Is there anyone else on this site that deals with humidity and heat...what do you do? Is there something I can do that would keep her safe?
Thanks for your help!
- Sewing for a Cause
Over 75, I would suggest turning on the air.
Tiles you can get at home depot or such stores. I'm going to have mine glazed to food standards and bottom can not absorb and mildew.
last summer when it got too hot (I lived in the Seattle area so really it didn't get THAT hot) I put ice packs under their fleece where they couldn't get to them. I used zip lock baggies with ice cubes just incase some how the stuff inside those blue Ice packs leaked. I also did this on our drive from WA to TN in Aug. The pigs at first were wondering what the hard lumps were under the fleece but soon they realized they could lay on it and get cool. They would fight over who got to the lumps first. My peruvian would kick the other one off her ice pack when hers melted.
I am a very new pig owner, but have fallen totally in love. I haven't switched to fleece, and am not too sure how to go about it. I bet Grace would love it though because she loves her fleece chair.
Since I am still using aspen (just switched from Carefresh because it is too dusty), how would I keep her from getting to the ice packs? Would it be safer to just use crushed ice...but what if she/bedding got wet? I guess I can wrap it in a towel and put it on top of her chair. :> Is she smart enough (forgive me) to not lay on the cold ice towel if she got too cold?
- Sewing for a Cause
Humidity, I've always kept a general rule. If it's comfortable for you, it's probably ok for them. But from things I've read, (think I'm recalling right been long night) pigs do better with low mositure.
Someone step in on that one please!!
Um, are you smart enough to move off a cold pad? lol. Sorry :P
No harm ment there.
I was worried about Grace getting wet from the sweating ice bag/bottle, etc. I have never bathed her (she's only four months old) because I didn't think it was good for them to be wet. She smells so sweet and wonderful too. I love that warm animal/dusty smell. I just burry my face in her hair and listen to her little wheeks. It is so calming to come home to her.
- E's Moriarity
Now's the time to bring up how much you and Grace would like another sweet sow to keep both of you company! On the Placement Forum there have been posts about pigs in Iowa/Des Moines. Somewhere there is a pig in need, just waiting for you and Grace!
I apologize the the length of this note. I guess I used it as an opportunity to introduce myself, my ignorance and desire to learn because I truly LOVE gps.
I also love listening and learning from all of you.
I'll try to figure out how to post a pic of Grace.
I got both mine from a pet store too before I knew better. I thought pet stores cared about pets. I had always had larger pets (horses, cats, dogs)never small pets. I knew I could get cats and dogs from rescues and the humane society but being from a small town we never heard of other pet rescues. I was living in a larger area when I got my pets. I have since learned all sorts of animals I can get from rescues. I know I will never have to buy a pet again. I just did a power point presentation on animal rescues in my power point class. Most people in my class (the avg age of this college is 32) didn't know all the animals that could be rescued. Of course some still want those purebred animals with papers so not sure if I got thru to all of them in class.
Both my girls had issues..one very ill, one pregnant. But luckily they both are happy healthy pigs nearly 2 years later. Thanks to the info I have gotten from this site.