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Melissa123

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I am trying to decide if I want to *try* the foster boys with Wrigley and Badger.. That will be the deciding factor in possibly keeping them.

If I try them out I will make the cage 3x6. If all goes well for a bit; I will add the upper level... Mixed emotions about this.
Wrigley and Badger are great together so I do not want to break them apart but I would love for the 4 of them to get along..

That being said- I have had NO luck with a herd larger than 2 boars. My last group I tried out ended with blood being drawn. I know how to properly intro everyone properly but I've had no luck with it lasting longer than 2 weeks. Large neutral space, no spots where someone can get stuck, a few hay mountains/ water bottles. I've always left them there for 5+ hours before putting them in a fresh, super clean cage.

If I decide to try them together I am thinking I will try the 'buddy bath' system as I've never tried this before and heard great things.
Any tips or helpful words of wisdom you all have for me would be greatly appreciated.
 

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My first intro with the two older boars ended with blood after 4 hours went by. The next day I tried it again but I gave them rescue remedy first and waited while switching fleece pads and like for the exchange of smells. It went fine and for the first few days I kept up the rescue remedy up. We have arguments( 4 boars ) and the dom picks on one a lot(boar glue) but the older guys are standing up more now, so I have hope and its been a month or more now( time is flying by) and two weeks ago, I was gonna separate them and they are still together.

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I tried the buddy bath with the first intro.
 

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You should try!
 

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Thanks @lunarminx !! What exactly is the rescue remedy? Never heard of it :)

Also, I am SO happy to hear your boys are still together and are starting to calm down. This gives me a bit of hope!
 

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Its great stuff, every home should have it.
 

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Thanks guys!! I never thought they could have anything like this! Will be getting it! :)
 

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Thanks guys!! I never thought they could have anything like this! Will be getting it! :)

As you read its more normal outside of the country. Just make sure its the pet one and get one for you too!
 
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