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Introducing Young Boar to 2 Adolecents

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I adopted my piggies from the SPCA where i work where they were housed with a female who now lives with my friend. She gave birth to a litter of 4 babies about a week ago and i hope to adopt another boar to live with mine. My boars Onion and Curry are adolecents so they are not really yet bonded. THey do not like being in near each other and display when they are, not usually fighting more then a small scuffle, just all display. Do you think a very young boar can be introduced in with them?
they are in a 5X3 C&C and i have enough cubes to section off a area for the new boar for them to get used to the idea.
any thoughts or people who have had a similar experience with some input?
any information would be great.
 

CavyCrazyMom

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Here's a link...

http://www.cavyspirit.com/sociallife.htm

It's pretty interesting to read the whole page, but 'adding a third pig' is about a third of the way down.

I thought I read somewhere that you shouldn't add another pig when the other pig/s are adolecence because of their horemones. They'd be more aggressive and less apt to accept the new pig. I'm not possitive about this, but I thought I read it somewhere, I'll look and see if I can find the link to that.

Please correct me if I'm wrong guys, I hate to give bad info!!

~~Cheri~~
 

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CavyCrazyMom said:
I thought I read somewhere that you shouldn't add another pig when the other pig/s are adolecence because of their horemones. They'd be more aggressive and less apt to accept the new pig. I'm not possitive about this, but I thought I read it somewhere, I'll look and see if I can find the link to that.

Please correct me if I'm wrong guys, I hate to give bad info!!

~~Cheri~~
hmmm....there has been lots of debate about this. some agree, and some strongly disagree. i think it just matters on the temprament of the pigs. if the newbie is a baby and the newbie can handle being the less dominant one, i guess it is ok
 

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see I have no problem with housing them in a divided cage just that they will then both have smaller cages lol I suppose since I let them out once a day until they get tired and go back to their cage a smaller cage wouldn't be too bad, considering it would still probably be the minimum accepted size.
 

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CavyCrazyMom--You're right. Though this may not be true for 100% of pigs, it is for the majority. I won't take that risk.

cell--If you do decide to separate the cage, do a thorough cleaning and rearrange everything, the more confused you make the pigs the better. You don't want them thinking it's an "invader". Read the link CavyCrazyMom posted, too--lots of great info there. Good luck!
 
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