Have You Always Wanted A Pet Pig?
Micro Mini pigs have become popular for a great number of reasons. Due to their intelligence, they make amazing pets. They are also very affectionate and loving. Mini pigs are very clean and have very few health problems. These non-allergenic creatures do not shed and are not likely to get fleas or ticks. Micro Mini pigs love to run and play and because they have a non-aggressive personality usually get along great with other pets. They are great with children and make outstanding pets when given the proper loving home. If you are thinking about keeping a pig as a pet, please carefully consider whether your home and garden environment will allow for you to properly cater to its needs. Potential owners should make sure they have the time, finances, and facilities required, as well as a veterinarian lined up to provide proper care.
When you adopt a Micro Mini Pig from MiniPigs4Sale, you will that your piglet is well socialized and loving. They have been vet checked and come with health certificate, shot record and one-year health guarantee. All of our piglets are de-wormed and their needle teeth will be clipped.
Tips on Bringing Home Your Baby Micro Mini Pig
It's so exciting to bring home your new baby mini pig. Here are a few tips to make your experience in getting to know your piglet be a pleasurable experience.
+ All piglets may seem a little scared since everything is still new to them, but this is perfectly normal. Just hold your baby close and cuddle him/her while talking in soft, calm voice. Your baby micro pig should settle right down and come to love its new home and family.
+ For good bonding, it is recommended that you hold your baby pig and let them eat treats and piggy food from your hands. As the days pass, your baby pig will come to love and trust you more and more.
+ Provide your piglet with dry, well ventilated but draft-free housing. They will need dry bedding. You may want to plan ahead and prepare a nice, comfy bed with furry blankets for your baby. They love to snuggle and cover themselves in soft blankets. I recommend a child's playpen or pack n play for your piglet's safe home. Put their litter box in one end and their bedding in the other end.
+ An exercise or play pen is also recommended for your baby instead of allowing them to roam freely in your home until the piglet is about 3 months old. Using an enclosed area will aid in keeping their litter box training in place. When the piglet is older, he or she will not need to go to the litter box as often as when they are a very young baby.
Feeding Your Micro Mini Pig
One of the most important things to remember is NOT to overfeed your mini pig. A 25 pound adult pig will need 1/4 cup of mini pig food morning and evening with a lunch of veggies or some fruit. MiniPigs4Sale provides the proper nutrition and quality vet care for our pigs. Pigs are not inbred or underfed in order to keep their small size. Our Micro Mini Pigs begin with a nutritionally balanced diet. When they are ready for adoption, you will need to have complete mini pig food and treats. As the weeks pass, begin introducing your baby to veggies and fruits. Keep in mind that these mini pigs are very tiny and do not require much food. Remember, that pigs will continue to eat even when they are not really hungry. When you first get your new baby, only give him/her a quarter cup of piggy food in the morning and a quarter cup in the evening. For snacks, they can have some veggies and fruits. It is very important to have fresh water on hand at all times. Also, NEVER feed dog or cat food to your mini pig. Be sure to feed him/her food that is made to promote their proper digestion and good health.
Be sure to avoid chocolate, avocados and salt...very toxic.
Remember to limit treats and their eating. They will not stop eating on their own. Pigs can get extremely unhealthy if they become overweight.
Bath Time for Your Mini Pig
Just like cats and dogs, your mini pig will need to be bathed. I recommend using baby soaps and shampoos that will not burn their skin or eyes. Baby lotions and cream oils can also be used to help moisturize their skin. You can even clean their ears with Q-tips. Don't be afraid to let your mini pig run around and play in the grass or dirt. They love rolling around in the green grass and rooting in the dirt. This is good and healthy for them...and they can always be cleaned with a good bath.
Nap Time for Your Micro Mini Pig
Some pigs sleep more than others. It really depends on their individual pig's metabolism. Burrowing in soft blankets or a pet pet is a favorite thing for a pig. They also like to curl up and nap with any other pets you may have.
Training Your Micro Mini Pig
We train our piglets to use a litter box. You can also train them to go outside after you have your piglet home. Be sure to use a litter pan that is easy for them to crawl into and out of. We recommend using pine pellets instead of cat litter or cedar shavings which are toxic to pigs.
You may even use puppy pads for training. However, litter training is one of the easiest and fastest things your baby pig will learn in just a few days. They also like to potty in the same spot and that is what makes then so quickly trainable. Make sure your baby knows where the litter pan is and it is important for it always to be in the same location and not moved around the home.
Always keep litter area away from food. Pigs do not like to use the bathroom where they eat.