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Chance that 3 boars will get along?

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What is the chance that three boars will get along?
I currently have a 1 1/2 year old male pigg. I have been looking for a cage mate (s) for him. I had some cage mates picked out but that idea crashed.... But I found some new boars. They are both the same age babies from the same litter. I think they are about 2 weeks old. I won't be able to get them until November. But what I am wondering is-
Will 3 boars get along, if two are brothers and one is 1 1/2 years old?

Any help would be great.
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Oh also I have been wondering this for a long time. If a lot of people keep two piggs in a 2x3 then why does everyone say that when you have three piggs you need to make a 2x5?
 

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Boars need lots of space. I'd recommend nothing smaller than a 2x5 for two boars. Can you build at least a 2x6, 3x4 or 3x5?

Sometimes, three boar intros go along more smoothly than two boar intros since each boar cannot easily focus on one other boar. Also, when doing intros, a generous heap of romaine will make things flow more smoothly.

Remember that when addign a boar to an existing pair, hierarchy is determined from scratch.

Good luck!
 

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hey ok for the first Q i bet they would since the two little ones have no chance at being the "alpha-pigger" so i think they would but to just make sure to go through the introduction process correctly :) then for the second... ussually people say a 2x4 for two piggers and a 2x3 for one... i don't know who told you a 2x3 for two cuz thats kinda small but yea :)

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ChadWPB said:
Boars need lots of space. I'd recommend nothing smaller than a 2x5 for two boars. Can you build at least a 2x6, 3x4 or 3x5?

Sometimes, three boar intros go along more smoothly than two boar intros since each boar cannot easily focus on one other boar. Also, when doing intros, a generous heap of romaine will make things flow more smoothly.

Remember that when addign a boar to an existing pair, hierarchy is determined from scratch.

Good luck!
I currently house my one male pigger in a 2x4 but I am going to make it larger if I get two more males and make it 2x6 or 2x7. Or just make a 3x5 or something. I haven't really decided yet. I have to make room first. Hmm well they aren't exactly a bonded pair just from the same litter.
 
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CritterLuver419 said:
hey ok for the first Q i bet they would since the two little ones have no chance at being the "alpha-pigger" so i think they would but to just make sure to go through the introduction process correctly :) then for the second... ussually people say a 2x4 for two piggers and a 2x3 for one... i don't know who told you a 2x3 for two cuz thats kinda small but yea :)

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Oh I have looked through the photo galleries and people house their 2 piggs in a 2x3 so I was just wondering. I was definantly going to expand my cage anyways but I just wanted to know.


https://www.guineapigcages.com/photos/showphoto.php?photo=14&password=&sort=1&cat=all&page=2

https://www.guineapigcages.com/photos/showphoto.php?photo=828&password=&sort=1&cat=all&page=2


https://www.guineapigcages.com/photos/showphoto.php?photo=606&password=&sort=1&cat=all&page=4
Just some examples, and remember upper levels take away from the sq. footage on the bottom.
 
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cinn&sprinslave said:
I currently house my one male pigger in a 2x4 but I am going to make it larger if I get two more males and make it 2x6 or 2x7. Or just make a 3x5 or something. I haven't really decided yet. I have to make room first. Hmm well they aren't excatly a bonded pair just from the same litter.
The three sizes you mentioned would be great for three boars. I have 3x4's myself for my two boar/sow/sow trios (neuter/spay involved!) because they happen to fit better in the space than the same sized 2x6's (same surface area).

Aim for the biggest space you can, it will increase the chances of your bonded boars staying bonded.

Two pigs in a 2x3 is a bare minimum to keep two pigs happy. I used to house two sows in a 2x5. I prefer to exceed minimums. ;+)
 

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ChadWPB said:
The three sizes you mentioned would be great for three boars. I have 3x4's myself for my two boar/sow/sow trios (neuter/spay involved!) because they happen to fit better in the space than the same sized 2x6's (same surface area).

Aim for the biggest space you can, it will increase the chances of your bonded boars staying bonded.

Two pigs in a 2x3 is a bare minimum to keep two pigs happy. I used to house two sows in a 2x5. I prefer to exceed minimums. ;+)

Ok great! Space is always an issue. I guess I will just have move my book shelf and a chair and then it will probably fit lol. And definantly get some more coroplast. lol Thanks!
 

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Ok I just did some measuring. I can make a 2x5 and then off on the side of the 2x5 I can add another 2x2 grids. So a 2x5 with and added 2x2 on the side!

Or I could make a 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 but cleaning would be super hard. I would probably actually have to sit in the cage just to do spot cleans. lol
 

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L-shaped cages are interesting and fun for the piggies. Plus, cleaning them would be a snap, I imagine.
 

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You can store piggie supplies under the cage that way. This way, pellets, hay and bedding are easily available when needed.

I am looking forward to seeing pics of the setup when it's complete.
 

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ChadWPB said:
You can store piggie supplies under the cage that way. This way, pellets, hay and bedding are easily available when needed.

I am looking forward to seeing pics of the setup when it's complete.
Sure pics soon, I am sooo excited. I would start building now if I could lol. Except I don't have any coroplast but I have cubes. Ya it will be great that I can store underneath. It will save space! Because right now I have a dresser with piggy stuff, a shelving unit with piggy stuff. And outside I have a shed that has old petstore cages and outdoor playpens inside it lol. And bedding being stored.
 

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I got lucky with Coroplast. It was cheap ($9/sheet) and shipped free of charge.
 

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ChadWPB said:
I got lucky with Coroplast. It was cheap ($9/sheet) and shipped free of charge.

wow from where?
My coroplast usually cost $20 a 4x8 sheet. But I found a place that may sell a little cheaper but it is quite a drive.
 

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I got it shipped from a sign store in Pompano Beach, FL (I live in nearby Coral Springs). Perhaps if you buy enough sheets they will ship it. I had to buy five sheets, which was too much at the time, but we ended up using it all.

The only reason why I paid $9 was because I got colored Coroplast. Had I settled for white, it would've been $7.
 

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ChadWPB said:
I got it shipped from a sign store in Pompano Beach, FL (I live in nearby Coral Springs). Perhaps if you buy enough sheets they will ship it. I had to buy five sheets, which was too much at the time, but we ended up using it all.

The only reason why I paid $9 was because I got colored Coroplast. Had I settled for white, it would've been $7.
Oh! well I found a place that sells a 48inx96in peices for $6.98 but it is 29.6 miles away so round trip 60 miles. I will probably just pay the $20 for a 4x8 sheet. Because gas prices are so high.
 

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How much coroplast would I need to add a 1x2, and then add a 2x2 on?
 

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You're going to need at least two pieces of Coroplast for the entire project, maybe three (always buy extra). I'd go with the cheap sheets, and pay $21 instead of $60.

Unless your car is a NASCAR race car, it's cheaper to go the extra mile in this case.
 
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