Thursday, April 18, 2013

Almost ready to pop

It feels like FOREVER since we've had bubs here at Sirocco Cavy Stud. All of my gorgeous, meticulously planned pedigree pairings have yet to produce pregnancies. And the couples have been together for months now (think New Years 2013!)

So it's kind of been a blessing in disguise to have Chelsea's new pet piggy and her friend Cupcake arrive. Chelsea's pig 'Kobe' is on the left - a normal, adult female pig.

Cupcake is on the left. HUGE! In fact, this picture really doesn't do her justice. I have trouble carrying her using both hands. (needless to say we don't carry her much at the moment for that very reason!).

Cupcake started dilating a few days ago (this is where the pelvic bones start to slowly move apart, and signals that labour will happen within the next 5-7 days), so we might finally have some little bubs around here at last. All piggy pregnancies are precious, but with Cupcake we have the extra bonus of not having any idea what these bubs will look like. Will they be rex like mum, or something else entirely!?

We'll keep you guys updated :)

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