21 hours ago
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
orphan piglet (well, sorta)
This is a self-grilling piglet. Here she's cuddled up to the electric baseboard heater afte getting her bottle of milke, and is grunting softly. She's got a variety of vocalizations, a whole range and chorus, and seems to use them consistently. There's the "I recognize you" grunt, the "slow down, you're walking too fast" squeal, the "I want a bottle now squeal" and so on.
I don't mind handling the sows as much as I do the barrows. There's a chance that if I get attached I can keep her around for breeding purposes. I usually maintain a bigger distance between myself and the animals, but it's been interesting dealing with this infant pig.