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.
Teacup pigs can be even worse, especially when they’re young.
Luckily, it isn’t too difficult to pig proof your home to keep both your new pet and your belongings safe. Below, we’ll share 3 key steps you need to take to do just that (spoiler alert: they’re simpler than you likely think).
Step 1: Install Child-Proof Locks Where Necessary
Whether there’s an open cupboard, something left on a low shelf, or anything of interest to your pig left in another accessible location, he or she will get into it. Unfortunately, this is problematic should they get into something poisonous or even foods that shouldn’t be eaten.
Child-proof locks will ensure your miniature pig doesn’t get into any harmful materials. However, you should still supervise your pet, especially when he or she is still young, to offer discipline that warrants off unwelcome behaviour around the house.
Step 2: Create a Secured Area Within Your Home
While you should child-proof your home and monitor your pet pig, it’s also important that you create a secure area where you know your pig is safe. Just like dogs can destroy pillows, shoes, and more when bored, so can pigs. Having a go-to area can resolve this problem.
A secured area should look something like this: A sizeable pen (whether indoors or outside) with toys, water, and a litter box. This ensures they have everything they need and you have peace of mind that your home is safe.
Step 3: Purchase Blankets, and Lots of Them
Pigs absolutely love soft and fuzzy blankets. They will burrow into them and even drag them around your home from room to room. Doing so will ensure your pet is comfortable and will keep them from destroying parts of your home seeking out a warm place to snuggle.
In Just 3 Simple Steps, Your Home Will be as Ready as Possible for Your New Pet!
You likely won’t feel that you’re prepared for a new pet at any time, no matter how prepared you are. However, taking the 3 simple steps above will make you as prepared as is possible for your pig.