- Nov 30, 2013
- Nov 30, 2013
Because of fighting over food sometimes, I separate my two boys Sammy and Cody two times a day for breakfast and dinner. It has been this way for 2 months...maybe? They are together the rest of the day and are fine. Sammy is about 8 months old (give or take, I got him from a petstore and have learned since then.) and Cody is 3 years old. They live in a 2x6 C&C cage and have been together since December. No signs of health issues in either of them. Just now I put Sammy back and gave them their hay. All of the sudden, Sammy randomly takes a good chunk of Cody's hair out, no blood I believe. So I quickly separated them with my hands and took their hidey houses out. Just as I was about to take one of them out of the cage, Sammy was about to go at Cody again. I put my hand in between them and then tapped on Sammy's nose slightly before Im about to take him out of the cage. All of the sudden, Sammy bites me instead of Cody. I go to pull my finger away so I can grab Cody to take him out of the cage but he latched on, hard. Any ideas on why he randomly did this? Especially tonight? I realize puberty and all.. but Im still wondering. Right now they're separated. Im really concerned.. Any suggestions would be great. Im sorry if I did the wrong thing here, I was very scared for Cody's safety because he is the submissive one and is fragile and laid back compared to Sammy, who is a strong, feisty little pig. Should I separate them for tonight?