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I can't get him to take a bottle at all I have had him 48 hours still nothing and I'm using sow replacement formula and he still won't take the bottle. I have wrapped him up in blanket stuck nipple in his mouth he won't suck on it I really need help. Or maybe steps best way to do it

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2 weeks is very young to be away from Momma pig. Momma pigs wean their babies at about 8 weeks.

Piggies tend to inhale liquids when they are bottle fed, it's better to feed him from a pan.

Give him a safe, quiet place with a bed. Put a pan with warm (NOT hot) formula or goat milk on the floor, step back, give him space and let him explore it. Sometimes putting a bit of bread in helps.

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Helen Morrison

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Pot-bellied or other miniature pet pig care, including diet, housing, training, health care. Can provide information about zoning, adoption, supplies, and organizations. Questions about any kind of pet swine are welcome!

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Owning, raising, and caring for small pet swine, including "Vietnamese" pot-bellied pigs since 1992.

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Pigs of Great Fortune; FAREC; PigCollaborative

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BBA from KSU

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