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Pot-bellied or other miniature pet pig care, including diet, housing, training, health care. Can provide information about zoning, adoption, supplies, and organizations. Questions about any kind of pet swine are welcome!

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Owning, raising, and caring for small pet swine, including "Vietnamese" pot-bellied pigs since 1992.


Pigs of Great Fortune; FAREC; PigCollaborative


BBA from KSU

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Pigs do not sweat, they have no sweat glands and cool themselves by rolling in mud. The mud also acts as a sunblock preventing sunburn.

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Every pig has a unique personality. Pigs are very intelligent. This combination makes them a charming but challenging house pet.

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Recent Answers from Helen Morrison

2016-12-02 spaying my mini pig:

Spaying is best As she gets older, she'll go into heat. Pigs in heat can be aggressive and forget their potty training. They may pick another animal or person to be their "mate". They are escape artists

2016-11-30 Pot bellie pig:

Yes they can eat hay. Hay is thin, flat dried blades of grass, used as animal feed. Straw is the stems leftover from harvesting grains. They are stiff, hollow tubes that trap air and make warm, comfy bedding

2016-11-30 Causes of spotty hemmorhaging on 5-month Juliana?:

I am not a veterinarian and can not provide a diagnosis or treatment over the internet.    I personally have never heard of this combination of symptoms.     Dr Wilbers from Quakertown Veterinary Clinic

2016-11-25 Miniature pig swollen vulva:

She is in heat. In a few days everything will return to normal. You might want to talk to her vet, though, because pigs go into heat every three weeks. If her spay is scheduled for three weeks from now

2016-11-13 Lumbosacral disc prolapse:

Overweight pigs are prone to back injuries. Misshapen or overgrown hooves can cause arthritis and make a minor back problem into a big one. Walking on slippery surfaces, which you mentioned, going up and


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