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The "70 sows" are being snippy , maybe going into season?

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70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 04-Aug-15 21:25:36

Actually blush it's my little piggie GP5 that is the main aggressor (it;s always the Little Ones isn't it?)

We were cuddling them. GP4 wanted a pee, put her in the box.
GP5 nearly leapt clean off my lap,I managed to grab her to save her silly neck, put her in the box. She peed then they circled round , GP5 trying to push GP4 and them sniping.

I couldn't carry her she was like a set of rotating knives but she proceeded to climb over GP6 and GP4 on the walk down to the Pighouse.

This grumpiness (and stinky pee) usually heralds them going into Season. The joy of female animals.

GP6 is hmm. I reckon she'll sulk in a tunnel <<Bless Her>>

FernieB Wed 05-Aug-15 00:02:18

This is why we don't have girls wink. According to Scruffy and Ginger, boys are no trouble at all. The occasional rumble strut, teeth chattering, and need to scent mark everything by peeing everywhere are minor things apparently.

Hope the girls get over their 'PMT' soon and normal service can be resumed.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 05-Aug-15 08:45:16

Scruffy and Ginger could well be right grin though this morning GP6 was doing the RumblyBumbleBeeDance, so he's just encouraging them instead of acting as Peace Keeper tut.

It only lasts a matter of hours (IIRC 24-48) so fingers crossed.
GP5 is usually quite sweet and she really, really doesn't want more piglets even if GP6 could DTD.

FernieB Wed 05-Aug-15 09:20:19

I've consulted with my boys. They've assured me it's not GP6's job to keep the peace. He should, however, be keeping the cucumber, parsley, tomatoes etc, just to make sure they're safe from a hormonal female.

Has GP5 tried a hot water bottle or some mint tea? Hope she's feeling more herself soon - poor thing.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 05-Aug-15 09:25:11

Fresh mint was in the breakfast plate today (GP4 favourite) and a snug hay bed.
GP4 (tricolour sow) is definately the AlphaPig there.

They were a bit lairy and hormonal when we got GP6 so I think its just them.

Good jobs we luffs them

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 05-Aug-15 21:12:16

Thankfully she was back to normal (well normal as guinea-pigs can be grin )

Sweet, chirpy, back to her usual self.
If this is how it grabs her, I'm starting to feel a bit sorry for GP4 and GP6 . Good job it's short !

FernieB Wed 05-Aug-15 21:51:41

Does GP4 not suffer in a similar way? I've not had sows so don't know much about it. Had a female bun before and she was a bit moody but that was all the time wink.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Thu 06-Aug-15 20:14:29

GP4 wasn't as grumpy (she does pee and get it all up the back of her rump nice which means she needs a bath I reckon) but she was sniping back at GP5 (usually she just hmm and walks off)

Actually, when I had two sets of mum/baby sows years ago there was some FFS behaviour going on at times. We just blamed the old girl grin

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