Pigloo for Baby GPs?

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Post   » Thu Aug 29, 2002 10:33 pm

My about 5 week old piggies (Houdini & Teddy) have been with my daughter and me for about a week. While I understand the importance of providing a safe secure place for them to hide, they just want to stay inside the pigloo (except for eating) when I place it in the 2x4 C&C cage. Therefore, I have removed the pigloo so that they can become acclimated to us. Am I doing the right thing?

Should I (a) leave the pigloo in the cage all the time, (b) just put it in at night or (c) wait until the piggies feel more comfortable with us before I put the pigloo back in?

In terms of their adjustment to us, they will approach us & take veggies from our hand. However, they still run when we come near the cage unless we approach verrry slooowly & are not too fond of being picked up. Houdini will purr (is that the right term?) when we hold him & pet & brush him. Teddy is a bit more skittish.
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Post   » Thu Aug 29, 2002 10:39 pm

You can put the pigloo back in at night until they get a little older and get used to you.


Post   » Thu Aug 29, 2002 11:00 pm

Thanks for the reply. I know this is probably a strange question but would the pigs get upset/confused by having the pigloo in at night & taken out every day?


Post   » Fri Aug 30, 2002 12:43 pm

I have to take Daisy´s pigloo out during the day or she would never come out of it. Funny thing is, she is my friendliest pig.

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Post   » Fri Aug 30, 2002 2:06 pm

hmmm, I posted earlier but it didn´t take. My sister, Becki, has a baby sow. She puts Annabelles pigolo in when she´s not home and at night. Annabelle hasn´t ever seem confused.


Post   » Fri Aug 30, 2002 2:19 pm

It´s the owner that´s confused, not the pigs. LOL

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Post   » Fri Aug 30, 2002 2:33 pm

hm I don´t think they´d get confused at all or upset even... I´ve noticed how quickly these pigs learn routines, and it is when I don´t follow a certain aspect of the routine that my pigs get confused. My girls know that when I make smoochy noises (yah I´m weird) that theyre going to get food. So if ever in the event I make a sound resembling a smooch sound by accident, they start running around, Mocha wheeks, Moppy makes a weird duck sound (she only wheeks if a pig besides Mocha gets close to her), and they look totally confused when I don´t rush to the fridge to meet the demand. Don´t worry about confusion or upsetting them, they learn routines quickly and it seems like they even thrive on them (with certain things of course)
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