pot bellied pigs hooves
hi we recently adopted a 2 year old pot bellied pig. while his previous owner was a very nice person, he did not know the proper care that "hormel" required. he fed the pig a daily dose of captian crunch cereal, spagetti with itlian bread, cookies, etc. and let's not forget the daily can of beeror two. yes- we adopted a 352lb alcoholic pig. we have had our pig for just over 1 month now and am happy to say he has adjusted rather well. he has a main diet of pig elder, no beer, the ocasional fruit, veggie, but for the most part just his pig food. so far so good he hasn't seemed to hold the new diet against us. however the previous owner never had "hormel" hooves trimmed. i have tried to contact several ferriers but have not had any luck finding one that will combat our pig for us. we have looked online and found one site offering the "best" in trimmers to be found but they appear to be nothing more then a $40.00 pair of prunning shears. does anyone know if these will work, we have read that nippers are not a good idea, so now we are at a loss as for how to take care of the hooves. we do not want to see our new pig go lame on us.