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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-14-2014, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Piglet behavior questions!

I've had my mini piglet, Lucy, for 3 days. She is 15 days old and I am bottle feeding her. She is a very sweet, playful, and cuddly piglet--the complete opposite of my other mini. Most of the time it's cute but she has started wanting to be held and be the center of attention ALL the time. And if not, she'll scream until she gets her way. Like earlier today I went to put her back in her bin and under her heat lamp because she was shivering and she literally screamed for 45 minutes straight and kept thumping against the bin trying to get out. I kept going back and forth between feeling irritated and feeling guilty. I don't want her to feel ignored, but I also don't want her to think that she can scream and throw fits to get her way. I finally left the room until she calmed down. She also gets bratty even if she is on my lap or my bed and I am doing something else. This morning I had my phone out and she kept trying to push it out of my hands. She also takes the tv remote and pushes that off the bed.
I need advice before I do anything to accidentally make it worse!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-14-2014, 04:51 PM
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I would ask someone on a pig forum.

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Sounds like a little baby that needs attention.
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15 DAYS old! My goodness...at that age you should just keep her with you.

I'd also suggest finding a pig specific forum, they'll have a better idea of piggy specific behaviors ect.

...but TBH I'd never willingly take on a baby animal at that age (abandoned kittens, fosters ect being an exception), especially if you paid for her! Babies that young need to be with their mamas, IMO.

As a side note, a quick google search brought this site up: http://www.pigs4ever.com/pot_belly_p...564c8712800c6d

I've heard of 'mini' pigs before, and someone near me locally always has ads up for teacup pigs, everything I've found on 'teacup' or 'mini' (25-50 lb) pot bellied pigs has said it's a scam...just FYI.

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My sweet Lucy girl died last night...she was doing great, eating well, active, etc. But she got scours and went downhill fast... She took her last breath in my arms....
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Oh, I am so sorry. Life is so fragile. Lucy didn't have to die alone. Again, I am so sorry.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-20-2014, 12:37 AM
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ChasingRainbows, I'm so sorry about Lucy...
I'll bet she was Cute Wee Piglet...
And she died being held by you, that had to have been reassuring for her, to feel your love surrounding her, before she Flew Free...
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I'm sorry to hear about Lucy. Holding her in your arms and feel your care and love was the best thing you could do. She knew, she could feel much love and relaxed in your arms. I know you'll miss her. {{hugs}}


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