The last one actually had a urinary tract infection and seemed to be associating pain with the cage or something external, within a few days of having the piggy on antibiotics the freaking out stopped.
I'll have Jim hold him while I look at the bottoms of his feet. Maybe he has a bad spur or something.
A tip from Maremma (I might have spelled that wrong) - I had to clean EVERY part of the cage, including the ramp. After that it took some gentle shoving, but she almost immediately went back to normal.
It was probably the impending whether. Stirs up the ghosts.
I wonder if it could static?
You know, this is a good question. With the storm that moved in, everything was dry and there was a lot of static electricity. I did run their clean bedding in the dryer with a dryer sheet (which I don't usually do) because it was clinging pretty badly.
He's been eating in his hayloft, a happy Widgy.
- For Rocky
Have I told you about the wooden hidey house our pigs have? It was Rocky's favorite spot, he used to hang out there all the time. After he died, Apollo went into the house once, almost like he was looking for Rocky, but then didn't go in the house for the weeks or months. Apollo loved sit on top of the house or behind it, but never inside. I was telling a friend about this and she said "Well, maybe Apollo won't go inside because Rocky is still there." I found that oddly comforting, and just a little bit creepy.
The cuddle cup that Widget absolutely would not go back in to used to be Gilbert's. I just started putting them back in the cage a couple of weeks ago because they're warm and snuggly and it's now getting cold around here.
So, I'm not the only one here that has experienced this. Twice in the last year since Derek passed away, I have sworn I've seen something whoosh by in the big cage, yet all four pigs were still sleeping/resting in pigloos or their timber houses when I checked afterwards. All four were in the same places as they were before the event occurred.