Miss Piggy & Pepper
Date need to move by: ASAP
Date added to list: 01/07/21
Number of pigs: 2
Reason for rehoming: Unsuitable ground for our pigs needs and land owner has said that we can no longer keep our pigs there. One of our pigs is slightly older (around 6 years old) and as our land is on clay soil this can aggravate her legs causing intermittent limp.
Name/Breed/Ages/Size: Miss Piggy & Pepper We have 2 saddle back pigs. One is around 7 years old called Miss Piggy and the other is around 3 years old called Pepper. Roughly about 1m tall by half a meter wide ( very large pigs) Unsure on weight however the vet estimates around 280- 320 kg
Castrated/Spayed: neither is spayed.
Location: East Sussex
Transport available: Will require transport
Vaccinations/Worming/Health: They were last wormed on 22/04/21. No they haven't been vaccinated.
Personality: Despite their size they are very gentle pigs, they can be a bit clumsy sometimes and don't know their own size when they are trying to scratch themselves on your leg. They love a good back scratch and laying in the sun ( they are more than happy for you to lay with them). They have never really been with other animals, they are next to the goat enclosure and have had dogs visit them which they have been fine with however haven't been housed with other animals. The older pig sometimes pushes the younger one away from food however they have never caused any injury to each other and get on well together. We have had both pigs since they were babies (the youngest was born on site) so have been used to people and interaction from a very early age. The older pig has only shown slight aggression once which was when we were treating an injury to her leg which caused her discomfort and even then it was only a warning growl.
Updates from new home required: Would be nice but if they don’t want to that’s fine
Anything else: The older pig (Miss Piggy) appears to be hard of hearing and does get the occasional limp/ stiffness in legs. It would be lovely if they could have a little wallowing area as they do like to lay in the pond and a nice amount of space.