I mentioned something a while back about how Petunia and Corndog will peel oranges before they eat them and leave the peels behind. I never though that a pig would even consider not eating the peel, I just thought that the orange would be eaten in its entirety.
So Miss Precious Pig is dainty when it comes to eating apples. I picked a few off the ground and held each one out to feed her and she would take a bite, chew, and then take another. Not once did she attempt to grab the apple from me and run off. I was a bit floored by this approach to eating, I mean she does enjoy her food.
Pigs are smart animals and incredibly curious. I read something that compared their intelligence to that of a 3 - 5 year old child. Based on some of the things that these pigs have done, figured out, gotten into, I definitely believe that their intelligence is up there.
Our girls, Petunia and Precious Pig are definitely emotional. Precious Pig makes sweet little noises when you pet her and I know that she and Petunia want us to pay attention to them every time we are outside.
Corndog does not necessarily want us to pet him, but he is always walking up close to us and observing. Hopefully he will allow us to pet him one day soon.
Precious Pig and I have a routine now in the mornings so that Lola does not steal her food. I will feed the donkeys and pretend I am doing something else, then I will call for Precious Pig and she will trot over to where I quietly lay some food on the ground. I see her patiently waiting for me every morning and she will not come out of her house until I call her name when she knows it is time for her breakfast.