New photos: Piglet and Dachshunds at six weeks

Pink the pig is up for adoption

The Daily Dachshund and Dog News has received an update about Pink, the piglet adopted by Tink the wiener dog mom and her puppies.

Pink at 5 weeks. He does not like baths!!

He likes to be scratched.

Here he is scratching on the side of the puppy crate.

Getting a lick from Sis.
Preparing to strike out on his own.

Here’s the note from Tink’s and Pink’s owner:

I just wanted to give you an update on Tink and Pink. Tink weaned Pink from her last week along with the puppies. Pink had a really hard time with it, but the puppies did great. For a few days he was really upset and I couldn’t get him to hardly eat. Then he started eating his formula really well. He also is eating the puppy food, but not very much pig food. He started nibbling on the puppy food a few weeks ago when the puppies started.

I separated the puppies into one crate and him in the other because he kept trying to nurse from the puppies. He is now doing really well and seems to be used to the daily routine. He sleeps good all night in his little doggy bed and as soon as someone gets up in the morning, he lets us know he is up too! I took him and the puppies to the vet for their 6 wk checkup and they are all doing great. They weigh between 2 and 3lbs. Pink weighed in at 2 1/2 lbs. His pig siblings now weigh about 20 to 30+lbs and are weaned from their mommy too.

Pink loves to roam around the house and explore every nook and cranny. He is very neat and only goes potty in his crate. He gets to play with the puppies every day and it is funny to see. They chase him and gang up on him. He loves it as much as they do! He does not like to be held or cuddled. Sad smiley emoticon, but he is very sweet and smart. I am sending some cute pictures of him to show everyone. I know several people wanted to be updated on his progress.

We have made a hard decision as far as his future. We are going to try to find him a great home with someone who has the time to work with him and train him. I placed an ad on usfreeads.com. The number of the ad is 1148556. Or if they want, they can email me at tinkandpink@msn.com. It makes me really sad to do so because we love him, but I think it is best for Pink. Everyone wants to know how big he will get. I really don’t know and the vet didn’t have any idea either.

Sincerely,

Johanna
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See the Daily Doxie’s previous coverage of the baby pig fostered by the Dachshund family.

April 9 Update: Pink will remain with his wiener dog family and not be adopted.

10 thoughts on “New photos: Piglet and Dachshunds at six weeks

  1. Anonymous

    Is there a typo in here? It says:

    Pink weighed in at 2 1/2 lbs. His pig siblings now weigh about 20 to 30+lbs and are weaned from their mommy too.

    Is that possible, that he weighs just 2.5 pounds at the same time his siblings are weighing 20-30 pounds? That seems impossible. I would think he’d have to be AT LEAST 12+ pounds, if his actual siblings are in the 20+ range. It also seems unlikely that he weighs the same as a dachshund pup of approximately the same age. Help! I’m confused.

  2. AnnB

    He is definitely ultra small.

    I can’t help but wonder what that means for his future development although the vet seemed to be okay with it.

  3. Hope

    Have you thought about looking into Farm Sanctuaries in your area? That way he might have some other piggie friends, and he would be guaranteed to never end up at the butcher.

  4. NancyS

    PLEASE be careful in your screening process. Sometimes people disguise themselves as well-meaning individuals but really want the animal for animal testing or some other horrible thing. Just be completely SURE when placing him with someone. He is adorable and deserves the most fabulous home in the world. Good luck.

  5. Anonymous

    Male feeder pigs can weigh about 900lbs, full grown!!! The pig industry usually takes them at 250-300 lbs. as their growth/food ratio declines dramtically at this point.

    Pigs need competition for food to do really well. Have you ever heard of the expression “hogging it”? Well, that’s what pigs do with other pigs, they hog the food bin, just for the competition and end up eating better as a result.

  6. HC

    Hi, So is Johanna the owner of the dog and the cute pig? I want to post some pics and the story on my blog and I want to know if that’s okay with her. Hope she reads this…

  7. DivineMissB

    Oh. my. goodness. Cutest thing EVER. I’m a dachshie fanatic, 4th generation. Love these pink “dachshund” pics.

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