Health Care 

*HEALTH GUARANTEE* 
We guarantee against any congenital defect that cannot be treated. The buyer agrees to take his/her piglet to a licensed Veterinarian within (7) days of receiving the animal to insure that the piglet is healthy. If the Veterinarian gives your piglet a diagnosis of a serious birth defect that cannot be treated, seller must immediately be notified and documentation must be sent. We are not responsible for any associated charges from examination or treatment. This warranty covers your piglet only. No cash exchange, piglet exchange only. If a piglet is not available for exchange, then your name will be placed at the top of our waiting list and you will be notified when a new litter arrives and you will be given your choice of the same sex as the original piglet.  If you do not find one you like in that litter then we will just keep doing this until you find your perfect pig. 


Mini Pigs should be dewormed at least twice a year.  We deworm ours every 3-4 months. We use Ivomec (Ivermectin) for Cattle & Swine. This can be given as an injection, but can also be given orally. If you choose to do it orally, you will need to double the dose and inject it onto their food. This will need to be done again 10-14 days later. You can find Ivomec at Tractor Supply. Your local feed store may have it as well. 


Mini Pigs may need to have their hooves trimmed a couple of times a year.  If you will walk your pig this will not only keep them filed down, but it will also help keep them fit. 


Mini Pigs do get constipated.  You can give them 1/4 can of pumpkin.


Mini Pigs do grow tusks.  Males tend to have larger tusks.  As they get older, you may have to have them trimmed by a vet. Make sure your vet only uses Isoflourine Gas anesthesia.  Other types might kill your pig.


You will need to check with your local vet to ask for any laws requiring vaccinations for your area.  


​Food & Water

Diet is very important for a mini pig. We do not recommend underfeeding or overfeeding your pig.  A pig can become obese quickly without proper food management. Use the feeding guidelines on the bag of Mazuri mini pig food or Purina Pig & Sow.  Mini pigs also require a fresh supply of water. Do not fall for the "I am starving" act, because they will definately try it.


You can give fruits and vegetables as treats for training, but don't overdo it. Good treats are sunflower seeds, raisins, grapes, Cheerios, carrots, celery, cucumbers, apples, bananas, and Gerber toddler snacks.


NEVER feed your pig avocados or chocolate as they are extremely toxic to pigs.


Bathing & Skin Care

You should only bathe your pig when he/she is dirty.  We use baby shampoo on all of our pigs. You can use a soft brush to help get all the dead skin off.  After their bath you can use coconut oil to help relieve dry skin.  You can also use baby lotion.  You should keep lotion on them on a regular basis. 


Use a cotton ball, baby wipes or wash cloth to clean your pig's ears. Do not use Q-tips.

 

If your pig is going to be in the sun for a long period of time, please use a baby sunscreen on them. Pigs do get sunburned.


Bedding

Indoor Pigs:

If your pig is going to be indoors set up a place in a corner of a room or in another room for your pig.  Your pig will need: a dog bed, blanket, litter box, food & water and some toys. 


Pigs love to play and roam freely with the family.  They love to snuggle and sleep with you as well.  They use blankets to play with, hide in them and also root in them.  They love to watch TV and listen to music.


​NEVER use cedar as it is VERY toxic to pigs.


Outdoor Pigs:

Mini Pigs need to have a fenced area and watch the gate. It is best to put a latch at the bottom and top of the gate.  They are very smart and will watch your every move.  Your pig will need: a house, a dog bed, blankets, food & water and some toys. 


Potty Training:

Pigs can be trained to use a litter box, paper trained or trained to go outside.  We suggest using a cat litter box with the front cut down just enough to keep their litter in.  Pigs do not like to climb over the edge of a traditional cat litter box.  You can also use a boot tray, cement mixing tray or appliance tray.  Most pigs can be trained within a week. Tractor Supply sells Pine Pellet Stall Bedding, which is good for pigs. 


Most pigs can be trained within a week.  Once you decide on what you are going to use for your pig, it is important to keep it in the same place.  Pigs are clean and do not like their litter box by their sleeping or eating areas, so make sure it is in a seperate place.  








 






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