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Mounting rather stupid q

Alana Tudhope

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Is it normal for 2 females to "hump" or mount each other.. just caught hope and faith doing it and it was a rather..WTF moment for both of us
 
Yep, very normal. It's a dominance issue -- trying to figure out who's top pig. With girls, it doesn't happen nearly as often as with boys, and usually doesn't last as long. My two sows are a little over two years old, and I haven't seen them doing that for at least a year and a half, maybe longer.
 
Are you positive they're both females?
 
Phew no need to panic then lol...there only 10 mths old so im guessing well be seein that for a bit more time to come then...
 
Looks like it.. there sisters apparently and been together since day 1.. so im taking from that there wouldve been a litter or 2 by now if they was sexed wrong
 
Did you get the girls from a petstore?
 
I think I'd really check them out to make sure they're both females.
 
No they were rescues... theyve been together for the past 10 months minimum.. here for almost a week now and this is first sign of any mounting... i will definatley be checking them out just to be 100% sure tho
 
Often, being in a new place is an opportunity for pigs to have new dominance issues. It should settle down soon, unless it's hormonal and not a dominance issue.
 
Ditto what BP said. Sometimes being in a new environment makes the dominant of the pair mount to remind the other, "Yes, I'm the boss here too"
 
females also may do it when they are in heat.
 
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