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Who has house pigs?

Discussion in 'Exotic Mammals' started by Poisoned, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    First, someone slap me for considering a pig. Then tell me the pros and cons of living with a house pig and dogs. :lol:


    I was looking at some baby potbellies on craigslist, and after I talked my RM into it, another ad popped up for an 8mo male, neutered, UTD on shots and house and leash trained and raised with dogs free to a good home. Crap.

    I've had major puppy fever recently. Haven't had one in the house for nearly four years (crazy to think Jaeger is going to be FOUR in a few months). Pigs are close enough!
     
  2. kady05

    kady05 Krypto Super Dog

    OMG I saw that too and told Eric I wanted to go get it. Now you can and I can live vicariously through you :grin:

    I know Team Peanut's mom (I think?) recently got a pig.. maybe she'll pop in with her experience.
     
  3. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    She sent me a picture of him and more info and he's so squishy looking!

    I think you need a pig instead. Yours might accept him better than Jaeger will. :lol:
     
  4. kady05

    kady05 Krypto Super Dog

    Eric said when we move to a place with a bigger yard I can get my pig, if I still want one then :lol:

    How big is he?
     
  5. Team Peanut

    Team Peanut GRCH Dog

    Yes my mom has a pig. She got her from Texas tiny pigs.

    While she its cute i don't think i could ever own a pig. Fwiw pig poop stinks! They so far seem like dogs with training. She its right now going thru a biting and destructive phase. She its 3 months old. The squealing though freaks me out. Every time i go near her she squeals.
     
  6. adjecyca

    adjecyca Good Dog

    I love pigs, don't have one, but it's on my list for future pets.
     
  7. Kamdon

    Kamdon GRCH Dog

    Texas tiny pigs are awesome!!!!
     
  8. Team Peanut

    Team Peanut GRCH Dog

    I like them as a breeder.

    I will say so far Peanut likes the pig he sees her thru a fence but he licks her nose. He also sees her when someone is carrying the puff. He steals her toys too.
     
  9. Kamdon

    Kamdon GRCH Dog

    I also wanted to tell you something..... Thanks a whole fucking lot for getting me hooked on those pigs...... :banghead:

    Now I want one
     
  10. Beki

    Beki Good Dog Premium Member

    Heh heh heh!
     
  11. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    This is the picture she sent me:
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    He doesn't look very big.
    And I also see a striking resemblance between him and my late grandparent's white schnauzer.
     
  12. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    My friend has 4 she just got a new one.
    Although hers are raised in the house and the go outside when they are older but if you have any specific questions I can ask her!
     
  13. kady05

    kady05 Krypto Super Dog

    Wahh.. it doesn't work!
     
  14. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Poo! It did. I must have deleted something.
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    Ali, mostly I'd like to know what she does with them when she's not home. Do pigs kennel? I would assume they don't mind too much, there is no way there will be a loose pig in my house if I'm not home.
    And how they take to traveling - I don't go anywhere often, usually one week every year. Not TOO long of a car trip 3-4 hours. If it came to it, I'd hire a pig sitter.

    Odd questions, I know :lol:
     
  15. kady05

    kady05 Krypto Super Dog

    Oh god he is cute! I just showed him to Eric and he said "He looks like food.. like he's laying on a platter." :lol: Poor pig, I'd have to hide him from Eric I guess.
     
  16. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    Oh wow he's tiny!
    I sent her a message ill let you know
     
  17. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    She said she confines hers to one room and hers travel fine in a crate.
    But she said be weary because they grow for 4 years so because he's small doesn't mean he will stay small.
     
  18. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Oh, I know :D
    I wouldn't mind a big piggy, I don't think. But that is more to think about. If I could be certain of getting J used to him, there wouldn't be a problem and I'd pick him up now. J has intense prey drive and we're just getting to the point with the cat that he can lay near her on a leash. The only thing he has HARMED is a rat. Otherwise he rushed up on the cat (or frog one time) and bounces all around them like he's scared they'll shock him if he touched them.
     
  19. Team Peanut

    Team Peanut GRCH Dog

    Lol @kamdon :)

    My mom uses a pen inside her room kinda like the puppy pens with blankets and pillows and a few toys in it. She is liter box trained took 2 days to fully train her. She brought her to one of Peanuts practices set her up in a pack n play next to Peanut.
     
  20. Here's mine, lol. We were on a hog hunt the other night, and we caught her momma. Babies scattered everywhere and my husband snatched her up. Her name is Spot, aka Shake-n-Bake. She was TINY when we brought her home, and she's growing like a stink weed. I supplemented her with formula at first, but she's on normal feed now :D

    She is naughty in the house though if you aren't watching her. She'll chew on shows and wires like a dang puppy!!!

    I gotta get better pics of her. She's turning red where she's blong in the pic. I love her spots. She's just my pet, and I use her to start puppies up on baying (with her safe in an enclosure:) )

    My husband has a little sow too he raised up from about 5lbs. She's about 40lbs now. She's red. Her name is Bacon. She lives out in a nice dog kennel though, lol.
     

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