With the dress-up and candy galore day now in the rearview mirror (Halloween), some local pigs would love to munch on your Halloween pumpkins when you want to get rid of them.

Instead of throwing them away in the green bin, Kelly Worthington, co-owner of Whispering Winds Farms stated they will gladly take your pumpkins.

"They eat everything, you might see the little stem left but the rest of the pumpkin will be gone."

Whispering Wind Farms is the second-largest Kunekune (which means fat and round in the Maori language) pig breeder in Canada. An average Kunekune pig, when fully grown, will be anywhere from about 250 pounds to 400 pounds. Worthington said they're social animals and like human contact.

pigsPhoto of some pigs already enjoying some pumpkins. Photo provided by Kelly Worthington.

If you are willing to make the trip out to the farm, you can feed the pigs yourself and play with them!

"It's about a 35-minute drive from Airdrie to our place. They'll usually come up and rub on you and lay on your feet. They quite enjoy their human companionship."

So if you want the Kunkune pigs to enjoy munching on your leftover pumpkins, there are a few things to consider:

  • Take the candles out of the pumpkins (candles can be toxic for the animals)
  • Make sure there are no plastic elements or chemical paint on the pumpkin (food-grade paint is fine)

To learn how to get to Whispering Winds Farm to feed the pigs yourself, click HERE.

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