We try to cuddle Squeak every day, but sometimes were just too busy so we would like to get her another piggy to keep her happy. I was wondering whether she would get along with a younger female or a neutered male? :D
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We have one neutered male with 5 females. It works great, except he is obviously the lowest in the pecking order. I don't know if that's usually the case with neutered males with females or not, but it is certainly the case with ours. When they were younger, the girls seemed to let him think he was boss even though he wasn't, but now they don't even pretend. He is the last one to get a crack at fresh hay, for example.
Also your pig is more likely to get along at first with a much younger pig, but be aware that when that younger pig hits its "teen years" it will undoubtedly "test the limits" as any teenage human does. You will see squabbling at that point as the pigs test each other to see who will be dominant. As long as they aren't drawing blood, they are fine. It will look and sound a lot worse to you than it does to them.
We ended up keeping four babies total, all female. They got the attitude of a teenage girl at about 6 months. Some of them were done with it by 12 months, but a couple still sported that 'tude until 18 months. One of them in particular (Squeaky) was a real snarky little thing. She bullied the others (not to the point of blood, just throwing her weight around) and even made it clear she had one favorite human (my younger daughter) and didn't like being held by anyone else. Now that she is 2.5 years old, she is pretty mellow and likes being held by all of us. In fact, a couple of her sisters now push *her* around sometimes. Go figure.
Just know that squabbles will happen, and you don't need to intervene unless you see blood or one pig is being deprived of food or water (a reason you should have two food bowls and two water bottles) or is being held "prisoner" in a one-entrance hidey hole (a reason you should only have hideys that have two entrances). They will sometimes be quite noisy about it and chase each other around the cage (a reason you need a larger cage). They will eventually calm down. We grew out of our teenaged hormone-induced angst, and so will they.