I'm a long time lurker with a few questions. We have had several different pigs over many years, but right now we have 2 teddy bear females who are around 2 years old. One of them, Banana Butt, loves to chew on and/or eat our hair when we are holding her. She also likes to do this with any strings that may be hanging off our clothes or blankets. We stop her as soon as possible, and I don't think she has ever really eaten enough hair or string to be of concern, but I was just wondering if any other pigs do this? Or do we have a pig that suffers from pica?
Another thing that she does is when we have her out (she may do this in her cage too, but we don't watch her there as much), is she will take poop out of her butt and only eat 1/2 of it. Or take it out and not eat it at all. I thought they knew when the "special poops" were available and wouldn't take ones out with their mouth that weren't edible. Sometimes we take ones that she has done this with and offer it to her again and she will eat it then. Is this normal?
Thanks for any responses!
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They usually eat all the cecal poops, but not always. And they do sometimes eat the fecal ones.