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by Ali Webster
Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: 7 month old boar's bits!!
Replies: 3
Views: 4192

Hi Cath, you should certainly be able to feel both testicles at seven months, even though the the sac may not be pronounced. It's best to try and have a feel when he's relaxed, for example when he's laying on his side having his tummy rubbed. (I don't make a habit of this honestly!) We have had a pr...
by Ali Webster
Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: housing?
Replies: 15
Views: 8674

Hi Lucy, they will definitely need some where draft free and dry to sleep, and a pig arc is an ideal solution. I would say that because kunes are pets, which will hopefully have a far greater life span than porkers, if you are looking at an arc, the metal ones are not ideal because they can get too ...
by Ali Webster
Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is he lonely
Replies: 2
Views: 2476

Hi Wes, You're right to be concerned, kunes are gregarious creatures and do like company, for that reason we wouldn't sell a single kune unless we knew it was going to a home which already had kunes. If you do decide to get a companion for him, don't worry if there's a bit of squeaking and squealing...
by Ali Webster
Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pigs rooting
Replies: 11
Views: 7689

I'm not sure if the pot bellied element contributes toward the rooting, but we have found that whilst our pigs are still adolescents, particularly in their first year, they tend to root more than when they're fully grown. Also, in the summer usually our pigs don't root, preferring to graze, but in t...
by Ali Webster
Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well done!
Replies: 14
Views: 8165

Well done!

Just wanted to record our thanks for a great job in setting up the new web site. It certainly looks alot more modern, and we love the gallery!
Andy & Ali
by Ali Webster
Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Litters
Topic: New Litter
Replies: 4
Views: 4141

Hi Di, Just wanted to say congratulations on your litter! Best wishes, Ali
by Ali Webster
Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brilliant Beast
Replies: 1
Views: 2810

Brilliant Beast

Just thought you may be interested, there's a programme on Sky TV, Nat Geo Wild, channel 528, tomorrow eve, Tues 4th, 9pm entitled "Brilliant Beasts" and it's supposed to be all about pigs and how clever they are. Having not seen the programme before, it might turn out to be a load of "hog wash"! So...
by Ali Webster
Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pig arks?
Replies: 8
Views: 8488

Hi, we have a brick pig house, a bigiemere pig arc and a carberry arc!The bigemere is a coated galvanised arc which is insulated and wood lined (we're a bit soft I think!), it's also got a wooden floor. It's been really good, and has withstood even our boar in the throes of passion - well attempting...
by Ali Webster
Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: why to keep kunekune pigs
Replies: 6
Views: 8716

Hi, we run our pigs in a field that has some bracken, and they're great for clearing it as they seem to like the roots. I can't say I've seen them eat the stems. They'd like the trees for shade in the summer, but I haven't any experience with heather or marsh grass, sorry. They need to stay clear of...
by Ali Webster
Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: why to keep kunekune pigs
Replies: 6
Views: 8716

Hi! You'll probably find it helpful to have a look at the "guide" tab on the home page of this web site it provides a comprehensive guide to keeping kunes, and has lots of helpful information about keeping them. I have to say they make wonderful pets and are great fun. Cheers, Ali
by Ali Webster
Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: how easy is it to castrate an adult boar ?
Replies: 3
Views: 4175

Good Luck, please let me know how it goes. It's probably a good idea to find a "pig vet" , we were lucky because our vet keeps commercial pigs. Best wishes, Ali
by Ali Webster
Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: Health
Topic: how easy is it to castrate an adult boar ?
Replies: 3
Views: 4175

Hi Meinir, we had a boar castrated late (at about 12 months), as one of his testicles had not decended. Our vet was reluctant as he said that pigs aren't great with general anaethetics, and he was worried about potential complications because of the undecended bit!. He sedated him in the back of our...