Angels' Piglet's---Born Last Night or Early This Morning!!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by drdoolittle, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2010
    NE Indiana
    Boy #1----the biggest and loudest of the bunch, but what great coloring!
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    Boy #2----about as big as the other boy, and again, wonderful color!
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    Girl #1---Pretty black and white!
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    Girl #2---beautiful copper color with a white stripe!
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    Girl #3----solid copper---beautiful!
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    Girl #4---Solid black except for a pink nose!
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    Girl #5---Another solid black with a pink nose----the runt (so sweet)!
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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Super cute! Are they the pot bellied pigs? The extra tiny ones?
     
  3. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

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  4. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    Eeeeeee! I'm so glad you are all the way out in Indiana - or I'd be headed over to your house to get a baby!
     
  5. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2010
    NE Indiana
    Yes, they are pot belly piglets. I would not really call them "mini", but the parents are shorter than my knee (I'm 5' 4 1/2") and only weigh about 50 lbs. or so.
     
  6. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    So cute! Do you have pictures of the proud parents?
     
  7. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    If you keep one of those pot bellies, as a pet, can you keep them from getting enormously fat? Maybe feed them a healthy, yet satisfying diet and take them on walks?

    I would also like to know if they're stinky? I would kind of like to have a house piggy, but I'm a freak about smells......
     
  8. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2010
    NE Indiana
    I keep mine outside, but they don't seem to stink to me at all. My boar does give off a musky odor---especially when excited, but I don't find it offensive in any way, and it's not a strong odor at all. Yes, you can DEFINATELY keep them from becoming overweight/obese, by only feeding them the mini-pig pellets from the feed store, NOT regular pig feed. When my boar was a baby, I gave him as much as he wanted to eat----then slowly cut back to 1 cup 2x a day (with colder weather here, he gets 2 cups 2x per day). I don't think any of my 3 are fat at all.

    I would keep mine as housepets, but I have 3 dogs and 4 cats inside!!!
    It's going to be SO hard to let those little males go.
     
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  9. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Thanks for the advice! I still haven't made up my mind.....I think my husband would have a cow if I got a pig! [​IMG]

    That sounded silly....
     
  10. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2010
    NE Indiana
    Well, these guys won't be ready to go until January 9----so you have some time to get Hubby used to the idea. LOL
    My hubby didn't know I was even THINKING about getting one until I brought my little boar, Bugsy home----but they're so darn cute when they're babies, he wasn't a bit upset!
     

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