Cherie and Sam's Mini-pigs

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Our mini-pig food recipe:
4 medium carrots
3 stalks of celery
handful of okra (6)
1/4 cup of mixed fruit
1 head romaine lettuce
3 or 4 children's chewable vitamins
1/8 Cup Optional Item (cooked egg, avocado, chicken, etc)
Mixed fruits and vegitables
Chop carrots and celery, place in food processor with pieces of fruit, okra and vitamins.
Cut fruits and vegitables in blender
Finely chop and set aside.
Mixed fruits and vegitables
Cut lettuce into pieces and finely chop.
Mixed fruits and vegitables
Mix chopped ingredients togeather, yeilds about 6 cups.
Mixed fruits and vegitables
Measure 2 cups of potbelly pig food (pellets)
1 cup of rolled oats
1 cup rolled barley
2 or 3 tablespoons of finely shredded wheat
Mixed fruits and vegitables
Mix all ingredients until incorporated.
Add aditional water if mixture appears too dry. Pellets and rolled grains should be coated with moisture. Cover and refrigerate. Feed as prescribed.
Mixed fruits and vegitables

Piglet care
Food (diet) is extremely important. If you overfeed your piglet it can become quite a big pig. Mini pigs should only be fed 3% to 3.5% of their body weight per day at ages 0 - 4 months  1% to 2% of their body weight per day after 4 months of age. In our starter kit you will find a cup to measure their food. Food can be anything healthy We mix or chop up lettuce, carrots, celery or any kind of vegetable. If you have broccoli, spinach or any kind of fruit these are good as well. We also provide rolled oats, rolled barley and whole seeds (oats, wheat and milo). They love small pieces of crunchy cat treats you'll find some in our care package.

Your piglet should only be fed two times per day, with some rolled oats, rolled barley, whole seeds, raw or cooked fruits and vegitables or leafy greens (leaf lettuce) as treats during the day (in moderation). The younger piglets will prefer the rolled oats the best. Around 3 or 4 months, piglets have a strong desire for leafy greens. Let them enjoy leaf lettuces (spring mix), head lettuce and kale. Let them explore outside, they'll taste all the weeds and flowers. My pigs like bananna leaves and hearts when they're available.

Bathing your piglet is not necessary unless the pig is very dirty then a rinse is best or if necessary use mild shampoo such as baby shampoo or just a cream rinse. Use baby lotion as needed.

0 - 4 months
1.5% - 3% of body weight. Measuring by weight is recommended.
For every 1 pound of pig (453.59 grams). 1% = 4.5359 grams.
28.35 grams = 1 ounce. For a piglet weighing 5 pounds, 3% = (4.5359*3) 13.6077 grams. (13.6077 grams*5) = 68.0385 grams. (68.0385 grams/28.35 (grams to ounce)) = 2.3999 ounces. Divided in two (2.3/2) = 1.15 ounces per feedings twice a day. Hint 2 tablespoons equal 1 ounce. 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
Adjust these numbers for your piglet. Do not under feed your piglet.
Your piglet should have a full round stomach, clear bright eyes and be very active. Do not over feed your piglet.
1 cup (16 ounces) dry feed packed into a cup weights 453.59 grams
For every 1 pound of piglet measure 1/3 of an ounce (2 teaspoons) of piglet food for a 2% feeding index. Divide into 2 feedings (1 teaspoon), morning and night. That equates to 1/2 teaspoon of food per 1 pound of pig per 1 percent feeding index. For a 3 percent feeding index it would be 1 1/2 teaspoons of food per pound of pig.
We like to increase the bulk of the portion by substituting some of the pellets with lots of finely chopped vegitables, a small serving of rolled oats and rolled barley.

5 months and up

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