Do Neutered Males Fight Over Females?
Alright, so I have a question. I moved from my parents' house to a different state and left behind two sets of girl pigs (an old pair < 5 years and a younger pair > 1 year).
With my loneliness I bought three males and have dedicated my life to them. I love them to death (as you can see. My username is the nickname of my alpha pig). However, I received a call from my mom saying she was going to give the younger pair to a family down the street because she doesn't want them anymore. I was shocked, especially when I heard they had really small children >7 years. I know not all children are abusive, but they are curious and don't know the right way to handle animals (especially if the parents are ignorant themselves or don't care about what their children do).
We had rescued a pig from our other neighbor who had kids that age and the poor thing was starved, sitting in matted bedding that I had to scoop out with a hand shovel, and was terrified of hands.
So, naturally, I am going to take them in. However, I read somewhere that boars will kill each other over sows. I don't want my boys to be hurt! If I get them neutered will it stop them from fighting over the girls? The girls will be in their separate cage, and in the other room if the boars will still fight. I was curious if neutering them would make it easier and have a lower risk of them injuring each other.
Thanks for all of your help!