Dont forget: "Boars Behaving Badly" the original is located here.
Well, Milkyway has gotten his name onto the new thread early. Twice in the last two days during cuddle time he has turned himself around and farted right in my face while we were watching "Jane and The Dragon" together.
My pigs are brats. I'm cuddling Riley and Jeffrey gets jealous. He'll run around the cage wheeking his fool head off, scatters hay, tips over the pellet dish and pushes pigloos around. He'll jump on top of one and just stare at us and wheeeeeek.
Then I put Riley back in the cage and Jeff has to go gleefully hump him for a few minutes :P
Alistair has started doing this ear piercing shriek of a wheek lately whenever he wants something or gets excited. I thought it was James at first because he used to be the more vocal of the two (now they've switched it seems). It's the most high pitched and loud wheek that even outdoes Luna's incredibly (especially for her size) loud excitement wheeks. It was funny at first but sometimes it startles me because he'll do it unexpectedly; like when I was moving some boxes that sometimes have guinea pig play tunnels taken out of them. I completely forgot that I sometimes put those there, but Alistair sure didn't.
Magellan has been a total brat today since I got home. He started getting all huffy and chattering his teeth at poor Phantom (who wasn't doing anything worthy of that) which eventually got Phantom and then James and Alistair (in their own respective cages) going as well. My mom caught him and held him to help calm him down and he instantly squeaked for her happily. Then I told her it's fine to put him down for floor time and he squeaked happily again. He was happy for about half an hour before going into chatter mode at me, then going over to chatter at Phantom again; I think he thought I was going to put him back which I soon did because he was just being a total turd. Now he's fine, munching some pellet mash (he goes between wanting them mashed and wanting them whole) with a little bit of sliced apple in it. But I expect the chattering uproar to start again any time now.
- Piggy Patron
Our two boars, Pumpkin and Spice aren't a cuddling pair at all. Most of the time when you see one, the other brother is at the opposite end of the cage. Over the last month or two, Pumpkin had been hanging out in the litter pan in front of the hay: basically blocking his dominant brother from the hay.
Spice then claimed the fiddlesticks as his hideout which was no problem until the food dish kept ending up in there with him. Day after day I would tell my two oldest children not to put the food dish under the fiddlesticks because Spice wouldn't let Pumpkin get to the pellets. They told me repeatedly "We're not mom! They‘re doing it themselves!" There were a few discussions about how could they do that and if it was even possible. It got a little heated a few times.
Fast forward to two weeks ago when I was alone in the house and heard a tiny clinking. I’m pretty good at identifying sounds by ear, but this one was a mystery! So, I followed the sound to the boy's cage and saw Spice scooting backwards, dragging that pellet dish towards his fiddlesticks. He had hooked his teeth over the edge of the pellet dish and was backing it right to where he wanted it!
I accepted my “I told you so, mom!” graciously. I had no other choice.
There has been a new development with the brothers this past week. I posted it here. http://www.guinealynx.info/forums/viewtopic.php?t=53485&start=40 Just when I thought I had them figured out!