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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-17-2003, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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My piggy is licking me

This is the first time I've had a pig that licks. Gertie has been coming up to my face to hang out , and she keeps licking me!
Now what does this mean? Do I just taste interesting or does it mean she is lavashing me with piggie attention?
Gertie is diffinately the most friendly pig I've ever had. I'm so glad I got #7 pig- I think I really like short hair pigs the most now!
But I guess breed makes no difference in personality because I had a white crested that was the meanest pig I ever owned too.

:smile: Thank you Jenn for helping me decide "yes" to getting another piggie.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-17-2003, 09:48 AM
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Little Pig lavishes my arm in attention when I have her out. I don't know what it means, but it's sure better than Raven's method of affection.
 
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Patrick does it too. It is when he is all snuggly, just like a puppy dog. I think it is a sign of affection.


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I've read they sometimes lick because of the salty taste of our skin (and it will be more salty if you've recently sweated). From what I've observed, this seems to be the case. The pigs lick my son the most (teenaged boys are probably very salty ), and me the least.

Also, from my small sample (of 5 pigs), some pigs are more "licky" than others. LittleRickie and Pearly are our lickers. Pearly even likes to suck! Dara and Daisy are the least licky, and WalterP falls somewhere in between. Daisy, however, is big on kissing, which is not the same as licking. :tongue3:
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I'd like to think it's affection, but I guess I'll never know for sure. But she sure was acting extra cuddley yesterday.

My husband actually offered to buy me a new guinea pig !
He never ever bought me a pet in my life, he always told me I get enough on my own. But anyway tommorow is my birthday and I know he has no idea of what to get me so I guess that's why , but like I said this has never happened in my life.
So will see, maybe Gertie will have a new friend soon. But I don't think tommorow because I'm still painting the pig room and need to start building cages again.
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Brandie likes to sit on my chest and just kiss and lick my chin... she does constantly though just talking softly the whole time. After awhile it starts tickling so much and I start laughing and she just keeps at it! What a sweetheart!

You're welcome Linda ~ after seeing all the wild hair versions of my girls in your pigtures I got me a few abbys and now I'm in love with them!! You're right though, it's not breed-related, it's just individual personality... but boy I sure think the wild hair in combination with the unique personalities is a great match!


~ I guess I was typing this while you added another reply Linda ~ The girls and I wish you the happiest of birthdays!! You'd better take your husband up on that offer before he has time to take it back! LOL


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I love it when they give kisses. Funny though, I cant stand dog kisses. I guess I am not a dog person.

Sidney is our only licky kisser. He doesnt just lick as if it were the salty taste. And I have offered him a saltine to see if he would lick off the salt. But he wont. So I figure Sidney must be giving real kisses. He does this most when held in a room away from other GP cages. If you pet him just right he talks and licks every once in a while.

Occasionally he even does something I think is an immitation of the kissy sounds we make when kissing his fur. It sounds almost exactly like the sound we make, and he is the only pig that does it.


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Sidney and Brandie (and the other licky piggies too mentioned)sound like extra special piggies !

Your right Jenn, I'd better take my husband up on this very special offer- he may come to his senses soon-:tongue2:

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Picasso is a chin-licker too!

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I don't think it is necessarily the salt either because I have a low salt content in my system.


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Yes, I didn't mean to say that saltiness was the only reason. I think some like the salt, and some are just lickers and it's a way for them to show affection .

piggiemommy, a few times, WalterP has done the same thing to me that Brandie does. It is SO affectionate and SO tickly!! ....So special!
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Harry is the only one that has licked me. Which is really kind of odd because he usually does not like to cuddle. He is a wiggler.

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My only pig that licks doesn't even lick me. She licks my boyfriend. She's just up to something, I know it!

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All of mine have licked us on occasion. But they prefer my teenage daughter over everyone else! I am patiently waiting but maybe when I'm holding them they are loving all the scratching they don't have time to lick! Yeah thats it!
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