Thursday, December 9, 2010

Reposted Kijiji piglets

I just noticed that the person from last week has reposted the ad for piglets on Kijiji. The ad sounds much better, but I hope people realize that the ad was changed only because Kijiji did not allow it the way it was originally posted (with untrue facts). Just because the wording of the ad has been changed NOW does NOT make this a responsible pot bellied pig breeder. It is the same person who was spreading lies and mis- representing the breed last week. Anyone considering purchasing a piglet from there, PLEASE keep this in mind. Pigs are pigs are matter what anyone will tell you. Yes, they are adorable and easy to handle now, but will be much different in a few months.

Some important things to remember...

*You cannot determine the size of a PBP when they are babies. Some may stay small, some may grow in excess of 200 pounds. There are many pigs who were purchased as "Teacup" or "Micro-mini" who grew to be the size of farm pigs!!! Please seriously consider if you can take this chance. An adult pig is VERY difficult to re-home. Please check out this website for more information...

*Neutered males DO grow tusks!!! Don't ever let anyone tell you they don't.

*They should not be fed dog food or hog grower

*Vet care for a sick piggy is very difficult to find in this area

*They are in NO WAY like a puppy! They will destroy your yard. Puppies grow out of digging...pigs never outgrow rooting. It's who they are.

I beg anyone considering a PBP to do research on the breed. Like I've said before...I love mine like children, but they are difficult pets...very time consuming...very destructive...very frustrating at times...and not for everyone. I continue to say this only because the chances of an adult pig finding a good home are almost non-existant. If you aren't absolutely devoted to caring for that little piglet you bring home for the rest of its life, it stands to be abused, neglected, abandoned or butchered once it grows up and is passed on to someone else. This IS happening here (and everywhere) over and over again. Please be sure BEFORE you bring one home and please, if you decide that they are right for you, consider adopting a pig who desperately needs a home from a shelter rather than buying from breeders who are only adding to the problem of unwanted pigs.

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