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by Diane
Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taming your pig
Replies: 9
Views: 8569

My 2 pigs are now 9 weeks old and have been with me for just over a week. They are getting much tamer but are like two naughty puppies :wink: One problem that I have is their tendancy to bite. I suspect it's just curiosity but a bite from a pig is a little more worrying than one from a similar aged ...
by Diane
Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Do kunekune's eat hay?
Replies: 4
Views: 7033

They loved the hay :lol:
by Diane
Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Vaccinations and worming advice
Replies: 10
Views: 11396

Spoke with my vet today and he's suggested we go for the injection. He also said that it would be a good idea to take in a faecal sample to the vets (of the pigs!!!) in about 2-3 months time, for analysis. He is hoping that we can avoid any further need to worm in the future. I'll be collecting the ...
by Diane
Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Do kunekune's eat hay?
Replies: 4
Views: 7033

Thanks for that - sorry about all the posts and questions, just want to be sure I'm doing the right thing.
by Diane
Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Do kunekune's eat hay?
Replies: 4
Views: 7033

Do kunekune's eat hay?

As kunekune's are grass eaters, I wondered why part of their diet during the winter months doesn't include hay. I have 5 pet sheep and so plenty of spare hay available - are the pigs unable to digest hay, or is it something that I could try?
by Diane
Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Vaccinations and worming advice
Replies: 10
Views: 11396

Vaccinations and worming advice

My new kunekune/pot bellied cross pigs are 9 weeks old now. I contacted my vet re vaccinations and worming. He advised vacinating for erysipelas, which seems to concur with most of the info I've read here on the forum and elsewhere. Regarding the worming, he explained that he has several pot bellied...
by Diane
Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Pot Bellied Pig Feed
Replies: 2
Views: 6324

I think my new pigs are taking the micky. I bought 2 bags of the Allen and Page pot bellied pig food for them and have begun introducing it slowly with the pig grower feed they were on. The pigs are less than impressed and just eat the growers pellet, leaving the pot bellied food behind. I thought I...
by Diane
Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taming your pig
Replies: 9
Views: 8569

The pigs were abandoned in Scotland and rescued by the SSPCA. We heard of their plight and need for re-homing - I think there were 7 adults in all and 2 large litters!! Obviously we couldn't take them all in but had facilities to re-home a couple of them. There's a bit more info and pics of them on ...
by Diane
Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Pot Bellied Pig Feed
Replies: 2
Views: 6324

Pot Bellied Pig Feed

After getting my two kunekune/Pot bellied pigs last Saturday, my local farm supplier has managed to get me the pot bellied pig feed (Allen and Page). I've weighed the pigs today (think the whole village heard about it!!) and they are 13 kgs - just over 2 stone and are 8 weeks old. Checked the right ...
by Diane
Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brilliant Beast
Replies: 1
Views: 2872

Thanks for that. I recorded the programme and watched it last night. Thought it was really interesting and confirmed my beliefs, as a newbie pig owner, that pigs are a lot closer to the human species that we might think :wink:
by Diane
Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Food treats
Replies: 3
Views: 5713

thanks for all the advice
by Diane
Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: kunekune Pot Belly cross
Replies: 8
Views: 11375

wendy scu wrote: who put those great big ear tags in ? no wonder they're nervous!
They were done yesterday morning before we picked them up - I was surprised myself as I thought that a temporary mark was all that was needed but, hey, it's done now :?
by Diane
Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taming your pig
Replies: 9
Views: 8569

Taming your pig

My two new kunekune/pot bellied pig crosses have only been with me for a day and are understandable very nervy and anxious. They're 8 weeks old. I've just been sitting in with them quietly and letting them roam freely within their pen/for now. Any advice on the best way to tame them and help them se...
by Diane
Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Food treats
Replies: 3
Views: 5713

Food treats

I have just got 2 kunekune/pot bellied crosses who are 8 weeks old and am keen to get them as tame as possible and comfortable around me and the family. I wondered, what treats are safe and legal to give to kunekune's. Any particular fruit or veggies, can you give bread, raisens etc. Do your pigs ge...
by Diane
Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: kunekune Pot Belly cross
Replies: 8
Views: 11375

kunekune's arrive home

Following a 500 mile round trip, our two kunekune/pot bellied rescue pigs are home with us from the SSPCA in Scotland. They are nearly 8 weeks old and much smaller than I imagined. Here's a picture of them: http://www.animalloversweb.com/galleries/albums/Pig%20Albums/pigs_0043.jpg You can see some m...