Breed : Skinny Pig
Habitat : Indoors : “Fancy” Breed – they are a critter bred purely for the pet trade
Date of Birth : 4th March 2018
Likes : Eating, squeaking and rattling their ears – they are also partial to a tickle
Dislikes : The cold, loud noises, having no food to eat
Skinny pigs were initially created in laboratories for use to test cosmetics for skin reaction. Since the majority of this has stopped, they have become firm favourites in the pet market and are certainly a sensory experience, and a great therapy animal.
These were initially added to the team to help with the children at our baby hospice, many of whom are visually impaired, but are suitable to work with all clients. They are also particularly good for those with fur allergies.
Please note : As a new addition to the team on 31st March 2018, these guys will not be integrated into the team until at least May 2018. Thankyou for your patience