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Pot Bellied Pigs/constapated 2 week pot belly piggy


I don't know what to do or give her or how much ? I still am bottle feeding her but she does drink a couple ounces of water from a bowl every day . She is so little , maybe 3ish pounds ? I have read to give her pumpkin but what kind and how much and how often ? thank you

A two week old is very young to be away from Momma pig. Babies this age are very vunerable and can go from healthy to sick very quickly, so it's important to get them to a veterinarian right away if they are not well.

If she has never pooped the whole time you've had her, she may not be able to poop at all. It's not uncommon for mini-pigs to lack an anal opening or connection from the large intestine to the anus. This can be fixed with surgery.

If she has pooped for you already, then at least you know she can poop. I'd try non-food approaches first, because of her young age. Get her feet wet with running water. Try both warm and cold sometimes one works better than the other. Put her in a small, shallow pool of water, or pour water over her feet. If she doesn't poop right away, take her for a car ride. Try washing her butt really well with a wet, warm washcloth, and, if no poop comes right away, follow up with another car ride.

If none of that works, you might try a tablespoonful of canned pumpkin. But, because of her young age, she really should see a veterinarian  

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Helen Morrison


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!


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

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