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Dominance Introducing a pair to another pair?

Kermit_Koeller

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Can you introduce a bonded pair of boars to another bonded pair of boars? I currently have a pair of 4-5 month old boars. I am looking at adopting a father/son pair and the son is about 6 months old and the father is 1-2 years. Is this possible or would they need separate cages?
 

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They MIGHT get along but I wouldn't risk it personally. You would also need a VERY large cage.
 

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soo.....don't even try? The cage thing is the issue I'm dealing with. The way my room is set up I only have room for one cage, big or small. With two cages I would not be able to get to the other one without climbing through the first one lol.
 

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All you can do is try. For 4 boars, you would need a really large cage though (about a 2X7). With two already bonded pairs, it's tricky. Introducing in that situation can mess with the dynamics of each pair.
 

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Ok well maybe if I get them I will try and if not I will hafta make room for another cage. We will see. I just really fell in love with them....they're on here...Jack and rocket if anyone's seen them. Soooo cute! Thanks guys!
 

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It isn't recommended to have more than three boars in a cage at a time. They do tend to fight if you have any more than that, despite the cage size :p
 

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You have a bonded pair that will be or has started to enter puberty and want to add another that will be or starting to enter puberty, so honestly, I wouldn't recommend it right now, just for that main reason alone. It COULD work, but the bickering my boys do in my huge cage and there is just two of them, I can't imagine having 3 go through it AND introducing at the same time.

If you wanted to keep the duos separated until after a year old or so, then I say go for it and see what happens then, but I wouldn't recommend introducing all the younger ones at this time. JMO.
 

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[MENTION=24816]Carissa6729[/MENTION] that's a good idea. So sounds like no same cage for now. Woyldnt want anyone to get hurt. Thanks everyone!
 
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