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Now as you all know I have Gaga and Tam, and Ive mentioned before about Tam being dominent.
These past few days Ive noticed her snuffling around Gaga, and I know its annoying her, and she runs off into there little house. Well not little, its fairly big enough for both of them, thats why I got it. Now a little while ago while my bath was running and I was sorting the washing out, I heard an almighty squeek. And I knew straight away it was gaga. Tam was snuffling around her side. I was right in there and went to pick Gaga up and she was squeeling, in what I can only resume was in pain. She kept kicking her back right leg up everytime I touched around that area. There is no blood, and she doesnt look like she has been knicked at all. But I'm wondering if Tam is pulling on her hair. As its really long.
I cannot seperate them as I dont have another cage to accomodate Tam. And its too cold to put her out in her hutch. I'm fed up to the back teeth of her being so nasty. They have been together what will be near on 4 months this includes the introduction time when they were put together before I collected them to bring them home.
Any advice would be very helpful.
I was told by the lady I got them from that if Tam was in anyway too much to handle, she would gladly take her off my hands. But I'm not too sure I want to go down that road. Especially if I can get it sorted myself8...

Gaga isnt very vocal. In fact she doesnt wheek for food at all. This is the first time Ive really heard her make any loud noise
 
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Loud screaming can be in pain as well as protest or shock.

Sniffing can mean that Tam is checking whether Gaga is coming into season. I had a fairly dominant sow who was doing it pretty often, especially when they were younger.

Tam may have pulled the hair quite sharply to cause that kind of reaction.

Have you got a second, single hide for the girls? I found it good to have a second space for when my couple wanted to be apart.
 

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Loud screaming can be in pain as well as protest or shock.

Sniffing can mean that Tam is checking whether Gaga is coming into season. I had a fairly dominant sow who was doing it pretty often, especially when they were younger.

Tam may have pulled the hair quite sharply to cause that kind of reaction.

Have you got a second, single hide for the girls? I found it good to have a second space for when my couple wanted to be apart.

On that advice the other day we brought a second hide cos Bea tends to kick Bumble out and Bumble was giving quite a few squeals of protest and they have both been calmer since although Bea being a drama queen often changes her mind over which house she wants to be in so will go and kick Bumble out of the other one
 
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Unfortunatly I havnt no. Hub is already protesting that I have boofle in the living room. And getting another cage would cause greif. At the moment Gaga is in the house, and Tam is spreadeagled just out front. Like shes watching or guarding her space. If she goes in the house Gaga will come straight out and do the same as Tam is doing now.
She is definatly a little madam. I have heard that Teddie piggies tend to be like this. Apparently Tams mother is just the same. What she says goes and her word is final.
 

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The suggestion was a second house in the same cage not a separate cage. It seems to have worked well with my two girls
 

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You can use an upside down cardboard box as a hidey. Just cut out a door. You can even try a door each end, this way no-pig can get cornered. All my hideys have 2 doorways (or a door and window access :(|)) for this reason. Saves a lot of arguments. Wine boxes are good.
 

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lol just be prepared as soon as we brought ours and put it in the cage Bea let Bumble back in the original house tut tut! hehe!

But they do spend a bit of time apart so I suppose its what they needed
 
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OOO i have a WKD box in the hutch(we used it as a alcohol fridge over xmas. I shall pop that in tomorrow for whomever takes a liking to it.
 
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