Everything you need to know about the breeding of kunekune Pigs.
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Hi - I have recently brought home an adorable black male Kune (castrated) from the RSPCA, and he has terrible cracking/flakiness to his skin. I have purchased some pigoil to massage into him, but I am unsure of how much I need, whether it needs to soak in preperly before he goes out into the the sun (not sure if it would give him sunburn) and whether it is best to apply it with my hands, or a sponge etc??? Aslo, how often am I supposed to apply it?
I just use a brush to put pig oil on my kunes, it helps get rid of the dead skin too. I haven't had a problem with my kunes getting sunburnt with it (yet) but they all have regular access to a really muddy wallow. I would NOT go anywhere near any of my white pigs with oil. I don't use the oil very often though, only if their skin is really flakey.
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I would get a good firm brush and give him a very good brush before adding any oil. Then I get the oil pour it into my hands and massage it into the pigs skin (you get nice soft hands too!) how much really depends on how dry his skin is. After I have applied it I then give them a good brush again afterwards. I wouldnt apply it if it is a very hot day as I imagine it might burn him.
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