I had to boars and after weeks of trying to settle them and getting them to bond they just wouldn’t get on and were drawing blood so when I called the pets at home they said to take them back to the shop which I was devastated as I’d grown attached but didn’t have the experience to deal with it myself.
I now have two more boars I’ve had them a week and have been slowly getting to know them and letting them settle, the bigger one (Blaster) has always rumble strutted but not been aggressive with it but now the little one Darwin is chasing Blaster everywhere and won’t stop humping him and his face do I just leave them to it or separate them. X
Make sure they each have one of everything, water bottle, food dish, hiding spots (but they should be open somewhat) toys etc.
Don't separate until there is no other option. Check cage size, very important.
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Try not to buy GPs at pet stores, they support really horrific breeding mills and also chances are you high you will end up with a sick GP
I have seen some floor workers that care very much for the animals and try real hard to make their lives ok. Good people but it doesn't take away the horror show of where the poor animals come from.
Typically there are loads and loads of GPs that need adoption if you look around a bit.
Good luck with your boars, they can be a challenge. If you read up and follow the good advice from the links here you increase your odds considerably.
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However, if the other male has his own hab, this guy will hang out peacefully in shared indoor and outdoor play areas. We took on an 8 year old, Merlin, whose 2nd fam was moving across country by car and feared he would die. They enjoyed social time, but Milt never shared his hab. We lost Merlin a month ago at 10, so got a young rescue with a blind eye.
Similarly, they play together, but have separate habs. The young guy wants more togetherness, but Milt is adamant, especially as he has gone through a recent bought with stones.
I am greatful for this site because it help me prolong Merlin's life. It also helped make Milts life easier and may have saved bis life as well.
My other two don't get along at all unless there's some kind of barrier between them. With the barrier in place, they touch noses through it, purr and popcorn for each other. Remove the barrier and it's on with a full on brawl. They've drawn blood and bitten small pieces of each other's ears off. I only tried twice to pair them before I realized that it was not going to happen. That was when they both were under a year old. They're both over 2 now, but they are relegated to socialize through the wire cage.
Some piggies just aren't meant to share their personal space. Unless you don't have space for two cages large enough to give them the room they need, there's no reason you have to get rid of them just because they don't get along.