The introduction of Mini to Racer and Romeo

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AnnSF
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Post   » Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:10 am


Hi all,
3 weeks ago a new piggy enter our lives as an addition to our two 2,5 year old males Racer and Romeo.
The background can be read here
http://www.guinealynx.info/forums/viewtopic.php?t=53647

We still haven't been able to decide on a suitable name for him, that would be Ok both in swedish, finnish and english. So for time beeing he is
Mini-Mannen (the little man in swedish) or Mini.

Finally last weekend the day had come to introduce Mini (0,6kg) to our much bonded Racer and Romeo (1,5kg each).
I had used the quarantine-weeks to read "boars behave badly" over and over again + all other introduction threads to prepare myself, but I must admitt that I was quite anxious.

1. The CC-cage:
The morning started with moving Racer and Romeo to our bathroom for floortime. Meanwhile I cleaned an rearranged the cage according to all rules.
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2. The meetingplace:
I prepared the pen with all the necessarely of which the glass was not the least important
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3. Put the piggies together
We then put all the pigs together in the pen. The reaction was quite interesting!
Racer could not care less that there was a new pig as long as Mini didin't come near him,
Romeo went crazy and became the boarly alphaboar.
For the next 1 hour he chased, mounted and pushed poor Mini around and Mini was running for his life.
Romeo even in his boarliness started to chase Racer, which was not appriciated.
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Mini was also trying to hide in the hay, but as soon as he was moving Romeo was there
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Here is a couple of Videos of the circus that went on in our kitchen

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There were a few moments when I thought that my dear Mini would suffocate,
but I was all the time thinking of "don't interrupt if there is not blood drawn" I took wine instead!
The one to collaps after one hour was Romeo, right in the foodplate.
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It's hard work living up to your name

4. In the cage
After two hours we put all three in the cage and Romeo started all over again.

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Mom Romeo is insane can I move please?

5. Buddy bath
I just couldn't look at Mini running for his life again, so I decided to go for a buddy bath with Romeo and Mini.
After the drying up they where put back again, and guess what happened:

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We are OK now mom

6. Next morning
We had a very quite night and everything was OK. Next morning at food time Romeo started to show some attitude again and I did something that you probably shoudn't do, but I took my spraybottle and sprayed some water on him .
After that he hasn't attempted anything with Mini one single time!

So we are now very happy with our tree buddies in one cage.
Everything went much smoother than I could ever have hoped for.

There's nothing that sharing food with your best friends
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Yuugi

Post   » Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:31 am


Omg it's a himi! I love your cage setup and your idea for bathrooms.

You have such beautiful round piggies. I especially love their coloring.

Now you have 3 Finnish boys and i have 3 Finnish girls :D

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Brenda B

Post   » Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:16 am


Very nice story and adorable pigs!!

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Sidera17

Post   » Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:51 am


I love the picture of Romeo passed out in the food area.

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codyNpatches
Supporter in '09 - '10

Post   » Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:16 am


Love the cage and the pigs!

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:18 am


Oh, they are a the cutest pics!

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clairey

Post   » Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:27 am


I can't stop giggling at the photo of Romeo all tired out. It's hard work being a boarly boar.

Tracis
Let Sleeping Pigs Lie

Post   » Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:55 am


What happy and gorgeous boys! I hope they have a long and wonderful friendship.

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:30 am


Interesting how Soot was running circles around him to get out of the humping. A good technique!

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Sidera17

Post   » Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:57 pm


Wow, I just watched the videos. It was like a madhouse in there!

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GuineaPinny

Post   » Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:03 pm


I love it! Hilarious about the wine.

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TexCavy

Post   » Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:41 pm


Beautiful pigs. The new himi is adorable. I've had two himis in the past and they really are cuties. The videos were good. Lots of chasing and mounting but didn't look too violent. Glad things seem ok with them all now. I think my favorite photo is of Romeo in the food dish.

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Bytxlaura
Remembering Nemo

Post   » Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:49 pm


The videos were very funny :) Poor Mini was really running for his life :)

I'm glad things worked out beautifully!

Cinnabuns Legacy

Post   » Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:06 pm


I just wanted to comment that you've got quite the adorable heard going. Good luck with the new boys!

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AnnSF
Supporter 2010 - 2011

Post   » Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:13 am


Thanks guys for all your nice comments.
My own favourite picture is also the one with Romeo all passed out, especially when I saw it happen.
He intended to take a snack and just fell over.

Your right Lynx that the tecnique of runnng around in small circles was very effective. Romeo had real difficulties of cathing him.

I love all of our piggies, but it's something with Mini that makes him special. It's just not the colour, but it's his fantastic personality.
He is so brave and outgoing. He comes to the grid when you call for him and say "nospaj" which means like nos tap.
He takes food from your hand.
He is like a 2-3 year old child that has realised that there's the whole big wide world out there and it's made for him to explore. He runs zooms and popcorns and is just a very vocal and happy piggie.

My HB thinks I'm crazy, but I have again rearranged the cage and put the kichen area back uppstairs.
It didn't take long for Mini to learn to use the ramps. That way the cages keeps much more clean and there is more space to move on the ground floor.

Mini sends his reagards to all of you
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clairey

Post   » Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:40 am


And smooches right back to Mini. You can tell from the way he dealt with the humping and his facial expressions that he is no scaredy-pig. There are adventures ahead for Mini, I can just feel it.

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Shania_3

Post   » Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:05 pm


Wow, im glad everything worked out so nicely after all. :)

Btw, Minimannen means "the little man" in Norwegian too. :)

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Bytxlaura
Remembering Nemo

Post   » Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:12 pm


He is a cutie pie :)

*smooches for Mini*

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GuineaPinny

Post   » Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:26 pm


I set that photo of Romeo in his foodbowl as my background at work.

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sus4rabbitsnpigs

Post   » Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:59 pm


Oh how cute - esp. that shot of them each in their private kitchens.

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