So I met the nice rescue lady who had 2 piggys with her for me to pick one - a black and ginger and a white and ginger, the lady thought black pig had the nicer demeanour so I have bought her home. She looks a lot bigger than teenager Sooty who is all over the make shift inside run I have had to build as its raining outside. I think the fleece floor is making her doo lally! They were opposite ends in respective igloos and so I have now introduced them - Sooty is squeaking and tuther is squealing - Sooty is obsessed with bum sniffing and being very full on, no teeth chattering but I can see big pig is probably getting a bit fed up with this young thing! They have both shared a bowl of mixed veg and parsley already and are now both in the same tunnel with occasional major tunnel movement and squeaks. I am going to go clean out the pig shed in a moment so I can get them aquainted in there. Apparently they did live together for a short while before we took Sooty. I will add a picture in a while but its hard to appreciate her against my dark fleece run. How I didn't take ginger pig as well is a miracle. This girl is I would reckon 2-3 and has come from a breeder who has give up as no money in it so handed all stock over but was in good condition - she isn't a skitty pig because she has just stood there while I picked her up hence I think she a bit older. They have been in igloo together for a while now with no movement. I cant get over her bulky size - she has just come off pregnancy watch.
Aaeaaw she is a lovely big lass bless her what a lovely glossy coat. At least they are being neighbourly so farand will take abit of time to get settled. Lots of distractions will help and food of course!
Love fernies idea of Sweep as a name[he wasalways my favourite]... Both your names arecute though, and still love Tilly from fortifed's thread..
Haven't seen the pics yet as am not able to get on laptop at the mo' but will check them out ASAP. Tilly is a good name guineapiglet - almost makes me wish I had a girl fluffy thing instead of boys with their boring non-pretty names
Aw she's lovely. There will be lots of rumbling and bluster while they get aquainted
She might not have been handles much if she was a breed pig rather than a pet pig so she might take a while to get to know you all (but she'll recognise the sound of the food being delivered ). That's the way forward - bribery.
I had a black Peruvian pig in my 20s. She was called Marmite.
She is surprisingly happy to handle, today they were both inside on my sofa on a blanket before school and an enormous amount of poo was dropped, I placed a bowl of veg down and Sooty took some veg and big pig just nose dived in - totally comical. Anyway when I went to get them this morning they were cohabitating an igloo awww. So dd did a whole chart of names and methodically discounted various names and then we were down to Truffles and her new name which is........ Peggy! So Peggy big pig is who she is and Sooty hearts her
ha ha that's basically all I been singing too - they still seem happy so I am - dh has just talked me out of ringing the lady offering to take ginger/ white pig on - he thinks we should wait till spring and then get a bonded pair to make it a quartet