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Toys for Pot Belly Pigs ...any ideas

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by 2468Chickensrgr8, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    Ontario
    As some of you know I recently got a 12/13 week old Pot Belly Pig .As of now she is in my kitchen until the weather turns warmer and she'll be out in her own penned in area with a pig hut ....
    I have used an emptied plastic pop bottle with holes in it filled with frozen peas and cherrios .
    My question is can you suggest any other "toys" that could keep her occupied?while in the house ........thanks so much ...
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    They make plastic dog balls that you fill with food, and as it rolls some fall out. Old blankets or Towels, basket ball or soccer ball. Baby Toys they can push with their nose......
     
  3. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    They might enjoy sitting in a skillet. [​IMG] Sorry I got that a little backwards, I like them in a skillet.
     
  4. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    Ontario
    Quote:[​IMG] Ha ha ha !!
    You know what everyone is phoning me and asking when the pig roast is and what they can bring !!! very funny ! Not this piggy !
     
  5. Skyesrocket

    Skyesrocket Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    You can make her a rooting box. Get a big wooden box or heavy cardboard. Something she can climb into without destroying. One of those kids turtle sandboxes would work too. Then put a bunch of rolled up balls of newspaper, or a bunch of balls...think ball crawl. Or anything like that. Then add some cheerios and she can root around inside of it to find the treats. This is fun to watch and will keep her busy and out of trouble.
    Edited to add that you could even put good size rocks in the box.
     
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  6. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    Ontario
    Hey thats a good idea....Do you think its to cold to take her out side for a walk? Its about 22 F here and a couple inches of snow ?She's about 12 weeks now?.......thanks so much ...
     
  7. Skyesrocket

    Skyesrocket Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Since she is living indoors I would put a dog coat on her. She might enjoy going for a short walk. My pots live in the barn and during summer and fall the two younger ones were in and out all day. They haven't been out at all since the snow and cold hit. They would rather be inside buried in their straw. Can't say I blame them.
    I remember that you were taking her out in the snow to potty. She might enjoy it. If not, she will let you know....lol
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I use empty 2 liter bottles with holes poked in them...
    then i put their food/treats in the bottle..and they roll the bottle all around to get the food out...
    Any toy that is food motivated they will play with..
     
  9. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    Ontario
    RedHen I just read your information again ...Does your husband REALLLLY clean up after all those animals?.....or are you just bu*^ #$%^&*( us?......lol
    Yes I use a plastic 2 l pop bottle with holes in it ....and cut up veggies into it but the little bugger eats it all fast ....should I give her a break in between the bottle toy ...so she can get use to just chilling out ?....
    Maybe less holes ?........
     
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:LOL..nope..i be speaking the truth ..Hubby DOES clean up after them all [​IMG] ... from vaccuming (sometimes i will vaccuum though.. if i'm feeling frisky.. [​IMG] ).. to cat litter boxes.... to dog poop... to the outside animal pens..
    *my mother tells me that i should be embarrassed to admit that..* [​IMG] [​IMG]
    yup..i'm a lazy hag..poor hubby.. [​IMG]
     

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