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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

2017-03-18 Prednisone:

I am not a veterinarian or a pharmacist. I believe the rx version, both powder and pills, has more calcium and a stronger dosage than the otc version. Both products are made for horses, many horse meds

2017-03-16 9 Week old male pig Hammie:

I am not a veterinarian. The usual dose is 2 cc or ml per 10 lb of pig. So the first step is to weigh your pig as accurately as possible. It's difficult even for an experienced person to guess a pigs weight

2017-03-05 Mini Pot Belly Pig:

Humping everything, all the time, is perfectly normal for intact male pigs.    Bloody discharges are not. This could be a sign of urinary blockage or infection. Piggy needs to see a veterinarian, he may

2017-03-02 pain medication for pig:

I am not a veterinarian and can not prescribe medicine over the internet.    There's only a few choices when it comes to OTC pain meds. Aspirin, Tylenol (or similar) and Advil (or similar) are really the

2017-03-01 Female pbp leaking and drinking leakage:

I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet.    I can say that when a pig is not eating, something is wrong. She may have a uterine infection, or an intestinal blockage


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