Sassy/Feisty Female

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Hi all!
I would like some advise if that's possible! I have a 1 year old sow named Willow, and she is being very moody at the moment! She knows when its grass time and bites and wiggles in my arms on the way. I've had many 1 year old girls in the past who have done this, but they all just nipped instead of actually biting me. When it's time to go back in the hutch in the evening, she jumps into my arms from the run (I'm very delighted about this :) ) and bites and wiggles on the way back to the hutch.
This evening dad and I wanted a cuddle with both the piggies, and bcos she was expecting her hutch she wasnt having any of it! She was biting and pulling at my jumper and trying to dig and scratch through my arms! I tried stroking over her ears/ gently pushing her chin up to show her that was bad but she wasnt having any of it! Ended up putting her in the hutch bcos I didnt want to stress her out.
So long story short, what do I do! Shes not bossy at all to her piggie friend and shes very tame to me (always runs over to say hi, wants snacks ect) but when it comes to all the above things she just bites! Will this behaviour pass like it did with my other piggies? Or is their anything I can do to help her to be less hormonal/ keep her calm?
Many thanks and sorry this is such a long post :)
20200614_155145.jpg ps. Here is willow loving her grass time 🥰😁
 

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It seems she doesn't really want to have lap time so I would go with her preference. As for going in the grass, I don't know if there's anything you could do to stop it. Perhaps carry her in something rather than holding her in your arms?
 

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It seems she doesn't really want to have lap time so I would go with her preference. As for going in the grass, I don't know if there's anything you could do to stop it. Perhaps carry her in something rather than holding her in your arms?
Okay I'll do that. She used to love lap time so I'm guessing this faze will pass. I'll try carrying her in her carry case to be safe. Thanks for your advise :)
 

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Some piggies never like being held and it’s when they feel secure with you that they let you know that.
Using her carry case would be ideal.
Also - wear protective clothing if you do have to carry her.
That’s what I do with my diva, Priscilla
 

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Cute picture!

I agree with the idea of carrying her in something when going to and from grass time
 

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Thanks everyone! Hopefully this faze will pass as a month ago she was flopping on my and purring next to her sister 🥰 Shes been less diva like today so mayne yesterday was just a really bad day for her 😬. Thanks for all the advise I was worrying I'd done something wrong. She was loving her head scratches today so maybe I'll stick to them untill shes less chaotic on my lap 🤣
 
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