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Pot bellied pigs DESPERATELY need hooves trimmed!!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by keyt1969, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. keyt1969

    keyt1969 Songster

    I have 2 female pot bellied pigs that are almost 2 years old. One is very friendly, lets us pet her and rub her belly. The other will not let us touch her at all. She was a rescue and we believe she was abused in her first 6 months.

    They both desperately need their hooves trimmed. We tried to trim the friendlier one but it freaked her out and of course we can't even touch the other one. Any suggestions?

  2. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Songster

    Jun 26, 2010
    Western Washington
    Sounds like you need to find a local faryer. Probably misspelled that, but they are experts in trimming hooves; from horses to pigs.
  3. bruceha2000

    bruceha2000 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    NW Vermont
    I did a quick Google search on Eaton Rapids Farrier and found this:

    Codys Farrier Svc
    7933 Upton Rd, Laingsburg, MI 48848 ยป Map (517) 651-6161

    I would call your vet and ask for a recommendation.

  4. Some pigs have to be sedated to have their feet done.... Been there, done that. Bring your earplugs....

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