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Bonding Introducing 2 babies to already bonded young boars

QuadB

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Hello,

I have read a ton on introducing boars... I currently have 2 young bonded boars (shortly bonded, only for a few weeks, but went very well) and they are about 4 months old.. I also have 2 4 weeks boars.. they are from the same litter, so they are bonded.. I have the two pairs spearated right now. I was curious as to how I should introduce them.. I know it is supposed to be a one time event if at all possible.. so they do not have to sort out dominance each time they are separated and then joined again.. but I wanted to make sure if it was a good idea to introduce all 4 of them at one time. Also, the babys are so tiny, and wanted to make sure they are big enough to handle the mounting from the older ones. They are 1 lb and 1.4 lbs..

My oldest one, Buttercup, does appear to be the dominant one over Bevo.. but Bevo does not put up with a lot of Buttercups mess, I have actually seen Bevo try to mount Buttercup at times.. but they sleep together, share the same pigloo, and they are very good together. So I am hoping they take to the younger ones well and they can all live together happily.

My main question is do I introduce both pairs at one time? Or do I introduce one baby, then a little after that, introduce the other baby? I know on a neutral territory, scrubbed/clean cage and clean fleece and toys...
And, are the two babies, Bruno and Bruce, old enough to be introduced to Buttercup and Bevo?
 

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I'd do it all at once, but be prepared for the bond between each pair to possibly split. You may wind up with four separate pigs, or two twos, or a one and a three. There's no way to know beforehand.

And I'd think the four-month-old are old enough to handle the adults.
 

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I'd do it all at once, but be prepared for the bond between each pair to possibly split. You may wind up with four separate pigs, or two twos, or a one and a three. There's no way to know beforehand.

And I'd think the four-month-old are old enough to handle the adults.

I have 2 4 month olds and 2 4 week old, so they are barley a month. No adults yet so hoping since both pairs are still babies they can bond successfully.
 

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Sorry, misread that -- I thought the 4-month-olds were the younger pigs. But it doesn't change my recommendations.
 

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How exciting adding two babies. Best of luck with the bonding!
 

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How exciting adding two babies. Best of luck with the bonding!



Thank you! Yes I am excited, and just hope all the boys get a long! A house full of boys!! I have 3 sons, 1 daughter, 4 boars, 1 male puppy and 2 male gerbils!! My daughter and I are the only ladies! ha


I think the boys will do just fine and create such a handsome herd.. they are sooo beautiful, each one!
 

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I'm out numbered here as well. 2 sons, 1 male dog, 4 male piggies and the husband. I'm the only lady! lol
 
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