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Fighting Boys fighting :[

agirlwithink

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I have a trio of boys, Zenigata is over a year old, and Ashitaka and Hiei are both 4 months old.
They have gotten along absolutely amazingly until this last week.
Ashitaka started testing Zeni for dominance, trying to push him around and hump, chase etc. Well yesterday I found a small bald patch on Zenigata and a scab. I wasn't sure if he had been scratching or if he was bit, and since I didn't witness any fighting, I decided to keep an eye on it.

Well today I went to feed the babies dinner and Ash has a small gash on his nose, definitely a bite wound.

I'm so upset because I've never had a piggy falling out and I don't know what to do! I've separated them for now, keeping Ash and Hiei together and Zenigata on his own. Zeni already seems depressed without having a buddy around, but the two keep lunging at each other.
I already have 11 pigs so adding a 12th is an absolute last resort.

I don't want Zeni to be alone, but I don't know what to do about the fighting. Would a buddy bath help? Should I keep Zeni on his own for awhile and reintroduce when Ash's hormones calm down? Is there anything I can do to make them get along again? Or do I need to start looking for a piggie friend for Zeni?

Please help :sad:
 

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How large is their cage? Considering that that Ash and Hiei are both basically in the puberty stage thats probably why they are having issues. A buddy bath wouldn't hurt.
 

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They are in a 2x6 at the moment. I don't really have any room to expand since the cages take up my entire dining room.
I definitely know it's puberty based I just have no clue what to do about it haha
 

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I suppose I should add, they WERE bonded, and have been together since Ash and Hiei were only 3 weeks old.
 

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I woke up to Ash slamming through the barrier to get at Zeni.
Is there ever a chance they'll get along again or do I need to give it up and find another piggie friend for Zeni?
 
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