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Smelly boar

Piggypants21

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Hi,so I'm not quite sure how explain this without sounding vulgar and definitely not wanting to offend anyone 🤦‍♀️
Okay so one of my boars (about 10 months old) has really big testicles (sorry) and not only that but he sticks his bottom out and drags it behind him on every surface he goes on for example,when i clean his cage out (twice a week plus daily spot cleaning) he sticks it out (looks horrible) and drags it along his wood shavings. He does it on the fleece as well during floor time and it leaves a terrible smell behind so I'm forever cleaning them and wiping them down.
He's clean down there (my boys get checked by me about twice a week) and seems such a happy healthy boy but his brother doesn't do it as much and his testicles are not as big so just wanted know if this was normal behaviour?
I've had them since March and they have never had a bath because one they don't seem to need one and two i know it's not the best for them but sometimes after he has done it i can smell the terrible scent on him as well when i hold him. It soon goes though.
Just want some advice or to know that this is normal behaviour. Thank you everyone and all comments and advice welcome
 

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This is entirely normal behaviour. The bottom dragging is scent marking and all the boars will do it. The more you clean the more they will scent mark and make it smell of them again.
It can help with boars If you don’t clean the entire cage in one go. Always leave some soiled bedding in there and it can, sometimes, make them not feel the need to mark so much. However, it is normal and they will always do it
 

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This is entirely normal behaviour. The bottom dragging is scent marking and all the boars will do it. The more you clean the more they will scent mark and make it smell of them again.
It can help with boars If you don’t clean the entire cage in one go. Always leave some soiled bedding in there and it can, sometimes, make them not feel the need to mark so much. However, it is normal and they will always do it
Thank you so much maybe i won't clean the cage to spotless next time then because i do that twice a week. He has been so happy and his poops (sorry) are normal and he certainly has no trouble doing it but was a little worried because he does it lots more than his brother.
Thank you again.
 

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One doing it more then the other is normal. My dominant boar does it more than the submissive.
 

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I have fleece liners and pee pads and washable tunnels etc. When I replace the liners I leave the rest in place so my boars don't think they need to create lots of extra boar scent.
 

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I agree with everyone that that this is normal for boars and you have been given good advice regarding cage cleaning.

One of my three boars is particularly smelly and loves to scent mark everything, including my clothes if he gets the chance. My OH has nicknamed him Stinky George.

Your piggy is just a happy and healthy boy, who likes everyone to know how boarly he is.
 

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I agree with everyone that that this is normal for boars and you have been given good advice regarding cage cleaning.

One of my three boars is particularly smelly and loves to scent mark everything, including my clothes if he gets the chance. My OH has nicknamed him Stinky George.

Your piggy is just a happy and healthy boy, who likes everyone to know how boarly he is.
He definitely is 😂 He has such a teenage boy personality and always likes to make his presence known 🤭 Such a cheeky happy chappy that has caused me blood sweat and tears but by god i love him and wouldn't change him (or his brother) for the world.
Thank you for your input,just needed to know that my boy was okay.
 
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