petrified they're going to end up fighting but they always seem fine and not stressed in between their little 5 mins of madness. Okay I'll deffo make sure to buy some more so they have one each of everything :) is the reason for 3 boars being tricky because of the dominance usually or could there be other issues too?
Thank you!
 
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