I regularly stuff hay between the grids, so that the three guinea pigs can spend some time in close proximity. It's the guinea pig thing to do: the best food is always what everyone else is eating. So the fact that Pinni will eat hay on one side while Willow munches on the other side is not unusual. But what I witnessed the other day indicated that I have little chance of reconciling these three sows into a single herd.
|Pinniped, unnecessarily guarding the leftover hay|
What a bad pig! Or perhaps just a very foolish pig? It appears that Pinni still considers Willow a threat to her standing in the pecking order. Willow hasn't made any attempts to regain control as Boss Pig in well over 18 months. She would be quite happy as a quiet little subordinate, but Pinniped seems unable to just leave Willow alone. Poor pigs, caught up in the drama of social status.