Trio Of Boars?

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I was thinking today, is a trio of boars a common thing? I know a trio of sows is a thing and they get along but would a trio of boars work out?
I currently have 2 boars right now and was thinking (of course when they settle in to their C&C cage and get over their dominant stages) of getting another guinea pig. But, as I think about it, a trio of boars might not get along but I'm not sure.
Any ideas or advice about it? :D
 

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I was thinking today, is a trio of boars a common thing? I know a trio of sows is a thing and they get along but would a trio of boars work out?
I currently have 2 boars right now and was thinking (of course when they settle in to their C&C cage and get over their dominant stages) of getting another guinea pig. But, as I think about it, a trio of boars might not get along but I'm not sure.
Any ideas or advice about it? :D
Hi! You are right, a trio of boars is not a good idea!
If you can, wait until your boars are safely through their teenage hormones and rather get another boar pair later on.
Adding More Guinea Pigs Or Merging Pairs – What Works And What Not?
 

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It’s so, so tempting when we love our piggies so much to add to their numbers. But the best advice we can give you with boars is to stop at 2. A bonded boar pair is too precious to risk turning into an unstable boar trio.
 

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I have heard of something where you can have 2 fixed boars and 2 sows, does that work out?
No. One boar per sow herd is the rule. 2 neutered boars need separate sow wives. You do very occasionally hear of a mixed herd with 2 neutered boars but those are very rare indeed.
 

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I have heard of something where you can have 2 fixed boars and 2 sows, does that work out?
No - that is in most cases another surefire recipe for disaster that you will find discussed in the link in my last post! You might like to read it so you have a better idea of what really works and what not.
 
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