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    • #12278

      Tori
      Participant
      Cricket Contest

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

      • This topic was modified 10 months, 2 weeks ago by Tori.
    • #12372

      Zoodulcis
      Moderator

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

      • #12377

        Tori
        Participant

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

        • #12406

          Zoodulcis
          Moderator

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

        • #12411

          Tori
          Participant

          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

          Zoodulcis
          Moderator

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

        • #12438

          Tori
          Participant

          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

          Zoodulcis
          Moderator

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

        • #12440

          Tori
          Participant

          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

          Zoodulcis
          Moderator

          Was he an albino?

        • #12442

          Tori
          Participant

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

        • #12462

          Zoodulcis
          Moderator

          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.

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