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Pre-Introduction Nerves

Icarus_Hermes

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Quarantine is almost done for my new pig Osiris. I adopted him from a local animal shelter, and I have zero background information on him since he was found running free in an apartment after the tenant moved out. (Hence the name, I thought Egyptian god rebirth myth was a good match for an abandoned pig.) Despite that, he is s very calm and friendly pig that I think will a good match for my drama boy Icarus.

I've read all the introductions articles and has two successful re-introductions with my initial pair. But this will be my first never-met-before-introduction. And I'm a nervous wreck!

Ack, I've gone over the game plan in my head countless times. I also lost count of my piggie pep talks, telling each boy how wonderful the other pig is and to pretty please play nice.

I guess I just want support from fellow piggie parents who get the madness.
 

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[MENTION=22436]ThePigAlchemist[/MENTION], I slept on the couch next to the cage for both the re-introductions, and I will probably do it again this time!!! Tomorrow is the big day, gulp...
 

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Success! Two hours of I'm-the-bigger-boar, then they calmed down. Then Osiris escaped the bathroom while I was cleaning the cage, naughty boy! The boys have been in their cage together a few hours now and everything has been calmer than I expected. No snuggled naps, but lots of naps close to each other, which is way more than I thought would happen on day 1.

Here's my boys: Osiris is the abby on the left, and Icarus is the cuy on the right.

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