I got my first pig from a pet store in November. I was told it was a boy. I really wanted to take good care of him, so I started researching online, and I found out that they are herd animals and enjoy company. So I set out to buy a new one. I bought my second boy on December 29, 2008.
After I bought both of them (from the same place), I stumbled upon this site. I admit before I got here I was oblivious about the evils of pet stores, and I feel guilty even though I had no idea.
I built them a 2x4 two story cage. A couple weeks ago, I noticed one of my pigs was getting very large very fast. It never even occurred to me to re-check the sexes. Nevertheless, I have a very pregnant pig on my hands.
The employee at the pet store told me that they do not buy them from random people and that all of their pigs come from the same breeder. So now, not only am I worried for my pig for being pregnant, there is a possibility he is her brother!
It has been 86 days since I had them in the same cage. I know that the max gestation period is around 72 days, so she can't be that far off. I joke that my pigs must have wanted to be sure they were in love before mating!
I try not to handle her, but even from the outside of the cage I can see her belly jump. I've even seen a whole foot press against her side. She is very large but still very active. I've even seen her popcorn a time or two into her cuddle cup. She still wheeks loudly when I bring her treats.
Anyways, my question is... when will she pop?! I can't stand the suspense any longer!!
most recent picture is HERE