She was rescued when she was 3 years old. Her original owner had her completely out of control. She had been rummaging through the trash, rooting through the woman's cupboards and trashing her house. The lady's daughter I met in college and she told me about her mom's out-of-control pig. I offered to take her off their hands.
I found out that this woman would let this pig eat anything and everything
Her favorite food to give her was of all things pizza! This poor pig was huge and when she came to us, we changed her name to Earthquake because she literally shook the house when she walked!
I put her on a diet, and kept her indoors and started training her. I learned rather quickly that she would have screaming tantrums (a really high-pitched squealing) that would vibrate my eardrums. She wanted food! But they have a commercially prepared food you are supposed to feed these pigs, they are not supposed to just eat everything they can find.
These pigs are highly trainable, but you have to have patience and the time to invest in training them. We kept Earthquake for a year before finding her a home in Palmer, AK at a Caribou Ranch. because these animals need warm climates, Earthquake had a nice heated barn to live in. It was an experience, but I hope I never have to repeat it again. They are to smart for their own good, they are prone to temper tantrums when they don't get their way and they can easily wreck the best pig-proofed home...*G* I will look for those pictures