How To Keep Pigs As Pets

Pet pigs are awesome, but in overall, pet ownership is one of the best feelings in life. They provide us affection, responsibility feeling and companionship they would always be there for their owners. However, if you treat them as humans and ignore their needs, they could give you more headache than making you feel peaceful.

Teacup pigs are one of the most intelligent and social kind of animals and they can actually pay attention to you. They would sit beside you and entertained by watching television and even if you prefer to change the channel, they may even squeal to give you sign that they do not want to change the channel. In addition, such attitude of micro pigs is the reasons why some people do not like pigs as their pets in general. However, for most people, these are the most interesting part taking care of pet pigs.

Pet pigs can make a loud annoying squeal wherever they feel desperate, fearful, angry or simply if they feel hungry. These animals are demanding just like other animals and if you let yourself to own it, you will know several of their characteristics that would make you irritated but will still give you happiness. Therefore, wherever they feel hungry or they like to get outside of their fence and if you do not want them to disturbed you, continue nagging until they have something to eat or they already feel satisfied in what they more information about miro pigs pre-requirements  at

How To Keep Pigs As Pets

One of the good characteristics of pet micro pigs is that they get along really well with the other animals. It’s good to introduce your pet pig to your other pets when she’s a piglet. The other thing you need to know is they have to be neutered in order to behave well with other pets and also humans.

Teacup pigs could be adopted 6 weeks after its mother has weaned them. It’s very important to make sure if they are neutered/spayed before the adoption. Unneutered pet pigs should never get adopted. This is the first thing you should be aware of for adopting a pet pig.

Just like other pets, there is a need for pet pigs to have their own shelter or a play pen where they could freely do whatever they want. Teacup pigs could be raised both indoors and outdoors depending on where you would want them to stay. Most micro pigs love playing with a blanket. Thus, you should provide it to them in order to keep them comfortable and entertained. They would also appreciate if you would give them toys that they could play with. That way, you are helping them to avoid being destructive.

Small animals, like micro pigs, could also have diseases and they could also get sick. That’s why it is important to have your pet pig vaccinated. In case your pet is not doing well, then take her to a vet for they would know what the problem is and what is needed to be done regarding it.

These cute animals love to swim. Since pigs do not sweat, they need some water to cool down themselves. Pet pigs enjoy the water so you can provide them a small tub for them to have fun and at the …

Micro Pigs Pre-requirements

Before you get a micropig you must ensure that you are ready and will need:

  • Enough outside space for the pig to play will need to ensure that this area is secure and safe for the pig.
  • A vet that is experience and confident with pigs. And willing to take on a new customer.
  • A nice sized pen and house for the pig to play and sleep in, and barley straw to bed him/her with.
  • To ensure they have plenty of water at all times. You can fit a automatic drinker if you wish or a heavy pan will do the same job.
  • A herd number which is optained from the department of agriculture you can download the application form from there website.

Micro Pigs Pre-requirements

How to care for your Micro Pig


Micro Pigs need a good quality feed, like Sow and Weaner Mix. You can feed your Micro Pig twice a day (at the same time each day) as they are a creature of routine. A happy pig is a healthy pig!

Supplement their pellets with fruit and vegetables (but not kitchen waste). Always ensure your pig has plenty of fresh water at all times.

Be a proud owner and spoil your Micro Pig with treats for good more about piglet care at by clicking here

Living Area

Have suitable housing for your MicroPig, something similar to large doghouse would suffice or a pig barrel. Click here for suppliers of large dog kennels.

Your MicroPig bedding should be changed at least twice a week. Your pig is like a child and will enjoy playing with toys, so always have toys available.

Make sure your pig can access the outside at all times. Your pig can be kept inside to play and sleep but pig likes to sunbathe in the summer months, to eat grass and mooch around on dirt.If you intend to allow the MicroPig indoors, it is recommended to house train it from a young age. When training your MicroPig to use a litterbox – be consistent. Your Micro Pig may be stubborn at first but being consistent and showing you are in control is the key to house training.

Contorary to belive, pigs can be quiet clean! You should ensure that your pig is use to being clean and handled. It is best to start this when they are young.

How to care for your Micro Pig

Make sure your home is pig proof. Move any house plants to a safe height. If there is any potentially toxic liquids and fluids, ensure they are out of reach of your pig. Pigs are a curious animal and can open cupboards and root about. For the outdoor space, check your fencing! If your pigs outdoor space contains any possible toxic plant. please remove them or put out out of bounds to your pig.

Make sure they have plenty of clean water at all times. Ensure you have arrangements to care for your pig when you go away.


Like any animal it is always import to have regular check-ups for your pig with your Vet.
Worm your pig at least every 6 months. This should be done by your Vet or someone that is experienced with livestock and can administer the dosing. check with your vet which products he recommends that will also cover the pig for mange and lice.

A good idea is to make a Piggy First-Aid Box and always have it at hand, it should include Veterinary Wound Powder, Surgical Spirit, Septic Cleanse wound Dressing (all available from your vet or agricultural merchant).

It is always recommended to do your research! Find out as much information as possible about MicroPigs. You can contact us if you have any questions.…

Care of Piglets

Pig’s are similar to dogs to raise, but actually a tad bit easier and less expensive!

Food: I keep a bucket on my counter for all our table scraps which they at the end of the day for dinner. For breakfast, they get a little grain which you can buy at feed stores, which will run you about $15 a $50 lb sack. For one big supplemented with table scraps, this should last you a few months!

Shelter: They love a little spot in the yard made up for them: a small plastic pool you can buy at wallmart for the hot days, or a little sand/mud pit for them to play in. They can be house trained, and if raised correctly, love to be spoiled just like a dog with a blanket or bed near in the living room just like the rest of the family! (I don’t bring mine in the house though, as my 3 kids make enough of a pigstye! Instead, they have a doghouse with pine shaving bedding, and on really cold nights, I put the dog house in the garage.)

Care of Piglets

Attention:They love toys just like dogs, and can learn simple tricks, and can be trained to go on walks with you! Unlike dogs however, they don’t NEED to be exercised and are pretty happy hanging out  in your home and backyard! (Dogs really need to go on adventures, hikes, etc.) Pigs can go on adventures with you…but don’t necessarily need that to be happy.

Medical attention:  Unlike dogs, pigs to not need yearly vaccinations (except for large scale  commercial pig operations.)  The only time you may want to take them to see a vet is to have males neutered (usually run about $100) or if they get injured. is a good link to read more about piglet care.…