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guinealover123
11 months ago

Fighting boars

I bought two new boars in Febuary and they seemed to get on in the cage for a few months. I bought them a bigger cage, which has two levels, strangely they keep fighting very aggresively. I have seperated them when i am not there and tried to put them together and watch them. As soon as they are back together they start fighting. It got to the point where Frankie bit Teddy and drew blood. What should i do as i know guinea pigs are usually social animals?
emilytaylor
I have two boars as well, how old are they? Mine I got when they were 6 moths old and they were great for months but they also had a falling out for a while. For boars it can be hard for them to get along as they are maturing. For now I would seperate them for a while and then in a month or so you can try to rebond them. If they are drawing blood it is not good for you to keep reintroducing them every day when you are there. I keep mine seperate for about two months but keep their cages next to each other so they can still see each other but not get to each other. Don.t give up on them, My boys are now back together and are great. But sometimes that is not always the case. I hope it works out. :)
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guinealover123
I have two boars as well, how old are they? Mine I got when they were 6 moths old and they were great for months but they also had a falling out for a while. For boars it can be hard for them to get along as they are maturing. For now I would seperate them for a while and then in a month or so you can try to rebond them. If they are drawing blood it is not good for you to keep reintroducing them every day when you are there. I keep mine seperate for about two months but keep their cages next to each other so they can still see each other but not get to each other. Don.t give up on them, My boys are now back together and are great. But sometimes that is not always the case. I hope it works out. :)
Yeah they are quite young still, thank you for the help... they are in the same cage but it is two levels so im hoping they can still hear eavh other. I will try and introduce them in about a months time. Thank you :)
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emilytaylor
Yeah they are quite young still, thank you for the help... they are in the same cage but it is two levels so im hoping they can still hear eavh other. I will try and introduce them in about a months time. Thank you :)
That should be great because they can hear each other know they are near good luck. Boys always have a bad rap but it can work out alot.
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magicmoments
Hi, i also had to separate my boys, Frankie and Basil for a while, when they were around 14 months old, but they’re happily back together now. Basil was picking on Frankie and it resulted in Frankie twisting his knee. I separated them for a while and found it very useful while they were apart, to give them each something that smelt of the other, like a blanket. I separated them with a grid in between so they could still see each other - this would be a good idea to do if it is at all possible. If they are young then they will be maturing and may still be figuring out who’s in charge, so hopefully as they get a bit older they may be able to be reunited. I hope everything works out. :-)
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guinealover123
Hi, i also had to separate my boys, Frankie and Basil for a while, when they were around 14 months old, but they’re happily back together now. Basil was picking on Frankie and it resulted in Frankie twisting his knee. I separated them for a while and found it very useful while they were apart, to give them each something that smelt of the other, like a blanket. I separated them with a grid in between so they could still see each other - this would be a good idea to do if it is at all possible. If they are young then they will be maturing and may still be figuring out who’s in charge, so hopefully as they get a bit older they may be able to be reunited. I hope everything works out. :-)
With their cage it is difficult to put them next to each other but when theyre outside in the penn I split it into two and they can see each other. I tried it out the other day and Teddy is still weary of Frankie... I’m this will help them to sort it out... thankyou for your advice, much appreciated.
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magicmoments
With their cage it is difficult to put them next to each other but when theyre outside in the penn I split it into two and they can see each other. I tried it out the other day and Teddy is still weary of Frankie... I’m this will help them to sort it out... thankyou for your advice, much appreciated.
The pen sounds good, its good to keep them used to each others company. You’re very welcome :-) I hope all goes well.
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piggies98
Yeah they are quite young still, thank you for the help... they are in the same cage but it is two levels so im hoping they can still hear eavh other. I will try and introduce them in about a months time. Thank you :)
Hi I’m new to this page. I think what i’m doing is right lol! So basically this happened to me. I have 2 boars, Max and Drake. Max is slightly bigger than Drake. They started biting each others ears and fighting after them being together for around 3 weeks. It got bad that they were drawing blood. I rang up the vets as I was very worried, Baring in mind I have a 2 tier hutch as well. The vet said don’t worry about this. The pig will be very scared as he is bleeding and shaken up but if you can try and grab him and clean his ear up if not don’t worry because he will do this himself. So I tried for 2 hours to grab him and he would not have it. He is a very shy piggy as well which did not help. Honestly the best thing to do is keep them together. I kept mines together they soon work it out. They are just discovering there dominance towards each other. Max now tends to stay up the top and Drake tends to stay at the bottom but they are now very happy. Make sure you have 2 of everything. They will work it out just don’t keep splitting them up and separating them because this will make everything worse.
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