pig biting

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by mumma3crazedboy, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. mumma3crazedboy

    mumma3crazedboy Out Of The Brooder

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    This morning I went in the pen to get the food bowl, which I do twice a day everyday. they pigs normally just sniff me and make my legs dirty. but today Stella ( my female) actually put my ankle in her mouth. she never bit down- just put her around me. should I be worried that she is going to bite the next time- or is this pig talk for hello? I pet them, talk to them and am kind- so, i wouldn't expect it.
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Pigs are vicious biters, even when they're only playing. You should stop her if she does it again.
     
  3. Duckchick2011

    Duckchick2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Uh oh, better watch out, she might be tasting you to see if you are yummy. Humans, the other slice of bacon [​IMG]

    Seriously though, Be careful, I don't know much about pigs but I wouldn't encourage any rough play or mouthing in any animal. It might be gentle now but she could very well be testing her limits to see what she can get away with.
     
  4. culdesacfarm

    culdesacfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I also have a PBP and it sounds like your piggy IS testing you. All pigs try to see what they can get away with. They are like a 4 year child... putting everything in their mouth,and trying to testing you. You need to show that you are the boss. Im not talking about hitting the pig or anythign! PLEASE DO NOT HIT THE PIG! Treat him like a dog... and what I mean by this is say in a firm "mean" voice.. "BAD GIRL!! WE DO NOT DO THAT!! THAT IS BAD!!!" WIlbur my boy will make some noise like ok mommie Im sorry and some times he will lay down beside my feet. Then when he is calm I tell him he is being a good boy. This might take some time, dont get me wrong.. but its a "gateway" habbit. WIlbur places himself higher than my husband (husband wont tell him to stop) and now wilbur will "bark" at my husband when Im not around. Go figure Im the bad parent hahah
     

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