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As you may have seen in an earlier post of mine, fudge and snickers haven't been getting on very well of late. They keep chattering at one another, and can seem to even look at one another at the moment without it all kicking off. They haven't had any major fights as such, just a few scuffles. It always sounds worse than it looks.
Anyway, I've tried the bathing together method, snickers continues to chatter at fudge in there too! They are quite used to baths, even though fudge hates them so I don't think bathing helps.
They are fine when I give them veg, and I've been giving them lots of floor and cuddle time seperately and together. Anyone got any other advice when iit comes to boars going through this stage? I do not want to seperate them as thhere is no need as of yet. Thanks :)
 

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Hiya, I have two six month old boys who went through a bickering phase. I'm of the opinion that as long as no blood is drawn or their is any serious aggressiveness then it's probably ok to leave them to it, just keep an eye on things. Brian and Jerry had some teeth chattering and a bit of running at each other and chasing but then they would calm down. I occasionally had to clap my hands and distract them but I feel (like someone sid on the previous post) that boys will be boys and those teenage hormones have a lot to answer for! My two seem to have settled down now...just a little bit of chasing and mounting when they went into a new indoor run but I think that they were just reestablishing their dominance.
Hope all goes well with your two! x
 

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My boars are going through the very same thing at the moment. Mr Bear is 17months and I've been told he's at his 'hormonal peak', Mr Piglet is 7 months and seems to chatter, hip sway etc. more than Bear.
I've been advised to give them two of everything: food bowls, piles of veg, toys and then also to take away any hidey holes and anything else they seem to be fighting over.
Well, today I took the advice and they seem happier, especially at feeding time. Heaps of hay is a great distraction too. We'll see what happens in the next few weeks... :{

I hope your piggies get through this awkward time too, all the best :)
 
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Stick at it! I am in the same situation, everything had gone quiet for a couple of weeks until last night when Sam decided he needed to show he was Macho Man.....even though Dillon is clearly boss. But after about 20mins all went quiet again. It varies day by day.

How long have your two been together? Sorry if you have already said :red
 

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Stick at it! I am in the same situation, everything had gone quiet for a couple of weeks until last night when Sam decided he needed to show he was Macho Man.....even though Dillon is clearly boss. But after about 20mins all went quiet again. It varies day by day.

How long have your two been together? Sorry if you have already said :red

They have been together just over 6 months now. Snickers is approx 7 to 8 months, and fudge is approx 1 year 3 months. There is no blood, but there has been nipping from snickers. He tends to sneak up behind fudge and nip his bum and sometimes hair comes out because of it. I really hope they settle. I have done the two of everything as well.
 
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