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RubySimon

Post   » Sat Oct 01, 2022 8:23 am


If anyone goes to Free Kibble and clicks, check out the what makes me happy part of the page!!!!!!

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Sun Oct 02, 2022 4:56 pm


Have you tried giving him something to eat, like fresh grass, lettuce, or corn husk, and then picking him up? With his mouth full it’s harder to bite, and he should start associating food with being handled. Just a thought.

Bookfan
For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Mon Oct 03, 2022 12:57 pm


Our first pig was a biter. We used a kleenex box, with the opening cut out a bit, to get her out of the cage. We'd put it down next to her & she'd climb in. We'd lift her up in the box like it was an elevator - being careful about her possibly falling out. To put her back, she would trot over to her cage, we'd lift the side & she'd jump in. I can't remember what we did when we *had* to get her out of the cage. She was always up for some adventure so it wasn't often a problem.

It is a good idea to be sure she gets patient adopters who know what they'll be dealing with.

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Lynx
Celebrate!!!

Post   » Mon Oct 03, 2022 10:57 pm


I think the being in the air for the transition from ground to out of the cages is the scariest part. I am guessing the box gave a more secure feeling.

Bookfan
For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Tue Oct 04, 2022 8:16 pm


Interesting.

RubySimon

Post   » Mon Oct 17, 2022 10:12 am


I agree Lynx. He seems to do it when he is off the ground. He is sporadic with his biting. I don't think he is a true biter, he will be fine a lot of the time, then he will nip at a strange time. I have really been working on handling him. My husband finally clipped their nails and he nipped twice, but not really hard, more just in protest. I think we are making progress. Slow, but some headway to them learning that people are not so so scary.
The shelter called and said they had adopters, a mom and 11 year old son. I told them that these guys were definitely not a good fit. Thankfully, they listened and directed them to another pair of boys they have. I did a cute little write up for their bio page that outlines some of their "quirks". But it also talks about what great pigs they will be in the right home and how cute and funny they are. I put in it that a home with young children would be a mistake (not worded quite like that). I hope they get placed soon. I don't want them to have to go back to the shelter to stay for any length of time before being adopted. But of course, I don't really have a say in that. I hope that they just figure that since they are in foster, they are better off.

RubySimon

Post   » Tue Nov 22, 2022 5:19 pm


Supposed to bring them to the shelter to meet some adopters tomorrow! I have mixed emotions. They need to find their forever home, but with losing Simon on Saturday, now them leaving, it is sad.

I truly do hope it works out. And I hope I like the people or that will stink! The hard part of being a fosterer I guess.

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Nov 22, 2022 10:28 pm


Good luck tomorrow! I hope you like them and that they are a good match.

RubySimon

Post   » Thu Dec 01, 2022 8:56 am


My fosters got adopted! The young man that came was really nice. The shelter pretty much let me do the deciding as to whether it would be a good fit, but within minutes, I knew he would be. He gave me his info, and texted me with an update. I will check in with him today to make sure all is still going well.

Supposed to be getting another foster pig. I am so disgusted. The shelters are getting inundated with 2 and 3 years old pigs. All adopted during the pandemic, now are just work and the jerks don't want them any more. I actually predicted this way back with all the animals that were flying out of rescues and shelters. Ugh. Anyway, they asked me to foster a pig or they may be getting a chinchilla that will need fostering. I told them I would take a pig, if I take the chin, there is a VERY good chance I will be a foster failure with it and I promised my husband that I would not take on any new permanent pets unless we lose one of what we have. I did say if they are stuck and can't get someone to do it, I would, but that I would be happy to train anyone on their care. Hope that works out. If they give me the pig first (chin is not in custody yet), then it is all a moot point because I won't have space for it. So will see how this plays out.

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Lynx
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Post   » Thu Dec 01, 2022 12:41 pm


Foster failure! What a moniker to wear with pride! - - - Except you likely don't need more animals.

So glad you had success adopting your fosters. Good to know you will likely be getting updates. I also think it useful to have a contact who can advise regarding health issues (he could ask you health questions). At least you would know when something requires a vet visit.

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