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Marcus

Mixed -- DOB 8/2/22 approx -- Boar -- Short hair

These big boars are settling in well! They were advertised for free on Facebook and unfortunately their cage was very small - just 80cm, for two rather podgy adult boys! They had only woodshavings, straw and an upturned, empty bowl. They seem in fairly good health but definitely need to go on a diet.

 

So far, Marcus seems the most confident piggy although he is also incredibly lazy! He will happily take food from your hand and isn't fussy when it comes to snacks. He enjoys sleeping but also sitting with you for a cuddle for short periods. He does have a bit of a naughty bar biting habit but this seems to be related to his neighbour Tomas egging him on!

Marcus suffers from some mild respiratory symptoms which have been investigated by our vets (believed to be chronic from his previous living conditions). He doesn't require medication, but potential adopters must be aware of this :)

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Orlando and Libby

Mixed -- DOB 26/2/22 approx -- Boar -- Short hair

Mixed -- DOB 3/1/22 approx -- Sow -- Short hair

Poor Lando was dumped by the local canal in an isolated spot along with some rubbish and children's toys. Thrown away like trash. He was spotted around the 21st April but couldn't be caught. 

After searching just about every inch of the area multiple times over the next few days with lots of help, unfortunately he seemed to have disappeared.

Fast forward 2 weeks and, whilst photographing the birds at a local wildlife centre I happened to look across the river to where he was last seen. We had left a box with hay and some water for him, and I zoomed in to have a look, just in case. Up popped Lando's head from by his box!!

Once home, he was thin, tired, dehydrated, cold and terrified.

He has taken a while to come out of his shell and is still a bit of a nervous boy, but he is getting bolder everyday and is now a normal weight for his age and size. He doesn't like parsley or pepper (fussy for a half starved stray!) but loves a big pile of hay and his nuggets.

He gets very excited at sweeping out time and will wheek and popcorn crazily with happiness. He knows the sound of the fridge, however quietly you try to open it, and is a curious and inquisitive little fellow.

He's quite quick to catch but once you have him on your lap he is happy to sit for a while with you. He likes to rest under your chin, but as he is so curious he also likes to walk about on you and explore. When he is having cuddles, he doesn't stop chatting to you!

He was originally bonded with Rufus, but sadly as Rufus reached maturity the boys fell out and had to be separated.

Lando was castrated on 18/11/22.

Lovely Princess Libby was surrendered as sadly her sister had to be put to sleep and her family didn't want Libby to become lonely. She is a very... voluptuous girl and is definitely in need of a diet! Her nails were very long and curled. She is a lovely sweet girl, not fazed by anything. She will sit on you for hours, licking away at your face and hands. She is definitely in charge of the pair, but they love each other very much and get on amazingly well.

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Tweed

Mixed -- DOB 1/10/23 approx -- Boar -- Short hair

Tweed is a 6 month old (approx) boar who arrived as part of a group of 4 boars. They'd been living together in the bottom of a small hutch, on thick, wet straw covered in faeces. 4 boars is a no-no, and all of the boys were in poor condition. We originally paired him with Harris, but once they had settled in we noticed Tweed was quite dominant and the boys were falling out, so they have been separated. He ate and drank for his life on arrival! His nails were overgrown, and he was very stiff due to a poor diet which has caused scurvy - his joints were the worst of all 4 boys, and is riddled with lice and wounds (probably from fighting with the others). His scent gland was dirty and balding. 

He is a the calmest boy, and the most keen on cuddles. He will happily sit for snuggles for quite a long time, and likes to lick your skin! His favourite thing to do is stand with his front feet on his bowl, waiting for snacks and giving himself a little height boost so he can be nosy!

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Tomas

Mixed -- DOB 8/2/22 approx -- Boar (N) -- Short hair

These big boars are settling in well! They were advertised for free on Facebook and unfortunately their cage was very small - just 80cm, for two rather podgy adult boys! They had only woodshavings, straw and an upturned, empty bowl. They seem in fairly good health but definitely need to go on a diet.

 

Tomas is more shy when it comes to humans but will still take a snack from your hands. He also enjoys a cuddle but likes a blanket or bed to snuggle in for security. He likes to climb, and spends lots of time on top of his wooden house checking out what's going on around him.

 

He is quite a dominant boar and so has been neutered so that he can live with some wives!

Tomas was castrated on 19/3/24 and experienced some issues with incontinence and bladder sludge after his op, which are now under control. He has a special diet that potential adopters will need to bear in mind.

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Tate and Lyle

Mixed -- DOB 1/1/24 approx -- Boar -- Short hair

Mixed -- DOB 1/1/24 approx -- Boar -- Short hair

Tate and Lyle are two 4-5 month old brothers who arrived as part of a group of 4 boars. They'd been living together in the bottom of a small hutch, on thick, wet straw covered in faeces. 4 boars is a no-no, and all of the boys were in poor condition. Out of all of them, the worst were Tate and Lyle. Tate (more black) was in slightly better condition but both were emaciated and bony. They ate and drank for their lives on arrival! Both boys are very stiff and their joints are achy due to a poor diet which has caused scurvy, and they are riddled with lice and wounds (probably from fighting with each other). Tate's nails were over grown and his incisor teeth were slanted, so he struggled with eating to begin with. Lyle was in a terrible state. His nose was running and he was sneezing a lot. His rump was filthy, balding and covered in nasty wounds and scabs. One of his toes has broken outwards, splitting the skin which had become caked in faeces. His face , especially his nose and mouth, is covered in scars and wounds (his nickname is Scar-face!) which are now scabbing over.

They are surprisingly very confident and friendly boys! Lyle will let you pick him up, and both boys enjoy a cuddle and have begun to popcorn.

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Harris

Abysinnian -- DOB 1/10/23 approx -- Boar -- Medium

Harris is a 6 month old (approx) boar who arrived as part of a group of 4 boars. They'd been living together in the bottom of a small hutch, on thick, wet straw covered in faeces. 4 boars is a no-no, and all of the boys were in poor condition. We originally paired him with Tweed, but once they had settled in we noticed Tweed was quite dominant and the boys were falling out, so they have been separated. He ate and drank for his life on arrival! He was a bit stiff due to a poor diet which has caused mild scurvy, and is riddled with lice and wounds (probably from fighting with the others). His nails were over grown and his feet were very sore, swollen and red. His nose was running and he is covered in nasty wounds and scabs. His mouth was covered in scabs, one area of which had gone necrotic. It dropped off a few days after he arrived, leaving him with a big chunk of his lip missing! 

He is a bold boy, not hugely keen on cuddles or being picked up but he is full of character and loves to watch what is going on around him, and flip his hidey house over :)

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