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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

2017-01-18 male 12 week pbp:

Yes, it's very normal for an intact male to have his penis hanging out. It's not particularly safe for the pig, he can step on it or get it caught or injured or dirty or infected. When he is fixed, it

2017-01-08 They eat the puppy pads:

It sounds like these two pigs are not potty trained. Also, their weight may be making it hard for them to get in and out the doggie door.    If dogs or puppies have pottied on their bedding, then the bedding

2017-01-06 Pot bellied pig:

I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis or prescribe medication over the internet.    IF you know exactly what is wrong with piggy, there are safe, over the counter remedies. The problem

2017-01-05 Potty training problem:

I am not a veterinarian, but peeing everywhere, including in bed, is often a sign of urinary infection. So the first step is to rule that out by taking piggy to a vet.     You said that she pees just 10

2016-12-30 My 2 month old pig:

Pigs have three sets of teeth in their lives.They are born with the first set, the final adult molars erupt between ages 2.5 - 3 years. So basically, piglets are teething from the time they are born until


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