||Four years old|
||Terra Cotta, Ontario, Canada|
is a four-year-old Mexican Pig. She is similar to a Pot Belly
Pig except that she is slightly larger, has big pointy ears, and is
completely hairless. Squiggly lives with us on our hobby farm in Terra
Cotta, Ontario, Canada. This picture was taken in the summer. Squiggly
doesn't like to come out much during the winter. Squiggly thinks she is
a dog! She plays with our dogs when they run around the front yard chasing
each other. There is one exception, Squiggly always comes when she is
called, the dogs don't.
Squiggly was given to us by a young couple from Ottawa,
Ontario. They purchased her when she was just a little wiener. She
was the runt of the litter and very small. However, she eventually
grew too large for them to keep. They heard that we have a number of
animals that we have rescued over the years and offered her to us.
They drove Squiggly here in the back of their pickup. The drive took
them about six hours each way. And they have returned several times
just to visit!
Squiggly vocalizes a great deal. She mostly grunts but also squeals if
she is upset or excited. She is always excited at feeding time. A pig
is a very noisy pet!
Squiggly is fully grown and weighs about 130 lbs. She tends to put on
weight unless her diet is restricted (don't we all). In the winter
she eats a mixture of commercial pig food, dog kibble, corn, bread,
apples, carrots, melons and grapes. A particular favorite is
pineapple but as it is so expensive she only gets it if the local
supermarket has some on sale. In the summer she eats the above plus
all the grubs she can root from the lawn and the top of any
flowering plant she comes across.
She also gets treats with the dogs. If she feels that she has been
shortchanged she butts against your leg with her snout until she gets
her fair share. The dogs don't seem to mind her presence but we have
had some doggie visitors that practically lose their minds the first
time that Squiggly comes trotting along.
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