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Hormones on the rise?

shortlilcutie

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OK so i have a 4 year old pig, and about two months (so he is about 7months old now) ago i got another one to be his buddy. they got along really well from the very beginning, minus a little humping here and there, but nothing to be too worried about. Yet, for the past 2 days my older pig has been trying to hump the baby like crazy! The baby cries and squeeks and runs in circles to get away from him, and it got really bad last night! i actually seperated them because he wouldn't leave him alone. I don't understand what happened! They were getting along so well....what can I do to stop this?! What should I do? I don't want to have them seperated for good because I think they will be much happier being together in the long run, and when I seperated them they just went searching for the other...but I don't want this crying and chasing to keep going like it is....any ideas on why this just got so bad or what I should do? Thanks in advance!
 

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is your guinea pig's buddy a girl or boy? and do you know this for sure?
 

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maybe your older pig is very protective of his territory..? did you put your younger piggie right away with the older one or did you separate them for a few weeks then put them together..?
 

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they are both boys, and i'm sure of it. and yes i seperated them first, and then gave them baths together when i was going to put them together. but like i said, they were fine for almost the past 2 months, just the past couple days the horniness has gotten extreme!
 

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just a warning that some males may not get along when they grow up. on the other hand, you can have males living together with no problems at all.

it sounds like the younger male becoming into adolesence and the older one is realizing it and just staking his claim as the more dominant one. just watch them to make sure they dont start fighting. if it gets worse, they may need to be seperated.
 
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