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Disney Pigs
04-06-06, 11:36 am
I have 5 pigs. 1 girl and 4 boys. They are all neutered. My girl Jasmine and one of my boys Rafiki gets along with everybody. Ron and Pongo are fine with them too to make a happy 4some. Rufus seems to be the problem. He and Pongo seem to have the most problem. They were all living together as a 5some. When Rufus and Pongo get together, it causes Pongo and Ron to start chattering. How do I get these 3 boys to get along again. Rufus can't be happy with the way I have their cage set up. I have Rufus alone in a sectioned off part of the cage. That way they can all see and smell each other just not be able to get at each other. Any suggestions?

twinkies
04-06-06, 11:45 am
How old are your piggies?

twinkies
04-06-06, 12:12 pm
I have been told that boars will fight with a female in the same cage, even if they are neutered. Maybe someone with more experience can help you. I did have a 2 males and adopted 1 of them away because I already had 1 neutered male and 2 females. Everyone told me it wouldn't work out. Sorry.

PiggieMom
04-06-06, 07:03 pm
Hello and welcome to the forum. Check out this page for social life information: http://cavyspirit.com/sociallife.htm

Most likely the boys will not get along if there is a girl in the cage. Even though they're neutered, this does not change how they act. They still want to fight over which girl is theirs.

I'm not saying it is impossible for boy pigs to get along when girl pigs are involved, just it's more likely that they won't.\

Anyway, goodluck. I would maybe seperate on sex if bloodshed is a problem.

WEAVER
04-07-06, 05:48 pm
Everyone is right about males fighting over females, they usually do when housed all together.

Also four males housed with one female is not real good odds. I am surprized your female is not fed up with the males trying to constantly mount her.

WEAVER
04-07-06, 06:09 pm
I also wanted to add welcome to the forum :)

Disney Pigs
04-07-06, 09:07 pm
I have one boy who I think would be happier as a pig of one. My girl is just not wanting anyone in her personal space. No one tries to mount her fortunately. It's just Pongo and Rufus who can't seem to get along. Right now, I have 1 girl and 3 boys and all is great!!! I guess I want my cake and eat it too. I want everybody to live as one big happy pig family!!!

jdomans
04-07-06, 09:23 pm
You could put three boys in a big CC cage and leave one boy for Jasmine.