Since I moved them into their new, way bigger cage they have been fighting a lot more. Mostly between Pinky and Toffee, Gizmo doesn't like to fight and doesn't get into them. Pinky has some little bald patches on his rump and scabs from getting bit and today when I came home, Toffee was sporting a lovely bloody nose :( Looks like he got bit in the face. It wasn't too bad (doesn't require vet attention) but he was bit enough to have a little trickle running down.
I don't know if I should seperate or not, I don't want them really hurting each other. :S
- Supporter in '09 - '10
The reason I say this is because I have never really checked my boys out down there except for their bums. I tried and tried just now to get Patches' manhood to come out and I just couldn't. I have seen him clean himself. I think I'm scared to push something I'm not supposed to!
Also, I have always cleaned their bums with mineral oil and a q-tip and I can never get it all the way "clean." I shouldn't rub too much though right?
- Supporter in '11
Here is my silly male piggies. Once Robin hit adolesance head on they started fighting because he couldn't be a proper submissive pig with his hormones short circuiting his brain.
So I divided them and Robins reaction was immediate. He pop-corned all around his cage nibbled some pellet, drank some water, nibbled his hay, chewed on the bars to get Linus' attention, waited a second to see if Linus responded and they could practice doing the piggy equivalent of flicking each other off, (rumble strutting, and flipping their pernial sak), if Linus didn't he'd run around the cage pop-corning and repeat the cycle.
Linus on the other hand couldn't have cared less, and continued concentrating on his one true love; hay. Of course usually when I went to bed I would find them sleeping next to each other, on their perches. Silly piggies.
After about 6 monthes when I was sure Robin was out of adolescence and they seemed to be doing fine I reintroduced them. They're doing fine now, and both have calmed down as they approach age 2.
Well, I think I've got it! Mikly loves "Diners, Drive ins, and Dives". I think he fancies himself a guinea pig Guy Fieri. He also loves "Iron Chef America" And his favorite scene of all is in the beginning of the original "Iron Chef" where the chairman bites into the green bell pepper.
Yay. So If I can schedule our laptime to coincide with those telvision events maybe I wont get so many face farts. ;)