Our two pigs, Neville (neutered male) and Arthur (initially mis-sexed female), have been wonderful pig babies for us for several years. With the arrival of our first human baby in February, our pigs quality of life has begun to decline as our time and energy has to be focused elsewhere.
Personality: They are both sweet, curious, somewhat skittish pigs. Neville loves head and cheek scratches if approached gently, and once some familiarity is gained will happily sit in your lap, eat snacks, and be petted. They love cucumbers, parsley, carrots, and bell peppers. They're both adopted and have only ever lived with each other. I would be nervous to try to introduce them to other pigs, but truthfully I can't say how it would go.
Supplies: We have this cage with purple coroplast and black grid, this kitchen, and two large stands (without cubbies) to lift them off the floor and provide storage. They have two fleece bedding mats, a fleece cover for the kitchen, water bottle, food bowls, 1 large and 1 medium plastic pig houses, hand broom and dustpan for poos, nail trimmers, brush, shampoo for occasional baths, and likely any other supplies necessary. All they need is your time and your love.
Medical Issue: Shortly before our new baby arrived, Arthur developed some difficulty breathing due to some kind of respiratory issue. We had her seen by a tele-health vet who diagnosed it as a respiratory infection possibly due to vitamin c deficiency and prescribed some liquid antibiotics. We changed her diet and gave her the full course of antibiotics which noticeably improved her breathing, but it never fully went away and we haven't been able to afford further treatment for her. My expectation is with another vet visit and further antibiotics she will continue to be a happy healthy pig for a long time, but please be aware she will need treatment.
We love our pigs dearly, and we want to re-home them so they can continue their lives receiving the love and attention they deserve. We'd like to send them to new parents with experience caring for guinea pigs who know some about proper nutrition and can do nail trims. Please don't hesitate to contact me with further questions or for more pictures.
To ensure the safety of our pigs, we are charging a $50 adoption fee.
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