On of my sows Mable has a slightly red ear. They've been out on the run all day and I think it might be a bit sunburnt. They've got shade and a massive wooden house thing so she could be inside if she wanted but clearly she doesn't.
Would any old sun cream be ok? She's the only one with a pink ear, and only one pink ear too!
I know how you feel Methe I used to worry about our albino girl, who had very pink parts (!) - it is a shame if your girl is slightly burned, maye you could cover the run up with some old material, curtain etc so that no sunlight gets in at midday time, but they do so love to be out soaking up the sun, its a shame... ( I know how it feels being very fair skinned, it isnt fair!)
No - don't use sun cream. A vet once explained that their skin PH is so different to ours, it could cause a reaction, be too strong etc - it is really a case of prevention rather than cure...!
Ive got a black one too he doesn't seem to mind the heat. I think having the wooden house keeps them cool. When it's really warm I put a wet towel draped over it and that seems to cool it down even more. Tbh they all beg to go out in the morning and they a out 12hrs a day at this time of year unless there's no-one here so ill have to investigate shading more of the run.
Methe I think you are doing all you can against sunburn for your piggies.
I know how you feel. I had a 'pet quality' chocolate dutch with one brown ear as per breed standard and one pink with freckles (bless him, poor Smartie Buttons). I think he did get a bit sunburnt because it sometimes looked a bit peely
I tend not to have the pigs outdoors for very long at a stretch - and I'm out with them, so if it's enough sun time for me, it's the same for them I suppose so they come in!
Mind you, they have a habit of sunbathing indoors - always finding the sunniest patch in their enclosure to flop down, and I do worry some about DBoar1's pink ears. DBoar2 was doing this yesterday. Would sunscreen designed for babies (presumably okay to be licked) be a possible option?