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Hot Ears?

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MommaPiggy

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This is gonna sound really weird but Ralph's ears are REALLY hot.

Is that normal? I've never noticed it before. I'm just curious.
 

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My pigs ears temperatures seems to vary too, sometimes they can be really hot and other times they can be quite cold, i don't think its anything to worry about, i'm not completely sure but i guess its the same as us gettong hot or cold hands and feet.
 

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I've just never noticed it before. He likes having his ears rubbed, so I went to give him some fuss and noticed that they were super hot.
It's so strange. I've had him for over 2 years now and I can't believe I've never noticed anything like that.

I thought I'd post it here because I wasn't sure what it was exactly.
Thanks guys. Now I know!

They are such interesting little critters.
 

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Usually my Willow's ears are kind of on the cold side, but when I wrap her up in a blanket, after a while her ears turn bright red and hot! :))
 

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They regulate body temperature through their ears, kind of like how we regulate it by sweating and dogs regulate it by panting. So it may mean your pig is hot and is 'venting' some of that excess heat. I also notice with my light skinned pigs that I can see their ears get flushed if it's warm or if they have been running laps at playtime. They also have a higher normal body temperature than people, so they are always going to feel a little hot to us just because their bodies run at a higher temp.
 

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Well, I certainly learned something new today! xx>>>

I love it here. I love the fact that you can ask a question and no matter how silly it is...You'll always get a serious answer. :)
 
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Because my Boofle is near on all white(she has a brown patch over her eye) her ears are reallly dark pink and then they arnt. When I had a cuddle yesterday she warmed the cockles of my heart with her ears.
 
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