Now I know this doesn't sound surprising at all, and pretty much is completely natural, but it's getting to the point where it's driving me up the wall.
We got her two weeks ago (note: I know pigs should be kept in pairs, we were originally going to get two but they only had one available, waiting til this weekend to get another one as the newest litter is old enough to leave mammy), and within roughly two days she'd learned that to get our attention to feed her, all she had to do was squeal. It has now got a bit out of hand. I'm at home 24/7 (woo, out of work, fantastic..) so whenever she hears me move around at all, she starts screaming for food.
She has a constant supply of her pig food mix, grass, and hay, but all she really cares about is her romaine lettuce and cucumber. It's at the point where she's squealing at me every 20 minutes, including when I'm trying to sleep. She's not underfed or hungry, she has the full run of the kitchen for 18 hours a day (pig proofed, of course) with open access to get back into her cage so it's not like she's bored or not getting enough exercise, I give her plenty of attention as I know she really needs another pig around, I leave things like paper bags and cardboard tubes on the ground for her to play with. It all comes down to food.
How on earth do I get her to shut up for awhile without overfeeding her? Will she be more quiet once we get her a partner since she'll be more distracted?
I've had pigs before so I understand their sounds and usually love them, but I've never encountered any this insistant..