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    Exclamation My piggies are still very shy!

    I have had my piggies (two males - aged 6 months when I bought them) for about a month now, and they are still very shy and jumpy :/ At the moment, I can hear them behind me, both squeaking away, happily munching on hay. And when I bring out the bag of hay, they squeak so loudly, it's adorable! But... they do not like it when I come close to the cage, and they really detest being held. Is this just their personalities? Do I need to give them more time? Or is there something I should be doing to make them feel more comfortable? I want my babies to be happy!

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    Re: My piggies are still very shy!

    I have had my pigs for nearly a year now and they still dislike me a bit. They are naturally prey animals, anything bigger than them will scare them. Just a bunch of hand feeding, owner-to-pig bonding time, and interaction will help. All piggies have different personalities, and some will never grow to be too cuddly. I have a pig who's part cuy which makes him more freaked out of me than my other pig (who isn't cuy).

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    Re: My piggies are still very shy!

    This was very helpful, thank you so much ^__^

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    Re: My piggies are still very shy!

    My boys have opposite personalities. Hermes warmed up to me in a week, while Icarus took several months and I think he'll always be skeptical of me. I love that Hermes always interacts with me, but Icarus' shyness makes his happy cuddle moments extra special. Each piggie is different.

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