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11 years 1 month ago #27268 by Sande
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Hi
I have two lovely Kunekune pigs about 6 months old. They have taken a liking to digging up the paddock! Can any one tell me what I can do to stop this? I'm thinking my only option is have ring put in their noses. Who can I get to do this? I live in Sefton area.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks, Sande

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11 years 1 month ago #375992 by Stu_R
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Welcome Sande :)
welcome to the LSB cyber family :)

Um i would guess Vet can ring piggies or if someone close to you that can help :)
i have Petie pig ( 3 year old Kune kune boar) and he is not ringged .. and doesnt dig at all :) ... yeah guess i am lucky
Have 2 "girlfriends" Olive n Audrey there with Petie at moment ( they are grove owners friends pigs) they are ringed ,, guess am also lucky that no one escapes with normal 7 wire fences and no one is digging :)

5 retired Greyhounds ( Bridgette , Lilly, GoGo,Sam and now Lenny) 15 friendly sheep all of whom are named and come when you call them :) , 2 goats, Mollie and Eee Bee :
Olive trees , .. old bugger doing the best he can with no money or land :)

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11 years 1 month ago #376376 by The Kats Place
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Hi Sande - Andrea may be along soon, she lives in Oxford, and she might be able to tell you who does thier noses. I have 7 Kunekunes at the moment and only one has a wee dig but not enought to bother me, I find they make more mess on the soft ground with there feet.

kats
Live your life in such a way that it will be easy for people to say nice things at your funeral [;)]

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11 years 1 month ago #376385 by Andrea1
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I haven't had to ring my pigs as yet (have had them for 7 years now), so I don't know where to suggest, sorry. Maybe start with one of the local vets?

The smaller an area to which they are confined, the more likely they are to dig/root, but I still haven't struck that, even though I have confined my boars for the first time in 7 years (because I don't want any piglets before spring, and the sow rules the roost, so to speak). The 3 boars are on about 1/4 acre, get fed twice a day (baleage and about 1 cup barley each) and haven't been digging at all. They've been in their area for going on 4 months now. The worst they've done is pug up a small area by the gate when the weather is really wet, and then of course they have their wallow area which has expanded a wee bit because there are 3 of them using it...

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11 years 1 month ago #378399 by naturaljules
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I have the same problem. We bought a lovely wee Kune Kune, Zinny, and he never dug and is just so personable. Then got a girl, Coco, to be his friend. She is horrid, has taught him to break out and also how to root up the ground. One night they got out and rooted up a 3m x 3m patch of the front tennis court style lawn. Not impressed!! I am trying to sell her at the moment, she picks on him and she just doesn't "fit" with our family of animals. She is about 8 months old. I am thinking of getting the vet to ring Zinny so that he can wander without making a mess.

Ten acres, 4 feral kids, 1 equally feral husband, 1 anglo arab mare, 1 SB gelding, 2 roaming roosters, 2 8 month old kune kunes, 1 blue merle border collie, 1 "pig dog" aka softest puppy on earth, 1 long haired black cat with white bib and socks.... adding to this list all the time....

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11 years 1 month ago #378459 by Rothwell
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The legendary Miss Piggy ( not a kune, but a feral got at 500 grams) got grumpy at times, more-so at "that time of the month". She had to go when she had a go at the dog for no reason at all. Even though she had 3 little rings in her nose she still dug, after the wound had healed.
At 6 months you will probably need a Vet to help you do the job.

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11 years 1 week ago #380759 by kimandruss
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HI Sande, looks like your options are limited! either limit to an area you don't mind being dug up (we electric fence ours - one low wire) - and rotate - great ground breaking for next years spud crop) or ring them. Make sure if you do decide to ring get a recommended vet - if have seen some one have a horrible experience ( done by a vet ) on this web site

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