- I GAVE, dammit!
At least that's what I do when I do introductions.
Since there's no history on this thread, did you have problems with them before?
I did try a brief floor time non-bathing introduction and it ended after LOTS of teeth chattering, chasing, and humping so needless to say I am pleased as punch this is going so well this time.
I'm so glad my neighbor has unpassworded wifi so I can post from the bathroom. Needless to say, I don't have a phone line in here.
I usually say if nothing remarkable has happened after an hour or so, it should be okay to go for it.
Good luck! I'm still debating if I'm going to try another round of intros with Henry and either Petie or Otis. I'm tired of having 6 cages to clean. :-(
- Let Sleeping Pigs Lie
Of course, I wasn't sitting on the floor of the bathroom, either. That probably would have speeded things up quite a bit for me. :)
eta: When are you posting pictures of the cuties?
I should have included this link with my first post. There was no history on the post because the pigs didn't really have any history together. http://www.guinealynx.info/forums/viewtopic.php?t=34429&highlight=rescue+underweight+boar
Smudgie is a new rescue from animal management, Piggy is my original boar from the SPCA. That brings to mind the question of why I went ahead with buddy bath while forgoing other tactics. Well, both are older boars (4+ years) who have been single their entire lives. I really wanted it to work so I went ahead with the big guns.
I'm going to leave Smudgie's old pen on the floor put together for a few days just in case.
The only thing I can't seem to fit into the 2x4 C&C is 2 houses. I have a single pigloo, a double pigloo (inherited), and 2 fiddle sticks houses (but those smell like Piggy). I'm guessing it's time to break out the shoe box hoard?
Pictures of the new friends will follow when I'm not so bushwacked.
This morning I found both of them crammed into a single shoebox, sharing! I figured that was a great sign that maybe the double pigloo would work, nope. Soon as I put it in there, chasing, humping, rumbling, and teeth chattering arose. Go figure. I washed it twice, with vinegar and then with soap and hot water. Shoe boxes it is.