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T.Dunaway wrote at 2013-10-22 20:17:08
Those bumps are scent glands. The expert at Noah's Ark told me this. They are about 6 pimple like things all in a straight line on the inside of their legs. They then rub their legs across the grass and trees for scent. I don't think there is any harm in squeezing them, but I just wouldn't do this.  


pd wrote at 2015-01-27 17:17:02
Both my pigs have these.  The first time I noticed it was when one of them had several yellowish, waxy "bumps" that appeared to be stuck in his leg.  I pulled them out with tweezers, and after that a bunch of white goo came oozing out like toothpaste.  I noticed the same type of thing on the other pig, too.  There was white stuff oozing from a hole in his leg onto the grass when he was lying down outside.  These things do seem kind of like blackheads.


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Pot-bellied or other miniature pet pig care, including diet, housing, training, health care. Can provide information about zoning, adoption, supplies, and organizations. Questions about any kind of pet swine are welcome!

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Owning, raising, and caring for small pet swine, including "Vietnamese" pot-bellied pigs since 1992.

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