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Play-fighting piggies?

MaryEllen

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Is it normal for male pigs to play-fight? Our two (Cesar is about two years old, and Wilbur is about 10 months) have taken to chasing each other around the cage while wheeking, chittering their teeth, rumbling, and popcorning. I can't tell whether it's aggression or playing...
 

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My boys do that all the time. They always seem a bit happier afterwards, so I think it may just be friskiness.
 

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Its just something males do, usually to show dominance. If no blood is drawn, then there should be nothing to worry about
 

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I just think it's odd, because my boys are always overjoyed when it happens!
 

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Mine NEVER fight, touchwood it remains like this, so I don't know what this behaviour looks like
 

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I think sometimes, it is like brothers rough housing.
 

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I have two pigger sons that fight and two human sons that fight. The human ones are in puberty, so it's pretty rough. I have put the humans in separate cages. I may have to do that with the GPs.

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