Anna gave birth to eight gorgeous piglets on 28 February
They are all doing well and Anna is being a fantastic first time mum. They starting to investigate solid food but still rely on Anna for milk, drinking from her many times a day. We are giving Anna extra food to make sure she can produce enough milk to feed all those hungry mouths! The piglets also spend a lot of time sleeping, often out in the sun for hours, so we have to apply sunscreen to their delicate ears to ensure they don’t get burnt. They are however gradually becoming more active and can run very fast when they want to! In a few weeks they will be ready to go to new homes.
The piglets are for sale - $50 each. If you would like to take two piglets we can offer a reduced price. There are currently five desexed males still available. 100% of this money goes to our conservation fund.
As pigs are social animals they need to go to homes where they will have some company of some sort, preferably another pig but a goat or other farm animal is also suitable. Male Kune Kunes are just as friendly as females and will make great pets. Pigs will live for at least 10 years and will need a shelter, secure fenced area and a wallow or paddling pool in summer to cool off. They can be fed on household scraps and grass but will also benefit from pig pellets especially in the first few years of their life. They put on weight easily so you have to be careful not to overfeed them!
The information in this article was current at 27 Mar 2012