Boars Behaving Badly II

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Post   » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:08 pm

Oh thank goodness I did it right. LOL Well I didn't wrap my boys, they hate that. I just sat them upright against me. I also cleaned their penises for the first time. Both sacks and penises were not that bad, though I have three boys who are NOT talking to me right now.

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Post   » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:15 pm

I checked Jack's out of curiosity and it was a little icky. I have a pig who isn't speaking to me or my husband right now.

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Post   » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:13 am

Uhm, boarly question. Mouse occasionally leaves tiny spots of glue around, which I find when I wash his fleece. This morning, there was a glob of what LOOKED like glue in his cage, but it was about the size of a dime, and the actual glob was there, instead of just remnants. I took pictures (ew!) and then removed it, it was pretty hard, not all dried, but was solid-er than putty or anything. After I took it out, he started picking at the fleece right there, like he would have eaten it if I had not taken it. (Sick!)

Has anyone else had boar-glue spots this big? I have never seen one that large, and why would he eat it?!

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Post   » Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:42 pm

Neo has definitely left waaaay bigger boar glue markings than that in the past. Just be grateful you are not trying to remove it from another pig's hair!

ETA: I have probably cursed myself by saying this. I hope I'm not spending my evening cutting spoot out of Bartleby's fur, although it wouldn't be the first time.

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Post   » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:12 pm

Ugh, as nasty as that is, I'm glad that that's normal. I don't know what else it could be. Definitely wasn't mucus - too thick/solid. All his other spots have not been "raised" globs if you will, just little spots on the fleece that were flat.

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Post   » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:42 pm

Yes, they do leave bigger. As to why they would eat it, who knows why boars do anything? Thankfully they do this sometimes though, it has saved me from having to go after some big spots with scissors before. The joys of boars!


Post   » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:15 pm

I have a young boar (cage mate and brother to my little lethal) who is behaving badly. He has chewed all the pretty leopard duct tape off of the cage, he has chewed the coroplast to the point chunks are missing and constantly tries to steal all the good greens for himself. He would be the school child that was in the principles office all day. He has so much built up energy. But, this makes sense because his daddy is a super energized hell raiser as well (He was from the shelter and since he was so aggressive I adopted out to a friend who only wanted a single pig). He is about 4 months old, so boys bows are pretty tiny plus they are in a 4x2 so they do have room to move around. Sometimes he just runs the cage is circles like a mad man.

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Post   » Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:27 pm

I thought I would be smart and try again to get the boys to love each other.

Romeo was picked on by both Reko and Mojo the whole time.

Reko and Mojo tried to kill each other and have nice wounds. I had to pin each of them with my hands (one in each) because I could not get them away from each other long enough to grab the crates.

I used the most neutral ground I could think of, a HUGE (3x4 rounded out) pen outside on the grass. No hide aways, nothing (it was 8PM and shaded). I give up. I have three boars who can not live together. AND on top of that I now have two wounds to care for. *grumbles something about males*


Post   » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:45 pm

Ok so after losing two pigs in a couple of days, we left our other two for a coupe of months to make sure it wasn't them.

They are all ok, so we have since recused Toffee Dave!


I preferred Zombie Dave, thanks to those eyes..

Anyway, when they were first introduced, there was plenty of the usual rumble strutting and a bit of fighting, but no blood. Aft two weeks they seemed ok, but something happened, and now Toffee Dave went from being the boss to being bullied badly by the other two.. Including scratches! So now Dave is in a carrier cage till we can get a two story cage and can block it off. Does anyone have success stories where there's been blood drawn?

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Post   » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:34 am

He is a very handsome guy! Sorry he is being picked on. I'll leave the getting along advice to people with more pigs. Meanwhile, you might want to read over the linked-to articles on Tracis links thread:

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Post   » Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:53 pm

So, I took Chex and Riley out to play, since Spike is still in quarantine.

Riley: *mounts Chex*
Chex: *now has boar glue all over his long, curly hair*
Me: *frantically tries to wipe it with a paper towel before it dries*
Boar glue. Sprays. On me.

Good to know they are still spry.

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Post   » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:43 am

Oh dear, Sidera. Boars can be yucky sometimes.

I took the day off work today because I have a stinking cold and spent half the night awake with a sore throat. I decided I needed a cuddle from a pig to cheer me up, so I took Albert upstairs and laid down on my bed with him on my chest.

What Albert decided I needed, however, was boar musk on my pajamas. I didn't notice the smell until he'd already settled down and put on a dead weight to stop me picking him up. I ended up lying there for fifteen minutes in a haze of boar stink until Albert decided it was time for him to go back to his cage.

To make matters worse, instead of a blocked nose, which is what I usually get when I have a cold, I had a runny nose, which meant that every time I sniffed I got another whiff of eau de boar.

The pajamas are now in the wash basket.

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Post   » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:32 am

That's how you know it's strong musk-- you could smell it even when sick!

Clearly, Albert was trying to help you clear your sinuses out. ;)

Spike went on a mission to stank the kitchen floor last night. It smelled so unusually bad it was like a skunk was in the house. We had to chlorox the floor and put a scented candle out. Is it normal to have a change in stank odor?

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Post   » Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:50 am

I wrote about this in the boys' Chronicles, but I think I forgot to mention the following:

It's a good thing I set out the fleece blanket for their floor time.

Because WOW did Batman and the Little Guy stank up the place! It seriously REEKED!

The guinea pig room doesn't smell that bad, EVER.

But I bundled up the fleece after all was finished, and the living room doesn't stink anymore, so it's all good.

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Post   » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:28 am

I came back from class yesterday and saw that Mork had somehow managed to get his own boar glue on his nose. I don't know what he had been up to, but it was clear that it was the work of a boar behaving badly!


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Post   » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:09 pm

Bubba has always been the jester of the group. I think yesterday, he knew I needed a laugh.

I had picked up a stuffed friend for him with which to cuddle and hang out. No sooner did I set it in the cage, did he attack it, pin it to the cage floor and start EATING it! Ripping little tufts of fur out/off.

Needless to say, that "friend" is no longer in the cage. We are looking for something with a little less floof too it.

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Post   » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:13 am

I dunno... maybe Bubba NEEDS to shred that stuffed friend into oblivion right now. As long as he isn't ingesting the ripped out synthetic fur, then why not let him go to town and vent his rage/grief that This is not the friend I want right now AHHHHHH &%#%&!

When two of my sows (I know this is a boar thread, but...) were going through adolescence, I separated them after a bout of bloody hair-pulling and gave one of them a Curious George doll for company, naively thinking it would comfort her. She then proceeded to body slam poor George, smashing and biting and pulling at him in frustration while I watched stupidly, wondering that my gentle little girl was possessed with demonic rage.

Hope you can find a less floofy replacement friend for Bubba.

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Post   » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:43 am

Sorry, LS, but that is a hilarious image! And yeah, he was actually eating the fur. =\ For now, I'm letting him sit with Oliver's favorite cozy pad. Friday the cage is being cleaned, scrubbed down and rearranged.

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Post   » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:42 am

I am looking forward to another boar.

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Post   » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:19 am

Not so long ago I was cleaning the boys' condo. I had Dandelion and Burr in a laundry basket as I changed out fleece. In the other room rested Walut, my newly adopted cavy boar. He was to be a friend for Tumbleweed, who lived alone on the top half of the condo at the time.

I finish changing out the fleece and go to put the boys back in their cage. Burr is MISSING! I freak out - I look everywhere. I search the whole basement, finally I go into the other room where Walnut is in quarantine...

And there's Burr. He is frantically running laps around the outside of Walnut's cage. He is squealing and wheeking in a loud agitated manner, periodically standing up to sniff between the grids. Burr had climbed OUT of the laundry basket, ran across the room, through the threshold to the other room, across the other room to Walnut's cage all on his own.

Burr was aware of Walnut's existence because I use the room Walnut's cage is in for cuddle time. He could hear there was another pig and was very upset. Naturally, as TOP PIG, he feels there is no room for more boars. He dislikes the competition.

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