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  • #12278
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    Tori
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    Cricket Contest

    This is Cricket and she loves her bugs! She would love to win some for her name sake!

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  • #12372
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    Zoodulcis
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    That’s one relaxed and trusting little hog. How long have you had her?

    • #12377
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      Tori
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      2 weeks. I try to spend a lot of time with her. She bonded really quickly!

      • #12406
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        Zoodulcis
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        Good Lord…that is fast. How old is she and was she handled frequently by a previous owner?

      • #12411
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        Tori
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        She is 7-8 weeks. I got her right when she weaned. She was held a few minutes here and there by the breeder but not much as she had several litters and a bunch of other animals to handle. I think I also just got really lucky with her personality.

      • #12433
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        Zoodulcis
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        I think that must be true about her personality. How delightful for you. Is she your first hog?

      • #12438
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        Tori
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        No, my last one was a rescue though and he was not socialized at all. He came from a bad neglectful situation and it took him a couple months to finally come around to being relaxed. He eventually came out of his ball but only really relaxed around me. Unfortunately, I had to put him to sleep due to Wobble Syndrome after only having him a few months. That was a devastating blow for me since he had just gotten social with me.

      • #12439
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        Zoodulcis
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        It must have been heartbreaking to watch that deterioration taking place. Thankfully, none of my hogs has ever had this.

      • #12440
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        Tori
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        It really was. I was very careful about learning Cricket’s background to avoid having to go through it again. I was raised on a farm so losing animals is a part of it but he was so hard because I had spent so much time with him trying to socialize him.

      • #12441
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        Zoodulcis
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        Was he an albino?

      • #12442
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        Tori
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        No. He was a pinto but only with one white spot, mostly salt and pepper colored.

      • #12462
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        Zoodulcis
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        Interesting that he was nearly a genetic wild type and yet still was predisposed to that ailment. It really does pay to know the genetics and the bloodlines of these little guys.