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Behavior Lazy Pig

twiggit

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Cavy Slave
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When I let my Pig out of the cage and put her either in my C&C runner or even just on the floor she does not get exercise she just goes into the log cabin like she would in her cage. I am concerned she is not getting enough exercise.

Does anyone one know of a way to make her more active?
 
My Huey will only run around outside of his cage if he has a tent like covering. I just throw a sheet over the their free range area and he goes exploring. Hope that helps.
 
Does this enclosure have any other accessories? Add boxes, tunnels, paper bags filled with hay & such to make things interesting & less frightening.

As pigs are highly social herd animals, I recommend getting a friend for your pig to make them much more active.
 
I tried to get Pig a friend. I got Molly Mouse from a rescue but Molly kept chasing Pig and would not let her eat or have a log cabin even though there was two. I eventually had to return Molly to the rescue after because they were fighting so much. But the good news is Molly was adopted shortly after. I think Pig prefers to be alone...
 
I have to poke mine with sharp sticks to get them to move. :crazy: (Just kidding! But they don't​ move during floor time.)
 
Couldn't hurt!
 
Before my pigs were a trio (and now a foursome) they were a little more timid during floor/free range time. I used to sprinkle cilantro and corn husks around the entire floor time area, and they unwittingly got their exercise running all around to eat the food first.

Come on... we all know the only thing pigs care about is food. lol
 
Mine won't even run around to eat the food. You just don't understand, we have EAGLES​ in this house!
 
HAHA! Only one of my pigs, and both of my fosters, can still see the eagles in the house. Luckily the others have lapsed into complacency!
 
I have the same issue. I've tried "obstacle courses" wit lots of tunnels, tents, and things to run around and she will walk around it once then find a spot to eat or sleep. :sarcastic
It might sound terrible, but occasionally I will "encourage" my chubby pig to move around. I sit in the middle and just put my hand near her and she will run away. It only lasts about two minutes before she doesn't care anymore but hey, it's exercise right?
 
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