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    Separation and re-introduction question

    How long can piggies be apart before they begin to re-introduce and re-establish dominance? I take Cupcake for laptime and she sleeps and lays on me for about 2.5, sometimes 3 hours. Or I have her for a couple of hours, put her in the run around area and have Flickers on my lap (only 1/2 hour at most is all she wants). How long is too long apart?

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    Re: Separation and re-introduction question

    Usually about a day. Lucky you for having a trusting piggie!

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    Re: Separation and re-introduction question

    I had to keep Kwee in a separate cage for about a month after her surgery, with no contact with the other pigs. I put her back in the cage after she fully recovered and watched for a while. They didn't do any of the normal introduction behavior, they just kinda acted like she had never been gone.

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    Re: Separation and re-introduction question

    Thank goodness. I read some threads about separations and got worried I kept my girls apart too long. Cupcake does sniff out Flickers a bunch when they get back together

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    Re: Separation and re-introduction question

    I'm with MasterMushroom, when I had to seperate Felix Izzy acted like he was never gone.

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