|Two of our six American Guinea Hog piglets|
Polly's piglets are ten days old now. They are still pretty small, but they are beginning to fill out. We have three males and three females. They follow Polly around but take frequent naps too.
They startle pretty easily so I don't handle them much. At the moment we humans are the big things to be avoided.
|Time to tank up.|
Polly is a very good mom and accommodates them whenever they are hungry.
|Sometimes they accommodate themselves|
Waldo is still separated but not because we think he would harm the piglets. In fact, the other day they all slipped through the fence into his pasture. When I found them Waldo was sound asleep with four of the little piggies trying to figure out how to get a meal from papa pig! He is separated because I want to feed Polly extra and Waldo would want to eat it himself.
|Rooting comes instinctively.|
They are beginning to root in the dirt and nibble on grass. Hard to believe they'll be ready to wean at 5 or 6 weeks old.