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mounting female

Guinea_Gal

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My largest, dominant, pig chardonnay, has been mounting her mother, trila for the past few days very frequently. :sarcastic I have seen my girls in heat before, but it lasts only for 1 day. Is my cavy just establishing dominance? Trila wheeks soloud that it wakes me up at night so i know she isn't very happy.
Should i separate chardonnay until she can control herself?
 

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Sorry but just had to add this. Chardonnay backed Trila into a corner and was just on top of her. Is that really normal?
 

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Well, my to very young guineas will run to the corner and the other might get on top of the other one.

Hope, this helped
 

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It sounds pretty normal. I'm wondering if the other pig has come into heat? Sometimes with female piggies living closely together they come into heat at the same time, or within days of each other. It's the same with most other female mammals.
 

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Just this morning my Cali was busy mounting my boar, Simon. She is in heat. Females will mount each other during when they are in heat. I believe that it lasts about 12-24 hours.
 

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It's normal, don't separate. You will only cause more problems by separating.
 

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...So mounting among sows means that they're in heat? A long while back I was a bit shocked to see Nutmeg mount Callisto after lots of "chuttering" (is that the right word?) on both their parts. I know 100% that Nutty's a girl, so I was thinking she was (seemingly) randomly stating her dominince (sp??) over Callisto. But now, if she was in heat... Strange, I've never noticed any of them act that way before, and I've had them close to a year.... :D

~Cactus
 

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Mounting can mean they are in heat but it can also mean a sow is asserting dominance over another sow. My girls do it mostly when they are in heat.
 

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