One suggestion(not that you asked). I would be tempted to cut that loft choroplast lower to match the ramp height and width. I had to do that with my girls because hopping over at the top of the ramp was too scary for them. I also drape a piece of fleece from inside the loft and then partially onto the ramp for a very easy transition.
- Supporter in '11
The alternative is hold carrot about 4 inches away from pigs mouth. Keep on moving it back as they go for it. Usually they don't realize they're going up a ramp. Veggies trump all.
I trained piggies to go up stairs by doing this. (Also female piggies on the upper steps worked to, but I think little Bernie is pretty acclimated to Ms. Emma.)
My girls are chickens. After Diamond died, I downsized and made a smaller loft and ramp. It didn't work. No one wanted to go up it. It was too narrow and steep. Your ramp looks perfect. Wide and gradual. Only thing is the hop over the top.
Bugsmom, I didn't realize that! lol. I wonder what Mojo thinks of Berno's latest challenge?
Topaz, lynx did that sketch for you? It looks JUST like Diamond in your profile pic! Very beautiful:)
Momo, I wanted to ask: who is a more abusive roomate? Meimei or Emma? I think Meimei...she was constantly harassing Mojo, remember....rofl....while Emma mostly ignores B?
Good luck to anyone going through that. My advice is those super salty buttery puffed corn things are GREAT to snack on during recovery because they melt in your mouth and can be mooshed agaist the roof of your mouth too. Stock up on jello, pudding, bottled drinks (because you WILL be too dizzy to pour yourself drinks) and ibprofen. The narcotics did NOTHING for the pain and made very ill. Puking when like that hurts unbelieveably bad!!! Make sure you have LOTS of movies because you really arnt going to feel good enough to do anything for 3-5 days...