Potty Train Your Pet Pig In 5 Easy Steps
Its Easy to Potty Train a Mini Pig to Use a Litter Box. Follow the five steps below:
1. Confine your miniature pig to a large crate, playpen, small room or other small area in your home. Until it's older and completely potty trained, which is usually around six months, don't let it roam freely.
2. Set up your micro mini pig's area with a bed, food and water bowls, and a litter box. The litter box should be as far away from the bed and bowls as possible, as miniature pigs are clean animals and don't like to do their business where they sleep and eat. When cleaning the littler box, do not remove everything. Leave a few droppings behind so the pig remembers that it's supposed to eliminate in the litter box.
3. Take your miniature pig to the litter box every hour or two and remind it to "go potty." If you have a piglet, take it to the litter box after meals and naps especially. But never wake your piglet up from a nap; always wait for it to be awake and alert.
4. Praise your miniature pig every time it eliminates in the litter box. Never offer treats, as it takes the focus away from the pig's doing what comes naturally.
5. Take your miniature pig outside and instruct it to "go potty" once it is fully litter trained. Most mini pigs have no problem transitioning from the litter box to outside, and when they no longer use the litter box you can remove it.
Playpen setup for potty training. Put two large plastic tubs in the playpen; one for the litter and the other for blankets. By putting your very young piglet in the playpen, he or she will instinctively start using the litter box and keep the blankets clean. It's an excellent way to begin potty training!