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We got a pet pig who is desexed and been with the family for a while now. He’s a huge heavy boy. The problem is that he’s destroying our place. He got in the back area and ripped the gas pipes off the wall. We replaced them. We are forever replacing our fences that will never keep him in. He’s not going to be a meat pack. He’s going to a animal farm where people can go and view him. The kids can go there and visit him. It’s going to be better for everyone. Someone else could take him but he won’t breed so they will just kill him.

Posted by Cynthea Jenke, 29th June 2015

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  • You just need to explain why, being as basic and kind as possible. If you rake them to visit, I’m sure it will be easier for them to cope

  • We were in a similar situation( only our dog had to be put down) so we sat the children down and said to them ” kippers ( our dog) mum is really sad and misses kipper.. ” we kept this up for a few days saying how sad our dog is without his mummy… we finally said to the children ” do you want kipper to be back with his mummy so he can be happy again” the kids nearly threw kipper in the car excited that kipper was going to see his mummy…. we took him to the vet and had him put down ( cancer related) then when we got home we told the kids how happy kippers mummy was to see kipper and that i was proud that they let kip go back to his mummy. Youd be suprised how much compassion your kids will show. Maybe follow the same lines and say the piggy needs to go home because he is SOOOOO sad… good luck xx

  • I would tell your kids that your pet will be much happier on a farm with more room to move and lots of people coming to visit him.

  • Explain it just how you have above. That he’s too big for your yard, doing damage that is expensive to repair and he’s going to a happier place. Make the farm sound really pig friendly, let them know they will be able to visit on weekends and holidays etc

  • Depending on how old your kids are, I think it’s best to be honest and let them know that it’s better for the pig and the family if he moves to the farm. It’s a safety issue (and also a financial issue)! Good luck!

  • just be honest with them, maybe if the place where the piggy is going is not too far away you can organise visits, maybe that will help the kids cope?

  • I would just be honest with them, and by the sounds of it your pig will be much happier at the animal farm, tell them its okay to be upset but that you will always let them see him.

  • Be honest and tell them, we had to put our dog down as he was very sick. I was worried how my little girl will take it but she took it better than I expected. She actually comforted me as I was the one needed comforting! Kids amaze me sometimes.

  • Be honest with them, and let them know that being a responsible pet owner sometimes means rehoming them.

  • Explain to the kids why you are doing this-honesty is the best policy.

  • good luck! i hope that they take it ok.

  • Oh wow a pet pig! I think if you explain and show the kids he is going to be happy in his new home, they will be ok. Especially if they can still visit

  • Our youngest son had a duckling that grew up & trashed our yard so we found a person that owned a farm that could keep him safe & content.

  • Its great that you have foound somewhere he can go and will not be killed off. I think after your kids have visited in the new park they will be happy for him to have all the extra space to play in. Just be prepared for the kids to want to visit weekly till they slowly stop going every week. Goodluck…

  • Honesty is the best answer and do go and visit him in his new home.

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