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Pip and Cocoa fighting?

DocDolittle

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I've had Pippin and Cocoa in a 2x7 cage(look in my gallery if you want to see) since early January, and this morning I went downstairs to give them their veggies and their was blood on Pippin's lip. I started to freak out, thinking he was coughing up blood, but I wiped the blood away and found a healing scab on his lip. Well, I figure he and Cocoa got a little touchy. Cocoa's 1 1/2 years old, and Pippin's approximately seven or so months old. Should I be afraid that one of them will go to far and attack to hard and separate them, or leave them be. Neither is blocking their access to food and the wound inflicted was small.
 

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Anyone willing to answer?
 

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Your cage seems huge. Are you sure Pippin's lip injury is due to fighting not to something sharp in the cage? If they're really fighting, more floor time will help.
 

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I would wait and see. I agree with Critter, maybe it was self-inflicted. You don't mention if there is bad history between them. Keep an eye on them. Maybe its just an isolated case.
 

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I would not jump to conclusions, but even if there was some fighting, it might be temporary since Pippin is approx. seven months old and has hit piggie puberty. He should calm down after his first birthday.
 

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I wouldn't separate them, leave them together and I believe you know what to look for as far as really bad agressive behavior.
 
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