Why does my mini pig squeal when I pick her up?
Regarding this, what does it mean when a pig squeals?
Each has a different meaning. Barking: A warning of danger nearby OR this can mean your pig is having fun. Squealing: A sign of anticipation (usually when about to be fed) or a sign of pain. A rough coughing noise: Usually means your pig is annoyed about something.
Likewise, why do pigs not like being picked up? Pigs are prey animals so it is their instinct to squeal when being picked up since they are only off the ground in the wild when they are in danger.
In this regard, why is my mini pig squealing?
Squealing normally means they're anticipating something (like food) or it can be because they're in pain. There is a soft panting sound they make sometimes, and this is a good sign when they haven't seen you in a while, this is an "I love you" or happy to see you sound typically.
How can you tell if a pig is happy?
Squealing can be a happy sign but so are things like running to the cage when you come home. They generally act cheerful or giddy as well. Happy pigs enjoy eating and enjoy exploring. If they are bored, they sit around a lot and simply look bored.