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Picture of Sheepdog collie, Tibby, watching the young pet pigs

Our collie, Tibby, watching the young pet pigs when they are following their "mum" who has their breakfast.

Pet Kunekune Pigs Love Getting Brushed and Fussed Over

Picture of Geordie, our pet kunekune pig, getting brushed.

Our pet kunekune pig, getting brushed.

Picture of Geordie getting brushed.

Kunekune pigs love getting brushed and when they are older they also need to be oiled with pig oil, this helps keep their skin in good condition and helps when they lose their hair - the pig oil can be purchased from local agricultural suppliers or online at Amazon.

Picture of Buddy, our pet kunekune pig playing with a toy.

Pigs are very clever animals and having toys to play with is beneficial to their welfare. We gave them some squeaky dog toys as well as rope toys they could carry around.

Picture of our two pet pigs waiting for their breakfast.

Our two young pigs waiting for their dinner to be served. They were incredibly well behaved when waiting for their plates of food to be put down to them.

Picture of our pet pigs eating their breakfast.

We initially fed the two boys out of plastic dog bowls, unfortunately they did tend to spill the food onto the ground - not really a problem for them, just a bit of a mess if the ground was wet.

Picture of our pet pigs doing a site before getting a treat.

Our two young kunekune pigs doing a site while waiting for a treat, probably of banana, which they loved (and still love) to eat.

After being Brushed and Lunch Pigs Love Having a Nap

Picture of our pet pigs sleeping in the sunshine.

Our pigs love the sunshine, and sleeping (after eating of course).

Picture of our pet pigs sleeping in the sunshine.

One has to get comfortable.

Amazon for pig oil and nearly everything else, just use search to find what you want.