Meet Alan & Steve, two very chunky, well cared for boars but very skittish. Elderly couple brought him in as they couldn't take care of them any longer, they made an over an hour journey to get to Piggy Kingdom and we decided to keep them simply because my son has fallen in love with them so they will join his Ship of Pirate Piggies!
Lots of new PIGtures of Peaches and Lilly (click on the picture to open their profile page), a lovely pair of short haired sows available for adoption. They came in September 2012, required a bit of attention due to scurvy (caused by lack of vit c in their diet), now they are ready for their new loving pet home, indoor much preferred. Who'd like to adopt them?
Four days into January and we have 4 new rescue Piggies and 1 Bunny. The rabbit will be photographed tomorrow, pictures of the Pigs below.
If you can, please donate any amount that suits you, we don't want to say no to any Guinea Pig or Rabbit that needs to be taken in, whatever is the reason, in this case the owners couldn't cope with 2 pairs of boars who fell out with each other and the Bunny who was squashing their Netherland Dwarf pet rabbit, on top of that one job was lost in the family and pet budget had to be minimized. Quite often Piggy Kingdom is the last resort, tomorrow we'll have 3 more Piggies coming in. We want to be able to say 'yes, we can accept them' next time sm asks. Please donate!
Heracles, he came in the same cage with Herbert, the silver agouti chinchilla marked boar but they definitely don't get on with each other at all and should have been separated ages ago. Heracles has a developing bumblefoot, looks like an injury caused by the boys fighting, he was treated for it with few drops of tea tree oil mixed in with olive oil. All of them were treated for parasites as a precaution anyway, though Heracles needs a full treatment, he's also mildly infested.
Herbert, silver agouti chinchilla marked boar with longer hair on his bum. He's worse off out of the 4 'H' boys. He was in the same cage with Heracles, the Teddy boar, and got bitten by him severely... Large scab on his ear, numerous fresh scabs on his back, around his mouth, runny nose, he's the thinnest of them all and has worse mange mite infestation. I'm glad they all are in Piggy Kingdom now!
Helmut, he's very skittish but that could be caused by mange mites (flaky skin and small scratch scabs on his back) and most probably fungal infection on his nose. He didn't get on with Heliodor and they are separated. It looks like he has a bit of roaning on him otherwise he's just a black and white very handsome Pig.
Heliodor, lovely boy, he's got a white marking on his head otherwise it's a very strange colour, golden, sort of...some of his coat is agouti colour with dark tips and in places golden looks more like very dark buff and there is no clear distinction between agouti and the rest, so no patches, it's all mixed in. He's very unique!
Meet Kaito & Chiyo, two lovely young boars, they came in just today! I was informed they are around 6 months old now so still young boars. They are lovely and healthy boys and it will be very difficult to let them go, I may keep them just for a while to enjoy their company. When time comes for them to go to a loving pet home, only an indoor household will be considered for those to boys. They lived indoors since they were purchased at a garden centre at a very young age of around 8 weeks, now they are inside as well while staying in Piggy Kingdom. I will observe them for few weeks to see how they get on, they are bonded together but seem to have a bit of a power struggle, maybe because of the new environment and kids fussing around them, right now they are munching their pellets and shredding newspaper with which I lined their cage. Not much else to say, lovely, happy boys!