Florida got a cold front & my pigs threw a fit

By cold front, I mean a low of 48 degrees. My pigs are basically toddlers and threw a tantrum about the weather.

Paxton and Cooper absolutely love to be outside, but last night and this morning we had to force them (bribe them with Cheerios) out the door to go potty. Pax will suck it up for a few minutes but Cooper just stands at the door and screams.

If I don’t let them back in the door fast enough, they’ll start knocking stuff around on the patio because they run the show.

When they finally (you know, about three minutes later) get to come inside, they jump into their blankets and rub their cold noses on us to warm up. Then they whine and pout for at least 20 minutes so we know how unhappy they are with us.

A few hours later, we do it all over again.

Thanks for the cold front, Florida. Can we have our 70-degree weather back?

 

And since these two little piggies spent a lot more time inside, I pulled out their “busy boxes” so they can shred paper and drag cardboard around the house. They love it and it keeps them from whining, peeing on the floor and eating phone chargers (Paxton’s specialty). I love busy boxes because they wear these piggies out!

 

 

(Note: I know pigs don’t adapt well to temperature changes. We don’t leave our pigs outside for longer than we need to or than they choose to be out. And when they come in, they are spoiled and snuggled until they feel better.)

 

5 thoughts on “Florida got a cold front & my pigs threw a fit

  1. I love your two pigs, they are absolutely adorable!! I’m needing potty training advise. My pig, Wilbur is completely inside bc its too cold for him outside in Iowa. He was castrated 2 weeks ago and has improved some, but still wants to potty on the floor and not his potty box. I would love some advise….

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    1. Hi! Thanks for reading, my site is a mess right now (lost all my formatting) so thanks for still being here!

      Anyway, Both my boys have always gone outside … however, my advice would be this: can you get him a coat to spend some time outside? If so, start putting him outside every few hours even just for a little bit and if/when he does potty, give him treats and act really excited! My boys go outside every few hours, right after naps and anytime we get home and they’ve been alone for a bit. This helps them not have accidents. The minute they are off a routine, the little one will pee in a corner.

      If he can’t go outside, are you able to gate him into a small space with potty pads and his potty box? As soon as he goes, again, give him treats and act excited. You can also teach him the word potty by using it when you put him in the gated area …. say “go potty” and after he does, say “good potty” with his treat.

      Good luck! You can DM me on Instagram anytime 🙂 @Paxton_Cooper
      Hi! Thanks for reading, my site is a mess right now (lost all my formatting) so thanks for still being here!

      Anyway, Both my boys have always gone outside … however, my advice would be this: can you get him a coat to spend some time outside? If so, start putting him outside every few hours even just for a little bit and if/when he does potty, give him treats and act really excited! My boys go outside every few hours, right after naps and anytime we get home and they’ve been alone for a bit. This helps them not have accidents. The minute they are off a routine, the little one will pee in a corner.

      If he can’t go outside, are you able to gate him into a small space with potty pads and his potty box? As soon as he goes, again, give him treats and act excited. You can also teach him the word potty by using it when you put him in the gated area …. say “go potty” and after he does, say “good potty” with his treat.

      Good luck! You can DM me on Instagram anytime 🙂 @Paxton_Cooper

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