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Aggression Sudden bullying? Help

izzys parents

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Ok so as some of you may know that the Introduction of Izzy to Choco went well and they had been moved into the same cage, Choco was still scared of Izzy but there was no fighting at all.....Until last week, Recently I've been staying with my mother due to me breaking my ankle and its easier for me to get around here than at where I've been living. My uncle (who adores Our girls) has been caring for them and noticed that Izzy is starting to bully choco, they have a huge cage, separate food bowls, hay racks, water bottles, houses. ETC.....he ended up separating them. They are fine when we are home but as soon as we leave for a few days it starts up again.
what can we do to get them to stop? or what do they need?
 

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What are they doing that your uncle would consider "bullying"? Most times what people think of as bullying is just normal dominance behavior. Unless blood is drawn, there should be no separation. Each time your separate and put together, it is more stressful for the pigs because they have to start over with establishing dominance.
 

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I agree. People see them nipping or chasing each other and immediately separate, when it's just normal stuff.
 

izzys parents

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Constant chasing apparently, to the point that they do it all day every day, but I'll have to go over there and put them back together
 
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