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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

2016-10-11 First time Pig Mom:

Pigs have three sets of teeth in their lives. They are born with the first set. The final adult molars erupt when a pig is about 2-1/2 years old. So, your piggy will be teething for a very long time.

2016-09-28 Pig harness:

Ok I will explain here as best I can. I don't know where those photos went, but, if you reply to this reply, I will be happy to take more for you, using my small concrete pig as a model.    You can find

2016-08-26 Keystone(potbelly pig):

The ideal way is to teach piggy to let you file hooves with a nail or wood file. Start by teaching piggy to let you play with hooves and feet every night. Just mess with them at first, then use a human

2016-08-05 Wheat germ oil:

I would not give any wheat germ oil, unless a veterinarian suggests it as a remedy for a health issue.    Mini pig food is designed to contain all the nutrition a pig needs. But, it lacks fiber, and pellets

2016-08-03 Pig problem:

Your message does not indicate where you are, but there is a partial list of vets who see pet pigs at www.farec.org http://www.farec.org/us-vets.htm  Dr Wilbers in Quakertown PA  will work with other veterinarians


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