Hi guys. this may be too late, but this is our first pig and we are kinda on our own here. We have a male Hampshire mix. He is now 6 moths old and growing fast. I know that he should have been castrated when new got him, but he was only 3 days old because his mother wouldn't feed her babies. My question is, will testicles fall, like other male animals? I mean he has them and you can see them, but they are up close to his body. Are we supposed to band them like they do cows? And how do we do that if they are so tucked up? I know if it is still possible to do this we will have to sedate him, he is large and is very friendly with my hubby, but lets face it, this is not going to be easy or pleasant!! Any advise would be very much appreciated. My hubby has worked way to hard on his care and building a pen very quickly for this meat to be awful!! Thanks so much, this site is so great!