Need advice on possible castration.

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katebux
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Need advice on possible castration.

Post by katebux » Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:12 pm

Well, someone's been breaking the 'no blood, no foul' rule. Nico has been bitten on the leg, it's not a massive bite, but he is limping a bit on it. He was bitten in a rather delicate area a few weeks ago too. He's the only one whose ever been bitten. I'm thinking he might be a candidate for castration as he is a persistent humper. I think that's probably how he got bitten, I didn't see it happen, and I don't know who bit him, everyone else is fine.
Do you guys think I should castrate Nico? I just need some opinions. Thanks.
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Re: Need advice on possible castration.

Post by siberiankiss » Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:15 pm

Hormonal behaviour (excessive, problematic hormonal behaviour) generally presents itself as overt dominance (humping and chasing) and lots of side-shuffing/scent marking. Lads can 'grow out of it' - but if the behaviour persists after around 8 months of age - or if one lunges for me aggressively, then they are castrated.
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