|Posted on March 12, 2015 at 11:55 PM|
For everyone who thinks that pigs like to live covered in filth and don't mind being kept in tiny little cages because they don't like to move around much--you're wrong! Pigs are very intelligent and play organized games, learn to use self feeders and automatic hoses, and, if given enough space, will all adhere to "bathroom" protocol, choosing one area of the pen for such activities!
They are great fun to watch, and form hierarchies and bonds just like we do (well not "just like"--I have never tossed someone aside because they ate at the buffet before me, but I have certainly thought of it!).
Six brand new piglets arrived at Kildara last week, bred and hand raised by our good friends Tess and Jim! We are thankful their baby weeks were spent at such a great place--after their little ten minute open air journey in the truck, they were released into their new quarters--we think they like it!