The 3 (new) little piggies

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Bookfan
For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:40 pm


Lucky pigs!

I think it was Jim Backus. I loved Mr. Magoo. My dad watched it with me & laughed & laughed.

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:53 am


I always liked Lovey, she was so posh. And her real life was similar, she was the daughter of a stock broker so she knew some of the high-brows. She was always vague about her age so no one really knew how old she was. She got dressed up every day and she swam naked in her pool every day right up until she was 90. Before she died told her family friend to print her age in the obituary so everyone would be shocked at how old she was.

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pigjes
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Post   » Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:14 am


Such adorable piggies!

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:01 am


Went to change the bedding last night and saw the cutest thing. There's a string of apple wood sticks in Oreo's cage for him to chew on. They poke through into Gilligan's and Skipper's cage since they're butted together. Oreo and Gilligan were playing tug of war with them through the cage wires. Skipper was trying to get in on the fun too and when he couldn't, he did his best bucking bronco impression all around the cage. It seems that these three guys like to play together and are happy here with us.

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daisymay
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Post   » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:11 am


So happy they are having fun and have fitted in so fast and are happy!

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:01 am


Got the piggies outside for a nice long graze this evening. It was a beautiful one and all seven of the boys got the time to eat their fill. You could see that they were very content afterwards. I used their carriers to get them out there and back in the house. When it was time to go in, they went into the carriers all on their own. It was like they've been kennel trained LOL. Enjoy this picture of Gilligan and the Skipper basking in the waning rays of the evening sun!

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Lynx
Celebrate!!!

Post   » Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:49 am


I think giving our pets the ability to lay in the sun to soak in some rays is very important for their health (vitamin D). My chickens, even on a hot sunny day, will take a few moments to fan their wings and spread out to sunbath on the ground. Longer on cooler days, shorter on hot days.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:08 pm


I agree. It's important for most living things to soak up sunlight. My guinea pigs don't get direct exposure to the sun, but being outside in the shade when it cools off is very good for them and gives them just what they need. Combined with the fresh green , it makes them happy.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:34 pm


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Oreo Cookie is two different guinea pigs when he's outside by himself and out with big brother Mr Bubbles. When Mr Bubbles isn't out there with him, he just sits in the corner. When he's with big brother, he eats his fill of grass. It really makes me wonder why Oreo won't pair with another pig.

Bookfan
For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:02 pm


Skipping back to your kennel trained pigs, I have an amusing story about our first, very smart pig, Chipper. She was out grazing (with us of course) and when she was done she trotted in the direction of the house, right up to the patio door. She waited for us to open it, hopped over the threshold & trotted over to the cage. All with no help or prodding from us.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:53 am


Did the bedding change today since I had my granddaughter here to entertain the piggies while I did it. Gilligan and Skipper are pretty calm while being held once they get over the trauma of getting picked up. Oreo still runs from being picked up and is a little bit squirmy. He didn't do that to Ella while she held him. He settled right down in her lap and was very relaxed. They have some sort of connection I guess. You learn new things about your pigs every day.

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Lynx
Celebrate!!!

Post   » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:42 pm


I'll bet your granddaughter enjoyed holding them!

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daisymay
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Post   » Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:53 am


Oreo isn't silly. He's a ladies pig! Glad they all had cuddles.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:11 pm


I believe that piggies pick their favorite human just the same as dogs and cats do. Oreo, and all of the piggies pretty much like everyone, but he's chosen Ella as his favorite.

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daisymay
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Post   » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:38 am


How are your fur babies? Bet they are being very spoilt and enjoying life! Keep up the updates.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:42 am


The newbies (who aren't new anymore) are doing great. They still wheek like crazy at every little sound and they start an around the horn chorus of squeaking. Even Mr Bubbles and Dean get in on it; BJ too. Those two have never been loud squeakers before. All 3 of them have inherited Scruffy's cage nibbling.They learned it from the others. It's impossible to walk by without paying a little visit to each cage. I'd feel like I was letting them down if I didn't at least stick a finger in the cage for them to nibble on and give them a pellet or grass to munch on.

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daisymay
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Post   » Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:24 am


Spoilt little darlings! Teaching each other bad habits, and yet when you get angry you look into those eyes and you just melt! I know I do. All our piggies squeak for food except Jinx. One starts and the rest follow.

So glad all your piggies are doing well especially BJ! I try to stick finger in and my girls don't nibble they bite down hard! Hope to hear more soon!

Bookfan
For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:27 pm


My daughters say we usually have one designated squeaker and the others hang around all excited. Our two oldest have learned how to communicate when they want to be picked up.

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:29 am


Mine is a squeaker as well. Since we retired she figures we're here for her 24/7. I like the interaction, though, so she gets a lot of attention throughout the day.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:30 pm


It's been a few weeks since I posted about my babies. We've been very busy with Mr Bubbles and his health issue. On top of that, we've got a diabetic cat that was just diagnosed and it's taken a lot of time and money to get him stabilized. I have not been spending less time with my other pets but these issues have really taxed us to our limit. Man, I wish 2020 would hurry up and be over.

Anyway, the guys are doing well. I'm taking them in for their nail trim next Friday. They've gotten more outgoing and they still squeak loudly for attention at every sound. Those squeaks never get ignored. I always make it a point to pay them some attention each and every time. Whether it's just a finger to nibble on, opening the door and petting them or picking them up at holding them they know they're loved. It's been cold outside for several days, so no outside grazing. That might be until next spring, but we'll see. I'll try to get some pictures posted soon.

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