Yesterday my boys managed a couple of hours outside - it was sunny and warm enough for them to mow. They loved it and even sneaked a quick lavender prune in.
Today it's wet and miserable and they can't even have a run in the kitchen because the plumber is here and he's allergic to them. So the pigs are stuck in their cage feeling sorry for themselves. I've tried to cheer them up with a bag of salad with beetroot bits in and some basil and cucumber (which they've forced themselves to eat) but they're feeling neglected and keep giving me the evil eye every time I walk past.
I had an idea to keep them amused. We have metal skewers for bbqs with a curled loop at the top. I realised I could hook the loop to the top of their cage and stab veg onto the skewer so it dangles down.
They think it's great fun as it moves as they try to eat it and means the veg doesn't get wasted on the floor.
Aww lovely pigs Two beautiful colours.Love the veg skewers, we used to wedge a carrot or similar through the bars but it got ignored and wizened because they were too lazy to stretch. We saw some piggies in a PetShop standing up on their hind legs to eat hay from a hanging ball thingey (they were either bored -there was very little in the cage except an igloo to hide in and avoid being gawped at- very hungry or showing off. "Buy Me, I do tricks unlike your Lardy Hogs 70 " )
The plumber is LYING about being allergic Fernie he just wants to see three little animals sulk. I hope you didn't open a fresh box of Jaffa Cakes for his teabreak.
Make him go out and turn off the stopcock and while he's at it, he can cut some grass to appease the pigs.
We bought a new tunnel for the hogs, GP4 and GP6 go in together then turn round , grumble about getting stuck and have a bicker. GP5 is "You can go straight through. It's a tunnel "