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    Older boar constantly pestering young one.

    I have two males living together for the past almost two weeks. One of them is an adult (not sure how old ,I got him from an old man who couldnít keep him) and the other around 5 months old. They have a large cage and separate hides and water bottles and hay feeders and pellet bowls. However, the older boar is still mounting and pestering the little guy. I believe the 5 month old is a runt as he is teeny tiny. There has been 0 aggression but itís a lot of rumble-strutting throughout the day and the little guy is squealing alot because heís annoyed Iím assuming. He can be in the middle of eating or drinking and here comes the older boar trying to mount him. I donít know if I should separate them so little guy can live in peace, little guy seemed sad on his own. What so I do?

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    Re: Older boar constantly pestering young one.

    Leave them be.

    Believe me, it may seem like the younger boy is annoyed, or stressed, but it's far better than separating them. They'll need to work things out and as long as there is no bloodshed or the younger boy is losing weight due to being prevented from eating, they're perfectly fine. They may just coexist peacefully or they may end up the best of friends. Only time will tell. Right now everything sounds perfectly normal to me.

    Just out of curiosity, how big is your cage?

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    Thank you SOOO much for responding! Iíll leave them be as the little fella isnít dropping weight and does still manage to drink and eat! Hopefully it settles down soon! I donít want them to be lonely and hopefully they will become good friends! They do settle down to sleep side by side.


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    Re: Older boar constantly pestering young one.

    If they settle down and sleep side by side, that's a very positive sign.

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    Iím so glad!!!


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    Re: Older boar constantly pestering young one.

    Just checking to see if you've made absolutely sure the younger one is male? You've turned them both over and compared their private parts?

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    Re: Older boar constantly pestering young one.

    Yes indeed! Even had my vet check him to be extra sure! Heís super small and timid so I just worry about him. When I got him he had two big abscesses on either side of his head (which is why I chose him, poor guy) and those had to be removed. Heís just been through a lot for such a tiny fella!


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    Re: Older boar constantly pestering young one.

    I would be a good idea to have a couple of water bottles and a couple of hay piles in case the younger one gets intimidated about eating and drinking. Also, a couple of hideys away from each other, and make sure they have two openings so one pig can't be cornered in a hidey.

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    Re: Older boar constantly pestering young one.

    Yeah Iíve got all that, 3 of each! Iím hopeful!


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    Re: Older boar constantly pestering young one.

    Then you’re on top of things and it’s up to the piggies to make it work.

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    Re: Older boar constantly pestering young one.

    Thanks! Itís actually improved since I posted this.


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