I lost the key member of my pig household this week and so I find myself with space for a new boar. His main companion would be a 3lb 18mth-2 year old bouncy squish of a pig. Said squish has a definite soppy side, as seen in his encounters with my departed pig, but can also be a bit *much* with all his excited charging around and shouting so his friend would probably need to be quite laid back.
Ideally I'm looking for a baby boar to try to make introductions as easy as possible but I'd also happily consider an older guy if his personality seemed a good fit.
Basically, if you know a lonely boar in or around Edinburgh (or within easy reach by bus/train), please let me know.
- Cavies 'n Cobwebs
I can easily check him out for you and transport if need be.
He's gorgeous. I might be being silly-picky but facially he's *very* like Robert with that fuzzy black triangle. His is even wonky at the same bit Robert's is. I worry I'd look at him and expect Robert, y'know? I need to think.
- Cavies 'n Cobwebs
Anyway, consider anything on Gumtree up to Peterhead and probably even Fraserburgh or Ballater if east and anything south of Aberdeen. I did Jedburgh for Jaycey so no worries if it means a little one getting a new home!
I will also check my local pet shop window (non animal seller) as they usually have local ones for rehoming without being advertised online. Many are also small breeders up here too unfortunately.
- You can quote me
That said, 1) I am not trying to butt in or exert any pressure -- you need to do what is right in your heart for yourself and your other pigs; and 2) we never had one that was nearly identical to the one who had left us.
Webs, bless you and thank you for offering to help transport.
FWIW. My very best to you and your herd, regardless of who joins it, or when.
I don't like Gumtree. It's too difficult and makes me worry about pigs that I can't help. I might bow out and just wait for an actual rescue to have someone.