I’m not sure if I would end up keeping all four boars but- can four boars even stay together from a litter? I expect I would likely need to pair them off. Any tips in how to choose which ones will get along best? Will multiple boars in the same place as sows be a problem? Can multiple boars be housed with a spayed female? I’ve had a couple pairs of boars in the past that were brothers and always got along much better than my sows ever have.
Anyone with any experience with this? I am just not sure what to do. They need to get a little bigger before I decide, but I want to be prepared for my options. The spayed female is currently getting along great with all four but I expect that will change shortly.
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Four boars that start off together in a litter MIGHT make it as they grow up, but you'd need a huge cage and a lot of patience while they're going through puberty. It probably won't matter which way you pair them if you decide to split them up.
But even two boars with any sow around, even a spayed one, will not get along at all.
Four boars would need a LOT of space, more than what the minimum space for four adult females would be.
Some Guinea Pigs, like some people just aren't meant to be together. If they're getting along now, it's a good sign that they'll be good as a group. I gave up trying to get my boys to share an enclosure, but I might try again after they both get beyond adolescence. Should be when both are 2 years old. One is a bit bigger than the other, so I will have to use caution and monitor them very closely.
Good news is, in the meantime, my older sow (famously rather antisocial) absolutely LOVES them being with her (for now, when they start bugging her that will quickly change) and is snuggling up to all of them. They have starting napping in a big fluffy pile. It’s so adorable!