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Old 08-20-2019, 08:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an 18 week old male, he has been well handled by the breeder and myself.
He’s always been super friendly, up till now?
Over the last few days he’s been extremely huffy and doesn’t want to be handled.
When I stroke him it almost seems like he finds it uncomfortable!
I don’t know what’s going on?
Any thoughts??
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Old 08-20-2019, 09:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is he in a new home? Did you change something in his cage? A new animal in the house? A new person in the house? Anything new that he is unsure of could be setting him off.
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Old 08-20-2019, 10:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Is he quilling?
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If you got him recently, he could still be adjusting to all of the new surroundings, smells, and environment. A good sign of when NOT to pet is when their quills are up; they’re saying ‘I’m not happy’ or ‘I’m scared and uncomfortable’ so it’s best to avoid ‘petting’ until they relax with their quills down.
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Old 08-21-2019, 05:01 AM   #5 (permalink)
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From what your saying I think the exrta huffiness and acting uncomfortable when you touch the quills is from quilling as it can last up until 18weeks sometimes longer depending on the hog.
Because quilling is really uncomfortable for them touching their quills during the time they are quilling can be really uncomfortable for them.
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