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.
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.
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?
- Thanks for the Memories
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.
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.
They get bored together:
Drying off after a buddy bath
Our first holiday season as a family
Sleeping in our "twin beds"
- Thanks for the Memories
- one pig at a time.
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 . . .
A little lovin....
Does life get any better than this???.....
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.
All 7 of them are in the hay, this is when I put them above the girls in a longer cage.
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.
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. :(