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    Unhappy My trio is having some issues! :(

    A few of you already know that I introduced Guinea with the new boys, Wrigley and Badger about 5 days ago. Everything was fine; the typical figuring out whose the top piggy behaviors were going on. Wrigley has always chattered at me if I try to pick up in his cages (only had him for 3 weeks). Guinea is now chattering at me and Wrigley the second I step into the cage, even if I have veggies. Guinea has NEVER chattered at me, ever! Before I put him with the 2 others, he seemed happy being a solo pig, but I really wanted to try him with some so he would have a friend. Now he just runs from me, and seems terrified every time I come in the room. Maybe I should just face the fact that he would rather be by himself? Not sure if I am over reacting but I feel like he isn't the same pig. I was making serious progress with him before I put him with the boys.

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    Re: My trio is having some issues! :(

    Hm. Did you intro them correctly? Give him time and keep us updated.

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    Re: My trio is having some issues! :(

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerchickgrp5 View Post
    Hm. Did you intro them correctly? Give him time and keep us updated.
    Sorry forgot to add that part in! Yes, I did. I introed them all in the living room. They all were there for about 7 hours. :/

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    Re: My trio is having some issues! :(

    7 hours just starting off???? @Melissa123

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    Quote Originally Posted by soccerchickgrp5 View Post
    7 hours just starting off???? @Melissa123
    I am confused. My blonde is showing :P They all were in a neutral area for 7 hours with each other then put into a super clean 5x6.5 cage an have been in that cage for 5 days.

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    Re: My trio is having some issues! :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Melissa123 View Post
    I am confused. My blonde is showing :P They all were in a neutral area for 7 hours with each other then put into a super clean 5x6.5 cage an have been in that cage for 5 days.
    Oh ahaha yes that sounds about right. I would wait a lil bit, maybe he thinks that the other pigs are stealing his love from you.

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    Re: My trio is having some issues! :(

    @soccerchickgrp5, you had me confused for a minute I was going to say, "Did I miss something here?" I will keep them together for a bit longer, but I need to see some serious improvements soon or I will have to separate them and have Guinea by himself.

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    Melissa give it another week or so. It's been a week since my intro and they are now just leaving Who's there alone. They were so bad I wanted to spank my bully Huggle, but them I noticed all were just bullying him, making him #4. But its funny, if they try to steal food from him, he will take it back.


    Edited tosay, He would cry when I touched him or started to pet him, he would be facing a corner so he thought he was getting bullied again. Now he will come over to the grids, I always have a treat for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunarminx View Post
    Melissa give it another week or so. It's been a week since my intro and they are now just leaving Who's there alone. They were so bad I wanted to spank my bully Huggle, but them I noticed all were just bullying him, making him #4. But its funny, if they try to steal food from him, he will take it back.


    Edited tosay, He would cry when I touched him or started to pet him, he would be facing a corner so he thought he was getting bullied again. Now he will come over to the grids, I always have a treat for him.
    The fact that he was much happier by himself than with piggy friends has me worried though. I will wait it out as long as I can. Before introing them all Guinea would popcorn every time I came in with veggies and beg for them. Now I get nothing, just chatters.

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    Re: My trio is having some issues! :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Melissa123 View Post
    The fact that he was much happier by himself than with piggy friends has me worried though. I will wait it out as long as I can. Before introing them all Guinea would popcorn every time I came in with veggies and beg for them. Now I get nothing, just chatters.
    I thought the same with the two 3 1/2 year olds I just adopted. My young guys drove them nuts and I was going to make two 2x4 for them but decided against it because I can give them enough room to have a space of their own. And I have caught one of the little ones napping near Who's there and he is getting better too. Guinea will adjust too I bet, just give it time if they aren't fighting and terrorizing him too much.

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    Mine old boys were at the shelter for 8 months in their little cage or the floor 2x2 space. left alone to eat and nap. Their life is a big difference now and they will have to get use to it. Also with their cage up so high they can look out at us not up at us.

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    They even eat from one plate.

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    Who's there gets a pile of hay the others like to mess with......

    Mr. scaredy cat is the big one on the left.

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    Re: My trio is having some issues! :(

    Trios are bad choice, I learned the hard way. I had a rescue for two months then i decided to introduce him to my two bonded boars, everything went fine for three weeks. then they started bullying and fighting and blood was drawn. now they are all separated. pigs tend to get in pair and bully the 3rd. some people have trios with no issues..
    I'd separate him since its early, and maybe later find him a friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunarminx View Post
    Who's there gets a pile of hay the others like to mess with......

    Mr. scaredy cat is the big one on the left.
    They all are VERY cute!! Love that they are all mostly black! love the names btw

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    OK! I just realized that I forgot to add a pretty important thing in this thread!! This is Guinea's 2nd time with a herd. The first time was with Guinness and Chewy. Guinea was getting worse everyday, and was leaving Guinness and Chewy nipped up and was ripping fur out. He has been by himself for over a month and seemed like a very happy piggy that way. Thoughts? @lunarminx, @QtrSkill, @soccerchickgrp5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melissa123 View Post
    OK! I just realized that I forgot to add a pretty important thing in this thread!! This is Guinea's 2nd time with a herd. The first time was with Guinness and Chewy. Guinea was getting worse everyday, and was leaving Guinness and Chewy nipped up and was ripping fur out. He has been by himself for over a month and seemed like a very happy piggy that way. Thoughts? @lunarminx , @QtrSkill , @soccerchickgrp5
    Separate him again and see. Was he at least near the others to see or hear them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunarminx View Post
    Separate him again and see. Was he at least near the others to see or hear them?
    He was able to see and eat hay next to Guinness and Chewy (have the vertical hay racks that they can eat from both sides) but never with Wrigley and Badger- Wrigley always chewed on the bars trying to get to Guinea and the others if he saw them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melissa123 View Post
    He was able to see and eat hay next to Guinness and Chewy (have the vertical hay racks that they can eat from both sides) but never with Wrigley and Badger- Wrigley always chewed on the bars trying to get to Guinea and the others if he saw them.

    If he was happy like that, try and see if he acts better when you go back to that arrangement.

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    Re: My trio is having some issues! :(

    @lunarminx, I am really considering it. I just don't want to have the "Would it have worked out if I would've waited longer" in the back of my mind. :/ It's a dilemma for sure.

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