A few weeks ago Rosie was a bit concerned that one of Boris's tusks was getting too long and that it was sore where the tusk rubbed. Rosie did a bit of research and found a site that said a pair of bolt croppers could be used to cut the tusk back.
Rosie also added that it was pretty tough to do and involved a fair amount of squealing, whether this was on the 'dentists' part or the pigs I wasn't too sure! Another option was to use a cheese wire.
To Rosie's surprise I immediately got the bolt croppers and some pig food. 'We're doing it NOW?' asks Rosie. Yep, let's get it done' I reply. If I'm going to do things like this it's a case of get on and do it - strike whilst the iron is hot. So it was down to Boris's pen for tusk cutting.
I get ready with the bolt croppers, I lined them up and flexed my muscles ready to take on the challenge of man with bolt croppers versus Boris's tusk. Rosie had a bowl of food set up and was ready to help in any way. Boris plunges into the bowl of food. I get the bolt croppers around his tusk ready to strain away.
CHINK, BING - job done. No squeals, no pain and no strain from either Boris or me. Boris never even noticed. I even managed to trim the tusk back more with the same 'Chink, bing. The other tusk Boris, at some stage, had self trimmed so no action needed there.