William and Buddy Love
Mixed -- DOB 3/2/22 -- Boar -- Short hair
Sheltie mix -- DOB 3/2/22 -- Boar -- Long hair
These little nuggets are 2 of Augustine's babies (Augustine is one of 2 stray sows we caught in a churchyard, who happened to be pregnant!). They have been in one of our foster homes for a while now and have absolutely blossomed with the amazing care they have received.
William was the biggest baby of the bunch and has some Sheltie in his history - this means he has long hair and will require regular grooming and trimming. He is the more dominant of the pair, which Buddy doesn't mind. He has remained more confident and seeks out his foster mum's attention, jumping into her lap for snuggles (or inside her jumper)!
Buddy is more shy, but is coming out of his shell. His foster mum says that he absolutely loves raspberry leaves and chin rubs (Bill also appreciates a chin rub)! Both boys will stand up like little t-rex for a treat. They will now happily take snacks from your hands (they love their grass in the mornings), and although they are fast to catch they like a cuddle and a chat with you once you have scooped them up! They are even more chatty when they can sit on your lap for cuddles with eat other too. A settled home where they can get used to their surroundings and some continued quiet, gentle handling is ideal for these lovely little boys.
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. He is booked in to be castrated on 18/11/22 along with Lando.
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 is being castrated on 18/11/22.