Ideally, we'd like to find a friend who's also at least middle aged (say, 3 years or older) because we aren't ready to make the full 5-7 year commitment to a baby pig right now. We found a 3.5 y.o. female at a local shelter that we were optimistic about, but when I explained our scenario over the phone they insisted that an adult has to be paired with a baby no matter what because two adults are guaranteed to fight, and basically said they weren't willing to even introduce our piggy to the one we're interested in.
What are the general feelings about this? I understand the rationale of putting an older and younger piggy together, but it seems overly restrictive to not even try with two adults when the opportunity is there.
Also, I remember you giving me some advice about our other piggy Gracie last summer, the sister I mentioned at the top of this thread. Unfortunately the oral issue I described toward the end of this thread ended up being untreatable (and never was definitively diagnosed) and we had to let her go. We still aren't close to done grieving for her, which is a big part of why we aren't ready for a baby right now.
It may be worth mentioning that Gwen, the piggy we're trying to pair, is half cuy (weighing in around 1700g right now). I told the lady at the shelter that and she said they tend to be the most aggressive breed, which is the opposite of our experience with Gwen. Wildly skittish, yes, but I've never seen her be aggressive toward another piggy, either her sister or piggies at the pignic we took her to.
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