Kunekune Pet Pigs on a Scotland Croft

Keeping pet pigs on a croft in the Scottish Highlands

Picture of our kunekune pig - Geordie, lying on grass enjoying the sunshine

Kunekune pig lying on the grass enjoying the sunshine. Picture of Geordie, one of our three kunekune pet pigs. Click for a larger picture.

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Keeping Pet Pigs and Pictures of our kunekune pigs

Kunekune Pigs on the Croft

Keeping pigs on the croft was not something we had planned for then one morning our neighbours turned up with a tiny, less than 1 day old, kunekune piglet. This little one had not got enough strength to feed off his mum being the runt of the litter, either he would be hand raised or left to die. We decided to hand rear him and we called him Geordie after my wife long time friend’s pig that was raised during 1940’s – while the original Geordie ended up in the pot we had no intention of doing this, Geordie was going to be a pet pig on our croft.

One day old kunekune piglet

Geordie was so small that we kept him in one of our indoor guinea pig cages we used to keep newly hatched chickens and ducks in. He enjoyed the heat lamp and slurped away at the specialist veterinary dried milk we got for him. He thrived on the attention and food, and joined the other animals on the croft along with his brother, Buddy, and eventually we adopted his mother, Gretel.

Picture of our two kunekune boy pigs, Geordie and Buddy sleeping and enjoying the Caithness sunshine

Picture of our two kunekune boy pigs, Geordie and Buddy sleeping and enjoying the Caithness sunshine - larger picture.

Happy Pet Pig

Piglet Pictures

Piglet and Mum

More Piglet Pictures

Spot Geordie

Piglet Geordie

Cute 2 days old piglet

Geordie as a 3 day old piglet

5 Day Old Pig

6 Day Old Piggy

9 Day Old Piggy

10 Day Old Piggy

11 Day Old Pet Pig

14 Days old pet pig

15 day old pig getting outside

4 Weeks & Cheeky

Pet Pig 4 Weeks +

Temp Outdoor Run

Building Outdoor Run

Two Pet Pigs

Pet Pigs and sheepdog Collie