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I have a new little girl PBP who was born on February 24 this year so she isn't even four weeks old yet.   I wasn't supposed to get her till the end of March and the lady calls and says she is pan feeding so I assumed mini pig food then when I get her home I realize she needs milk and not pellets yet.  She eats very well but I am not sure exactly how much milk and how often.  I feed her 3 times a day. She acts happy and looks very healthy with a shiny coat.   When should I start introducing new foods and her pellets?  How much should she sleep?  And one last thing I have tried getting her to use a litter pan but she just roots it up.   She doesn't soil her bedding though.

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Hello,
The Piglet should have been well off of liquid milk and munching on pellets before she was allowed to go home with you.
That being said.....you can introduce her to pellets now.
You can free feed her pellets.  Put a little bit of powdered milk over the top of them and just leave them in there with her.  She will start investigating on her own.
As far as litter box training...you should get a larger heavier litter box that she can't tip over.
If you send along a picture of how you have her housed I can help you further.
Patty

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Patricia Morrisroe

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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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I am the only breeder in the world. I created this breed of miniature pig over the last 21 years. I have been answering questions everyday for 21 years.

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Founded the Crabbet Arabian Assoc of Oregon, Had my USDA license, Experience with feeding formulas, product development, 21 years of studies in pig genetics.

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