Pigbert and Goober
Abyssinian -- DOB unknown -- Boar -- Medium hair
Mixed -- DOB unknown -- Boar -- Short hair
Pigbert and Goober were surrendered after a change in family circumstances. Their cage was large, but very dirty and quite bare! Their owner had attempted to bond the boys with another single boar (she was recommended that this would be fine, so it wasn't her fault) and fighting ensued. All the pigs fought with each other which is understandable, probably due to fear aggression. Pigbert (Abyssinian) had a nasty bite wound behind his elbow which did not receive veterinary attention and his front paws were quite red and swollen. Goober had a fungal infection around a scab on one of his ears. Both lads are very friendly and enjoy mad popcorning sessions about the cage! They will happily share food with each other and love their veggies. This pair are in our fabulous foster home for some extra love!
Mixed -- DOB 26/2/22 approx -- Boar -- 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, and is ready for adoption from the 30th of December.
Lando is currently suffering from an abscess and is under treatment.
Crested -- Approx 16-20 weeks old -- Boar -- Short hair
Little baby Abraham was surrendered after a change in family circumstances. Their owner had attempted to bond him with Pigbert and Goober (she was recommended that this would be fine, so it wasn't her fault) and fighting ensued. All the pigs fought with each other which is understandable, probably due to fear aggression. He had been separated and living in a plastic storage crate for 4 days, with just a bowl of water. It was sopping wet and filthy - due to the high ammonia levels and pungent smell in the box, Abraham has some nasal discharge and sneezing. One of his teeth was chipped and his little ears are shredded. There is a wound on one of his ears too which has now scabbed over. He is very, very sweet and had a great time exploring his cage when he arrived. But, he is very lonely and so once he is healthy he will be looking for a boar-friend to live with!
Rex-- DOB 1/5/22 approx -- Boar -- Short hair
Rufus is one of 3 boars we caught with the help of lots of amazing people by a local canal in town. He was very tiny and very thin when we got him home, and was suffering with ringworm. He also had an eye injury which is now all treated. He was a very scared boy, but since settling in and having a piggy neighbour he has gained lots of confidence! His favourite hidey is his log roll, and although he isn't a big hay fan he will eat readigrass to make up for it, which he enjoys very much. He doesn't like pepper very much and is very fast, but he does enjoy a cuddle once you have picked him up. He is particularly fond of a chin rub or a cheek rub and will lick your hands afterwards in return. He also has a habit of trying to climb onto your face!! If the TV is on, he will sit and stare for a long time, catching up on whatever is on. He was originally bonded with Lando but sadly once he reached maturity he decided he didn't like Lando any more and the boys had to be separated.
Rufus was castrated on 18/11/22, and is ready for adoption from the 30th of December.