I have fallen in love with a poor abandoned sow I saw on the RSPCA website... Not far from my house... Could easily go and get her... Waiting for DP to get home tonight and I will show him! She is 2 years old and is just waiting to be housed with other piggies.
Hi all. Just to say when i had four girls we trued to give them as much rm as poss. We had a huge double storey rabbit hutch inside a 12 x 8 shed ( like you 70 still work in old money!). I partioned off top bit from bottom to give separate sleeping areas at night. During day took front off bottom bit and guineas freeranged over bottom of shed lined with lino, paper and hay bales, almost like a mini stable.
Door was a stable one with mesh lining to keep unwanted critters out. When it got too cold we had two large indoor runs on old carpet on tiled floor. They would freerange excitedly weeing and pooing. thank goodness for tiles but trained them to use cardboard boxes for toilets and nest stops....which mostly worked. Mucking out every day!!!
I ask myself the same when I have to cover myself, my daughter and the bathroom floor with towels and endure the pathetic but at the same time judgey looks from our pigs.
Our boars are 3yo and 4 months ( the piglet replaced my nearly 3yo who died)
GP1 gets a 'tail' from his greasegland when it gets claggy. Usually gets a bumdip and shampoo. GP1 used to do his cloudy wee and GP2 ran through a fresh puddle "I smell of wee-wee and it's not even mine" he'd chortle.
We do wash them with JustForBoars shampoo to calm them and make them smell the same (good if they're a bit arsey)
And there's a Lice&Easy treatment.
Rats are very bendy and flexible. Our guineas sit on their haunches to wash their faces. DD and I are "awww, cute". GO thinks "I am not a floorshow" and flounce.
Also can I ask why people bath their piggies? I don't really know much about them as pets. I don't bath my rats though because they do get a bit mucky but generally groom themselves and I know it's can be dangerous to bath bunnies.
You've reminded me that I need to bath my boys (I was trying to ignore the smell ). They hate it and kick up a right fuss - it's a 12 person job really! Thank goodness for Current Bun who is self-cleaning.
Looking forward to the pics of Poppy and Daisy and of Gloria when she arrives. Did your DH sigh and give in immediately? Mine moans about the mess the boys generate and the room they take up but he always goes to say 'bye' whenever he leaves the house. Even my Dad makes sure to say 'hello' when he comes round. I think men like them more than they let on.