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Are you ready for a pet mini pig? I wasn’t! Learn from my mistakes and be prepared before your mini pig arrives.
I get emails all the time from people asking what they need to get before their mini pig arrives so I have created this page and included links to products we’d suggest.
Most expenses for your pig will be right before your pig arrives and once you have the essentials there will not be many maintenance costs. None of the items we have gotten were too expensive but the quality was good enough to have lasted us for over a year now.
First things first. You need a good water and food bowl that will do its best to hold up against your piggy trying to tip it over. That’s not an easy feat since your pig will almost always try to tip the bowl over. They may be teeny tiny but a mini pig still has a strong snout.
This bowl is the best we have found so far:
We suggest getting two, one for water and one for food. It is raised in the back and heavy enough to make it a challenge for your pig to tip over. Plus, your pig can grow along with it since it is low enough for your teeny tiny mini pig but still good when your mini pig isn’t quite as mini.
An alternative would be this bowl:
Next is a pet bed. This is where your mini pig will find its safe haven, especially in a new environment. You need something soft with sides so it has plenty of space to root into the bed. We recommend this:
A must for a mini pig is at least one blanket, preferably two or three. Please consider buying the rooting blankets I based my business on, all from experience of having a pet pig! Pigs LOVE them (five star ratings)!
If you do not have a door to close off your mini pig, or even if you do, a gate is nice because it allows your pig to still see what’s going around him/her. It doesn’t have to be fancy but it DOES have to be tight so your pig doesn’t outsmart you and figure out how to open it.
Whether or not you have plans for your mini pig to go potty outside, you will still need to provide a litter box and pet pads (much easier to clean) for longer periods in your piggy’s room, including overnight. A pig cannot hold its bladder until around 10 months.
We recommend Mazuri Mini Pig Youth Food for piggy pellets that provide a healthy diet.
Whatever products you end up choosing, do your best to be prepared and have everything ahead of time. This will ease your mini pig into its new life and also reduce the stress of last minute preparations.
Good luck and get in touch with any questions!
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