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    Appropriate size of cage?

    So I currently have three boars and have been trying to bond them into a trio. I know that boar trios usually don't work, but I still want to give it a try. I currently have them in 4 x 4 c&c cage (approx 21 square feet) and they don't seem to be bickering as much. I replaced/washed all their hideys, cleaned the area around them with a diluted vinegar and water mixture, and replaced their fleece with freshly washed them. There does seem to be a bit of teeth chattering but no real fighting as one of them backs down quite easily. But really, is the cage big enough for them? I originally got another pig so I could bond with my original boar, but was then given another by a family friend who couldn't take care of them anymore. My family really wants them to be in a trio, but I'm not sure it'll work out in the future.

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    Re: Appropriate size of cage?

    Theoretically, that should be a large enough cage.

    I WILL tell you that I had three boars in a cage TWICE that size (almost 40 square feet) and it still failed. You're simply better off to not try, or you could wind up with one or more injured pigs.

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    Re: Appropriate size of cage?

    Ditto @Guinea Pig Papa.

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    Re: Appropriate size of cage?

    Pigs bond in pairs most of the time, I would add one more boar so they can pair off and I think a 4x5 would work for them. I did have 4 boars at one time in a 3x5 and there was some bickering.Click image for larger version. 

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