|A somewhat puffy Pinni|
First, there is the classic puffy-corner-sitting. This behavior is the easiest to observe and understand. I've seen this with Victoria, Willow, Bertie and Pinniped. They'll huddle into a corner of their cage, nose pressed into the corner, curled into a ball and fur puff out. It would be cute, if they didn't look so darned miserable doing it. Willow and Bertie did this in the open and in cozies and cuddle cups, too. My pigs gravitated towards any spot that they felt somewhat removed from everything else around them.
|Bertie was constantly at the water bottle|
|Willow was Queen Beggar when she didn't feel well|
The last pain symptom I've seen many times is a willful destruction of the cage and it's contents. Victoria's favorite victim was her cuddle cup. Willow went for the bars of the cage and the fleece bedding. Pinniped's favorite is coroplast, with cardboard and cotton fabric as secondary targets. I know Pinni is really uncomfortable when she pulls apart the fleece bedding to get to the coroplast underneath. It's amazing how focused she can be.
|Victoria focused her pain at the cuddle cup |
(additional holes by Bertie)