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My husband and I recently adopted an 8 week old female piglet.  Her parents are mini pigs (I guess?) and are both about 3 years old and 60ish lbs.  The lady we adopted her from said she was using her litterbox fine, but since she's been with us (almost 2 weeks now) she pretty much just goes anywhere and everywhere... all the time. She is constantly pooping or peeing, and does so even in her bedding. And she also almost always has a little poop coming out.
She is in an extra large dog crate while my husband and I are at work. She has a blanket in there, a cat litterbox (with no top and one side cut out so she can get in), pine bedding for the litterbox and then water.
We feed her Mazuri youth pellets 3x a day. She has been eating apples, green beans, zucchini and grapes in small amounts, but still hasn't developed a taste for veggies really yet. My husband and I are being patient, but we just want to make sure we're not doing something wrong! She does go in her litterbox... but she also goes everywhere else. Will it always be this way? What can we do to make training easier for her? I just want to make sure we're doing everything right!

Your piglet is very young to be eating so many different things.
I would put her back just on a good piglet pellet like Infinity Plus Starter chow.  It is the best I have found to make sure they get exactly what they need and satisfies their appetites.
The company also has a wonderful Vit/Min supplement.
It sounds like you might be over feeding her which will keep her having BM's much more often.
Try changing her feeding program and I think that that will help her immensely.
Hope this helps.

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Patricia Morrisroe


I have bred Royal Dandie Miniature Pigs for over 20 years. I can answer any questions about care, feeding, training, personalities, differences from other Miniature pet pigs, how to litter box train, leash training, bathing, What supplements they need, how to house them.


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