Feeling rather smug. My piggies have been very good over the winter and have learnt to 'put themselves away' after rug time in the kitchen. They have a large cat litter tray I use to carry them both plus food bowl to their rug and when I put their boxes away, they've learnt that it's time to go back to,their cage and so have been jumping back into the tray themselves ready to be carried home.
Today, I went to collect them from their run outside and just put the tray down in the run. The little angels promptly jumped into it ready to go home.
I should say that it was getting a bit breezy and cold so they probably didn't want to stay out. If it had been warmer, I'd still be there now trying to catch them.
My mum thinks she's taught her pig to say please she says 'carrot?', waits for a brr and then he gets the food. Never mind that he only does it reliably about a third of the time. I've been sent video footage but am still not convinced. he's probably harrumphing at her in impatient disbelief
aww @ 'little angels' they're smart little sausages aren't they
My previous bun put herself to bed as does CurrentBun. Previous bun came when called and did learn to beg when asked to say please. We're fairly sure she thought she was a dog. CurrentBun only does putting himself to bed and going to his basket for a biscuit. Rabbits can be trained quite well when the mood takes them. I didn't think pigs had it in them.
Betty and Lulu (past pigs) would respond to 'shed' and go (at their own ambling pace) into their shed after summer play days. They'd also climb onto our hands when told 'hand' to be picked up from the floor. These 2 know their names but refuse to respond to them .... just get a look of utter disdain☺ However they have of course trained us completely.