The piglet above was smushed into the mud by the other pigs soon after birth. Boo dug him out, we warmed him up, and now he’s doing great. He still has some mud on his face. He loves to nurse, and does it expertly!
This piglet has lovely reddish stripes down her back. She is a lousy nurser, and insists on having the bottle enter her mouth from the side. This decreases the suction, so we increased the size of the hole in the nipple. We weren’t getting her to eat much before, but now she’s happy. Those closed eyes in the photo indicate a nearly sated piglet!
Ahhh, here’s some enthusiasm from the pretty piglet we thought we’d lose, due to her previous disinterest in nursing. She’s doing so much better now!
A note: All gender references in this post should be disregarded. We don’t know whether these piglets are male or female. LOL