Boar stories 2

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sus4rabbitsnpigs

Post   » Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:20 pm


Dacourt and I are prepping for the big local Pet Expo at the OC fairgrounds http://www.petexpooc.com/ and we want to do a boar stories posterboard with info similar to this: http://www.guinealynx.info/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2972

This came off since many times our boar pairs are still passed over, and a local animal shelter's staff is telling people that boars should never be put together because they fight to the death and refusing to adopt out their male pigs to homes w/ other male pigs.

Photos of boar pairs, and trios or small herds, a short blurb about how they get along, with permission to use them would be great.

Thank you!

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veckard

Post   » Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:24 pm


I don't think I can help, my boar pair is only three weeks old, so of course they get along. :)

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rshevin

Post   » Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:25 pm


Do you prefer a post here or an email? I absoutely have something to send you tonight (only on for a few minutes today).

If you happen to have an idea, roughly what demographic are you hitting? The cutest picture of my boars is their Hanukkah card but that may or may not hit anyone in your target.

Tammy

Post   » Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:26 pm


I will have to find some of my Chuck & Peanut photos for you. They are old but I think they will work.

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RavenShade
Thanks for the Memories

Post   » Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:29 pm


How many and what kind of story to you want? I have several boar pairs/trios I could tell you about and many pictures. You are welcome to take any photos for this off my gallery and stories off my Cavy Chronicles thread.

I have more pictures I could email you.

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sus4rabbitsnpigs

Post   » Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:33 pm


You can post them here if Lynx doesn't mind? I can copy them and email them to dacourt to print out. thank you all!

Or you can email them to luv4rabbitsncavy @ yahoo.com (remove the spaces) if you'd like. A few sentences including their names would be great too, and your name so we can credit you.

rs - it's more of a family oriented event, but there are many adult pet lovers too. I guess PG rated? I don't think there would be many x rated piggie shots?

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DaCourt

Post   » Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:42 pm


I don't see anything wrong with a Hanukkah picture.

I am sure we will get many more pictures and stories than we will actually have room for, so we thank you in advance for your help and understanding that not every picture will be able to be used.

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RavenShade
Thanks for the Memories

Post   » Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:54 pm


I currently have Gus, Neal and Red together. I can get a picture of them together.

I had Jules, Neal and Steve until Steve and Jules passed away.

Previous to Neal, Jules and Steve lived together and previous to Jules, Steve and Max lived together.

The pairings (or trioings) were only broken up by the passing of a pig, except for Gopher being stupid but we don't have to mention that at this event.

I'm looking at a picture right now dated 11/01. Jules and Steve met that day and lived together in harmony until Feb of last year.

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Mum
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:15 pm


Heddwyn and Llewlyn fighting to the death:

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Sundae and Taffy in earlier, healthier times:

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Toby and one of the babies:

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sef1268

Post   » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:23 pm


What great pics, Mum! Toby looks just like our little Sidney.

BTW, you have inspired me to build new hayboxes out of coroplast while I'm on vacation week after next.

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happyhoppy

Post   » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:30 pm


I've had great success with the addition of a baby boar to my lone boar, Tobias. Tobias was 7 months old and Tubi was around 2 months old when he joined Toby. Now they're 11 and 6 months old respectively.
Inicially, I worried a lot because of Tobias being a rebel teenager but everything turned out to be great. They are not the best friends but I think they are used to each others company and they've never fought, just Tobias rumblestrutting and moving his butt.

Unfortunately for them, mommy takes very bad pictures.

This is the day when I introduced them. A pignic at the balcony and they shared a delicious brunch together.
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They get bored together:
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Recent pic:
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LorVoll

Post   » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:37 pm


My two boars, Wiggy and Oreo, used to dislike each other...unfortunately, they were initially introduced way back when both were going through piggy adolescence. They were the classic rolling ball of fur and drawing blood. However, I had them separated with a grid between them until they grew out of it. I re-introduced them with a buddy bath and a remodeled cage (2x5 with a 1x2 loft, plus a ramp to an "L" shaped 1x4), and all is well! They keep each other active and seem so much happier!

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rshevin

Post   » Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:10 pm


Piggy was adopted from a rescue when he was 2.5-3 years old, after already having had 2 homes. Smudgie was abandoned at a high kill shelter, underweight and with a skin infection, when he was about 4. Neither boy had lived with another pig since they were seperated from their litter mates as babies. Both boars have lived together in peaceful harmony since they were introduced last November.

Drying off after a buddy bath
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Our first holiday season as a family
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Sleeping in our "twin beds"
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RavenShade
Thanks for the Memories

Post   » Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:06 pm


I've had good luck introducing adult males, so don't let people only adopt babies. Max was 3 when he meet Steve, about 1.5 yrs old. Max had previously been a solo pig. Steve was 2.5/3 when he met Jules who was about a year old. Once Neal turned 1, he was able to join Steve and Jules. The Little Savages were over a year when they joined Neal.

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WEAVER
one pig at a time.

Post   » Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:53 pm


I am not sure if this is what you wanted but here is my speech...???---lol

We adopted Dudley and Mr. Peabody a little over a year ago. I was a bit nervious about how they would get along because they would be housed right next to a bunch of sows and another neutered boar (only a grid dividing them), but they honestly love one another so much they could care less about their neighbors. The boys are so bonded that when one wakes up to eat, so does the other and when one gets tired, the other will take a nap also. If I take one out for laptime or even something quick like a nail trim, the other gets very upset and worried about their little buddy, so instead we just take them both out together. These two boys have made their way into my family's heart, and I am truly thankful that we have offered them their forever home.


The boys celebrate their 1st Christmas with us . . .
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A little lovin....
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Does life get any better than this???.....
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angelscavies

Post   » Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:01 pm


I have posted on the other site.

I had 7 boys living together peacefully with 15 girls next to them. They lived in a 3x5 cage as well.

Prince would run up and down the divider keeping the other 6 out since he was the oldest, the boss and the ladies man. lol It was fun watching him do that.

Prince is the grey one, All are brothers with the same dad but different mom. I never bred. My friend that I took them off of back bred. She no longer own pigs anymore thankfully.
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All 7 of them are in the hay, this is when I put them above the girls in a longer cage.
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maremma

Post   » Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:56 pm


Wow it is hard to imagine that a shelter would be teaching something so obviously not true. That is so sad.

I am glad to see so many people have boys together. My paired boys absolutely love each other. Peanut and Max are so bonded when I first took them in I am sure the only reason either one survived was for the love of the other!

Peanut is a teddy but when he was rescued he was all but bald with nasty open wounds from clawing himself so bad. They we both very thin and undernourished with URI's. Max had severe ear infections and head tilt along with all his other suffering and kept falling over when he tried to get around. In this horrednous condition anyone would think they'd each be quite self occupied but amazingly they were not!

Peanut got better before Max did and bless his protective loving heart he would take food and hay to Max in bed and nudge at him until he would eat it. Peanut would guard the door to Max's bed and would rumblestrut at me when I had to get Max out to take care of him! It was not only adorable it was amazing. They are both very clearly boys too.

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Aridane

Post   » Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:45 pm


These are my two fellas, Dante and Randall. Here you can obviously see the signs of bloodshed. ;)
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Dante is the Alpha pig but these two are so well-behaved it's unreal. They will honestly line up and take turns at the water bottle. (I tried adding a second bottle, but they would still only drink out of one at a time. ) If one is taken out of the cage for some reason and another is left in the cage, the one left in the cage will dash all over the place, looking for his buddy. Honestly, the only fear I have ever had with having these two boys together is that inevitably (gods forbid) one of these guys is going to pass on before the other one, and I will have one devastated pig on my hands. :(

chino

Post   » Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:39 am


Aridane; Thats so cute!

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amptondooz

Post   » Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:45 am


This is the picture only about a 1/2 hour after we introduced Henry and Teaser. Teaser would clean Henrys ears and Henry would just let him.

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