Hardware cloth is great for predator protection.
- Supporter in 2020
I worked with a guy who had snakes and other reptiles. One day when I was showing pictures and videos of Lacey (which was pretty much every day at work) he made a comment that maybe my guinea pig would like to meet his snakes. My reply was that maybe his snakes would like to meet my 9 mm Smith and Wesson. Don't mess with a guinea pig mom who's packin' heat.
- Supporter in 2020
What he didn’t know was years earlier I worked with a guy who never matured past the age of 12. So every day was adolescent day complete with his pranks and comments. In fact, the job was available because the former admin assistant took a demotion just so she wouldn’t have to work with him anymore. That’s where I learned the art of snark. Sometimes my mouth responds before my brain engages, but it keeps people in line. :)
- Supporter 2016-2021
Yes but sometimes it can back fire and you lose the one you love and you end up living alone and isolated. I now try to treat people with love(what ever that is) and kindness. If get angry I try to count to 10. Being alone is a fate worse than death especially when one doesn't and is too scared to drive! You catch more flies with sugar! If ignored most lose interest!
- For the Love of Pigs
Another awful story about snakes & pigs. Some of you might remember Bytxlaura (something like that). She went into a pet store for something & saw some guys with what she thought was a skinny getting ready to feed it to a snake. She offered to buy him, brought him home & named him Lucky - lucky indeed. Turns out he wasn't a skinny. He had a terrible case of mites.
All of that going on, but if I take one of them out of the cage, the other gets nervous until they are together again. It's separation anxiety. It's bad enough for both of them to go into a serious depression if I separate them for too long. We almost found that out the hard way on the trip to our new home. It's quite cute now, but I'm going to have to find a way to deal with it if something happens to one of them. I'm not going to think about that until the time comes though. Right now I'm enjoying every minute of having them as my pets.
Do you ever have multiple boars in a really large open area in your home? Or are they always out in pairs?
p.s. I hope this wouldn't backfire by having happy boars more aggressive in their cages.
I never put the boars together with any other pigs that they aren't already paired to. Given their personalities, I honestly think it would be disastrous. I've already seen it with Sammy and Dean. Dean won't let any other boars near his Sammy. Mr Bubbles is and has always been a lone pig. He doesn't mind the other boys coming up to his cage, but he gets aggressive and lunges without the wire separating them.
I've never tried to have other boars with Wilber and Grady, but I see no reason to try it. They're the "middle guys" as far as age and size goes. Much smaller than Sammy, Dean, Gilligan, Skipper and Mr Bubbles. Much larger than Kahlua and Jack. Given the back and forth between them from time to time, there's a good chance that I'd have a vet bill if I mixed and matched them with any of the other boars. As far as Kahlua and Jack, they're still babies at just about 4 months old and wouldn't fare very well in a fight with any of the adults.
They're all pretty content with the way I keep them. The girls' cage is not butted against any of the boar cages. About all the boys know about them is that there are other guinea pigs in the room. At least that's what I believe, based on the way they act.