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    All 3 hogs back tonight . 2 males 1 female. 2 sessions of pushing between the males and rolling, though the smaller one doing the shoving. Males seem to be frantically running round searching for the female I guess, though all spending time at separate feeders eating and drinking. The female doesn’t seem to be even entertaining the males now. Chuffing and then seems to scare the males off. Could this be a sign she is pregnant or just not interested?

    #31476

    Nic

    Hi char2020

    Glad to hear you have had lots of hog activity.

    It may be that the female is young and the males aren’t interested. Although I had one female here, who seemed to do her best to attract the attention of the males, but they weren’t interested. Not really sure why. She was an adult female. I sometimes think it’s pretty amazing any of them end up with hoglets at all what with that and all the time they spend circling!

    But where the hogs come in the pecking order doesn’t seem to always be related to size. Sometimes quite large male hogs will always roll up – maybe they just think it’s easier that way!

    #31488

    Is this pushing and shoving a male dominance thing during mating season then?

    We captured our regular big hoggy visitor being a right bully!

    https://youtu.be/l0tm7RjNfd0

    https://youtu.be/_7MYq0HzVnQ

    #31526

    No it’s not. He’s just pushing the other one off the food. You’d do well to have a couple of feeding stations apart from each other

    #31529

    Interesting to hear that size does not always mean the dominant male, seems that at the moment they visit at different times but quite captivating to watch how they interract. Interesting videos StripeHoggy, can’t help but think of nails down a blackboard for the second video – looked like they were on ice. I have several feeding stations which has helped when several visit at the same time as they tend to scurry off each to their own bowl / into a station.

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