Often our clients and friends ask about our travels and our house and pet sitting experiences and we thought that a blog would be a good way to share our stories both past and present.

We have met and made friends with some lovely humans, canines and felines over the past 5 years and we hope that you enjoy reading about our pet sitting and house sitting experiences as much as we enjoy regaling our "tails"!

Friday, 8 August 2014

Keeping Pigs

A clean bed is much appreciated

We have a few clients with pigs of varying sizes, and, as with chickens, we are finding it is more popular to keep these animals.  They are, from our experience kept as pets, rather than for breeding and eating. They don't do well on their own, so two are the minimum we look after.

We have grown to love these animals, they are very curious and like to come up for a scratch.  We have only been involved in the day to day feeding and general care, for example keeping them topped up with water and making sure the mud hole is wet and available for mud baths in the hot weather, when a wallow is most welcoming.

There is a great deal of information on how to look after them on the web and in books.  There is a fair amount of legislation involved to prevent disease etc.  We have included a couple of websites at the bottom for further reading.

They are allowed to eat fruit and veggies, but not kitchen waste.

There are different breeds of pig which are suited to different environments. for example, Tamworths like to live in woodland.

Tracy gives a welcome scratch

Pigs enjoy company.


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