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Help name Motley Zoo's teeny tiny piggy

Help name Motley Zoo's teeny tiny piggy

Credit: Motley Zoo

by SUSAN WYATT / The Pet Dish


Posted on December 12, 2013 at 3:00 AM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 11 at 8:00 PM

Motley Zoo Animal Rescue in Redmond is taking care of a tiny pink piggy and you can help name her.

For a $5 donation, you can enter a name for the 3.5-pound “micro” pig. “Micro” is in quotes because Jme at Motley Zoo says there are no guarantees as to piggy's adult size and weight.

“Our goal at Motley Zoo is to take care of her needs, make sure she gets everything she can to grow strong and healthy- no matter what size she ends up,” says Jme.

Jme says this little piggy, who is just 3 1/2 months old, is like a puppy, play mouthing, nibbling and chewing everything she can get her snout on.

“She's like a human toddler, and requires just about as much time and energy,” she says.

Jme says piggy will eventually be up for adoption. But she cautions that anyone interested in adopting a pig of any kind should do  a lot of research on the subject, and should be prepared for a large animal.
“A yard is a requirement,” she says.

Pigs need to root around, and push things up with their noses. They will do it to your floors and anything they can find.

“They need mental stimulation with toys and play time, as well as cuddling and snuggle time,” says Jme.

And here’s something you may not know: Pigs SCREAM

“It is super loud, especially when you are in the process of picking them up and putting them down,” Jme says. “It is blood curdling and disturbing at first, and certainly to neighbors close by.”

Jme says basically they don't like their feet off the ground and although they will adjust and get more accustomed, until they are really comfortable, they may just scream.

Jme says if you are interested in adopting you can email for an application.

“But at this point we're still getting to know her and her needs and we will not be in a hurry to send her out into the world, until we feel she is ready- and spayed,” she says.

The person who chooses winning name for piggy will also get a 3-day pass to Motley Zoo's new "Rock Star Treatment" dog daycare opening in Feb 2014. The pass can be gifted to someone as well. TMotley is accepting name suggestions for a week starting Dec. 13.