5 Basic Commands to Teach Your Miniature Pig

Miniature pigs are incredibly intelligent, but you already knew that. This means you likely already knew that there are several commands and tricks they can learn, and rather quickly as well. However, you may not be sure what those commands are and the limits of what a pig can learn.

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Miniature Pigs and Weight Loss: What You Need to Know

Just like dogs, cats, and any other pet you may have, miniature pigs can gain a few too many pounds. And, because pigs love food, this can be an even more pressing problem for micro pig pet owners.

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Miniature Pig Discipline 101: What to Know

Miniature pigs are intelligent creatures. Unfortunately, miniature pigs can also be aggressive creatures, especially if they aren’t disciplined properly and consistently from a young age. This aggressive behaviour can lead to biting, among other issues, that no individual or family should have to deal with.

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How Big Will Your Teacup Pig Actually Get?

If you’re interested in a miniature teacup pig, you’re likely interested in them for one main reason: Their size. After all, they combine the cuteness of a traditional, large pig with a manageable weight that allows them to be household pets. But, will they remain small and “manageable” forever?

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Seasonal Care for Miniature Potbelly Pigs: Summer and Winter Care

Seasonal changes create trying times for miniature potbelly pigs. The extreme temperatures can cause serious issues from multiple perspectives and as such, it’s important that you take appropriate steps to keep your pig safe.

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Step-by-Step: The First Year of Living With Your Miniature Pig

Most young animals are demanding on their owners, and miniature pigs are no different. You must take good care of your pig during the first year if you want them to thrive and learn proper behaviours you will come to expect as they age. And, while you can download countless guides on the subject, many are incomplete or offer incorrect information to users.

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Bathing and Grooming Your Miniature Pig

When most people think of pigs, they think that they’re dirty animals. And to be sure, they can be if they’re left outdoors to roll in mud to their heart’s content. However, on most average days, your pet pig will be no different than a dog: Generally clean with only occasional bathing and grooming required.

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3 Reasons Why Miniature Teacup Pig Owners Get Rid of Their Pet Pigs (and How to Avoid the Same Mistakes)

Most people purchase pets, including miniature potbelly pigs, with the best of intentions. They envision a long, happy, healthy life; but all too often, this doesn’t happen. In fact, many new pig owners who haven’t thought the decision through or have failed to do their research are major contributors to the influx of adult potbelly pigs without homes.

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Micro Pig Discipline 101

Training a new pet, no matter what type of pet it is, can be a serious challenge. Not only do you have to balance positive reinforcement with negative consequences, but you also need to do so consistently and with a clear strategy for success.

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Indoor and Outdoor Toxins That Can Harm Micro Pigs: What You Should Know

As a miniature pig owner, you’ll do everything possible to keep your pet safe, healthy, and happy. However, you may make mistakes that compromise the health of your new pet, especially if you don’t familiarise yourself with what is poisonous or toxic to micro pigs before bringing them home.

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Dippity Pig Syndrome in Teacup Pigs: What is It and How to Treat It

If you’ve had a micro pig for some time or are doing your research before purchasing one, you’ve likely seen the phrase “dippity pig” before. Technically speaking, the name for this syndrome is Erythema Multiforme and it’s common in the spring for many miniature pigs.

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Spoiled Pig Syndrome in Teacup Pigs: What is It and How to Treat It

When you spoil children, they often misbehave because there are no repercussions for bad behaviour and they get what they want all the time. Pet pigs are no different and in fact, there’s a name for this condition: Spoiled pig syndrome.

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4 Common Pet Teacup Pig Health Issues to Know

Before purchasing any pet, you should do your research to ensure there aren’t extensive, often costly, health issues common to the breed. After all, if you purchase a pet with well-known issues, you’re only going to spend a lot of money for them to live a shorter life than they should.

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6 Supplements for Mini Pigs You Should Know

When fed a healthy, balanced diet, some mini pigs require no supplements at all. However, there are many who may need at least one or two supplements for specific, health-related reasons and to prevent common diseases, even when fed the “perfect” diet.

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How to Train Your Teacup Pig: Harness, Litter, and Other Training Methods

Like any other pet, you make part of your family, teacup pigs will require training to behave as you want. The good news is that because miniature pigs are more intelligent than many other pets, they are typically easier to train…when you know what you’re doing, that is.

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Rooting and Your Pet Pig: What it Is and What You Need to Know

Many people purchase teacup pigs as pets expecting a pet that doesn’t display natural, pig-like behaviours. However, nothing could be further from the truth! In fact, miniature pigs are like regular pigs in every sense of the term, except for perhaps their size.

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How to Teacup Pig Proof Your Home in 3 Simple Steps

If you’ve had any kind of pet in the past, you know that they can be…messy. They’ll have accidents in the house, destroy furniture and other belongings, and leave a general trail that lets you know where they’ve been.

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Spaying or Neutering Your Pet Pig: Why It’s Necessary and How to Do It

Like most household pets, spaying and neutering are simply a part of common care practices early in life. And, if you aren’t planning on breeding your pets, it can be a mindful decision to protect his or her health for countless years to come.

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Micro Pig Behaviour 101: What You Need to Know

When people think of micro pigs, they think of cute little snouts, curled tails, and soft cuddles. However, teacup pigs are also known for their behavioural problems, many of which owners don’t expect – until they begin to show up, that is.

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5 Things to Know Before Purchasing a Micro Pig

Micro pigs are cute and trendy among celebrities and, increasingly, average individuals too. But with this teacup pig fad comes a problem: More and more people are purchasing a new pet without considering the realities of owning and raising a pig for the next two decades.

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