- Supporter in '13
What are you still planning to do with Truffle who's very cute and has lovely colouring. It's so hard when introducing a new pig to the existing herd.
They're divided by grids so they can still see/smell/interact with each other.
It looked so peaceful... then an hour later hell broke loose!!
Truffle was all like 'W00t? I didn't start it' after the fight.
yeah truffle is a little lady with character alright!
Some good news too: Nibbler's pain meds are sufficient now and she no longer chews her fur off and Chubbles' hormone injections have promising effects as her nipples have shrunk since tuesday! yaaay.
She ADORES lap time <3 My heart is official hook, line and sinker.
Chubbles however, despite reacting well to her hormone injections, has now started crying whilst urinating. I've done a dipstick test and it indicates pos kidney failure. I'm just waiting for my vet to come back to me.. :( poor wee lamb.
Today I gave all 4 girls a buddy bath. Bonding in fear as I like to call it. As soon as I filled up the bath with water (not high, about an inch) the whole dynamics changed and true attitudes and places in hierarchy were revealed. Nibbler is definitely bottom, being the most submissive. Pudding is without a doubt Top. Chubbles may be above Truffle, but only time can tell.
Pudding used both Chubbles and Truffle as a way to escape the water, but mostly Truffle.
After being washed with Gorgeous Guineas shampoo and blow dried I put all four in their new freshly cleaned cage (with pirate fleece - ee!). You could clearly tell that Truffle was not challenging Pudding any more.
There's been a few scuffles, a few nose offs and chases, but all in all I think we can now safely say Truffle has been successfully integrated into the group
It's been relatively peaceful since 2pm! and we did make another level for Nibbler to escape to as they do pick on her still (always have).