Size is the only thing stopping these pigs getting into the house
'That'll do pig...' They may not be fluffy, but they are pink and adorable
I’ve discovered its delightfully liberating to watch a pig eating. We got two Kune Kune piglets as pets in May.
Their names are Pudding, which is black with white spots, while the orange one with brown spots is called Terry, after the chocolate orange.
Everyone knows the saying, “eat like a pig”. Having now seen this happening, I can understand its’ origin.
Pudding and Terry’s food format of choice is slop. First they hoover up any liquid. When it comes to the solids, they take a mouthful, lift up their heads, look straight ahead and chew with their mouths wide open. Stuff spatters everywhere or dribbles down their cheeks, unchecked.
It’s messy, uninhibited, joy. They seem to have an innate confidence in doing things their own way; if you don’t like it, that’s your problem. I envy that self-assurance.
One reason why its taken so long to write about them is that to give them a chance to settle in. But the main reason is such has been their rate of growth that I have scarcely been able to catch my breath.
I had done the research and knew there’s no such thing as a “teacup” pig and that Kune Kunes are the smallest breed of domestic pig. They can grow up to 60-100kg, less than half the size of an ordinary pig. But I now realise that this is still quite a substantial beast!