Monday, June 17, 2013

Getting socialized

Little piglets are concerned of two things, food and staying alive. Everything bigger than them is considered a threat to life. Since she was such a little thing we had to gradually get her used to being picked up. I fought tooth and nail with my husband to be able to get Pepper initially and wouldn't you know it, James was the first one that could lift her completely off the ground and in his arms.

When piglets are scared their response to scare away the threat is the highest pitched squeal you can imagine. It is like having a fire alarm go off inside your head. We had a few lessons of how loud her squeal could be while we were getting her used to us. 
She currently loves sitting on the couch with us, cuddling under a blanket. She definitely lets you know when she wants up on the couch. Grunt Grunt 


  1. Pepper is such a little cutie!! How big will she get?
    And thanks so much for your comment on my MIM card!

  2. She is a Micro Mini Pig so she is bred to be only about 30-35 lbs and about 11-13 1/2 inches tall. She is about the size of a small-medium sized dog. This blog is a work in progress but hoping to add some current pics soon. Will have periodic card posts as well, Ha ha