I adopted two young male boars who were brothers in January. Unfortunately, one of them died suddenly yesterday. It was heartbreaking. No environmental issues, they were both both in a 2x5 C+C cage with lots of hay, veggies, and water.
Anyways, I was wondering what the best course of action would be to help the remaining boar. Right now, he’s doing great, eating well and everything, so I figured I’d monitor him over the course of the week and then decide on bringing new pigs in.
I was wondering what the best idea for companionship would be. Would it be better to keep him as a single pig? He’s not neutered, I was thinking of is having either a divided cage with him on one side and two sows or another male on the other. I suppose if I adopted another male, there’s the slight chance they might be compatible (he’s pretty laid back), but if they don’t get along, I don’t want to cause more stress for him in the long run. Sorry for the ramble, I just don’t know what to do!
Thanks in advance!
- And got the T-shirt
They're herd animals, and do much better with another guinea pig as a cage mate. It can take a little trial and error to find two boars that will get along, but it can be done, and the pigs will be happier.
I'm sorry you lost your other pig.
Anyways, thanks so much, and have a good day!