When we hard that Polly the pig was destined for the meat market if she couldn’t find a new home, we didn’t hesitate, we’ll take her. She’s a Kuni Kuni and around 4 years old. It’s hard to know what to do with a pig if you don’t have room to keep her, having the right compound and shed is what counts and it has to be sturdy because pigs are very strong.
They are also prone to getting cold and need a cosy den to get out of the weather and sleep at night. In the wild they would make a home in the roots of trees and make it cosy with leaves and bracken. Polly had been attacked by another pig who was a fighter, some pigs are gentle but there are one or two aggressive ones. Polly lost half one of her ears so it was a bad attack and she had to find somewhere else to stay as a matter of urgency.
Polly was a bit shy when she first arrived but has soon settled down, she’s a gentle girl who is friendly when she gets to know you. An apple is her favourite titbit – they say that if a pig doesn’t want to eat an apple it must be dead.