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Stanley And Luna

Danielle Smith

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One of my ladies has always had awful thick fur and really scurfy skin (we don't know what's its caused by, despite loads of vet visits), she is so miserable every time we brush her!

For the last couple months we've been giving her a buzz-cut every so often and she is so much happier, popcorning about. For some pigs, long hair is just a hindrance!
 

Danielle Smith

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I use a Wahl Super Micro trimmer; be warned though, it's still not powerful enough to cut through the most difficult of hair. I need to give a quick chop with scissors to get the worst of the length off, then buzz it. I have found using the bare blade, I can get a very neat bum trim by putting my finger up against the blade (no risk of cutting, don't worry).

I know my vet (same as where @BossHogg gets his trims) uses Oster professional-grade clippers (similar to this one). They cut through hair like butter, but are very expensive!
 

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In an attempt to keep Ronnie from eating the pigs pellets, I rigged up a door for the bottom level with a hole just big enough for the pigs to get in and out. I then screwed in hooks to hang a grill to. Not only would it stop Ronnie, it would keep the pigs safe from passing cats - WRONG!

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He crawled in on his belly, then crawled up the ramp to get to the food! Back to the drawing board! :))
 

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And very smart he looks too. He could be missing his coat in this weather though, my ears were freezing when I came home from the hairdressers last week!
 

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And very smart he looks too. He could be missing his coat in this weather though, my ears were freezing when I came home from the hairdressers last week!
He's got it easy, he's still got a thick fur coat and a heated shed, I'm the one with the bald head out in all weathers to earn a crust to feed him! :))
 
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