Month: November 2015

Meet Harper.

This blue-eyed, 50-pound, 10-month old baby girl comes to us from New York and is something special.  Her mama, Ariel, is an angel and loves to rescue exotic animals.  Her piglet, sweet Harper is just like all of our amazing and extraordinary pigs, except for one thing – Harper cannot hear. PE🐽NY: Tell us a little about your household. Who does Harper live with?  Harper lives with my boyfriend and I – and . . . . I have a 46-year old Blue & Gold Macaw that was surrendered over to my care two and a half years ago because she wasn’t cared for properly and had plucked out most of her feathers (still naked to this day).  She is jealous of Harper, so she is not the nicest to her, but has never hurt her.  I have an albino hedgehog, age unknown, also wasn’t being cared for properly and I have had her for one year now.  She is Harper’s “ouch-y” sister, and Harper knows it.  She will no longer go touch her, LOL.  She flinches every time …

Meet Pumpernickel.

Sweet itty-bitty Pumpernickel comes to us from Orange County, New York.  At five-months old and weighing in at a whopping six pounds, this little guy will make you smile.  Pump lives with his lovely mama, Alex, and her family (mom, dad and brother). Here is their story as they learn the piggy way. PE🐽NY: What inspired you to get a pig?  Honestly, I don’t even know how I arrived at the idea of wanting a pet pig!  I think it was after I watched the movie Uptown Girls. That movie gave me high expectations of having a pig (lol), and for sure planted the seed.  I was ready for a new pet, and so, on July 27th, 2015, Pump joined our family.   PE🐽NY: Where did you get Pumpernickel?  He came from a breeder called NY Teacup Piggies. We waited about a month for Pump. PE🐽NY: Do you have any other pets? Yes, I have a dog, Penny. She has been a part of our family for years. Penny and Pump don’t really get along that well, …

Meet Bacon.

Cancun is known for its white sand beaches, near-perfect weather and bright-blue waters. As of today, I am officially adding Mr. Bacon the PigStar to this list.  There is no way you can look at this blue-eyed, extremely handsome pig and not smile. Bacon, born and raised in Mexico, will be turning one at the end of December and weighs in at around 39 pounds.  He resides in Cancun with his loving parents. PE🐽NY: Have you always wanted a pig?  I have always wanted a pig, but for my husband the idea of actually having one was absurd.  When I went from looking at them on the internet to actually thinking of getting one, he told me that I was being ridiculous, haha.  After some time and a lot of work, I managed to convince my husband, and now he is crazy about the pig!  Sometimes I think he loves Mr. Bacon more than he loves me, haha. PE🐽NY: What finally inspired you to get one?  I have always been an animal lover.  When we moved to …

Meet Chewy.

On September 10th, 2015, in New Jersey, a 700-pound pig went into labor, nine days early. The labor was very difficult and only five babies were viable at birth. One survived. Here is the story about Chewy, a miracle pig.  All the odds were against her survival, but the love and dedicated commitment of Linda and Rebecca (mom and daughter), gave this piglet a chance at life. PE🐽NY:  How did Chewy become so lucky to find you, and vice versa? Rebecca (Chewy’s human mom) holds an Animal Science degree and works on a unique farm that is focused on education.  Rebecca was present the day of the birth, and assisted in the labor.  Post delivery, Chewy had a lot of fluid in her lungs and Rebecca spent a lot of time clearing them, trying to get her to breathe. Upon arriving to work the next day, Chewy was the only little piglet to survive the night. Since it was a Friday, and Chewy would need round-the-clock care to survive, Rebecca decided to bring her home for the …