Chock and Chips progress part 1

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tashab

Post   » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:49 pm


Rosie is the queen of tasting everything, just in case it might be edible. Princess has no fear, so it involves frequent rescues for her.

Maddy_harper

Post   » Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:46 pm


Chip likes to taste everything to see whether he can eat it or not. chock doesnt do that. Right now they have been put back in their cage after a nice run and are recking a cardboard tube.

Maddy_harper

Post   » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:28 am


Chip loves his tube. He is never outt of it lol.

Maddy_harper

Post   » Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:15 am


Chock and Chip have such beautiful silky coats now. They are a joy to own. :)

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AldenM1
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Post   » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:22 am


I"m so glad you're all enjoying each other!

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MildredM
The-Fairy-in-my-Heart

Post   » Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:40 pm


Yes, it's lovely! I adore a silky coat to stroke too!

Maddy_harper

Post   » Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:48 pm


Couldnt agree more with the silky coat thing. :) 3 cheers for silky coats !

Maddy_harper

Post   » Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:50 pm


Sorry linkx if my capitals and stuf arnt good right now. My laptop is broken and i am using my phone to keep you all updated for the time being.

Bookfan
For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:36 pm


Sounds like they're flourishing in your care. Lucky pigs!

Maddy_harper

Post   » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:32 pm


Their still getting use to being picked up. Sometimes they wont be picked up at all and run away from my hands. What i have started doing recently is stroking them n the cage sevral times every day with out picking them up and they are improving slowly over time. i love them both very much because their so different from each other. Chock is the quieter of my boys. Any tips on how i can bring my boy to come out his shell a bit? Thanks for your tips n advance.

Maddy_harper

Post   » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:45 pm


Their still getting use to being picked up. Sometimes they wont be picked up at all and run away from my hands. What i have started doing recently is stroking them n the cage sevral times every day with out picking them up and they are improving slowly over time. i love them both very much because their so different from each other. Chock is the quieter of my boys. Any tips on how i can bring my boy to come out his shell a bit? Thanks for your tips n advance.

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AldenM1
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Post   » Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:10 pm


Sounds like you're doing everything right! I'm doing the stroking-without-picking-up thing with my Cookie and she's getting a bit better about running away. But fundamentally pigs have different personalities; some of them are never going to be very loud or outgoing. And they're weird. Cookie is the hardest to pick up as she runs away from me FAST, but once I catch her she's by far the one who most enjoys a good snuggle.

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MildredM
The-Fairy-in-my-Heart

Post   » Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:57 pm


I agree, what you are doing already sounds great! It can take quite a while for some guineas to realise how nice a gentle scritch on the head top can be! Maybe always give them a treat when you have them n your lap so they associate lap time with yummy treats.

Maddy_harper

Post   » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:02 pm


Chip tilts his head up for scratches its so cute. :). chock needs more handling time i think so i shall increase that and keep you all posted. any other tips would be great :)

Maddy_harper

Post   » Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:55 am


Their just tucking in to some greens after having some free range time

Maddy_harper

Post   » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:36 am


they love free range time ! Chip likes to try eat everything in sight . Just how he is though.

Maddy_harper

Post   » Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:03 am


I love my piggies. They so sweet.

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GP_mum
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Post   » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:46 pm


Being able to pet them while they are in their cage demonstrates that they trust you quite a bit so keep up with what you are doing. I find with my pigs, constant handling helps get them more used to it.

My oldest sow is still terrified and runs quickly so I usually try to herd her into a tunnel, block the the exit or entrance and scoop her up. She's very relaxed once she's on my lap and everyone gets their fave veg when they're out to help them associate the fact that coming out is not scary.

Maddy_harper

Post   » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:07 am


chip will sit in one spot and wait for me to find him so i can pick him up. Chock isnt sure but he is getting better.

Maddy_harper

Post   » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:23 pm


Chip is a bit of ariggler when being picked up but once he is picked up he loves his cuddles. He also loves his cage cuddles :). chock is a little shy but he likes cage cuddles now :).

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