Then, I found this thread.
So, has anyone had any experience of this behavior happening with boars in their interactions with humans, or am I the only one? My male friend still shudders when I use the words "Spike" and "your neck" in the same sentence.
Sidera17- WHAT?! Oh my. Thankfully my boys do not participate on humans. Now you have me worried!
Matilda, you're really going to set off some interesting boar behavior from the others if you keep that up. ;)
Fred wants you to know that he is totally frustrated over here because the stupid slave can't post pictures to the internet and he's doomed to wooing Matilda with out any visual aids.
Well, got the nails trimmed with little fuss (and no blood drawn on either of us...yay!). Then I put him back in his cage and close the door. The first thing he does is get so close to the side of the cage his boy parts are sticking through the bars. Then he sprays me with pee while pooping all over the fireplace where his cage is sitting. -.- We are not amused.
They secrete it from glands inside their sack. When you want to mark your territory, you oppen up your butt and rub your newly created boar stank on the floor. It's the butt dragging thing, you know?
Some of mine (and Salana's jackie) like to simply oppen up their butts and wave them in the air!
It's not so much how bad it smells, it's how *strong* the smell is. It's like the boar stink cancels out all the oxygen in the room.
Feylin, your descriptions always are shocking and hilarious (and true!). So help me, I don't know what I would do if I caught on of my boys purposely waving his stinky butt around. I would probably threaten him with putting a plastic bubble on his hind end.
*Note to general public-just in case- My threat was just a joke. Never put any part of your guinea pig in a plastic bubble.
I think I'm going overboard with being politically correct.
It's like that. Not so much the egg scent, but if you ever smell boar stank you won't be here asking if you've smelled it. You'll KNOW.
Winnie the Pooh, I think that's why I like teaching science to 17year olds. Shock value goes a looooooong way with that crowd.