Monday, January 16, 2012
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Phil spotted this cautionary tale in North Bay. I work with someone who used to work in North Bay, and ... um ... somethingsomething ... pigs.
Be advised, this is a long read, but someone took the time to write it, so let's be good netizens and read it.
MINIATURE POT BELLY PIGS!!! FREEE!!!!
Address North Bay, ON, Canada
So, here is all my advise. Thought I'd be honest with you since.. I DON'T WANT THEM BACK ONCE THEY LEAVE MY HOUSE! NO RETURNS ACCEPTED! So please think about it before you make your decision.
****These males are NOT NEUTERED*** They must be neutered ASAP. They sweat cat pee! (dirty little box-strong ammonia smell,EXACTLY WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE) It is so bad it makes my eyes water. I have had to put up with it because I cannot afford the $350 neutering bill for each pig! Their saliva also smells like a really dirty cat litter box and they rub it all over my couch and my leg, this smell does not come out :'( My couch is ruined.. as well as many pairs of pants (you're going to need "pig" pants until he is neutered this way he'll only ruin one pair of pants). No matter what anyone tells you.. THEY MUST BE NEUTERED! No ways around it. The smell instantly goes away (it has in my experience having the others neutered) You must go to a special vet to have them neutered. Dr. Fritz in Sundridge is the only local vet that can perform the procedure. HE IS AMAZING! He did a great job on my pigs! No scarring and they healed amazingly! I was so impressed!
As far as food goes, you can buy big bags at Burrows here in North Bay. Bags are around $40 you'll need a bag a month unless you have two pigs.. then you will need two bags a month. You will also need litter for them. They come with a litter box. I buy the litter at Pet Value here in North Bay. It is called Yesterdays News comes in a huge bag (YOU NEED IT). You will need one bag of this every two weeks/per pig. The bags cost $20-$25 every two weeks. So roughly they cost $80 a month not including toys and "damages."
Yes, they are neat pets, but visit the one at Leisure Farms.. less of a lifestyle change... GET A DOG!
I need to re-home them ASAP As they are causing so much destruction that I can't keep up with them financially. They are causing stress between my husband and I, as well as causing a lot of turmoil within our lives.
Moreover, if you are willing to hid all your stuff, jump over baby gates for the next 25 years, have metal plates on the corners of your walls, have messes that are HUGE to pick up every day, Replace furniture and carpet, leave all of your doors in your house closed without forgetting just once and prepared for extensive damages.. Then you are ready to be a pig mommy or daddy! If you choose to adopt one or both of these pigs I will try to be a support system for you and keep in touch with you. If you have any questions about their behavior I will try to assist in any ways I can. I just refuse to take them back, I need a life! If no one dropped them off at my door I never would ave had them in the first place. They truly belong on a farm. They are not a cat or a dog and they get big! They grow up! There is no such thing as a micro/mini pig! They get to be the size of a large dog. So, please contact me if you are willing to give myself and these pigs a new life. They are both black and they are brothers. One's name is Porker and the other is Trouble. I've attached some pictures. The first pic is them together (black ones) Second pic is Trouble. Don't let Troubles name fool you.. Porker is JUST AS bad! If not Worse!