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Gum chewing mini pig

My sister inadvertently found a great new trick to quiet the teeth grinding for a little while. Pogo happened upon a piece of gum that one of the kids dropped in the kitchen and he kept chewing and chewing and chewing. My sister was thrilled. A pig chewing is better than a pig grinding.

So I decided to give it a try. I gave Cocco a piece of gum. It is probably one of the funniest things I have ever seen Cocco do and I’m glad I captured it. Here is a video of our mini pig chewing gum!:

I thought he had swallowed it when he stood up but after I stood up he went right back into position and kept on chewing! Finally after probably 15 or 20 minutes he swallowed it.

It was hilarious and a nice reprieve from the constant pig teeth grinding but I won’t make it a habit. Chewing gum and then swallowing gum can’t be good for a mini pig. Anyway, my ears have been exposed to so many new sounds since Cocco has come to us so the grinding doesn’t faze me much anymore. It’s not pleasant, and a pig chewing is better than a pig grinding, but I’ll take the grinding over the squealing any day.

Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

~ Katie and Coccolino the chewing gum like a pig mini pig

37 thoughts on “Gum chewing mini pig

  1. mollieandalfie

    My router as you know is up the shoot, I can’t play the video, the little circle keeps going round and round. I so much wanted to see it. I will have to watch it on Wednesday when the new router turns up πŸ™‚ It sounds hilarious πŸ™‚ xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  2. Taryn

    That’s really cute! But be sure you don’t give him sugarless gum made with artificial sweetener Xylitol. It is very toxic to dogs ( a couple pieces of gum can kill a small dog), Could be it doesn’t bother pigs, but you don’t want to find out the hard way it is toxic to a mini-pig.

    1. minipig Post author

      Thank you so much for the tip! Now that you’ve said that, I think I did remember that for my dogs. It was definitely full fat bubble gum thankfully but we won’t test it. Definitely better to stay on the safe side.

  3. Nylabluesmum

    Dat waz a great video Coccolina…you haz da cutest expreshun on yer face!!! We did not know dat pigz haz a chewy issue so we iz learnin frum you!!
    Me Mum sayz dat when she waz a ittybitty da doctor said it took 7 yearz to break down gum if she swallowed it….me not shure if dat iz da same for piggiez….just thought me share what me knowz!! ~~head rubz~~ Nylablue….

  4. Kirsten

    That is truly hysterical! Who ever heard of a pig chewing gum? I wonder about the swallowing…but pigs have such strong digestive systems, from what I’ve heard πŸ™‚

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