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MadPiggies :D

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At the moment my pigs live indoors in a TINY cage until they live outside in a hutch.I don't want them to live in a hutch because where I live it is too cold and Has a chance of foxes!I really want to use the garden shed for them to live in but my parents don't have much trust of me and I don't know how to convince them to let me use the shed :( PLEASE HELP!For my little boys Optimus and Witwicky please help x
 

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Is there anyway you could purchase a bigger cage and keep them indoors?
Thank you very much for the reply x No,I don't think so.My parents said no C&C cage and they want them to live in the garden :(
 

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That's a difficult one, mine live out in a hutch and to be honest the foxes never even stop to look at them (perhaps due to our proximity to the city centre and the fact that they have probably filled up on trash from the local takeaway bins). I have a small part of the garden that is "the piggy garden" as its extremely sheltered so that's where their hutch is. I think if your parents continue to say no then the best you can do is ensure that you have enough to properly care for your animals (snugglesafes, insulating covers, weatherproof covers etc
 

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That is a hard one, I remember as a kid asking my mum if SHE would like to live outside in the cold and that seemed to help me at the time :))

You could show your parents the forum, particularly the threads on cold weather etc.

I don't like the idea of my girls out in the cold either, it's hard when you live with folks who aren't animal lovers.

I do hope you manage to get them inside permanently in a bigger cage or your shed idea! :)
 

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You could always let them know of the reality that if they are outside all year around in the cold then they could be subject to illness which means more vets bills!
 

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I would be lost without my animal shed, obviously I've gone to some expense making it as comfortable as possible for them, but that's my personal preference. You can always look on the recycling sites to try and find a larger hutch and then you can make it your own by renovating it. ;)
 

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I have this indoor cage which is just under a 4 x 2 c and c cage size;

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I dont have it on the stand. It is in the dining room on the table and makes piggie care very easy in all weathers. Would your parents allow something this kind of size i wonder? Or perhaps you could get a puppy pen to give them a permanent run?
 

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You could always let them know of the reality that if they are outside all year around in the cold then they could be subject to illness which means more vets bills!
Very true! Sounds nasty, but it doesn't hurt to put it on a bit.
 

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My pig Frank lives outside year round in a hutch and is very happy. Over winter his hutch went into my little greenhouse next to our house. That was great for sheltering from wind and rain but now the weathers warming up for spring I put his hutch back out last night.
He is right next to the house against a sheltered fence and has Lots of time in his grass run when it is dry and warm.
Keeping the hutch next to the house is handy for me and Frank gets to see everyone, especially when we sit out on the patio.
This year I've stapled some very fine insect mesh over the bars of the cage to stop flies getting in but air can circulate and Frank can see out clearly.
Hope you find the best way for all of you.
 
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