How to Care for Mini Micro Teacup Pigs

What Do I Feed My Pig?

Micro Mini Teacup Pig Care - Know Before You Buy!
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How to Care for Micro, Mini and Teacup Pigs

If you are considering buying a pet pig, these tips will help you care for a micro, mini, teacup or pocket pig. 

1. Check local regulations to make sure keeping a mini pig, even a small pig, is legal in your neighborhood.

2  Be sure you have the means to keep a mini pig healthy and happy. 

Mini pigs are very social, so you need to be able to spend time interacting with them, and you need to be able to assert yourself as the leader (much like with dogs) or else you'll end up with a spoiled, pushy and possibly aggressive mini pig, which could be dangerous for children. Consider getting two mini pigs or teacup pigs so that they can keep each other company, as well.

Remember that mini pigs and teacup pigs are very smart and curious. Once they learn how to do something (open the fence door, and so on) they won't forget, and you need to stay one step ahead of them. Mini pigs can also be very sneaky, not unlike a toddler who'll try to manipulate you to get their way. It's important to keep a miniature pig preoccupied and stimulated, or else they can be destructive when bored.

Part of micro, mini, teacup and pocket pig care should be providing them with an area outside where they can exercise their rooting instinct. If this is not possible, then a rooting box will suffice.

3  Adopt or buy a mini pig from a reputable miniature pig breeder. A piglet from a pet store or farm might seem cute, but it might also turn into an unhealthy and unsocialized nightmare. Visit the breeder's facility and ask to see the parents of the prospective piglet (the boar and the sow) so you can judge their temperament and know what to expect with yours.

 Love your mini pig! These small pigs, like most pets, enjoy interaction with their 'person' and it is not unusual to see a micro mini pig or teacup pig lying down for a tummy tickle.

5  Miniature pigs love a kiddie pool to cool off in hot weather because they don't sweat and this is the only way that they can stay cool.

6  Be careful of the free range method as pigs 'root' and can turn a reasonably large area into a plowed field in no time. We have found a daily supplement of Selenium with vitamin E will stop the rooting altogether.

7  Be sure you to allow your mini pig access to plentiful grazing and feed your pig a varied and satisfying diet then the problem of rooting can be lessened.

8  Feed your miniature pig special Mini Pig Food, which is especially designed for the miniature pig. They will enjoy a variety of fruits and vegetables too. Never feed your pet mini pig feed intended for a farm pig, other farm animals or dog food.

9  If your mini piglet will be primarily an outside pet, make sure he or she has their own dry and sheltered sleeping spot where they can enjoy hay as their bedding. Miniature piglets burrow into a deep litter of hay to stay warm. An adult pig will be satisfied with wood shavings (not sawdust).

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Micro mini pigs and teacup pigs make remarkable pets for many reasons! They are extremely intelligent and super affectionate. They are very hardy animals and surprisingly clean! Pigs do not shed and can not have fleas. Pigs do not have fur (they have bristles), therefore people are not allergic to them or their saliva. They are active and are very compatible with children as well as other pets. 


What do I feed my micro mini pig and how much?

Your local pet store or feed store should have a special miniature pig food with at least 12% protein or they can order it for you. Miniature pigs can also have hay, fruits, and vegetables, but be careful not to overfeed. This can lead to a very overweight unhealthy pig. Normally you would feed ½ cup for every 25 lbs of bodyweight each day. Always make sure they have plenty of fresh water. Supplement with fresh vegetables. Also, your area may be deficient in Selenium and you will need to add it to your potbelly's diet. We use a mix of Selenium and Vitamin E. Food/water dishes should be heavy ceramic bowls or tip-proof bowls.

 Can I keep my pet pig in the house?

 Yes! They are easily potty trained and are very clean animals. They tend to get along with cats and dogs, but you should never leave your pet pig alone with any dog.

 Should I have two pigs so they have a companion?

 If you want your pig to be bonded to you, then one pig is recommended. You can get a second pig later on after you have bonded with the first pig. If you get two pigs at the same time, they will bond with each other and won't make very good pets.

Does my pig need vaccinations?
 It depends on who you ask and if your pig is exposed to other farm animals. Your vet can let you know what vaccines are important. They should also be de-wormed every 3-4 months. Make sure your vet is familiar with miniature pigs.

 What do I need before I bring my pig home?

Mini Pig Food:

 Litter Box:

You'll want a litter box large enough for the pig to turn around in and with a low opening. Wood pellets work well. If your pig is allowed outside, a doggie door is very useful.

Pet Bed:

 A soft dog bed or the bottom of a travel crate works well. Make sure the area where the pig sleeps is free of drafts and not next to a heat vent.

 Shelter:

 Indoors, your piglet will need a space of his or her own, either a large crate, a pack & play or a small room. There it will need its litter box, bed and blankets.
 If your pig will live outdoors, it will need a place to get out of the sun, wind, and rain. If you don't have such a building outside, a nice dog house would work. Its best to have a fenced area that neighbor dogs can't dig under or jump over. Don't use any pesticides or harmful fertilizers on grass the pig will root in or plants she/he might eat.

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