Cherie and Sam's Mini-pigs

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Piglet care


Food (diet) is extremely important. If you overfeed your piglet it can become quite a big pig. Mini pigs only need 1% to 2% of their body weight per day. In your starter kit you will find a cup to measure their food. Food can be anything healthy I 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. You've also been provided with rolled oats, rolled barley and whole seeds (oats, wheat and milo). They love small pieces of crunchy cat treats you'll find some in your care package.


We blend or chop about two or 3 cups of fruits and vegetables to this we add 1 cup of pig food pellets, 1 cup of rolled oats, and one cup of rolled barley. Include three or four children's chewable vitamins crushed up. Your piglet will only need to be fed two times per day, with some rolled oats, rolled barley or whole seeds as treats during the day. The younger piglets will prefer the rolled oats the best.


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.
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 of piglet food for a 2% feeding index. Divide into 2 feedings, morning and night.
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.

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