Buttons, Pewter, Benito & Cornelius

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I thought it‘s finally time to start a thread for our piggy tribe.

Buttons & Pewter
The two girls came to us at the beginning of May this year. We got them from a family who were unlucky enough to have 2 pregnant pet shop sows. So they aren’t technically sisters but I still like to call them that.

Unfortunately, their relationship has never been as good as I would’ve hoped as both of them are pretty dominant. They tolerate each other’s presence and happily share a food bowl at dinner time. Some days it even appears as if they‘d like each other. Thankfully, they won’t have to be together for the rest of their lives as they will be paired with a neutered boar each.

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(Pewter left & Buttons right; This is literally the best picture I have of them together because the only time they can be found in the same place is when they‘re eating or bickering 😂)

Pewter hoping for a treat:
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Enjoying her (almost) daily snuggle:
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Buttons having a snooze in her most favourite hidey:
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And here she is enjoying a rare cuddle (she much prefers floor time):
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Here‘s Buttons having a nap in the hay bag and Pewter telling her off for sleeping in her food 😂
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Benito & Cornelius
As some of you will already know, Buttons came to us pregnant and gave birth to two baby boys almost 4 weeks ago. Benito and Cornelius are currently living together in their own cage and enjoying their bachelor life. Once neutered and safe they will hopefully be great husbands to our sows.

Newborn babies:
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(Benito)

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(Cornelius; his full name is Lord Cornelius Pigglesworth btw 😂)

A rare photo with both of them sitting still:
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Cornelius would also like to show off his best hedgehog impression:D752F896-F2F5-4A17-A97C-CD152CD2189C.jpeg
 

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They are absolutely gorgeous😍
I think you should tell Lord Cornelius Pigglesworth that he would make a very good hedgehog😂🦔🦔!
 

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I figured it‘s time for a little update! The piggies are very well and are happily bumbling about doing important piggy stuff. We had a very hormonal teenage Pewter - poor Buttons didn’t know what hit her half the time! 🙄 The boys are getting really big, both already weighing just over 500g at 8 weeks. They’ve turned out to be real characters with lovely personalities!
Doesn‘t she just have the cutest lips? :wub:
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A very rare pic of our lovely ladies snuggling during lap time!
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Cornelius has a new cuddle buddy which we won at a raffle of the Wonkey Donkey Sanctuary in Knottingley :luv::luv:8AA7E9DC-737C-4D40-8215-F643D0C49AB5.jpeg
 

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Just spotted this thread.
I missed it as I was away.
What stunning piggies.
The babies are growing up very nicely.
 

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Oh my, what an absolutely gorgeous pair of girls and boys you have! They are all stunning 💕
 

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Just spotted this thread.
I missed it as I was away.
What stunning piggies.
The babies are growing up very nicely.
Thank you! The boys are so big already, they‘re going to be bigger than their mum soon if they continue like this :)) They are such loving little babies too, always coming to the bars saying hello and giving lots of piggy kisses.
 

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I thought it‘s finally time to start a thread for our piggy tribe.

Buttons & Pewter
The two girls came to us at the beginning of May this year. We got them from a family who were unlucky enough to have 2 pregnant pet shop sows. So they aren’t technically sisters but I still like to call them that.

Unfortunately, their relationship has never been as good as I would’ve hoped as both of them are pretty dominant. They tolerate each other’s presence and happily share a food bowl at dinner time. Some days it even appears as if they‘d like each other. Thankfully, they won’t have to be together for the rest of their lives as they will be paired with a neutered boar each.

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(Pewter left & Buttons right; This is literally the best picture I have of them together because the only time they can be found in the same place is when they‘re eating or bickering 😂)

Pewter hoping for a treat:
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Enjoying her (almost) daily snuggle:
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Buttons having a snooze in her most favourite hidey:
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And here she is enjoying a rare cuddle (she much prefers floor time):
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Here‘s Buttons having a nap in the hay bag and Pewter telling her off for sleeping in her food 😂
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Benito & Cornelius
As some of you will already know, Buttons came to us pregnant and gave birth to two baby boys almost 4 weeks ago. Benito and Cornelius are currently living together in their own cage and enjoying their bachelor life. Once neutered and safe they will hopefully be great husbands to our sows.

Newborn babies:
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(Benito)

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(Cornelius; his full name is Lord Cornelius Pigglesworth btw 😂)

A rare photo with both of them sitting still:
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Cornelius would also like to show off his best hedgehog impression:View attachment 149826
Absolutely gorgeous piggies! They are so sweet! ❤😻
 

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You have managed to get some stunning facial expressions on the piggies in the photos. They are just lovely.
 

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You have managed to get some stunning facial expressions on the piggies in the photos. They are just lovely.
Thank you! :wub: I‘m always trying to have my phone close by for photos because those 4 just pull the funniest faces :))
 

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It‘s been a while since I was on here! I started my new job at the beginning of September so the last couple of weeks were full of getting into work again.

The piggies are all doing very well! The boys are thriving - they are 11 weeks old on Monday, they have gained another 120g (620g) since the last update 😂 they are starting to show some dominance but for now it‘s just a little bit of chasing and mild teeth chattering. I‘m still hopeful that they‘ll be good boys and behave until we got them neutered and in their final pairs. The girls are bickering as per usual :)) but overall they‘re getting on well. Pewter has reached the 1000g mark - she‘s very proud of this - and Buttons is also gaining weight (finally!). She‘s now at 850g and on occasion we‘re allowed to pet her in the cage. She‘s started to enjoy lap time a lot more but needs Pewter for moral support :))

Now, enough blabla - here are some pigtures:9E594015-814C-4FF7-97E8-0E3D949EE40B.jpeg6E41F791-78C4-44EA-B267-0ACF3ECA73AA.jpeg
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NSFW pigture incoming! Benito is very proud of his newly acquired manhood so these are my views while working from home :eek:
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So so beautiful all of them :wub: May I ask how come you’re going to split up the pairs if they get on?
 

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So so beautiful all of them :wub: May I ask how come you’re going to split up the pairs if they get on?
Thank you :wub: Of course! We unfortunately haven’t got enough space for a big enough cage for 2 boars and we also don’t really have enough room to keep the boys out of sight and smell from the girls. They‘re currently still next to each other which seems to be working fine for now and will temporarily move into the kitchen if it needs to be. So we have decided to make boy/girl pairs that can happily live in adjoining cages 😊
 
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