Visitors to the sanctuary often ask if the pigs know there names. Of course they do!! Another common question is, how do i tell them apart?? I answer this with my response to the kids who come here. Do you know lots of kids at school and how do you tell them apart?? They always answer with "they look different!!" well so do pigs!
Pigs have special harness's you can order just for them, clothes, rain jackets or fuzzy winter coats. Special food, conditioners, shampoo ,brushes, vitamins, supplements and all the health care needs you would find for a cat or a dog, just not in Canada. In the USA there are magazines, clubs, chat lists, and shows.
Pigs can be taught tricks in about 15 minutes and will learn to let you know they want out and when they want back in. Pigs shed once a year and when neutered have no scent at all. Girly pigs should be spayed but do not have the alluring scent( musky) a boy pig will have until he is neutered.
Pigs like to be brushed, kissed, scratched and love it when you rub gently on there eyes, behind there front legs, behind there ears and on there tummies. Pigs love it when you whisper into there ears and tell them they are wonderful and oh so smart.
Pigs can trot , lope and run full out when you call them for dinner or out of sheer happiness . They get the zoomies too!!! They will spin and buck in joy too! They all know where they live, where there paddock or house is and stand at attention waiting for rewards. I took this little video today to show you !!