Pot Bellied Pigs/"mini" potbelly feeding
I have a potbelly, saposed to be a mini but idk. Shes 4 n half months. Were constantly worried about over feeding. Shes about 35 lbs. Shes getting a 2/1. Mazuri to whole corn ratio. Below is all the info on feeding i have. We were feeding 1 cup twice a day but she became aggressing around food so we increased it to 2 cups twice a day. Lately she keeps waking up early n begging for food. I understand its attention from other posts and will work on breaking her of it. How much should she get cus she looks very over weight. Shes not super active being winter but she offten plays with the dogs and toys. N runs up n down the hall.
Wheat middlings, ground corn, ground oats, dehydrated alfalfa meal, dehulled soybean meal, dried beet pulp, ground soybean hulls, dicalcium phosphate, monocalcium phosphate, soybean oil, cane molasses, lignin sulfonate, calcium carbonate, ammonium chloride, salt, DL-methionine, menadione dimethylpyrimidinol bisulfite (vitamin K), choline chloride, L-lysine, zinc methionine complex, dried yucca shidigera extract, tocopherols (a preservative), pyridoxine hydrochloride, biotin, calcium pantothenate, ferrous sulfate, d-alpha tocopheryl acetate (natural source of vitamin E), cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, riboflavin, vitamin A acetate, thiamin mononitrate, nicotinic acid, citric acid, manganese sulfate, manganous oxide, zinc oxide, copper sulfate, zinc sulfate, ethylenediamine dihydriodide, tribasic copper chloride, sodium selenite.
Crude protein (min.) 16.0%, Lysine (min.) 0.75%, Crude fat (min.) 3.0%, Crude fiber (max.) 11.0%, Calcium (Ca) (min.) 0.80%, Calcium (Ca) (max.) 1.30%, Phosphorus (P) (min.) 0.80%, Salt (NaCl) (min.) 0.25%, Salt (NaCl) (max.) 0.75%, Selenium (Se) (min.) 0.30 ppm, Zinc (Zn) (min.) 250 ppm
Thanks for sending along a picture of Cherish.
From what I am seeing she is over weight a bit.
Here are my suggestions to have a healthy, happy pig.
First of all I believe Cherish to be bit on he larger side of what we are calling a "Mini" pig.
She will always be a larger pig but feeding her a healthy diet will improve her weight and her health in general. That being said.....I have seen many, many pigs that eat Mazuri that are over weight and have more behavior problems. In my opinion there are other feeds that are balanced much better to keep excess weight from being gained and are more satisfying so the pig will feel full and content with less feed.
I highly recommend that you go to royaldandie.com and purchase their Adult Pig Chow and Multiple Vit/Min supplements. They have the complete package for optimal balanced and nutritional
needs for your Miniature pig. The Adult Chow you will find there has the proper balance between the Protein and Carbohydrates so they have the energy to burn of the protein and are much more likely to not have behavioral issures. The proper feed can then be supplemented with the proper amount of Vitamin an Minerals for a good balance for each individual and unique Mini Pig.
After feeding this feed for just a couple of weeks you should see a positive difference in the weight and attitude of your pig.
Hope this helps.