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Pot Bellied Pigs/Questions Answered by Expert Helen Morrison

SubjectDate Asked
mini pig4/8/2017
  Q: My mini pig is 5 month old and neutered.On the part where his penis coms out , there is what looks ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. It sounds like ...
Prednisone3/18/2017
  Q: Both of my pigs are on prednisone. I was told they need to be taking something to prevent ulcers. My ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian or a pharmacist. I believe the rx version, both powder and pills, has more ...
9 Week old male pig Hammie3/16/2017
  Q: Hammie my pig i think has Mange or mites i hold him and now i am itching I have Ivomec plus 1percent ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian. The usual dose is 2 cc or ml per 10 lb of pig. So the first step is to ...
Mini Pot Belly Pig3/5/2017
  Q: Today I walked into my room to find my pig humping my white blanket. When i stopped him i noticed ...
  A: Humping everything, all the time, is perfectly normal for intact male pigs. Bloody discharges are ...
pain medication for pig3/2/2017
  Q: Morrison, I am the owner of a 4 month old male potbellied pig name Harley david. He was two months ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not prescribe medicine over the internet. There's only a few ...
Female pbp leaking and drinking leakage3/1/2017
  Q: Our pbp onky is looking like she is carrying babies we believe she maybe just because of how huge ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. I can say that when ...
How many ounces of formula2/22/2017
  Q: I am writing because I have a month Potbelly pig that I had been bottle feeding since 2 days old ...
  A: It can be hard to coax baby pigs into eating regular food. They are kinda hard wired to nurse ...
Potty breaks2/15/2017
  Q: As he's gotten older he only likes to go outside to potty every other day. My question is would that ...
  A: Pigs are creatures of habit, and the older they get the deeper these habits are ingrained. So it's ...
Juliana pig in heat2/11/2017
  Q: Our pig is 7 months old and in heat, even though she was just in heat a couple of weeks ago and her ...
  A: The usual heat cycle lasts three weeks. So, yes, if she was in heat a couple of weeks ago, she could ...
Chronic Mange treatment2/9/2017
  Q: We took in an approximately 12 year old pot belly pig about a year ago. It was going to be turned ...
  A: Here's how the mange medication works. Mange mites can jump off of pigs, but they don't live long ...
Potty training problem1/21/2017
  Q: I love her so much I just don't know what to do can you please help me
  A: A couple of things might be happening here. Little piglets have little bladders, and have to potty ...
male 12 week pbp1/18/2017
  Q: Is it normal for my pbp to have his penis hanging out several times a day? This just started ...
  A: Yes, it's very normal for an intact male to have his penis hanging out. It's not particularly safe ...
They eat the puppy pads1/8/2017
  Q: I have two rather large pot belly pigs. I have a giant pet door in front door and fenced yard so ...
  A: It sounds like these two pigs are not potty trained. Also, their weight may be making it hard for ...
Pot bellied pig1/6/2017
  Q: My 10month old female pig seems a little bloated. She regurgitate a little of what I think was the ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis or prescribe medication over the ...
Potty training problem1/5/2017
  Q: I love her so much I just don't know what to do can you please help me
  A: I am not a veterinarian, but peeing everywhere, including in bed, is often a sign of urinary ...
My 2 month old pig12/30/2016
  Q: My pig is 2 month old and like to chew on everything she only has 4 teeth as of right now is it ...
  A: Pigs have three sets of teeth in their lives.They are born with the first set, the final adult ...
spaying my mini pig12/2/2016
  Q: Now that I have had my little girl for several weeks, I am being told by 'articles' that it is ...
  A: Spaying is best As she gets older, she'll go into heat. Pigs in heat can be aggressive and forget ...
Pot bellie pig11/30/2016
  Q: Can pot bellie pigs eat hay? Don't know what kind, probably timothy. Thank you, Kim & Tucker
  A: Yes they can eat hay. Hay is thin, flat dried blades of grass, used as animal feed. Straw is the ...
Causes of spotty hemmorhaging on 5-month Juliana?11/30/2016
  Q: We just took our mini pig to a country vet who could not determine what is causing severe ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not provide a diagnosis or treatment over the internet. I ...
Miniature pig swollen vulva11/25/2016
  Q: Our mini pig is about 4 months old recently her vulva became very swollen and pinkish red in color ...
  A: She is in heat. In a few days everything will return to normal. You might want to talk to her vet, ...
Lumbosacral disc prolapse11/13/2016
  Q: I'm a proud mommy to a potbelly pig named Trixie she is 2 years old. during last month she had a ...
  A: Overweight pigs are prone to back injuries. Misshapen or overgrown hooves can cause arthritis and ...
Mini Pig acting out?11/11/2016
  Q: My husband and I just got a mini pig a few weeks ago. We understand that the pig needs time to ...
  A: Baby pigs often don't know they have to go potty until they REALLY have to potty - and then there's ...
Constant Biting11/9/2016
  Q: my names Victoria and me and my boyfriend just adopted a 2 month old pot-bellied/julianna piglet ...
  A: This behavior could be caused by a couple of different things. Baby pigs weaned early often try to ...
Feeding PBP11/5/2016
  Q: I have a 2 year old female PBP whos diet consists of mainly oatmeal. When she was younger she would ...
  A: If piggy is eating the instant oatmeal that comes in little envelopes, it's not a good diet because ...
Safe guard11/3/2016
  Q: I have a 7 month old Juliana piglet. He currently has used ivomec and safe guard for worms and ...
  A: If piggy is getting Mini pig pellets, fresh veggies and fruits, and outside time to graze and root, ...
Male piglet problem11/2/2016
  Q: I have a 7 month old piglet, Malcolm. I purchased Malcolm from a "backyard breeder" when he was 6 ...
  A: Yes, infections in this area are not unusual. The preputial diverticulum is located right near that ...
First time Pig Mom10/11/2016
  Q: I just have a quick question. My three month old mini pot belly pig has been really teething, and ...
  A: Pigs have three sets of teeth in their lives. They are born with the first set. The final adult ...
Pig harness9/28/2016
  Q: I have a young pot bellie pig, he grows so fast, he has out grown 3 harnesses already, this can ...
  A: Ok I will explain here as best I can. I don't know where those photos went, but, if you reply to ...
Keystone(potbelly pig)8/26/2016
  Q: I have a potbelly pig and was wondering how do you trim his nails?Im new at this first potbelly pig ...
  A: The ideal way is to teach piggy to let you file hooves with a nail or wood file. Start by teaching ...
Wheat germ oil8/5/2016
  Q: my name is Cathy, How much wheat germ oil would you give a 12 pound mini pig. Thanks for your time ...
  A: I would not give any wheat germ oil, unless a veterinarian suggests it as a remedy for a health ...
Pig problem8/3/2016
  Q: I have a young female who is not fixed as i have had issues finding a vet to do the job. They will ...
  A: Your message does not indicate where you are, but there is a partial list of vets who see pet pigs ...
Sick pot belly pig8/2/2016
  Q: I have a 10 month old female pot belly pig. She eats a lot of African Violet leaves. Can that cause ...
  A: African violets are safe to eat. A whole lot of them might give piggy a little indigestion or mild ...
2YR OLD PBP MALE HEAT7/8/2016
  Q: I JUST GOT A PBP HE'S ABOUT 2YRS OLD. I BROUGHT HIM HOME TWO DAYS AGO AND SINCE THE FIRST NIGHT AS ...
  A: It sounds like your male pig is intact, and trying to display mating behavior. Pigs are driven by ...
Skin injury on my paralyzed pot belly pig7/5/2016
  Q: My pot belly pig was struck by lightening a little over 1 year ago right at her 1st birthday. She ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis or prescribe treatment over the ...
mulch6/25/2016
  Q: if a am out with scarlet rose my 8 month mini pig I can put her down in mulch and she is good about ...
  A: Usually when animals eat non-food items it indicates a nutritional deficiency or that the animal is ...
Tea Tree Oil and mini pigs6/18/2016
  Q: My pig was just freaking out and acting as if he was suddenly itchy ALL over. I grabbed his brush ...
  A: Pigs can do bizarre things when they smell certain odors! Usually scented personal products, like ...
10 week old pbp6/12/2016
  Q: I have a 10 week old F pbp. She began exhibiting symptoms of Dippity exactly 4 days ago. There is ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not give a medical diagnosis over the internet. Yes, Dippity only ...
Tea Tree Oil and mini pigs6/9/2016
  Q: My pig was just freaking out and acting as if he was suddenly itchy ALL over. I grabbed his brush ...
  A: Pigs can do bizarre things when they smell certain odors! Usually scented personal products, like ...
drooling non stop6/7/2016
  Q: Our nearly one year old mini pig male has started drooling non stop this morning. Notice this ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis or prescribe treatment over the ...
Help6/7/2016
  Q: My husband brought me home a 4 week old male mini pbp. We named him willie short for wilbert. My ...
  A: In nature, Momma pigs never lift or carry their babies. So being lifted and held is a very ...
Whining / screaming / peeing in bed5/31/2016
  Q: I have a 6'month old pot bellied pig, she was about 2 months when I got her she trained very quick ...
  A: Is she spayed? Unspayed females in heat have accidents everywhere, it's their natural way of saying ...
Sunbeam McSwine5/23/2016
  Q: I have a pot-bellied pig named Sunbeam McSwine. She is my second pot belly. When I bought my first ...
  A: Some pigs, especially females, can be extremely vocal. I've seen females who "talk" non-stop when ...
Adding a new baby pig to household5/17/2016
  Q: We have 1 one year old potbelly pig. We recently brought home a nine week old pig. Our one year old ...
  A: This is an usual situation. It's normal for pigs to bond closely to each other. But, they rarely ...
Mini pig hooves5/2/2016
  Q: We have a mini pig named Hamlet. In September he will be 3 years old. Now that the weather is nice ...
  A: Yes his feet will toughen up but they need to heal first. Keep his feet as clean as possible. You ...
Pig Urine vs Hardwood Floors5/2/2016
  Q: My pig decided she didnt like using her training pads anymore, and has decided to urinate on the ...
  A: I'm not a flooring expert, but here are a few things to try If you can identify a particular spot ...
Help4/28/2016
  Q: I have 3 potbelly pigs 2 female and one male there 2 years old, they do everything together since ...
  A: Pigs see the world as a ladder, with each person, pet or pig having his or her own rung. Little ...
In heat4/22/2016
  Q: About three weeks ago my mini pot belly whose 6months did this thing where she went to the bathroom ...
  A: Many pigs forget potty training when they are in heat. They will also stand right next to a pet or ...
eating pine shavings4/18/2016
  Q: My pig likes to eat his pine shaving from his liter box... he's recently been making weird ...
  A: Pigs explore the world with their mouths. But, actually eating a non food item isn't good. Sometimes ...
Can I use this lotion?4/3/2016
  Q: I recently bought a new pot belly pig. He's 5 weeks old and has very dry skin. I read something ...
  A: You can safely use any skin product made for people on your pig. Pig skin and human skin is very ...
PBP bred by farm pig boar.3/6/2016
  Q: Our PBP gilts started coming in heat at about 3 months. They are escape artists and one of them ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not give medical advice or prescribe medication over the internet. ...
first time pot belly owner2/19/2016
  Q: approximately 2yrs old female. she has gooy comming out and leaks it now when she walks. has gret ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. The behavior you ...
Potbelly with sore ear!2/16/2016
  Q: My potbelly is two years old, big boy, about three hundred pounds, indoor only, and a happy guy! He ...
  A: This is a challenging question because you can't get a good look at what's going on. One ...
Companion for aggressive pig2/2/2016
  Q: My Wife and I have a 17 month old pig who is an indoor pet.We have occasional problems with his ...
  A: Pigs can be territorial, and they reach emotional adulthood at age 2. Pigs see the world as a ...
our pig is peeing indoors1/27/2016
  Q: we have had a pot-bellied pig for a year now, she is about 18 months old. She was very easy to ...
  A: Pigs don't like change, but they usually do not get physically sick from change Any time a pig does ...
Pig has diarrhea1/19/2016
  Q: I have a micro-pig. She is 20 months old. And she has had diarrhea for 10 days. She is fine ...
  A: Piggy should be getting pellets with veggies. If piggy is only getting veggies or is getting a lot ...
My Potbellied pig is peeing in his bed1/12/2016
  Q: My potbellied pig newton is 7 years old. He does not want to go outside any more unless you force ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis or prescribe treatment over the ...
Min potbulliepig12/30/2015
  Q: How big should my 10 week old should be I don't wont to over feed her and my son got her sister and ...
  A: Feeding pigs is tricky. The most important thing is how the pig looks. If piggy looks skinny, and ...
New potbelly pig owner concerned12/22/2015
  Q: I adopted a 10 month old potbelly pig today. He was treated pretty bad by other animals in his ...
  A: The things pigs eat and the amount of water they drink affect the color of the urine. As long as he ...
Bloody stool12/19/2015
  Q: I'm concerned about my 7 month old pbp, Biscuit. He has been constipated for the past 3-4 ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis or prescribe treatment over the ...
My old Pig and possible Arthritis12/14/2015
  Q: My old boy is now 11 years old. I raised him from a bottle from 3 days old. He is slowing down now ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis or prescribe medication over the ...
mini pig12/5/2015
  Q: my mini pig is 6 weeks old and about 5 days ago she started grinding her teeth usually just before ...
  A: Each pig is unique with their own personality. Many pigs grind their teeth just before they fall ...
Vaginal abscess11/23/2015
  Q: My potbelly had a very large lump which I think is an abscess on her vagina pleas help I don't know ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis or prescribe medication over the ...
pot belly pig11/21/2015
  Q: I have a 7 month old female pot belly pig. The past two days she has had blood in her urine. Is this ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. This is likely one ...
8 week female mini pig having white discharge11/20/2015
  Q: I just recently purchased a mini potbelly just over a week ago. She is doing perfect with eating ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis or prescribe medication over the ...
female pot belly pig11/16/2015
  Q: We bought a 6 month old potbelly pig. How do we get her use to us? She won't let us pick her up to ...
  A: Give her a safe space of her own, with a bed, water dish, litter box and a few toys. A closet, ...
Pot Belly X Red Waddle11/13/2015
  Q: My Pot Belly boar (Sumo - 75 lbs) bred my Red Waddle sow (close to 400 lbs). The resulting ...
  A: They are adorable! But, genetics is always a gamble. There is no way to know for sure how big they ...
injury to pot belly pig hooves11/9/2015
  Q: My Sally is 1 year old, she has been limping for 2 weeks. Tonite while she was giving birth I ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis or prescribe treatment over the ...
Overall wellbeing10/16/2015
  Q: My question is not really a direct question, but more of a request for approval and guidence. I ...
  A: Pigs are adaptable creatures. They are just fine living outside, as long as they have secure fencing ...
hair loss10/15/2015
  Q: ive got a 3 mth old pbp losing her hair around her eyes doesnt seem itchy enough to have mights ...
  A: Pigs are very individual animals both psychologically and physically. Some pigs are hairier than ...
after having babies10/14/2015
  Q: My mini pig had babies about 6 weeks ago. Everything is fine with the babies and they are eating ...
  A: Yes, it is, especially if piggy had a large litter. The babies are old enough to start exploring ...
My 12 week old pot belly pig9/30/2015
  Q: I live in Pahrump Nevada I just got my first pot belly pig love her to death her name is barbecue I ...
  A: You can use any product made for people skin on your pig. That includes soothing lotions, antibiotic ...
Pot belly pig9/28/2015
  Q: I have received a pbp for my birthday a week ago. Everything has been going fine. I guess, this ...
  A: Piglets do best when they stay with their Momma pig for at least 8 weeks. If your baby is younger ...
entropiana9/9/2015
  Q: I have a mini pot belly who is 3 and he has been tearing brown liquid and cannot open his eye. When ...
  A: Due to the shape of their faces, pigs (and some breeds of dogs) often have trouble with eyelashes ...
Wheezing PBP9/3/2015
  Q: My PBP, Pearl, is 4 years old, spayed and weighs 250lbs. One day 3 months ago she started to wheeze, ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Pigs do stick their ...
pig not pooping8/24/2015
  Q: I just moved my pbp to my new place last week, and since the move he has not pooped. As of tomorrow ...
  A: This could be from his transition to a new place, or it could be due to a physical internal ...
indoor peeing8/22/2015
  Q: Alvin is my 14 week old pbp. Alvin was neutered last week and since then he has been peeing indoors. ...
  A: Pigs learn to potty in a particular spot. Pigs learn very quickly but unlearn very slowly. You can ...
mini pig heat?8/17/2015
  Q: my mini pig is 5 months old she was born on march 9,2015. I noticed her vagina was swollen about 2 ...
  A: Your piggy is about the right age to start coming into heat. The first few cycles are often just ...
pot bellied pig with ducks8/14/2015
  Q: she is even tempered gets along well with children and even shared her bed with the puppies my dog ...
  A: Pigs and ducks get along very well. The problem is that pigs adore poultry feed, but poultry feed is ...
2 year old pig accident while sleeping8/14/2015
  Q: I have an almost 2 year old pig that we have had since he was 8 weeks old. He has never had an ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. It is possible that ...
9 week old female peeing problem8/9/2015
  Q: I have a 9 week old female macro pot belly pig named Stella. We got her when she was 5 weeks old and ...
  A: Pigs learn to potty in specific spots, this is why she has the same three accident sites. Young ...
Pig refuses to go outside.7/28/2015
  Q: My 7 year old female Pot Bellied pig refuses to go outside. I have tried everything including using ...
  A: Sometimes it can be hard to figure out what a pig is thinking. Usually in situations like this, the ...
treats7/27/2015
  Q: My pbp, Alvin, likes nothing but pig food, that's good. But, he won't eat any treats so it's hard to ...
  A: Pigs can be surprisngly picky eaters. They each have their own likes and dislikes. Often they'll eat ...
pbp weight7/21/2015
  Q: i have a over weight( indoor-out door) pot belly pig like 440 ( if I did it right )(wxw- x l ...
  A: Scattering food around on the ground is a really easy way to make piggy move more. When all the food ...
My 8 week old pig7/20/2015
  Q: I bought a pot bellied pig I found in an aquarium in a local pet store, I would have taken all of ...
  A: Your baby pig may not know how to eat the pellets, and may not even be old enough to have enough ...
My pig is sick help plz!!!7/15/2015
  Q: Hi i have a 13yr old pbp she has never been fixed the last few mons her stomack has got real big and ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian, and can not make a medical diagnosis or prescribe treatment over the ...
constapated 2 week pot belly piggy7/12/2015
  Q: I don't know what to do or give her or how much ? I still am bottle feeding her but she does drink a ...
  A: A two week old is very young to be away from Momma pig. Babies this age are very vunerable and can ...
Bumps on my pbp7/8/2015
  Q: My boar has the bumps pictured on his under side and nose. They dont bother him but im not sure what ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. These appear to be ...
3 week old pot bellied pig diet7/6/2015
  Q: My family rescued two adult pot bellied pigs about a year ago, and the mother just recently had a ...
  A: Good nutrition at this age is vital. Many people free feed babies up until they are about 6 weeks ...
agressive pig6/22/2015
  Q: I have a pot bellied female pig and she is NOT so nice to everyone and everything besides me. but ...
  A: Pigs reach emotional maturity and adulthood at age 2-1/2 to 3. So this could be simply a matter of ...
Pesky flies6/20/2015
  Q: Until recently, my two potbellys have been indoor pigs, so I've never had any fly problems before. ...
  A: You can use any insect repellent made for people on your pigs. Look for a stronger product like Deep ...
recent licking/biting/kissing/chasing6/18/2015
  Q: My husband and i were given a rather large pot bellied big about 3months ago. She's NOT a baby, but ...
  A: She sounds like she is in heat. Pigs in heat will pick a person or pet as their "mate". This will ...
male pot bellied pig6/16/2015
  Q: I have a two year old pig. I recently noticed his scrotum seems to be very large. what would be a ...
  A: Mini pigs reach sexual maturity at a very young age, and emotional adulthood at about age 2. Their ...
Pot Belly Pig6/11/2015
  Q: We have a 1 and a half year old miniture vietnamese pot belly pig. She has always been a good pet ...
  A: Females in heat can be surprisingly aggressive. Often, they will pick one person or pet and focus ...
eye drainage6/8/2015
  Q: you have answered my question on the eye drainage, but now how do I tell if his eyelashes are turned ...
  A: The only way to tell is to get an up close look. But, not every pig is cooperative enough to let ...
eye drainage6/3/2015
  Q: I am here again with another concern. Bruno has some dark eye drainage not a whole lot, but enough, ...
  A: A plain tissue or slightly damp paper towel should work for average drainage. Wipe his face twice a ...
Bottle feeding6/1/2015
  Q: We rescued two pot bellied piglets who are 6 days old. We are currently bottle feeding them but read ...
  A: Teaching babies to pan feed is messy, so choose a location that's easy to clean or requires no ...
rash5/22/2015
  Q: micro mini pig started a rash yesterday that looks like blood specks up under the skin. It is ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. The rash could be ...
Potbelly pooping less and slight confusion?5/8/2015
  Q: ) Im a pig owner that has contacted you before and got helpful information and im hoping you can ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. I think a couple ...
Pot belly Pig5/6/2015
  Q: Please, I need help and advice. I recently became the proud mother of a pot belly pig. I got her 3 ...
  A: The biggest danger here is salt poisoning. So let her drink, but not overdo it. Give her plain ...
Passive-aggressive pot bellied pig and cry baby Juliana pig5/5/2015
  Q: I have a couple of concerns, first of all, my boyfriend and I have two pot bellied pigs. We got our ...
  A: There's actually a couple of things happening here. Poor Alfie had some rough experiences, and ...
pot belly pig4/27/2015
  Q: My pig is 10 months old, he started keeping his penis hanging out and will spray pee like a ...
  A: This behavior should stop as the hormones leave his system. Pigs can release live sperm for up to 30 ...
Weak Hind Legs4/25/2015
  Q: I have a question about my Juliana pig, Ruben. He is about a year old and is an indoor pig with a ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. I can think of ...
Just spayed pbp4/18/2015
  Q: Sohia was spayed a day and a half ago and still hasn't pooped. She ate regular that night and more ...
  A: She should poop within 3 days. You can encourage the process by giving her lots of belly rubs and ...
Mini Pig shakes4/16/2015
  Q: We have a mini pig, approximately 20 pounds and 6 months old, we have noticed she gets a whole body ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis or prescribe treatment over the ...
Snotty noses4/12/2015
  Q: I use to rescue pot bellied pigs, and have a total of 9 pot bellies. The other day my husband ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis or prescribe treatment over the ...
potbelly pig sick after castraition3/29/2015
  Q: Male potbelly pig was done on Friday on Saturday he still didn't want to get out of his Bed.he is ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. There are slight ...
Hurt leg3/26/2015
  Q: I have a 2 year old potbelly pig Norma Jean. When she walks she seems like she kicks her rear left ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. First check her ...
pot belly pig3/24/2015
  Q: do you need a permit to have a Mimi pot belly pig as a pet in Brookhaven New York
  A: Unfortunately there is no data base for pet pig zoning. You will have to contact Brookhaven city ...
broken huff3/19/2015
  Q: My 4 month old mini pot belly pig jumped off of the bed and caught his back huff on a make up case ...
  A: Yes, hooves are a lot like toe nails. They grow and need trimming. His hoof should grow out fine. ...
5 month old PB that suckles a lot3/18/2015
  Q: I have a 5 month old nuetered mini pot belly pig, he has always suckled mainly myself and sometimes ...
  A: The suckling is natural piglet behavior. It will stop, probably within the next month or so. I am ...
After care from pneumonia3/17/2015
  Q: I have a 5 yr old male pbp. 3 weeks ago he was diagnosed with pneumonia. He had a fever that climbed ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis or provide treatment over the internet. ...
dry skin on my Potbelly pig3/10/2015
  Q: Can I use witch hazel on my pigs skin? What do you recommend?
  A: My personal favorite pig lotion for dry skin is Corn Huskers Lotion. It's not costly and is readily ...
Old pig not eating3/9/2015
  Q: my old pot bellied pig Pinky (aged almost 13) stopped eating his pellets 5 days ago and has ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis or prescribe treatment over the ...
Caring for Matilda3/7/2015
  Q: We have recently acquired a baby pot belly pig from A friend that is only a few days old. He said ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis or prescribe treatment over the ...
My pig is bite adults but not kids2/25/2015
  Q: I'm not sure but it seems that she is not very fond of adults.. I have a 9 year old daughter and she ...
  A: It can be difficult to understand what a re-homed pig is thinking, because we really have no way of ...
Pig's eyes are swollen?2/23/2015
  Q: I've had my pot bellied/juliani pig (Penny) for four years now. She is four years old and a bit over ...
  A: Piggy may be allergic to something or may be getting some sort of irritant in her eyes. Check her ...
my micro mini pot belly piggy Babygirl..2/22/2015
  Q: Babygirl went through a second blowout this year but her hair isn't growing back like it did the ...
  A: It's difficult to predict how a pig will blow her coat. They do it differently each time. Sometimes ...
potty training2/22/2015
  Q: I have had a mini pot belly, Babe, for about 6 months now and I can not get him potty trained. I had ...
  A: First, is he neutered? Intact pigs, male or female, are difficult to potty train. A big part of the ...
12 month old Female in heat2/18/2015
  Q: I have seeked your advice before and it really helped. We have our Maggie who is to be a Juliane, ...
  A: Yes, you are describing the symptoms of a pig in heat. One year is not at all too old to spay. ...
It's Lloyd the mini-pig...Again!2/14/2015
  Q: .. So I took your advice and bought Priscilla Valentine's book, which is great. I really understand ...
  A: This is a bit difficult. How do you teach a snappy pig to do tricks without rewarding the snapping? ...
Vietnamese Pot-bellied Pig - Hooves2/13/2015
  Q: I have a couple of questions regarding my pigs hooves. My pig is primarily indoors and she will be 2 ...
  A: You are right to worry about the sliding. At 2 years, piggy is still young and healthy. When she get ...
Pores on neck?2/9/2015
  Q: We have a 7 month old mini pot belly and yesterday we noticed what looked like a scab on her neck. ...
  A: Pigs have some pores on their legs but not on their necks. There's a couple of possibilities about ...
chances of 1 week old piglet surviving without mom2/7/2015
  Q: i just got a pb piglet thats 1 week old the lady i got him from took him from his mom for some ...
  A: I'm afraid the answer is, it depends. But, considering you are looking for info I'd say piggy has a ...
adopting an older juliana piglet2/7/2015
  Q: If I adopt an older piglet (4mos) will it be more difficult to bond with her than if I adopt a 6 ...
  A: No 4 months is not too old. In fact, if the 4 month old was kept with Momma piggy until she weaned ...
Tank2/5/2015
  Q: Our mini potbelly pig will be four months in about ten days. He has done pretty well so far with ...
  A: I think the key here is that you are doing this while he sleeps. When people - or pigs - are ...
3 month old pot belly pig not eating2/4/2015
  Q: My hub just bought me my first pig. His name is Wilbur, he is 3 month old male. The farmer said to ...
  A: Piggy has just been through a pretty stressfull ordeal, being taken from everything he knows and ...
pbp penis swollen and haging out2/2/2015
  Q: My micro mini potbelly pigs penis is swollen bad and hanging out and he acts like he is in alot of ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis or prescribe treatment over the ...
4 day old pot bellied pig2/2/2015
  Q: I have a 4 day old pot bellied pig and she pees fine but hasnt pooped yet I have only had her 24hrs ...
  A: A four day old baby is very young to be away from Momma pig. Assuming baby survives, baby may have ...
pot belly pig1/31/2015
  Q: i bought a very young potbelly pig and made the mistake of feeding it baby food till i could get to ...
  A: Choose starter pellets if you can. If not, that's ok too, just make sure piggy gets some goat milk ...
Moving my big ole pig:)1/30/2015
  Q: I have a 300 pound pot belly that was supposed to be a mini pig, lol -_- He is two years old, and ...
  A: The safest way to transport a pig is in an airline approved crate. If you have time, you might be ...
Our Pot Belly Pig's belly seems to be getting large1/30/2015
  Q: Our family pig Toby is 7 months old. He is neutered. He would never eat his pellets. They lady we ...
  A: A sudden change in diet can cause a tummy ache. But, at this point, because you've already switched ...
Ultimate catnip for pigs?1/28/2015
  Q: Hey everyone. Is there a treat that pigs simply can't resist? Something that would act similar to ...
  A: Priscilla Valentine, who trained pigs for TV and films, used cheese as the ultimate pig treat. But ...
Lloyd the mini pig!1/26/2015
  Q: I'm sure you remember me contacting you about Lloyd. Lloyd has taken a turn for the worse though. ...
  A: I suspect Lloyd is going through the Terrible Twos. Pigs reach emotional maturity between 2 and 3 ...
Wilbur..First indoor PBP1/19/2015
  Q: Yesterday my husband brought home a PBP as a surprise birthday gift, I got severe anxiety about ...
  A: The odor is Boar Scent. Female pigs love it!! People, well, not so much. It will go away after he is ...
nipper1/17/2015
  Q: we have an about 15 week old pot belly pig. We have had her about a month and a half. She recently ...
  A: What piggy is doing is completely natural for a pig. But, many pigs take the wrong idea from this, ...
mini pig/pot belly peeing and pooing in the house1/17/2015
  Q: my pig is now 10 months old at first he was litter trained but then started taking him out while the ...
  A: This problem can be solved. But, it didn't grow to this point overnight, and it will take time and ...
my pig bit my son1/14/2015
  Q: should i be concerned my mini pot belly pig bit my 14 month old finger an drew blood what should i ...
  A: Wash the wound and apply any antibiotic ointment. Your son should be Ok. The bigger issue is why ...
6wk old pot bellied won't eat1/12/2015
  Q: I got a 6wk old pot bellied pig 3 days and she will not eat anything at all, she drinks water but ...
  A: Try putting her kennel is a quiet place with no loud noises. Put a dish of room temperature plain ...
Potbelly pig, one thing after another.1/8/2015
  Q: my poor, sweet, little Matilda pig has been having a hard time with life lately. It has been one ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian, but I believe your pig does have an infection and does need more ...
Pig aggression1/7/2015
  Q: we have a five year old mini pig who charges, bites & head swipes. We didn't realize the early signs ...
  A: No you are not too late. Phillip will gradually improve, it just takes older pigs a little bit ...
Emma the pig1/2/2015
  Q: so I have a mini pot belly pig named Emma. I got her when she was about 7 weeks old, she is now 6 ...
  A: Piglets have a lot of energy and need to root. If she can't go outside, make a rooting box for her. ...
my 3yr old potbelly pig goes potty in her bed12/30/2014
  Q: i have a 3yr.old potbelly pig and she has been pottying in her bed. She is overweight and has ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. A pig should not ...
mini pig losing weight12/24/2014
  Q: I've notice our mini pig Lucy has lost weight now that it is,winter months & she does not have ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. I suspect Lucy has ...
Olive pot belly peeing12/22/2014
  Q: I adopted my potbelly girl Olive when she was 6 weeks. We had her litter trained in the beginning ...
  A: Yes if she is eating vegetables only, no pellets, this could be a side effect. Dry pellets are, ...
10 week old pbp.12/21/2014
  Q: I have a roughly 10 week old Pbp and I realized this morning that her vagina has swelled up and I ...
  A: I a not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. If she is indeed ...
my 4 month old potbelly12/17/2014
  Q: I have a 4 month old mini potbelly and she has been doing great ever since I got her. But, within ...
  A: As long as she's eating, drinking, peeing and pooping normally, chances are she's fine. Danger signs ...
7 month old pig white discharge12/17/2014
  Q: I have a 7 month old miniature pig who was neutered not too long after birth. Every so often he's ...
  A: This is normal, and it will fade away and stop eventually. The preputial diverticulum is a pouch ...
behavior changr after being neutered12/17/2014
  Q: I got him about 2 weeks ago. The first day or so he was being really good and was really bonding to ...
  A: How long ago was he neutered? Sometimes it takes a day or two for piggy to recover. The loss of ...
piggy dizziness and head tilting12/16/2014
  Q: I found my piggy this morning struggling to walk in a straight line and her head tilting. It looked ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis or prescribe treatment over the ...
Transitioning a pig to cold winter weather12/14/2014
  Q: I have a three year old male pot belly pig that I am giving up for adoption. He has always been a ...
  A: Pigs do well in barns in the northern US, but it is a little late to be transitioning him to ...
Pot belly pig litter box12/9/2014
  Q: I have 2 year old piggy, who is house trained to use a litter box. She has outgrown her current ...
  A: This is for a girl piggy? It's a little bit harder to find a good litter box for girls because they ...
micro mini pig12/7/2014
  Q: My pig, pork chop, is about five months old and everything was going great. He was consistently ...
  A: A five month old piglet is still a baby. I am guessing that whoever babysat him did not enforce ...
2 year old Mini Pig Peeing12/6/2014
  Q: I have a 2 year old Micro Mini Pig and she hadn't ever had a house training problem. I think she has ...
  A: I think you are right, she had to pee but didn't want to do it before eating, or stop eating to do ...
A Happy Healthy Piggy12/5/2014
  Q: I have a 4 month old pbp and she became a member of our family 6 weeks ago. I want to make sure ...
  A: Fresh veggies, fruits and grazing time are important supplements to a diet of piggy pellets. Pellets ...
new pig11/30/2014
  Q: I am new to this site and was hoping I could get some insight on my pig. Her name is sweet pea and ...
  A: Yes, this is normal because it's all very new to her. Take your time and let her come to you. Sit on ...
7 week old mini pig won't eat food11/30/2014
  Q: I have two mini pigs that I have had since they were 3 days old. The owner told me the mother did ...
  A: At 7 weeks they are old enough to be weaned off formula completely, but the transition from bottle ...
5 month old mini pig11/28/2014
  Q: My family and I have just purchased our newest addition. Mu, the Juliana pig. The breeder I bought ...
  A: Corn is actually quite nutritious, but it's also high in sugar and plain, raw cracked corn is both ...
Potty Training11/25/2014
  Q: I got my male pot when he was 8 wks old, already neutered. Potty training has been a struggle since ...
  A: Young pigs have to pee frequently. Often, they don't know they have to pee until it's too late to ...
7 day old pot bellied pig11/23/2014
  Q: I have took in a newborn pot bellied pig. My female delivered 3 babies 7 days ago and due to cold ...
  A: I t can be tricky to tell the difference between hunger rooting and instinct rooting. If you try ...
scent glands11/23/2014
  Q: And when I brought my new little boy the breeder told me to make sure I had his scent glands removed ...
  A: I believe your breeder is talking about the preputial diverticulum, which is a pouch located in the ...
Micro mini pig foods11/22/2014
  Q: Can they eat cream of wheat, cinnamon ?
  A: Pigs can eat anything people can eat. The problem is people often eat things that are not healthy. ...
Micro Pig looks like she's in pain and keeps sitting down11/16/2014
  Q: Penny is almost 5 months old and we feed her 1/4 cup in the morning and another at night with a ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. I think she may ...
Nursing behavior11/12/2014
  Q: We have two female Guinnea Hogs. Thanks for your previous answer about talking to them, they ...
  A: Many piglets who were weaned early are obsessive about nursing behavior. This nudging nursing ...
Mini Potbellied Pig Shaking and Peeing while Drinking11/8/2014
  Q: I have a 7 month old mini pig, named Bentley. I've had him for about a month, and he's potty ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. The shaking is ...
peeing11/8/2014
  Q: We adopted a 6 week, male juliana pig,who is now 7 months old. He was litter trained when we got ...
  A: A 7 month old pig is still very young and has to pee often. He will be close to a year old before he ...
Gravy the Pot Belly Pig11/6/2014
  Q: so I own a male pot belly pig that we've had for maybe a month now. I'm not quite sure how old he ...
  A: Pigs see the world as a ladder, with each person, pet or pig having his or her own rung. Pigs show ...
I think my pig is sick11/4/2014
  Q: I have a seven month old, female, mini pig. For the last three or four days she's been acting out, ...
  A: Your pig is in heat. It is probably her first heat. She will be back to normal in a couple of days. ...
mini pig wont eat his pig chow11/4/2014
  Q: I just purchased a mini juliana pig. He is 6 months old and weighs about 4 lbs. He was really ...
  A: At least he is eating something, green beans are healthy food. So, start by mixing the green beans ...
Training an Adopted Adult Juliana Former Boar10/30/2014
  Q: I had an adult Juliana boar wander onto my property and into my Tamworth pasture this past Sunday. ...
  A: He sounds like he is well on his way to calming down. He might not know that apples and eggs are ...
Micro Mini Pig feeding10/28/2014
  Q: I have read many sites and so far all I have learned is not to OVER FEED...but have no idea what ...
  A: Feeding pigs is more art than science. Over feeding leads to obesity, under feeding leads to ...
micro pig10/24/2014
  Q: I have another question regarding my micro pig. He is only four months old, going on five months ...
  A: It's natural for pig teeth to have brown or black streaks. At 4 months, the new teeth are temporary ...
Should I make them calm down for their food?10/22/2014
  Q: We just got two two month old American Guinnea hogs. They jump and squeal at feeding time and I'm ...
  A: Yes, you are right that a hungry, over anxious pig could be unintentionally dangerous. You are doing ...
mini pig sick?10/22/2014
  Q: I got my mini pig at 2.5 weeks old. She has been feeding milk replacement through a bottle. She was ...
  A: Your baby was taken away from Momma pig very young, and is lucky to be surviving. Piglets fed from ...
Mini pigs and bird seed10/20/2014
  Q: I was told recently not to let my mini pig eat bird seed dropped from the bird feeders in my yard ...
  A: The seeds themselves aren't bad, but they provide little nutrition. The problem is the chemicals ...
micro pig10/19/2014
  Q: I've asked you questions before and always like your input and advice. My four month old pig has ...
  A: Pigs do shed! Except it isn't called "shedding" it's called "blowing their coat". Words aside, it is ...
micro pig10/16/2014
  Q: I have recently asked this question but was told another expert couldn't answer my question so I am ...
  A: Pigs like to be warm when they sleep and babies need a lot of warmth, so I would try covering piggy ...
New Potbelly Pig Owner10/13/2014
  Q: i have had Max for a year in December. He will be a year old On October 18. I have always loved pigs ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and I have not seen your pig in person so feeding wise I assume the vet is ...
Lloyd the mini pig10/13/2014
  Q: So here I am once again looking to you for advice, except now I actually have a REAL problem.....As ...
  A: Male pigs are prone to urinary tract infections. The long twisty urethra is easily clogged. A sudden ...
mini pot belly pig10/9/2014
  Q: The other day I purchased a mini pot belly pig for a pet. I saw her mom and her mom was Very big but ...
  A: Your pig will grow as big as her DNA and genetics tell her to, or she will starve to death along the ...
potbelly seizures?10/9/2014
  Q: I have a 17 month old female PB. She roamed up to us at 5 weeks. I have noticed, snd she just did ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Many people believe ...
need help with my new fourth month old micro mini pig10/7/2014
  Q: and me and my boyfriend just brought a four month old micro mini pig, and we absolutely love him. We ...
  A: In the wild, piglets are an easy meal for predators, so piglets have survival instincts hard wired ...
Oral sedatives for pig?9/29/2014
  Q: My 200-pound (approximately? He has not been weighed for a year...) neutered PBP will be needing to ...
  A: I don't know of any strong oral sedatives that are considered safe for use on pigs without a ...
potbelly pig9/29/2014
  Q: Mimi my friends 1 year old potbelly pig has sunburned ears. What can we use to protect and heal the ...
  A: You canuse any product made for people on your pig, including sunburn lotions and sunscreen. The ...
male recently neutered 11month old juliana9/26/2014
  Q: i just adopted a juliana pig. He continues to try and mount my female dog which ends with her ...
  A: It takes a little while for the hormones to leave the pigs system after neutering. Usually, the pig ...
pot belly pig9/22/2014
  Q: my white 2 month old pot belly pig has a red swollen vulva and it's been like that for over a week ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Your pig is a little ...
large pig help9/18/2014
  Q: I have a baby yorkshire pig we broughtin to nurse. Hes 2 weeks and three days old today.(the 18th) ...
  A: It's hard to save runt or rejected piglets. Keep him warm, don't let him get too chilled. f he isn't ...
Cooling down in summer9/17/2014
  Q: I live in Southern California with my five year old mini pig Winston. We are currently going through ...
  A: It can be hard to convince a pig that a warm, comfortable sleeping spot is just too hot, especially ...
DisColoration9/15/2014
  Q: Our pig is looking "bleached",she got into our chicken feed about a week ago, since then it hasn't ...
  A: I am guessing that your pig is black or mostly black. Black pigs skin often turns greyish when they ...
Mini-pig9/10/2014
  Q: I have a mini-pig and whenever I have questions I come to you. My pigs name is Lloyd and I got him ...
  A: Yes, I do remember discussing Lloyd with you. I think the extended isolation was hard on Lloyd and ...
Clogged Pores/Ingrown Hairs9/8/2014
  Q: While brushing my Pot Belly Pig, I noticed a hard spot on her skin (the spot was not bulging or a ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. But, this sounds ...
spay8/24/2014
  Q: ,I have a PBP ,she lives with 2 pit bulls,one of my dogs loved her first now he is afraid of her,I ...
  A: The risk of a spay depends totally on the veterinarians skills and experience, and to some degree, ...
Pot Bellied Pig skin Condition8/19/2014
  Q: I have been noticing his skin is more than just flake it is also reddish you can scrap the reddish ...
  A: Mange can be stubborn stuff. If you're seeing some improvement after medication, he may need a ...
alternative to pine shavings8/17/2014
  Q: I suspect that I am allergic to pine shavings and wanted to know if you knew of any alternatives we ...
  A: There's lots of options for litterboxes, each one has advantages and disadvantages. Pigs ...
My Mini pot belly Bubbles8/15/2014
  Q: My names Alexis, and I was just wondering if you have any advice one how to diet my mini pig, she's ...
  A: Pigs don't graze the way cows or other animals do. They usually just take a bite or two of this or ...
skinny pig8/2/2014
  Q: I have a 5year old pot belly, last year she was obese over this past winter she has lost half her ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Cancer usually ...
miniature pig7/24/2014
  Q: when a small pig gets diarhea what can I give him to help with that...he doesn't seem to be able to ...
  A: Chronic diarrhea in a piglet could be caused by an infection like e.coli. So if this keeps on ...
4 1/2 week old Pot Belly7/20/2014
  Q: My name is Shelby and I have a 4 1/2 week old pot belly pig and I've read forums that say I need to ...
  A: Starter pellets are mini pig pellets with extra milk and nutrients. Mazuri Youth is a popular brand, ...
Wilbur: My Pot Belly Pig7/19/2014
  Q: I was wanting help understanding what might have happened to my sweet Wilbur. Six days ago we went ...
  A: I am very sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, the only way to know for sure what was wrong is to get ...
hiccups??7/12/2014
  Q: Pigallini is a 6 year old female..She eats mini pig food,some fruit and vegetables and grazes ..She ...
  A: It could be hiccups, a new habit or a signal of tummy upset. It's hard to say what causes hiccups, ...
move the pig7/3/2014
  Q: i am wondering if there is a youtube video out there so we can see how to 'move the pig'? i want to ...
  A: This is an excellent question, and I'm disappointed to say the answer is, no. I was not able to find ...
Tiffiny6/26/2014
  Q: I got little Tiff from a friend and they told me she can basically eat anything that I eat, so when ...
  A: Pigs are healthiest when they get a diet of mini pig pellets, fresh fruit and veggies, and grazing ...
PBP over the counter sedative6/17/2014
  Q: ) it's time for a hoof trim, I've read that I can give my pot Benadryl to calm/sedate her, also I've ...
  A: Yes, some people do use beer or Benadryl to calm their pigs for hoof trimming. Of course the best ...
type of greens for pot bellied pigs6/9/2014
  Q: I was wondering about what type of greens are ok for pot bellied pigs? I know that kale, collard and ...
  A: When it comes to natural foods like kale, clover, etc, it's all OK as long as it was not sprayed ...
juliane piggie 3 mos old wont ear pellets6/5/2014
  Q: Our juliane is about 3 and a half months old and doesn't like her mini pig pellets, we bought her ...
  A: Pigs can be frustratingly picky eaters, but they rarely starve themselves. So my first thought is ...
2 pot belly pigs male/female? abandoned & need a home6/1/2014
  Q: I have found 2 pot belly pigs. I know nothing about pigs except a few tidbits I just learned. I ...
  A: Male pigs pee from the middle of their bellies. Females pee from beneath the tail. Pig gestation ...
What do i have here?5/24/2014
  Q: We adopted/rescued our mini pig about a month ago. She is a sweet, yet spoiled little piggy! ...
  A: Unfortunately, the only accurate way to guestimate the final adult size of a pig is to see both ...
introducing a female dog to a female potbelly5/18/2014
  Q: I purchased a potbelly 2 days ago as I have wanted one for ages. the reason why I also got one is ...
  A: Pigs and dogs don't speak the same language. This can, but does not always, lead to fighting that ...
Kai5/14/2014
  Q: We have a three and a half year old pb. He is in and out of the house as he pretty much pleases- the ...
  A: Sometimes it's hard to figure out what's going on inside a pigs head. It's not unusual for a pig to ...
Aggressive pot belly5/11/2014
  Q: I have a 3 year old neutered male. Was sweet when he was young but now aggressive to anyone but me. ...
  A: The first thing to rule out is any physical ailments that could be making piggy grumpy, such as ...
leash training American Guinea Hogs5/7/2014
  Q: I have two adult Guinea Hogs (newly acquired) that I would like to leash train. They are just ...
  A: I don't have any personal experience with guinea hogs, but they are swine so they should be pretty ...
Lloyd the Teacup Pig5/4/2014
  Q: I'm not sure if you remember me, but I ask you questions about my piggy whenever I have them. I got ...
  A: It takes a very long time for a pig to break a habit that involves food. But, I think Lloyd is also ...
potty training issues4/26/2014
  Q: I got a mini male pot bellied pug from a girl who couldn't care for him. He is now one year old and ...
  A: Is piggy neutered? Intact male pigs can be frustrating house pets because their behavior is ...
Juliana Pig4/25/2014
  Q: I have a pet Juliana Pig. She is 3 years old. Very healthy, indoor pig. About 24 hours ago she ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. A pig that refuses ...
Pigs4/14/2014
  Q: Is the San Diego City ordinance still the same where you may have a pig under 125# and 18 inches? We ...
  A: Zoning ordinances are important, but it's also important to consider other potential problems, like ...
limping4/13/2014
  Q: I have a 3 yr old potbelly, she has been limping for about a week. Back left leg, I notice her toes ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Check her foot for ...
mini pig chewing4/13/2014
  Q: I am the 2nd owner to a mini pig named Lucy. She is a little over 2months old. She seems to be ...
  A: Piggy is showing signs of early weaning. She is trying to interact with you the way she would ...
potbelly pig eating duck food4/1/2014
  Q: I live with my roommate and we have been noticing piggy has been going into the duck food and eating ...
  A: Pigs are smart, but also very food oriented. It is pretty close to impossible to teach them to not ...
Miss Pig Pig our pot belly4/1/2014
  Q: I have a female pot belly pig. We found her in her late piglet age. She is now around a year old. We ...
  A: Some pigs are naturally more cuddly and social than others. At a year old, she is still young enough ...
mini pig3/31/2014
  Q: I emailed you a few times before and the things you've said have helped.....I'm just curious if you ...
  A: Some pigs are noisier than others. Usually, female pigs are talkers, males tend to be quieter. Right ...
Pot Bellied Pig teeth.3/24/2014
  Q: I have found two teeth on the floor that belonged to my 4 yr old Pbp. I found them days apart. They ...
  A: I am guessing your pig is one of those pigs with a huge underbite and long teeth in the center of ...
Mini pig questions3/21/2014
  Q: I have a few of questions about my mini pig. I have an 8 month old female named Blueberry, I've had ...
  A: Looking at the second pigture, I can see a sharp outline of the hip bone. Based on that I think ...
aggressive Piggy3/12/2014
  Q: Our pig is 1.5 years old ans is usually very gentle.Recently we came home from work,to find her ...
  A: Physical pain or illness can cause pigs to become aggressive. You mention that you came home from ...
Teacup Pig3/5/2014
  Q: I've recently bought a 10 month old pig who'll be 11 months next week. His name is Lloyd and he's a ...
  A: Ok, last question first. I am on a couple of groups devoted to pigs. One is a Yahoo group called ...
Potty training3/4/2014
  Q: I have a micro mini pig and he is great. A few questions though. He came litter box trained, but ...
  A: Young piglets have tiny bladders and have to pee frequently. Worse still, they usually don't know ...
4 yrs female pt belly pig peeing in house2/26/2014
  Q: I noticed her cycle has been more frequent use to be every 28 days.Since DEC been every two weeks.I ...
  A: When a pig as old as 4 suddenly changes habits it's due to a physical problem or a change in the ...
Potty Training2/24/2014
  Q: I recently got a mini/pot belly pig. Hes an absolute joy to have! I have had him about a week and ...
  A: Baby pigs need to potty often. And, they don't realize they have to go until it's too late - they ...
uncomfortable piggy2/23/2014
  Q: I have an 8 year old male pig who is not neutered. I was advised when I got him several years ago, ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. I do not have a lot ...
4 year old micro pig peeing small amounts everywhere (signs of uti??)2/23/2014
  Q: I have a 4 year old male micro pig who was neutered as a baby and is 100% litter box trained. He ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. But any signs of ...
house training..2/14/2014
  Q: I of course have a pot belly pig,Teaspoon is 5 months old,I have her now since Nov.5,2013,I found it ...
  A: Piggy seems confused. Most pigs do not like to pee where they sleep, but piggy seems desensitized to ...
Potbelly slips and falls2/11/2014
  Q: I have a female potbelly who is a year old. Recently we have had to take all the carpet out of our ...
  A: Bath mats work well. They are non-slip, inexpensive, and readily available in a wide variety of ...
Constant Urination in my Teacup pig2/11/2014
  Q: I have a male 6 month old teacup pig named Ernist :). About right after we got him, we potty trained ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. But my first worry ...
rescued pot belly2/9/2014
  Q: We rescued a 6 month old male pot belly still in tact he has been left out side in a hay pen, feed ...
  A: Piggy has had a rough life and now he has to adjust to everything new. It will take him a little bit ...
mini pig wakes only me up in the middle of the night2/6/2014
  Q: My mini pig is 4 months old and I have had her for 9 weeks. I spend a ton of time with her and my ...
  A: You are exactly right. Your piggy has bonded to you. She knows you will pay attention to her if she ...
a 2nd pig?2/4/2014
  Q: Okay, I have my 7-8month old neutered male and the 9month old male neutered cat who are getting ...
  A: Pigs see the world as a ladder, with each person, pet or pig having his or her own rung. When a new ...
10 Week old potbelly pig biting!1/28/2014
  Q: I have a 10 week old Mini Potbelly pig. She is such a joy except for the biting! She bit my husband ...
  A: One way piglets learn about the world is by tasting it. Unfortunately, that can lead to biting. The ...
Shaking/Squealing1/24/2014
  Q: I got a mini pot belly piglet when she was 8 weeks old, she just turned 11 weeks old today. We keep ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. What you are ...
mini pig penis1/22/2014
  Q: We have a 8 week old mini pig. This is the 4th day having him and he is warming up to us. We bought ...
  A: Yes, this will stop when he is neutered. Because he's young, if he's neutered soon, the hormones ...
Pigs and Cats1/19/2014
  Q: I have a male, neutered, 7 month old pot belly. I wanted to get him a playmate and read that pigs ...
  A: This is totally normal. Piggy isn't quite sure what kitty is going to do. He also has to make sure ...
Potbelly piglet1/17/2014
  Q: she is 6 week old today. I had her since she was only 2 weeks old. All i want to know is that she ...
  A: Momma pigs usually wean their babies at around 8 weeks old. During those 8 weeks babies learn ...
breathing hard and shaking all the time1/13/2014
  Q: I just bought a baby potbelly pig. She is about 9 weeks old. She shakes constantly. I just treated ...
  A: Your baby has just been taken from everything she's ever known and suddenly thrown into a new place ...
mini potbelly pig1/12/2014
  Q: My 1yr male potbelly pig is humping my sofa and is obsessed with doing so. Is there any other ...
  A: Piggy's body is pumping out hormones that drive him to hump. He simply can not control this ...
Mini Pig Smells like Syrup1/11/2014
  Q: Why does my mini pig Sassy's back of her neck and head smell like maple syrup for at least 6 months ...
  A: Some mini pigs do have a strong maple syrup smell. It's a genetic trait. Only female pigs have a ...
Pig needs to go outside!1/9/2014
  Q: I have a huge problem. My 4 month old piggy is destroying my house. No matter what toy or rooting ...
  A: Young piglets have a lot of energy to burn. They love to run, jump and play. It's difficult for them ...
1 week old minture pot bellied piglet1/8/2014
  Q: I have a week old pot bellied micro pig and she likes to bite I need to know how to make her stop
  A: Your baby is very young to be away from Momma pig. Mommas usually wean their babies at about 8 ...
Feeding1/6/2014
  Q: Here is a picture of him. When I adopted him this is the feed that the previous owner was feeding ...
  A: Feeding pigs is more art than science. The rule of thumb is a minimum of 1/2 cup per 15 lb of ...
scabby thing1/4/2014
  Q: I was scratching my 2.5 year old female pig today and found a lump behind her ear area. It was like ...
  A: Pigs have thick skin that's normally impervious to biting insects and parasites. But, the soft ...
Sneezing12/31/2013
  Q: My 5 month female Petunia has started to sneeze a few times. She is eating, drinking,running, ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Pigs stick their ...
Piggy is ripping the house apart!12/26/2013
  Q: My 4 month old piggy Hydee is destroying my house. We have given her every toy you could imagine, ...
  A: Rooting is a natural part of pig behavior. The problem is piggys instincts are driving her to root ...
Sedating12/22/2013
  Q: I am searching for advice on what could help safely calm / sedate a 5yr old 170lbs. male pot belly ...
  A: If you have a week or so the easiest way to do this is to get an airline approved pet carrier, ...
potbellied pig12/18/2013
  Q: My girlfriend just got a pbp n her vagina is bright pink and protruding is that normal?
  A: If it lasts only a few days, it could be "normal". If the pig is an unspayed female, she might be in ...
Excessive thirst/urination in pot belly pig12/16/2013
  Q: I have an 8 yr old spayed female pig. I have had her since she was 2 months old. In april she ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. If your vet is ...
Lump on snout12/13/2013
  Q: Our 8 week old mini pot belly came to us with mange mites which I have under control with Ivermectin ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. I can make a guess. ...
Ohio?12/8/2013
  Q: Do I need a license to have a potbellied pig in Ohio? If so, how do I get one? And last question, ...
  A: Ohio has recently passed statewide laws covering ownership of potentially dangerous exotic animals, ...
My 7 week old Hamlet12/5/2013
  Q: Ok I have no idea where to start but I have never owned a pig before but have always wanted to until ...
  A: Ok there's a couple of different issues happening here, potty training, interaction with the other ...
9 year old pot belly-male will not eat12/4/2013
  Q: Our pot normally lives outside but last week he turned his nose from his feed and has not wanted to ...
  A: It can be difficult to get nutrition and medication into a sick pig. Sometimes crushing the medicine ...
Pot Belly Pig-about 10weeks-male-wheezing in his sleep12/2/2013
  Q: I just got a potbellypig about 2 weeks ago and he is about 10 weeks old now. He wheezing when he ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a diagnosis over the internet. Wheezing is not normal for ...
Bleeding from a pigs penis11/26/2013
  Q: our neighbours pig has moved in with us. He has constant bleeding from his penis sheath, also ...
  A: This is not normal for any male pig. It is most likely an infection of some sort. Washing the area ...
hurt leg/shoulder11/23/2013
  Q: last night something started our pbp and next thing we know he cant put weight on his right leg.he ...
  A: When a pig refuses food or drink it's usually a bad sign. Even pigs that are in pain will eat. Pigs ...
pbp11/21/2013
  Q: My 3 month old PBP for some reason just started out of the blue screaming in the middle of the ...
  A: Piglets grow quickly. Piggy may need more food. The rule of thumb is at least 1/2 c pellets per day ...
Breeding back a mini pbp after loosing litter11/17/2013
  Q: "My question is how soon can I breed my sow after she farrowed (birthed) a litter of 9, one ...
  A: Sows are fertile for a few days after giving birth. Normally, pigs wean their babies at about 12 - ...
Sleeping through the night?11/12/2013
  Q: We have a male 13 month old Juliana/Kune Kune mix. He is a great pig! He is affectionate and well ...
  A: It's difficult to outlast a stubborn pig. Crating isn't the answer here, even if he manages to hold ...
Possible injury11/9/2013
  Q: I have a 5 month old, female potbelly pig. She roamed up at 5 weeks old. We only have one vet clinic ...
  A: Pigs often injure themselves jumping off furniture. Hopefully, this will be a minor injury and pass ...
Chewing pig11/5/2013
  Q: My pig Willie Nelson is 5 months old. He is in a kennel at night and when we are gone because he is ...
  A: Young piglets have a lot of energy and need to keep busy. It's probably getting very chilly in Iowa ...
pig peeing in random spots11/3/2013
  Q: So my pig is about 4 1/2 months old and he is peeing around the house in random spots but normally ...
  A: Two separate things are happening here. First, if he was waiting up to 3 hours to pee, chances are, ...
teeth grinding10/30/2013
  Q: I got my first less than a week ago. He was a barn piglet and is just over a month old. He has ...
  A: Pigs grind their teeth for many reasons. They may be bored, or tired, or hungry, or smell food, or ...
Aggressive pot bellied pig10/28/2013
  Q: my boyfriend and i are from Mexico city and own a male potbelly pig named Nicanor he's 1 year and a ...
  A: Intact male pigs are driven by hormones. They have little control over humping behavior. Also, ...
Piglet litter box problem10/23/2013
  Q: I have asked a few questions before and I'm full of a lot more:) My little female piglet is now 5 ...
  A: Little piglets have to potty often. Like every hour or so. They don't know they have to go until ...
pot belly pig pregnancy10/20/2013
  Q: my pb pig bella looks very close to having her babies how can i tell when its timedo i help her or ...
  A: Pot-bellied pig pregnancy is three months, three weeks, and three days. A "milk line" might form, as ...
automatic piggy litter box10/16/2013
  Q: Winter is on its way and I am interested in buying my one year old micro piggy a automatic litter ...
  A: Almost anything, or nothing at all, can be used as pig litter. It's true that pigs will try to eat ...
Tiny holes in the back of her legs10/14/2013
  Q: I have a two year old female who is an indoor/outdoor pig. She goes outside to play, but sleeps ...
  A: Those little bumps are pores. They often get plugged up on outdoor pigs, much like a blackhead on ...
New piggy mommy10/11/2013
  Q: I just purchased my mini pot bellied pig(female)Hydee. She is only 3 1/weeks old, which I now ...
  A: Pigs can be bred as young as 3 months, but will not be close to their full adult size until age 2. ...
Aggression After Sedation10/8/2013
  Q: I have 2 pot-bellied pigs: a 2.5 year old female and a 1.5 year old male (both have been fixed). ...
  A: Yes, they will be friendly again, but it will take a little while. I suspect the vet used Ketamine, ...
PBP swollen hooha10/5/2013
  Q: Okay. This is kind of weird. But roughly my female potbellied pig is 4-6 months. Well, I looked on ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. The swelling may be ...
Nipping Piglet10/2/2013
  Q: I have a 3 month old girl pot belly pig and she is really well mannered. She took to me instantly ...
  A: She is interacting with you the way pigs interact with each other in a herd. Pigs see the world as ...
new boyfriend10/2/2013
  Q: I have had hamlet for a year now and we have had our ups and downs but for the most part he is a ...
  A: Most pigs easily make the transition to outdoor life. Have everything in place as much as possible ...
Mini Pig Odor9/26/2013
  Q: Helen! I recently adopted a miniature juliana male piglet. He is six months old. We have had him ...
  A: Male pigs have a gland called the preputial diverticulum located in the middle of their belly. It's ...
My pigs weight..9/25/2013
  Q: We have an 8 month old male pot belly pig. What should he weigh at 8 months of age? He is about 23 ...
  A: The most important thing is how the pig looks. He should not have any protruding ribs or hip bones. ...
miniature pot belly pig9/24/2013
  Q: I have a miniature pot belly pig he is 3 months he is starting to hump more often now the vet said ...
  A: Male mini pigs can be fertile when they are as young as 8 weeks old. He should be old enough for ...
Musky smell neutered pig9/20/2013
  Q: 15 week old male pig neutered shortly after birth is humping and releasing a very Strong musky ...
  A: Male pigs have a butterfly shaped gland located in the middle of the tummy, called the preputial ...
Teething and behaviour9/19/2013
  Q: I have a 3 months old pot bellied pig female that I adopted at the age of 8 weeks. We have done a ...
  A: Mini pigs become fertile at very young ages. Males can be fertile at just 8 weeks. Females may come ...
My PBP can (doesn't always) secrete and AWFUL smelling liquid. What is this?9/18/2013
  Q: It's happened a few times before, but today was particularly disgusting as it got on my bed and I ...
  A: The odor is "boar odor", this is what an intact male pig smells like all the time. Female pigs adore ...
mini pig salivating excessively9/16/2013
  Q: I have a 2 year old female mini pig that lives indoors but spends a few hours outdoors everyday. She ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis or prescribe treatment over the ...
Potbelly Pig9/7/2013
  Q: so glad to have found this site! I have a potbelly pig named Mooshu. The lady I bought him from ...
  A: It is never too late to neuter a pot-bellied pig. All neuters should be done in a vets office under ...
how long are pbps able to be bred9/7/2013
  Q: My boyfriend and I raise large pigs already for meat and sometimes sell the piglets. We have an ...
  A: She may be fertile for a few more years. But, there is an abundance of pot-bellied pigs, in most ...
mini pig9/2/2013
  Q: I have a 11 day old mini pig she still has her teeth and tail hasn't been cropped can this still be ...
  A: Neither needs to be done, and, in fact, should not be done. Factory farmed pigs often have their ...
Oily, flakey skin8/30/2013
  Q: Annabell is about 40 lbs (maybe 50) and she's 1 year old. I was reading through questions and ...
  A: There is no rush. Pigs naturally have dry, flakey skin. One reason piglets are so appealing is ...
2 year old potty trained now peeing in the house8/25/2013
  Q: I have a two year old potty trained pot belly pig. I watched her yesterday as it looked like she was ...
  A: When an adult pig suddenly changes potty habits, and there is no change in the environment, it could ...
10 month old pot belly pig hurt neck8/13/2013
  Q: my pig was running outside and stopped at the fence where my dogs are and looked like she whipped ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. I believe this is ...
moving 300 lb pot bellied pig8/11/2013
  Q: our pot bellied pig has gotten too large for us to keep in the shed we have previously housed her ...
  A: Moving a large, stubborn pig can be tricky. I will be blunt - when any uncooperative animal weighs ...
broken foot8/5/2013
  Q: Olivia my pot belly fell feet first in a hole 3 weeks ago..she is now walking however her left foot ...
  A: Piggy needs to see a veterinarian. If bones are broken, they will need to be checked with an x-ray ...
What could this be?8/4/2013
  Q: I have a nine month old unspayed female pig, she weighs about fifteen pounds and is eating a diet of ...
  A: Your pig may be going into heat or she may have a pelvic infection. I am not a veterinarian and can ...
Swollen front inside toe8/2/2013
  Q: My 2 yr old potbelly has been limping for awhile. Our vet gave us some pain meds, says it may go ...
  A: The heat and swelling could be due to early onset arthritis, or they could be due to an injury. ...
pot belly pig7/27/2013
  Q: I asked Question on here for my pig that keeps dipping down u said he had dippity pig.. in a few day ...
  A: Dippity pig comes and goes quickly. In a year or so it may happen again, but it's very unusual for ...
authentic micro pigs7/10/2013
  Q: as I research more about micro pigs, the scare of mine becoming a very large pot belly is realy ...
  A: The most accurate way to determine the final adult size of a piglet is to look at the pigs parents ...
female pig urinating7/9/2013
  Q: in the last couple of days Ive noticed a weird change in my little girls urination habits. Up until ...
  A: Often, a piggy behavior problem is really just a symptom of several other issues. I think that is ...
behaviour7/7/2013
  Q: I live in Algarve Portugal and have owned my pot belly for the last years and he is very happy and ...
  A: It can be tricky to predict pig behavior. Pigs see the world as a ladder, with each person, pet and ...
Young Min Pig Diarrhea7/1/2013
  Q: I have a min pig that I got two days ago, he is just over two weeks old, and is having really bad ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. If piggy has ...
Antibiotics6/30/2013
  Q: My potbelly just got done with antibiotics for infected gums. She has bad teeth too. Now they are ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not give medical advice or make a diagnosis over the internet. Yes, ...
woodticks6/22/2013
  Q: This is my 2nd potbelly pig- she is 2 yrs old about 40 pds, lives inside. The past 2 weeks I have ...
  A: Generally, most fleas and ticks are not a big problem in adult because they have trouble biting ...
Squealing before being fed6/13/2013
  Q: Helen, My question is about squealing before meal time. My 10-week-old pig knows when he's ...
  A: Many people swear by the "Wait until he's silent" method. But in this case, it seems he starts up ...
4 week old pig not sleeping through night6/12/2013
  Q: We recently got a 4 week old piglet and he has been waking up at least 2 times during the night we ...
  A: Piglets, like most babies, rarely sleep through the night. On his second night with you he was ...
Feeding Question?6/11/2013
  Q: A few months ago had to turn my three inside piggies into outside piggies due to the fact that they ...
  A: Pigs are creatures of habit, but they can easily adapt to most human schedules. The real danger in ...
taming my teacup pigs6/3/2013
  Q: I have 2 piglets I brought from a breeder they are 4 and 5 month s old And have not been tamed of ...
  A: Unsocialized piglets are skittish. Also, they have been taken from the only place they've ever known ...
Pot belly pig bleeding6/1/2013
  Q: My male pot belly pig is about 3 months old. We were all outside this morning and my husband noticed ...
  A: Bleeding from this area is NOT normal. I think your husband is right, he may have injured himself ...
drooling5/26/2013
  Q: recently our five year old "Pigallini" has started drooling excessively..mostly when ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Anytime there's a ...
"smacking" and other piggy noises5/21/2013
  Q: My wife recently brought home a 2 1/2 month old mini pbp. As soon as "Dozer" got home he latched on ...
  A: Pigs are vocal, and make a lot of different sounds. The smacking is probably due to teething. Pigs ...
2 week old piglet5/18/2013
  Q: I can't get him to take a bottle at all I have had him 48 hours still nothing and I'm using sow ...
  A: 2 weeks is very young to be away from Momma pig. Momma pigs wean their babies at about 8 weeks. ...
my minipig5/14/2013
  Q: My name is remi wever and I am from aruba,I send you a mail a few days ago. maybe you hear from it.i ...
  A: Milk is nutritious, but not very filling. Piggy will drink a lot. Fruits and veggies are a good ...
my 3 weeks babypig5/9/2013
  Q: miss Helen Morrison.I have a small babypig that I call minipig. My name is remi wever and I am from ...
  A: Your baby is very young to be away from his birth mom. Pigs normally do not wean their piglets until ...
Male mini pig penile discharge5/7/2013
  Q: My 2 1/2 month old male mini pig has white sticky stuff coming out of the pouch where his penis is. ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Pigs are prone to ...
multiple bee stings5/5/2013
  Q: Help. Our 3 yr old potbelly pig has been stung by bees, too numerous to count. What can we do? Can ...
  A: Yes, she can have benadryl. she can also have some baby aspirin. The dose for aspirin is 325 mg per ...
pot belly pig5/5/2013
  Q: i just got 2 pot belly pigs.. and made them a outside run.. and a place to get out of the sun and i ...
  A: Pig skin is very similar to human skin. Like humans, pigs can get sunburn. Sunburn is more easily ...
19 yr. old pot-bellied pig5/3/2013
  Q: our 19 yr. old suffers from what we beleive to be arthritis. We are now giving him baby aspirins (4 ...
  A: A veterinarian can give you a prescription for Rimadyl, which is a NSAID like Advil. Tylenol-type ...
Cracking hooves4/29/2013
  Q: We live in a quiet residential neighborhood that allows Terk and me to go for a lot of walks on ...
  A: If the cracks are shallow and short, and the hooves were trimmed with nippers or snips, they are ...
Agressive pot bellied pig4/22/2013
  Q: I have a pot bellied pig who we have had for almost six years. She lived with my dad before I left ...
  A: At age six your pig is well into adulthood. She may be experiencing physical problems, and reacting ...
Itchy pig4/22/2013
  Q: Just curious -- as soon as I put lotion my legs in the morning, Terk immediately follows me around ...
  A: It's the smell. Pigs have an incredible sense of smell, and scented lotions and cosmetics can have a ...
Back collapsing4/20/2013
  Q: Just today our miniature pot belly has been having problems with his back. He'll be walking around ...
  A: Your pig has Dippity Pig. This is a scary and painful condition that disappears as fast as it ...
nuetering a 200 lb pigger4/19/2013
  Q: We have rescued a large male pot bellied pig with all His marbles still intact. The herdsman that is ...
  A: This is a dangerous idea. The amount of vodka you'll need to knock out a pig this size is fatal. ...
Ingrown hairs?4/19/2013
  Q: my two year old neutered male pot belly pig has some issues! I've noticed that he gets ingrown hairs ...
  A: All pigs shed, it's called "blowing their coat". There's no hard and fast rules when it comes to ...
Sunburn?4/19/2013
  Q: I just got a baby pot belly pig, about 10 weeks old, from a girl who got him & couldn't keep him so ...
  A: Pig skin is very similar to human skin. It's so similar that pig skin is often used to treat human ...
Poopcasso4/17/2013
  Q: I am the proud owner of a Red Juliana mini pig. I have run into a speed bump with him and am trying ...
  A: Pigs naturally eat all sorts of foods: seeds, flowers, stems, leaves, roots, shoots, tubers, nuts, ...
PBP swollen vagina4/15/2013
  Q: We got Penelope over a year and half ago and had her spayed as soon as she was old enough. She never ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Yes, pigs can get ...
2 month old mini pig potty problems, squealing and nudging problems4/9/2013
  Q: My husband and I bought a mini pig male when he was 4 weeks old. He's now 8 weeks old and a huge ...
  A: An 8 week old piglet is old enough to be neutered. In fact, he is old enough to make a sow pregnant. ...
Sick pot belly pig.4/8/2013
  Q: 3 days ago I bought a pot belly pig from a Petstore. All weekend he had bad diahria, started puking, ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. The only way to ...
why do they foam at the mouth4/6/2013
  Q: why do they foam at the mouth
  A: Pigs foam at the mouth for many reasons. All pigs, old and young, male and female, intact and fixed, ...
Torn hoof on a mini pot belly pig4/4/2013
  Q: I have a one and a half year old mini pot belly pig. Tonight when she was getting out of her kennel ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Is this one of the ...
Mini Pig with itchy skin!4/2/2013
  Q: I treated my pig with ivermectin injectable 1%. I read on several websites that this solution may be ...
  A: Swine mange mites must live on pigs. They can not infest humans, other pets, or stuffed furniture. A ...
gentle rooting on hand4/2/2013
  Q: Been going through the threads and the experts give great advice on my things. definately gives me ...
  A: Obesity is a big problem in pet pigs. But, young, growing piglets need plenty of nutrition. The rule ...
Mange4/1/2013
  Q: When we got our eight week old piglet in November we treated her with ivermectin for mange. She had ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Swine mange mites, ...
Food agression3/26/2013
  Q: My potbellied pig, Terk, is 14 months old. He recently started clamping onto my hand or wrist, ...
  A: I suspect Terk is testing his boundaries. Pigs express annoyance by "head swiping", sometimes with ...
Spoiled Spoiled Mini Pig3/25/2013
  Q: I have a 7 month old miniature pig. He has been acting very bad lately. He started just screaming at ...
  A: You have correctly identified the problem - Spoiled Pig Syndrome, or SPS. Piggy does not understand ...
pot belly pig3/19/2013
  Q: Booboo is a 18 year old pot belly pig. Her appetite has feel off to less then half of her norm. She ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Any time a pig is ...
runny eyes, loss of hair3/19/2013
  Q: My neighbor has 3 mini potbellies. They are 10 mnths- 2 yrs old. They stay in kennels and one is ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Most pigs have ...
2 month old micro pig with swolen hind hoof3/19/2013
  Q: I recently purchased a 2 month old micro pig. I noticed yesterday after jumping out of his playpen ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. All I can do is ...
7 Month Old Piggy- A Few Problems...Am I doing something wrong?3/18/2013
  Q: I had wanted a piggy for quite some time and I heavily researched pigs as pets for about a year. I ...
  A: Piggy is confused, and does not understand what is supposed to happen. Baby pigs can not tolerate ...
Piglets3/17/2013
  Q: My little runt, Stanley, has a very swollen left testicle. He is so small and both testicles are ...
  A: Pigs fight by biting each other's ears. Often, this leads to infection. Wash the infected ears ...
5 Mo. Male Pot Belly Pig3/16/2013
  Q: We adopted a 5 month old pot belly pig a week ago. Yesterday he started trying to climb our legs ...
  A: Male pigs are fertile at a very young age, as young as 8 weeks. They can be safely neutered as young ...
Sudden Death of 2 month Old PBP3/14/2013
  Q: I had a 2 month old pig named Cordell. He was the runt of the litter, and weighed no more than 3 or ...
  A: I am very sorry for your loss. I am not a veterinarian, and only a necropsy can confirm a cause of ...
Mite3/12/2013
  Q: I bought a pot belly pig at an auction and found out it had mites. THat whole thing didn't set well ...
  A: Two kinds of mites infest pigs. Both are species specific parasites, in other words, they can not ...
8 month old potty problems3/8/2013
  Q: I have read LOTS of info on potty training etc. My circumstance seems to be a little different. We ...
  A: Pigs learn quickly but unlearn very slowly. They may not realize they have to go until it's almost ...
Unexplainable weight loss, loss of control of hindquarters3/7/2013
  Q: My female pbp is an unknown age. I saved her from a bad home and due to her size I'm sure they lied ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis or prescribe medication over the ...
Litter box training3/7/2013
  Q: I have a mini potbelly pig who will be 3 months here soon. He was never litter box trained and I ...
  A: Intact pigs, male and female, often have potty training problems. Intact male pigs also ejaculate ...
Mini pig grinding teeth3/6/2013
  Q: She is 16 months old. I noticed a few drops of blood come from her mouth and then later that day she ...
  A: Pigs get three sets of teeth in their lives, the last molars don't erupt until piggy is about 2-1/2 ...
biting pig3/5/2013
  Q: I have a year and a half female pot bellied pig. She is a house pet. I went to the hospital for 4 ...
  A: A couple of things have happened here to upset piggy. First, you were gone. Then, you return, but ...
potty problems3/3/2013
  Q: I have a two year old potbelly pig. I've had him since he was a baby and he was potty trained right ...
  A: If he was fully potty trained for two years and this is new behavior, something must have changed to ...
Feeding3/3/2013
  Q: ) I have a 6 week old female mini pig, named Olive. She has been eating replacement formula for two ...
  A: At 6 weeks, she's ready to start eating pellets. Mix the pellets in with the formula until it's ...
Litter training3/3/2013
  Q: We have a 3 month old mini pig. She is not spayed yet. She was mostly litter trained, with a few ...
  A: Piglets have to pee often. They can not hold their urine long, and usually donít realize they have ...
Potty problems3/2/2013
  Q: I have a 4 month old mini. For the most part she is an angel. My problem is getting her to use her ...
  A: Pigs rarely go potty out of anger. Instead, they often don't realize they have to go until it's just ...
Aggressive mini pig3/2/2013
  Q: I have a male mini pig who is almost three months old. He is not neutered yet but I am planning on ...
  A: Piggy is not intentionally being mean, he's just looking for love. Intact male pigs hump constantly. ...
ear mites2/24/2013
  Q: i think my 5 month old mini pot bellied pig may have ear mites, but i don't know, but in her ear, it ...
  A: Pigs often get mites, but not ear mites. They get mange mites, which leave orange marks on the ...
rescued julianna mix2/24/2013
  Q: We have dealt w/potbelly pigs for a little over 24 yrs. First two wererescues & then we bought 2 ...
  A: Some pigs blow their coat on a regular basis like clock work. Other pigs blow their coats at random ...
Adding a Second Pig2/21/2013
  Q: Recently we decided to introduce a baby (11 wks)to our very spoiled big boy (80 lbs)... Did not go ...
  A: Pig introductions can be rough. Usually, it looks and sounds a lot worse than it is. Pigs rarely ...
Pigs breeding2/20/2013
  Q: I was given a little girl pig on Christmas she was born October 30th. I just adopted a boy yesterday ...
  A: The rule of thumb is that female pigs can usually get pregnant by 6 months. I know many vets prefer ...
How much water should our mini PBP have daily?2/18/2013
  Q: Zeus is just over 3 months old and I have read that fresh water should always be available, but I ...
  A: I was not able to track down a specific number, but the veterinarians I consulted all agree that ...
piglet heating pads2/17/2013
  Q: I am fostering a piglet and now looks like I am adopting this 7 month old male, neutered pot belly ...
  A: I share your fear of heat lamps because I have seen the devastation they cause when they catch fire. ...
Screaming for food2/16/2013
  Q: I have a lovely mini named Norma Jean. For the most part she is well behaved. My main problem I have ...
  A: At three and a half months she is still a growing baby. She may need more food. The rule of thumb is ...
Birth defect2/15/2013
  Q: I am a Pennsylvania based breeder of Mini-Potbelly pigs. On valentines day one of my females had a ...
  A: I have heard of pigs adapting to life with three legs. But, it isn't always easy for them. Pig ...
Harness training2/14/2013
  Q: I bought two little pot bellies, Truffles and Stella, four weeks ago making them 12 weeks old now. I ...
  A: Your babies are at the right age for training. It's difficult to work with two untrained pigs at ...
PBP 2 weeks old2/13/2013
  Q: I have 2 pbps who are 2 weeks old. I've been feeding them goat's milk with baby cereal and have ...
  A: Milk or cereal might sting a bit in piggy's eyes but it isn't dangerous. The bigger pig is doing ...
Obese vietnamese pot belly pig2/13/2013
  Q: My pb is 60cm high and he weighs 150kg, I looked all over the internet for info what is a proper ...
  A: The best food for a pet pig is food made specifically for pot-bellied or mini-pigs. If that is not ...
Mini Pig Leg and Back Issues2/13/2013
  Q: I have a roughly 5 to 6 month old male, intact pot belly pig. I'm not sure of his past, only that he ...
  A: What you are describing and what seems to appear in the picture, is a condition called Dippity Pig. ...
Baby pot bellies2/11/2013
  Q: I recently rescued a pot bellied pig. I went to feed her Sunday morning and found piglets! She ...
  A: Congratulations on the piglets! Babies are cute and fun. It's important to keep them warm. ...
Mini pig sucking2/11/2013
  Q: My 3 month old mini pig is continually sucking on my Neapolitan Mastiffs mouth and I can򴠧et ...
  A: This is an unusual, and potentially serious, problem. Sooner or later the dog will get tired of this ...
pig keeps peeing inside2/7/2013
  Q: Our pig has done a wonderful job of using his litter box and going outside but every time we let him ...
  A: Pigs can unlearn bad habits but it takes some time and effort. Piggy will remember what he has done ...
"Nosing" behavior in piglets2/6/2013
  Q: I am searching for someone who can help me with my micro mini pigs. I purchased them from an online ...
  A: Yes, they are exhibiting natural behavior. Pigs see the world as a ladder, with each person, pet and ...
Lost a molar1/27/2013
  Q: My one-year-old male piggy lost a molar within the past week. He hasn't shows any signs of pain and ...
  A: Pigs have three sets of teeth, so finding stray teeth is not unusual. The molar you found is ...
Mini Pig Questions1/25/2013
  Q: I have two mini pot bellied pigs almost 6 months old. I have a female and a male and they are both ...
  A: Pigs can adapt to living outdoors in most climates. They will need time to adjust, so it's best to ...
sick pig1/23/2013
  Q: i have a little pot belly pig, and he seems very happy and healthy, but every night he pukes, i ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Pigs seldom vomit. ...
micro pig peeing and food1/23/2013
  Q: I have a 4 month old micro pig, I have only had him about a month. I have an area for him in my room ...
  A: Pigs learn quickly but unlearn very slowly. Your pig has already learned that he can have accidents. ...
Pot belly pig dental problem?1/20/2013
  Q: I just recently got a 5 month old pot belly pig from a gal that couldnt keep her any longer due to ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian, and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Pigs have three ...
mini pig1/20/2013
  Q: I got a mini pig last night and when we got him i noticed his penis was out...she said she thought ...
  A: Intact male pigs often leave their penises out. As you can see, this is not a safe thing to do. ...
Potbelly pigs lower lip1/18/2013
  Q: My 1 y/o female PBP got up this morning and her lower lip is raw and bleeding. Should I be concerned ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. You can use any ...
7 year old pig aggression1/14/2013
  Q: We have a 7 year old, neutered, mini pot bellied pig who weighs about 60 pounds. I have had him ...
  A: At age 7 your pig is a senior citizen. He is at the age, about 7 or 8, where pigs really start to ...
mini potbelly1/13/2013
  Q: my pig has recently started leaving his penis out all the time. He hasn't been nuetured yet he is ...
  A: Yes, neutering him will help a lot. Intact male pigs often carry their penises out, but neutered ...
post neuter1/11/2013
  Q: My pot belly was neutered a week ago and has been itching his butt on the carpet and his towels in ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. From the photos it ...
POTTY ISSUES1/10/2013
  Q: Turbo, my baby boy who is about a year old and we have had him since May 2012 (we don't know his ...
  A: Grape are fine treats for pigs and do not make them urinate any more than usual. I am not a ...
Piglet who Whines at Meal Time1/8/2013
  Q: I have a three month old piglet, Lulu. We adopted her at ten weeks. We have bought all of the ...
  A: She knows meals won't come until it's time, but she's hungry, so she whines. Obesity is a serious ...
feeding a4 day old pot belly piglet1/8/2013
  Q: I have a 4 day old pot belly piglet that Mom had refused to nurse, leaving me to bottle feed. I've ...
  A: If he is peeing and pooping Ok, active and energetic, then it's Ok to let him have as much as he ...
Piggy Question1/6/2013
  Q: I got her as a gift about 3 months ago. When we got her she was 6 months old and potty trained. this ...
  A: Pigs learn quickly but unlearn slowly. Right now your pig has learned some bad habits. She can ...
erysipelas and subsequent arthritis1/6/2013
  Q: Petunia is 5years old. 8 weeks ago she was diagnosed with erysipelas. She was treated with Baytril ...
  A: Erysipelas is a serious and sometimes fatal disease. Petunia is lucky to be alive. Many factors ...
Pig after neutering effects1/5/2013
  Q: My mini pot belly pig is about 10 weeks old and was neutered 3 days ago. He is letting off this ...
  A: When the wound is healed completely he will be much less itchy. Signs of infection include redness, ...
Male Odor1/5/2013
  Q: I have a 9 month old mini pot belly pig. When he was taken to be neutered the first time, only one ...
  A: I personally do not know of any instances where a pot-bellied pig had three testicles. I assume your ...
medications1/4/2013
  Q: i keep 3 pot bellies as pets, and occasionally i breed. im actually starting to put small rescue ...
  A: A prescription is needed to buy prescription medication. The Federal government sets the rules on ...
neutering 2 1/2 yr old male PBP1/2/2013
  Q: I recently rescued a stud pig and have NO experience with PBPs. He's super sweet and has come ...
  A: If the surgery is done by an experienced vet and piggy does not have any unforeseen complications ...
3 week old piglet1/2/2013
  Q: I have bought a 3 week old piglet about 3 days ago. I was told by the breeder that it would be ...
  A: Pigs wean their piglets at 8 weeks, so your baby is very young to be away from Momma. Now, you are ...
potbelly pig1/1/2013
  Q: how old does my pig need to be to see a ferrier
  A: Most pigs will need their hooves trimmed from time to time. This is something that most pig owners ...
mimi pig?12/30/2012
  Q: I have a male mini pot belly and ha was drinking about 4-5 fresh bowls of water a day some days more ...
  A: When pigs drink less water, they pee less often and the pee is more concentrated. Male pigs have ...
Teacup pig and sever scratching with "shivers"12/30/2012
  Q: I have had my teacup for about a month now. I know that pigs naturally have dry skin and thus ...
  A: Adult pigs usually don't get fleas because their skin is so thick, but young piglets can catch ...
mini pig12/28/2012
  Q: I have two mini pigs Simon and Ziggy. Simon is about 25 lbs and Ziggy is about 15lbs. They live in ...
  A: Pigs do not like very cold temperatures. But, they can, and probably should, go out at least once a ...
Aging pot bellied pigs indoor litter training12/27/2012
  Q: I have an 18 yr old female pot bellied pig. She has been going outdoors to do her business since ...
  A: Well this could be tricky. Pigs learn quickly but unlearn very slowly. This is a lot of unlearning ...
Teaching sit and a few other ?s12/27/2012
  Q: I brought Hamlet (3 month old) home about a month ago and it's been a roller coaster ride, but we ...
  A: A pig's skeleton is different from a dog or cat, and pigs are not as bendy. For some pigs, the sit ...
Young Pig with Smelly Diarrhea12/25/2012
  Q: I purchased a mini pig about 3 weeks ago. She is 9 weeks old and has been eating and doing well. We ...
  A: Pigs wean their babies at about 8 weeks. A 9 week old pig needs the nutrition from pellets, and ...
Horrible Urine Smell12/18/2012
  Q: We got our 8 wk old Juliana pig last night. Well his urine smell is overwhelming! Even if I wash a ...
  A: Urine from a healthy pig should have a faint odor. Intact male pigs secrete an odor that female pigs ...
Charging12/18/2012
  Q: 2 weeks ago I bought a pot belly pig she is about 2 months old now and a few days ago she started ...
  A: Piggy may be charging out of fear, or it could be a sign that she is getting comfortable in her new ...
No returned love from 5 month pot belly12/16/2012
  Q: My pot belly, Richard, is 5 months old and we got him when he was 4 months. He was raised in a barn ...
  A: Each pig has a unique personality. Some are cuddle bugs, some not so much. Your pig is still pretty ...
mini pot belly 4 months old12/15/2012
  Q: i just got a mini pot belly 5 days ago she has been itching like crazy so i researched it online and ...
  A: The pour-on form of Ivomec is fine. The dose is determined by weight. So the first step is to weigh ...
Horse feed for mini pig?12/15/2012
  Q: I take in rescues occasionally (usually dogs, cats, rats, hamsters, etc) but I was called to take in ...
  A: When it comes to feed, the stuff inside the bag is more important than the name on the outside. The ...
1 week old pot bellied piglet12/14/2012
  Q: plays with me before he eats bubba just started to use the bathroom today but that seems to be going ...
  A: Baby piglets need to be kept very warm. Set up an area with a heat lamp, make sure he always feels ...
Pot bellied pig12/13/2012
  Q: Our pig is about 12 years old. Always healthy. She has a heated house and our northern calif weather ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis or provide treatment or medication over ...
potbellied pig with bowel issue12/11/2012
  Q: I have a questiong regarding my little piggie, Milkshakes. I have a 7 year old pot bellied pig. ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis or provide treatment or medication over ...
My pot belly has had a swollen vagina for 10 days now12/8/2012
  Q: I am not quite sure how old my girl is exactly but I bought her in mid October, she was 8 - 10 weeks ...
  A: Yes it is most likely heat. Pigs can come into heat as young as 16 weeks and give birth as young as ...
overweight and something growing between hooves12/6/2012
  Q: Corkey is about 2 years old and he is over weight and he needs his hooves trimmed but i noticed he ...
  A: Pigs sometimes develop a kind of "wart" in between their toes. A splinter off a hoof might also look ...
is harvey overweight? does he need a companion?12/6/2012
  Q: I have looked on this site over the last few months and have happily had questions answered just by ...
  A: Usually, a healthy piglet under 1 year will gain about 1 lb per week, and roughly half that until ...
boy pig up girl pigs butt.. ALL THE TIME11/30/2012
  Q: i have two mini potbellied pigs. brother and sister. he will not keep his nose out of her rear end!! ...
  A: This is normal behavior for an intact male pig. The only way to make him stop is to have him ...
Veggies11/27/2012
  Q: My husband and I just adopted a pig. She does not seem to like vegetables. The first couple of ...
  A: Young piglets have a built in time table for learning to eat. Young babies under 4 weeks are not ...
Sleeping soo deep even when you shake her she doesn't respond11/26/2012
  Q: I have a 3week old mini pot belly pig, I've had her for 2 days and the today the second day she ...
  A: Young piglets like yours do sleep very deeply. As long as she is breathing and feels warm to tocuh, ...
Piggy Food11/23/2012
  Q: I have 2 pot belly piggies, Momma 2 yrs old, daughter yr. I feed them the only pot belly food ...
  A: Mazuri is considered a good brand. I personally have been happy with it. There are several other ...
Advice For my Pig11/21/2012
  Q: I've had my pet pig for almost a year now and overall he is a good pet, well mannered and ...
  A: Entropion is the condition when the eyelashes grow inwards towards the eye. It can be painful and ...
Please Help: Potbelly Pig Aggression11/21/2012
  Q: I've had my pet potbelly "Lulu" for almost two years now and me and my family have fallen in love ...
  A: It is not uncommon for pampered house pigs to develop an attitude. We call it "Spoiled Pig ...
HELP!11/20/2012
  Q: I bought a mini pot belly in February, with the intentions of keeping him. Last month my grandmother ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother. One option you might consider is moving your pig outside. ...
4 month old pot belly feeding11/20/2012
  Q: We have a 4 month old miniature pot belly pig and are feeding him Mazuri pig food. We can't find ...
  A: Feeding pigs is more art than science. The general rule of thumb is 1/2 c pellets per 15 lb of ...
Not quite a potbelly?11/16/2012
  Q: I recently took in a potbellied piglet, the previous owner overfed her so she's a bit overweight. ...
  A: The piggy in the picture looks like a reasonable weight. It's possible piggy is a mixed breed, mini ...
my piggy skin raw11/15/2012
  Q: I just bought my wife a micro teacup pig and brought her home and she is itching herself crazy on ...
  A: Your description sounds like a severe case of mange. Mange is pretty common in piglets. Piggy will ...
Mini potbelly won't eat:(11/14/2012
  Q: I got two potbellies this past Sunday from a guy that said they mom wouldn't feed the babies. I was ...
  A: Piglets are usually pretty good about eating from a pan, so it's odd that one is refusing. Is that ...
PB Pig Vet11/12/2012
  Q: My 12 year old Pb pig is not eating, I can get him to drink some liquids (fruit juice). This has ...
  A: It's very possible that there is something wrong with that particular bag of food. My suggestion is ...
Potty training woes11/6/2012
  Q: My husband and I recently adopted an 8 week old female piglet. Her parents are mini pigs (I guess?) ...
  A: Many breeders often misrepresent the age of a piglet. Piglets have a sort of internal clock when it ...
Diet11/6/2012
  Q: Nicanor is 7 months old and looks healthy, his breeders told me i could feed him with dog food and a ...
  A: Yes, Mazuri is an excellent brand. Manna-Pro is another good brand you might be able to find. If ...
teeth grinding11/4/2012
  Q: My piggie is19 mos old and lately all she does is grind her teeth all day. She has been doing it for ...
  A: Pigs have three sets of teeth in their lives. Their final molars don't come in until Piggy is almost ...
Scared pig and snapping11/4/2012
  Q: I have a pot bellied pig as a pet. Her name is Fiona. She is a year and one month old. She lives in ...
  A: The biggest problem here is Fiona's past. We don't know exactly what she had to go through, and she ...
Piggy Peeing Issues11/3/2012
  Q: I have a 9 month old, neutered Juliani-mix piggy. I got him when he was 16 weeks old. He ...
  A: Excessive, compulsive water drinking is often caused by water deprivation. Pigs subject to long term ...
5 month old piglet snapping and showing signs of aggression11/3/2012
  Q: I have a 5 month old Juliana pot belly pig. I got him when he was about 8 weeks old. He has been ...
  A: Pigs are very food oriented animals. Excessive food aggression is often, but not always, a sign of ...
pee everywhere11/2/2012
  Q: i have a 7 month mini pig she is not spayed. she recently got over a bladder infection and was given ...
  A: Pigs can be picky about their litter box. They also learn to use a particular spot, not the box ...
Pot Belly Pig Eye and Joint Issue10/28/2012
  Q: I recently moved 2 year old BeeBo from New Mexico to Washington where there is so much more humidity ...
  A: Pigs can develop allergies. It's possible the move to a new climate triggered an allergy. Another ...
Help! Runny poo!!10/27/2012
  Q: my 2 year old pot belly pig is a special needs pig he has had an operation to fix a hernia but ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis or provide medical treatment over the ...
Aggressive behavior - biting10/21/2012
  Q: Terk is just under ten months. He's a neutered male, about 70 pounds, and very healthy - solid, but ...
  A: Weaning at 5 or 6 weeks is a bit on the early side, but what's done is done. Pigs may not like ...
HELP!10/19/2012
  Q: I have a 3 month old miniature pot belly pig. She lives outside with shelter and a place to root ...
  A: Pigs are food oriented critters, so that's a good place to start. She needs to associate you with ...
tylenol10/13/2012
  Q: hey my 4 year old pbp has hurt her right front leg getting up out of bed. not sure if it is sprained ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis or prescribe medication over the ...
zoning10/12/2012
  Q: we would like to move to jacksonville beach florida with our 2 potbellied pigs. are they allowed ...
  A: Every town and city has it's own zoning ordinances. Home Owners Associations have their own rules, ...
My pot belly pig isn't eating enough10/10/2012
  Q: When we got her she was eating 1/2 cup twice daily plus some veggies and apple. We were told that we ...
  A: Judging from the photo, I think your pig is about 3 months old. She appears to still have soft baby ...
I am Pregnant, Tips on introducing newborn to Pig.10/9/2012
  Q: I am currently 6mos pregnant with our first. I have an amazing little guy named Sonny! He is going ...
  A: Continue practicing Move the Pig with him, and be ready for him to start pressing some boundaries. ...
12 week old neutered male10/9/2012
  Q: i have a 12 week old male i just got neutered two weeks ago about a week after he got neutered he ...
  A: Young piglets do have to potty often, it is not unusual for them to have to potty every hour or so. ...
Orphaned pig tantrums.10/6/2012
  Q: A young pig was brought to me a few days ago. Her mother was killed when she got loose and was hit ...
  A: Being taken from their family and going to a new home is always traumatic for piglets, and even more ...
my mini pig is drinking his urine10/4/2012
  Q: I purchased my mini pig Gus in June he is 6months old, Gus was very easy to potty train to go on a ...
  A: I am assuming that Gus is neutered. Intact male pigs do not make good pets. Tiny piglets have to ...
pot-bellied pig behavior10/1/2012
  Q: i would like to know how to teach my 6 months old pot-bellied pig not to eat the grass in the ...
  A: Is your pig neutered? A neutered male pig should NOT walk around with the penis hanging out. This ...
Potbellied pigs9/30/2012
  Q: I am thinking of getting a potbellied pig, but I have a few questions. First, are the males or ...
  A: You are smart to ask questions and do research before adopting a new pet! Pigs do get along with ...
Guinea Hog that Jumps up9/28/2012
  Q: We have a female, 9 month old American Guinea Hog that was given to us by a neighbor. She is ...
  A: Guinea hogs are cousins of farm hogs, but they behave differently. Farm hogs have been bred for ...
Pot belly pig nose rubbing9/27/2012
  Q: I adopted a female pot bellied pig a little less than a year ago. She is approximately 40lbs, very ...
  A: Pigs love to make squeaky noises with their snouts. She's probably snurdling around on the floor in ...
cleft lip>hair lip piglet9/25/2012
  Q: can a baby piglet survive a cleft lip? My neighbors pot belly gave birth today to 10 piglets one a ...
  A: Your baby may or may not survive, depending upon the severity of the deformity and what, if any, ...
Potty training my pig/ feeding9/21/2012
  Q: I recently purchased a miniature pot belly pig. She is now about 9-10 weeks old an is a full time ...
  A: Piglets and young pigs are food crazy. It's good that your pig is, because it means she really is at ...
Adopted 2yr Neutered M. P.B. Agression/care9/16/2012
  Q: I adopted a neutered male Pot-bellied pig last February. The adoption center said he was ...
  A: Pigs are very smart animals. Dogs will trust anybody, pigs are much more cautious. I don't know ...
PIG DOOR9/14/2012
  Q: I bought my significant other a pot bellied pig for her birthday last year. She was supposed to only ...
  A: Most pet doors are designed for dogs. Most dogs are slim, even the larger breeds. Most pigs, even ...
Pot belly mating9/14/2012
  Q: I have two rescue pigs -- a female who is 2 1/2 and a male who is 5. They mate all the time and I ...
  A: Gestation for pot-bellied pigs is three months, three weeks, and three days. Females can, and do, ...
litter training and handling mini potbelly pig9/10/2012
  Q: we have a female mini potbelly pig we just got a couple weeks ago.She is 4 months old and she ...
  A: Pigs are individuals with unique personalities. Your piglet is still young, and could turn into a ...
fruits and vegetables9/6/2012
  Q: I recently became the owner of an 8 week old mini Juliana cross pig. She is amazingly easy to train ...
  A: Feeding pigs is more art than science. Each pig is different, and each situation is different. The ...
Micro Mini Pig Teething9/6/2012
  Q: I'm a proud Mama to a 3 month old female piggy. I was wondering if it's safe to give our micro mini ...
  A: Pigs have three sets of teeth in their lives. The final teeth don't erupt until piggy reaches full ...
my new micro pig has diahrrea9/5/2012
  Q: We brought the piggy home Fri and Sunday morning she woke up with diarrhea and has had it every ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Diarrhea can be ...
Vietamese/Juliana mix piglet wont eat9/4/2012
  Q: i just got a pig sunday and we have tried syringes, baby bottle, hand feeding and bowls and she wont ...
  A: Many baby piglets are anxious and nervous for the first few days in a new home. They may not want to ...
Pot bellied pig/swollen legs9/4/2012
  Q: I have a pot belly pig, about 1.5 year old. about 2 months ago she became very sluggish and would ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. If your vet is ...
Baby pot belly9/3/2012
  Q: I Got a 3 week old pot belly yesterday. I found out later that she should have stayed with her ...
  A: As you know, it's very traumatic for a baby piglet to be taken from Mom and placed in a new home. ...
pigs tusks9/2/2012
  Q: A friend past away several years ago and I took his two grown potbellied pigs. They had not been ...
  A: I understand your frustration. It can be very difficult to find a vet who will see pot-bellied pigs. ...
essential oil flea control8/31/2012
  Q: I just bought a flea and tick spray made for dogs with cinnamon oil, rosemary oil,pepperment oil, ...
  A: You can use any product made for people on your pig. Products made for dogs and cats are generally ...
Tail kinked to the side8/27/2012
  Q: I came home during my lunch break to let 7.5-month-old male, Terk, into the yard so he could get ...
  A: Because your piggy did not flinch or show signs of pain, I'm pretty sure the problem is temporary. ...
FOOD8/24/2012
  Q: I HAVE A 1 MONTH OLD BABY POT BELLIED PIG. CAN YOU TELL ME IF I SHOULD BE GIVING HER ANY ...
  A: In nature, Momma piglet never, ever picks up her piglets, and she does not lick them the way a cat ...
Potty training confusion8/24/2012
  Q: We live in upstate NY and a few months ago when the weather got nice out, we built a pen for ...
  A: The undesirable behavior has been going on for a while, so it's going to take time and diligence to ...
Adult Size of Mini-Pigs8/16/2012
  Q: Our 18-year-old daughter purchased a "mini-pig" at a local flea market 4 days ago. We took him to a ...
  A: I've been involved with pot-bellied pigs for 20 years, and during that time I have seen perhaps a ...
zoning in san diego8/16/2012
  Q: I found an ordinance saying Pot-Belly Pig: A domesticated miniature Vietnamese, Chinese or Asian ...
  A: I'm not quite sure I understand your question. I think you are asking, is there such a thing as a ...
Biting, potty trainings8/15/2012
  Q: I asked this of Patricia Morrisroe and apparently she could not answer my question. Hopefully you ...
  A: The first two problems are due to mis-communication between pig and people and other pets. Pigs see ...
my piggy won't eat.8/15/2012
  Q: I have a small potbelly piggy that I got on Saturday and she won't eat, I have tried the goats milk, ...
  A: Piggy has just undergone a very traumatic transition. Piggy was taken from everything she's known ...
My "micro" Pig.8/14/2012
  Q: When I was holding her this evening and she was sleeping I noticed her shaking. I picked her up and ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. But I don't think ...
Hot or Cold issues...?8/13/2012
  Q: This is the second time i have noticed "hammy" pulling up and bringing chunks of grass into his bed ...
  A: Many pigs have a strong nesting instinct. Pigs use all sorts of strange things in their nests. Some ...
Eye drainage8/9/2012
  Q: 5 yr old female pbp. As she has gotten older, her face has gotten more wrinkles, and the fat above ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Drippy eyes, like ...
Male Piglet8/8/2012
  Q: I was wondering if my 6 month old male pig could be harmed if the vet that is going to neuter him is ...
  A: The preputial diverticulum is a butterfly shaped pouch located in the center of the male pigs belly. ...
Pot bellied piggy ITCHY8/8/2012
  Q: I have had a micro pot bellied pig for 3 days now. I am truly in love with little Sooie. My ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian, and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Your veterinarian ...
Mini pig won't poop! :(8/7/2012
  Q: i got a mini pig that is 2 months old and when he right got in my home he was very stressed and ...
  A: When piggys get constipated, there's a possibility of an internal blockage which will require ...
5 week old mpg - seizures & acting lifeless8/2/2012
  Q: Last night I noticed that my 5 week old mini pot belly pig seemed a bit cold to the touch, which was ...
  A: I'm very sorry about your piglet. It's difficult, sometimes impossible, to save runts. There may be ...
Biting7/31/2012
  Q: I have a 2 month male pot belly pig who recently started snapping at me and others when they go ...
  A: Snapping is a potentially dangerous habit. It's usually accompanied by head swipes. I can't say ...
Biting7/31/2012
  Q: I have a 2 month male pot belly pig who recently started snapping at me and others when they go ...
  A: Snapping is a potentially dangerous habit. It's usually accompanied by head swipes. I can't say ...
Piglet age.7/29/2012
  Q: I'm about to get my second petpig, my former angel past away this January. Now I wonder about the ...
  A: Momma pigs naturally wean their piglets between 8 and 12 weeks of age. But, some people will do ...
Mini 4 week old piglet eaten cat litter7/29/2012
  Q: My baby mini pig (4 weeks old) has eaten our cat litter - I'm not sure how much - I noticed she was ...
  A: For reasons no one quite understands, pigs do like to eat cat litter. Ordinary clay cat litter can ...
aggression7/27/2012
  Q: I have had my pig since he was one week old. He is now three and a half. When he was about a year ...
  A: I suspect the aggression starting while you were gone was due to a combination of factors. The ...
2.5 week old orphan7/25/2012
  Q: I'm having trouble getting my 2.5 week old, 2.5 lb baby to eat, so I'd like to ask you to expand on ...
  A: I use 1 bottle of Boost, 1 envelope Instant Breakfast, and 1 can of plain evaporated (not condensed) ...
lettuces/constipation7/25/2012
  Q: i started a change in my potbelly about three weeks ago. she has been fine with the change, but the ...
  A: Lettuce is high in fiber and water, so it's unlikely to cause constipation. Lack of fiber and ...
Shaking7/21/2012
  Q: He sat on my knew buried his head under my arm and was really shaking. He has eaten and toileted ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and nobody can provide medical treatment over the internet. I am not sure ...
3 w/o mini pbp not eating7/21/2012
  Q: I have a 3 w/o mini pbp who hasnt been eating a whole lot since he arrived last week....he was ...
  A: If he's only eating a little bit, the trick is to pack as much nutrition, calories and fat into his ...
Potty training7/19/2012
  Q: I adopted a "miniature" pot bellied pig about a month and a half ago. Scarlett, who is eleven weeks ...
  A: Pigs do not have full control of their bladders until they are about a year old. Until then, they ...
6 week old mini juliana7/18/2012
  Q: Hey Helen! :) I've recently brought home my new love, Bonnie. She's 6 weeks old and is getting ...
  A: Feeding pigs is more art than science. Each pig is different, and their environment and activity ...
pig7/17/2012
  Q: when should a female piggy get fixed and do they need shots?
  A: Most pet pigs really do not need any vaccinations. The average pet pig and pet pig owner is not ...
Sick Pot Belly Mom7/17/2012
  Q: We have a potbelly pig that had 11 babies over 6 weeks ago. She has been fine with the babies and ...
  A: If momma pig was still feeding the babies, suddenly stopping will make her feel ill and ...
Everything!!7/17/2012
  Q: I just bought a PBP, which I was told she was micro, I know now theres not such a thing, the girl ...
  A: Pigs are very food oriented creatures. Piglets 15 lb and under should get 1/2 cup pot-bellied pig ...
Young pbp question7/16/2012
  Q: I'm fairly new to the pig world and I recently got a two and a half week mini pbp. (My girlfriend ...
  A: Anything and everything can be a piglet toy. They especially love toys that make noise. Piglets can ...
Lonely young male pig7/15/2012
  Q: Terk is a neutered 6-month-old piggy. He's healthy, but I spoiled him. :( I'm one of those bad ...
  A: Pigs have unique and individual personalities. Tek is still a baby, and so if you are considering a ...
6 week old piglet not eating7/11/2012
  Q: I brought home my piglet 3 days ago, he's 6 weeks old and has not really been eating. He eats grass ...
  A: Because your piglet is already grazing, I'm going to assume the breeder provided you with a fairly ...
pot belly pig "trance"7/9/2012
  Q: I have two pot belly pigs--1 male & 1 female. They are both 1 1/2 years of age. The male has been ...
  A: This is a unique situation. I have consulted with people who have or had pigs with seizures, but no ...
dry-skin7/8/2012
  Q: Gilbert my 3rd old pot-bellied pig has dry peely skin just on his back-I've been wiping him with ...
  A: Piglets have soft, supple skin, but adults have hard, thick skin especially on their backs and ...
Micro pig urine7/6/2012
  Q: My pig is 5 months old nutered male I recently fed fresh cherries and plums from the fruit truck. ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. There's a list of ...
musk in male pigs7/3/2012
  Q: I have a male intact mini pot belly pig. I is going to stay intact for breeding purposes. I know ...
  A: There is no effective way of reducing the amount of excretion or the odor of the excretion. That's ...
bruises7/1/2012
  Q: me 5 month old mini pig is bruising easily and bruises are not stay long - from 20 min to a couple ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian, and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Pigs can, and do, ...
"Spaz" peeing on floor, Nuetering6/27/2012
  Q: we bought our PBP at age 6 weeks and is now 9 weeks and I had a few questions to assure we are ...
  A: Pigs don't have great bladder control until they're about a year old. Your piggy often doesn't know ...
Mini pig lethargic - won't eat6/24/2012
  Q: It is supposed to be 7 weeks old and grow to be between 18-25 lbs. Since I got it all it does is ...
  A: The lethargy is not normal at all, and a very bad sign. Reluctance to eat is fairly normal, piglets ...
Twitching? Maybe a seizure?6/20/2012
  Q: Okay, so I have a week and two day old micro mini pig. I watch him sleep and sleep with him through ...
  A: Your baby is very young to be away from Momma pig. Momma pigs wean their babies at about 8 to 12 ...
lose weight6/18/2012
  Q: i looked at the chart shown where it shows the drawing of the body shapes of pigs, from skinny to ...
  A: On the chart, the center pig, #3, is ideal weight. Most pigs, especially house pets, are closer to ...
pot bellied pigs bite6/18/2012
  Q: Ok my pig is a adult male and is fixed but I went to feed him and pet him and he charged me and ...
  A: Ok, your pig is an adult, and you've had him about 2 months. I am guessing that he is around 2 years ...
arthritis6/16/2012
  Q: my pbp has been limping on her back foot lately. i called her vet yesterday, and he says it sounds ...
  A: Unfortunately, arthritis is very common in pot-bellied pigs. The two biggest causes are obesity and ...
Pig and plugs/cords6/15/2012
  Q: Our pig was neutered a month ago and his behavior has improved, however, he is still pretty obsessed ...
  A: Pigs depend a lot on their sensitive noses. It's hard to find an odor that repels them. They want to ...
Pbp not pooping6/14/2012
  Q: My pot belly pig chug is going to be almost 6 weeks he is eating his pig pellets ! Which is good I ...
  A: Leaving Mom and coming to a new home is very stressful for piglets. Constipation is a common ...
Pig help please6/11/2012
  Q: I recently purchased a potbelly pig... BTW he was 4wks and 5days old when we bought him and he just ...
  A: Pot-bellied pig pellets are the best thing for your piggy to eat. Grass is fine, too, as long as it ...
Micro mini training6/8/2012
  Q: One week ago today I picked up my adopted micro mini pig from the airport! Penney is 8 months old ...
  A: Piglets are energetic, intelligent animals that get bored quickly. They also have a deep, ...
teeth grinding/hooves6/5/2012
  Q: hey i have written to you before and you always reassured me before of things i was worried about. i ...
  A: Pigs have three sets of teeth in their lives. By the time they are age 2 to 2.5, they should have ...
My piggy Wilbur6/4/2012
  Q: I adopted a pot belly pig 2 weeks ago.And we are both itching really bad. He makes himself bleed and ...
  A: Chances are your piglet has a form of mange. Mange is caused by a tiny parasite called a mite. ...
Pot Belly Pig feet6/3/2012
  Q: I have a pot belly pig 8years old. She is spayed and has been very healthy. However, she is having ...
  A: Older pigs are prone to arthritis, and long or awkward hooves add to the problem. The dew claw is ...
My pigs illness6/3/2012
  Q: Ive got a pot belly pig and she has kind of a rush or more like weird thing on the outter part of ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Pigs do have ...
unsure piggy.6/3/2012
  Q: hey! i have read so much on your web site and i have learned sooo much! i recently purchased a 6 ...
  A: Piggies are usually frightened and confused when they are moved to a new home. Give her a "safe ...
horrific skin problem with pot bellied pig6/2/2012
  Q: HELP,PLEASE! My daughter's "teacup" potbellied pig is literally rubbing her skin off. She is ...
  A: Your piglet probably has mange. I am always shocked when breeders sell expensive piglets with mange ...
Sneezing n Wheezing6/1/2012
  Q: I have a 10 mos old male mini pbp that has been sneezing n wheezing since I adopted him 3 weeks ago. ...
  A: I am guessing he was sneezing and wheezing before he came to you. Antibiotics are great for what ...
sucking piglet5/31/2012
  Q: I have a 4 month old piglet that all of a sudden is excessively sucking on legs hands feet excetra. ...
  A: Many pigs enjoy sucking air when they taste something especially good or minty, like peppermints. ...
Pig urine smell5/29/2012
  Q: Please help us with 2 things if you can. We have an 8 month old mini pig, which btw is a teacup pig. ...
  A: Pig urine is usually nearly odorless. But wet litter can really stink, especially urine soaked pine ...
lose of permanent teeth5/28/2012
  Q: I have a 7 1/2 year old pot belly pig who is loosing her teeth. Is this normal for age. Thank you in ...
  A: It is not normal for an adult pig to loose teeth. Dental problems are fairly common in older pigs. ...
2 week old pot belly pig5/25/2012
  Q: i have a 2 week old potbelly pig an i went to the pet store an asked them what he can eat an they ...
  A: Get goat milk or goat milk powder from your grocery or health food store. Also, look for a pet or ...
pig with possible hemorroids?5/22/2012
  Q: I have a pet pig, he has some type of bloody tissue hanging out of his anus, its been there no more ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian, and it is not possible to make a medical diagnosis over the internet. ...
A few questions: water, eating grass/leaves, discipline5/21/2012
  Q: I have a few questions for you about my 9 month old neutered male mini-pig, Freddie. He has a really ...
  A: As you already know, excess water drinking is seldom a problem with pot-bellied pigs. Usually the ...
Size/Growth Rate5/21/2012
  Q: I just adopted a pot belly pig, 6 weeks ago. She will be two in July and looks to be about 6olbs. ...
  A: The best predictor of a pot-bellied pig's final size is the size of the pig's parents at age 5 or 6. ...
sparkys runny eyes look the theyre running blood5/20/2012
  Q: Just this morning i noticed that sparkys eyes are unusually runny in one eye and in that eye it ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian, and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. If it really is ...
labor for pot belly pig5/18/2012
  Q: My pot belly pig, Julie, this is her first litter. Monday she had some milky gel comming out and she ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian, and no one can make a medical diagnosis or prescribe treatment over the ...
Mini pig w mites5/16/2012
  Q: We are looking for ivomec .27% for our mini pot belly pig, shes about 6 lbs. the only ivomec we can ...
  A: Ivo comes in different strengths. The oral pastes are usually 1 - 2%, treated feed is 2%. The ...
harness training pot bellied piggy5/16/2012
  Q: I have 2 piggies, Moo and Jemima. Moo is 2 and Jemima is 3. They are spayed females, and quite heavy ...
  A: It's never too late to teach a pig, but it is considerably harder with adult pigs, and both of yours ...
Pot-bellied pig slowing down5/16/2012
  Q: I have a pot bellied pig who is just over a year old now (if what the breeder told me when I got him ...
  A: You can use any skin product made for people on pigs, including bug repellent and ointments to ...
Sick Potbelly Pig5/14/2012
  Q: Our miniature potbelly pig, who is 2 years old, got sick 2 days ago. He ate his salad for lunch and ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian, and no one can make a medical diagnosis over the internet. My guess is ...
my pot belly pig has a rash on his underbelly5/12/2012
  Q: Our 1 1/2 month old pot belly pig recently developed a rash on his belly and legs. What could cause ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian, and nobody can safely make an accurate medical diagnosis over the internet. ...
vaccinations and health5/12/2012
  Q: He is great so sweet and warm!it was so easy to get used to the house and me and never had any ...
  A: Some pigs love water, others are so-so about it. A lot depends on the weather and the water. When ...
Behavioral Issues - SPS?5/11/2012
  Q: I have a four-month-old neutered Vietnamese potbelly. He was very sweet when I first got him but he ...
  A: The key isn't in reducing the amount of affection or time together, the answer is in how the two of ...
my piggie is limping5/9/2012
  Q: !! ( as well as our blue eyes micro Bella) Sir snorkle lives inside our house and is litter ...
  A: It's impossible to make an accurate medical diagnosis over the internet. Pigs, like people, can get ...
Vets in Colorado5/8/2012
  Q: I have a two-year old female potbelly who is not spayed yet and needs some vaccinations. I have been ...
  A: There's two CO vets listed on the Forgotten Angels Rescue and Education Center www.farec.org ...
dry itchy skin5/8/2012
  Q: my mini potbelly pig has really dry itchy skin, she is itching almost all of the time and she is ...
  A: Pigs have naturally dry, itchy skin, and they get even itchier and flakier when they are shedding or ...
My two pigs are fighting5/6/2012
  Q: I have two pot-bellied pigs, age 2 1/2. They are not littermates but I did get them at the same time ...
  A: Yes, Pig #2 certainly saw this as his opportunity, or more accurately from his point of view, ...
Aging and Feeding Young Pot Belly Pig5/5/2012
  Q: I have rescued a baby pot belly pig. The owner says he is 8 months old, but I'm not sure if I can ...
  A: A vet can tell the age of a piglet by the teeth and appearance of the feet, and other factors. A lot ...
Health of mini pig5/4/2012
  Q: I just recently brought home a half mini pbp and half juliani. She is 4months old and weighs about ...
  A: Piglets should gain about 1 lb per week until they are nearly a year old. A 16 month old piglet ...
baby pot belly pig5/1/2012
  Q: i just bought a baby pot belly pig and she is always rubbing and scratching her self on stuff thevet ...
  A: Pigs have naturally dry, flaky skin. Lotion can help. You can use any product for people on your ...
Does she act pregnant?4/26/2012
  Q: I have a 3 year old pot belly pig, that has never been bred before. I put a male with her 2 months ...
  A: Pot-bellied pig gestation is 3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days. Females usually display mating behavior ...
behavior4/24/2012
  Q: i have another question, my baby is always rooting on me and he gets so mad when i try to make him ...
  A: Piglets spend a lot of time rooting on their mother's belly. It helps stimulate milk production and ...
Teething in 5 month old gloucester red spot4/23/2012
  Q: I own a Leicester red spot show pig. I have reared her from the age of 8 weeks old. I think she is ...
  A: Pigs have several sets of teeth so she may well be teething. Another possibility is that she has ...
humping and eating grass and doesnt like mudd or water4/21/2012
  Q: lately last week i took my pbp named Wilbert he is 8 months old i got him in october to the local ...
  A: Is your pig neutered? The grunting and humping is characteristic of an intact male pig. Having him ...
a second pig4/21/2012
  Q: ! well Pau- Pau pig is feeling much better... Anyways, I just got a call that there is a female PBP ...
  A: Male pigs are fertile for up to 30 days after neutering, so it seems that Pau-Pau is "safe". There ...
Over 1 yr old and not neutered...4/20/2012
  Q: We just adopted a 40 pound mini potbelly male. He was a rescue, so they can only estimate his age, ...
  A: It is never too late to neuter a male pig. Intact males tend to be extremely energetic and usually ...
Watery vaginal bleeding4/18/2012
  Q: My female pot belly pig is almost 10 years old. I also adopted her brother. I had him neutered at ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Pigs loose ...
Pau - Pau Has a fever4/17/2012
  Q: My PBP Pau- Pau is 9 months old, hes had a stuffy nose for days. The vet came by and checked him ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Pigs are prone to ...
my sparkys bad behavior4/17/2012
  Q: I have a 9 week old boy.Ive had him since he was 6 weeks old and am having a couple problems with ...
  A: Ok there's several issues happening here. Potty training, socialization, and behavior. Little ...
screaming4/14/2012
  Q: Ive had pot bellied pigs in the past but never one this young, hes adorable at 4 maybe 6 weeks old. ...
  A: Your baby is probably not weaned. Don't let him eat the chick feed. Start by putting some room ...
recently neutered4/9/2012
  Q: My PBP is rougly 3 months old and was neutered 2 weeks ago. lately he has been oozing from the penis ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. If the ooze is ...
Can pot belly pigs live outside?3/30/2012
  Q: my question is can they live outdoors after a certain age? We live in NJ and winters can be cold ...
  A: Yes, pot-bellied pigs do fine outdoors in NJ. They will need a pen with secure fencing, shade and ...
Secretion in my pigs penis3/20/2012
  Q: I have notice that my pig of 5 months since 2 days ago, after going pee a yellow secretion appears ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. This may be excess ...
cannot touch pig3/17/2012
  Q: I brought home 3 month old pig last week. He was never held or socialized. He will come when called, ...
  A: The key is to let piggy come to you. Pigs are very motivated by food, so work with him near ...
Petting pig3/15/2012
  Q: I have adopted a 3 month old male pig. He is so adorable and full of personality. But, he was never ...
  A: Pigs are very smart, and he will quickly warm up to you. Start by giving him a safe space, like a ...
labour3/12/2012
  Q: my pig has made a nest and hasn't ate her meal for a day or more and was sleeping when i last ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Many things can go ...
Feeding and problem with 7 weeks old piglet3/12/2012
  Q: I have been reading your advices and I think it is wonderfull help for anyone with a piggy pet. I ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not prescribe medical treatment over the internet. My fear here is ...
Jumping potbelly piglet3/8/2012
  Q: I have a new potbelly piglet - she is 7 weeks old. She keeps jumping up against our legs, or if my ...
  A: Seven weeks is very young for a female to begin mating behavior, but it's right on schedule for a ...
dippity pig or porcine stress syndrome?3/6/2012
  Q: I rescued a pig in december of 2011.. he had several what i call attacks, where his back legs would ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. This does not sound ...
skin infections3/3/2012
  Q: I'm writing on behalf of Porca , a miniature pot bellied pig that was given to some friends of mine ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian, and can not make a diagnosis over the internet. Some pigs have very weepy ...
Mini pigs and vacation2/29/2012
  Q: We are going to go out of town for two days and we are debating what we should do with Winston. He ...
  A: Pigs are creatures of habit. Winston may be a bit lonely while you're gone, but he will be ...
Knee walking2/27/2012
  Q: My little girl pig is 2 1/2 years old and got ill about a year ago. Lethargic, wouldnt eat but did ...
  A: Knee walking is an indication of pain. It may be in the spine, hips, or front legs or feet. ...
Adopting our pig2/26/2012
  Q: My question is do you know anyone in san diego ca. that could help us find a good home for our ...
  A: There is a list of rescues and sanctuaries by state on www.farec.org, and do contact them. They may ...
teeth grinding2/21/2012
  Q: hey i have asked you many questions before and you were always able to answer them and make me feel ...
  A: Generally pigs have all their adult teeth by age 3. But, she may be late getting in her last molars. ...
Sneezing pet mini pig2/13/2012
  Q: My baby mini pig is still on a mix of powder milk and pig pellets. I've noticed him sneezing a ...
  A: Pigs use their nose for all sorts of things. It isn't unusual for them to sneeze. A couple of ...
Pigs and other pets2/13/2012
  Q: First I would like to say thank you for always answering our questions about our pig. You have been ...
  A: Pigs and dogs can be a bad mix, no matter what breed. If Winston is not comfortable with dogs now, ...
Potbelly pig humping stuff2/11/2012
  Q: I just recently got a mini potbelly pig & we named him Gilbert. When we first got him he was very ...
  A: Yes, the humping behavior should stop after neutering, but it takes awhile for all those hormones to ...
why my mini pig is sucking.....2/7/2012
  Q: i recently had gotten him neutered and every since then he sucks on everything!!! He sucks on the ...
  A: It sounds like this is his way of reassuring himself. Young piglets have a strong need to nurse. ...
pot bellied pigs2/3/2012
  Q: I'm thinking about getting a pot bellied pig, and i was wondering things such as do they get lonely ...
  A: Pigs are herd animals, although they can adapt to a solitary existence. If you're planning to keep ...
cut on thigh2/2/2012
  Q: my pot belly cut the meaty part of his thigh on something and its not a long cut but looks deep ...
  A: Ouch that sounds painful! I am not a veterinarian and can not give medical advice over the internet. ...
Custom made harness1/29/2012
  Q: I read another question here where you speak of making your own harness using a bowline knot and ...
  A: It's a little hard to explain in words only. I have some photos that were once on a group site, but ...
Pregnancy question1/28/2012
  Q: Is it a sign of impending farrowing if my pregnant gilt is peeing while laying down?
  A: On a female pot-bellied pig, the birth canal opening and the urinary tract opening are both located ...
baby piggie so itchy and shaking1/28/2012
  Q: We just picked up our baby teacup 4 days ago and he has been itching and scratching like mad. He is ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Pigs have dry skin ...
wheatgrass1/17/2012
  Q: I have a 4 yr old potbelly, Can I feed him wheatgrass? It has so many vits and minerals. It is good ...
  A: The best diet for a pot-bellied pig is pot-bellied pig food, plus fresh veggies, some fruits, ...
brown spots1/13/2012
  Q: My 11 month old PBP has reddish brown spots going from his head all the way down to his back... it ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. In my opinion, this ...
Heated pig house1/12/2012
  Q: Would it be safe to mount a heat lamp in my pot belly pigs house?
  A: It depends. Heat lamps can be dangerous. Most barn or outbuilding fires are started by heat lamps. ...
Mites1/11/2012
  Q: How do the piglets contract the mites? If house kept can they reinvest after treatments?
  A: Piglets contract mites from other pigs. The mites that affect pigs, Sarcoptes scabiei, can live only ...
18 month old miniature potbelly1/11/2012
  Q: My girl Mary-Lou has started shaking and we don't know why. Her appetite is great, it hasn't ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. The rash and shaking ...
Mini pig rash?1/10/2012
  Q: My pig has an itchy rash on her chest and then small hive like bumps in between her legs. The rash ...
  A: Pig skin is very much like people skin, and the things that affect people skin can affect pig skin. ...
Pot Bellied Pig Hamlett1/1/2012
  Q: Hamlett just turned 8 months old and i have noticed over the last month or so he has started acting ...
  A: Some pigs have extra fat around their faces, which can make it hard to see. They don't have to be ...
blue butt pig bite12/30/2011
  Q: Well I was curious if it could have gotten the bone I have never had anything broke. And anything ...
  A: I assume this happened when you were offering medicine hidden inside a treat? Sometimes pigs get a ...
Cold feet12/30/2011
  Q: I have looked all over the internet to find an answer for my pig, but I have not seen any other ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Is he staying ...
need help on how to give my baby mini pop belly pig a bath PLEASE!12/24/2011
  Q: I have a baby mini pop belly pig, he is a little over a mouth old and i need to know if and how to ...
  A: Pigs don't really need baths unless they get dirty. When that happens, a sponge bath is easiest. ...
My Pet Pig Vinnie Is Sick Please Help12/21/2011
  Q: I have a one and a half year old black barrow named vinnie, we recently moved house and since then ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. The blood in his ...
Trantrums12/20/2011
  Q: I have a pot bellied pig who is about 7 months old, he was neutered at about 4 and a half months. (I ...
  A: This is a difficult situation. It sounds like you are doing everything right. If I am understanding ...
Julianna pigs12/16/2011
  Q: I have been doing a ton of research about differnt pigs.I would love to get one when I done with my ...
  A: To the best of my knowledge there is only one mini pig registry active in the US and they do not ...
pot belly pig rescue12/15/2011
  Q: Good morning to you just a quick question you might be able to answer.I had a neighbor that recently ...
  A: There's a list of rescues and sanctuaries at www.farec.org. You can also contact farec directly ...
older pet pig & socialization12/14/2011
  Q: Hey there, First off, I need to tell you that my piggy can be very loving. She's 2.5 years old, and ...
  A: Pigs reach adulthood between ages 2 and 3. Adult pigs can also be quite shy. Dogs love everybody, ...
Sick pot belly12/12/2011
  Q: down 9 days now since Dec 3rd (when forced up sits on back feet and groans),very lethargic,eating a ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a diagnosis over the internet. There's a list of vets that ...
Too late to socialize and neuter?12/2/2011
  Q: I just got a male pot belly pig on Monday. He is about 4 months old and hasn't been neutered yet. ...
  A: It is never too late to neuter a male pig. His behavior is typical of intact males. It will take ...
Pot Bellied Pig Sudden Death, Napoleon11/30/2011
  Q: We just suffered the devastating loss of our beloved Pot bellied Pig, Napoleon. He was only 2 months ...
  A: I'm very sorry for your loss. The only way to determine the cause of death is a necroscopy. I am ...
PBP and hiccups11/30/2011
  Q: ! I'm new to the forum, I hope I'm asking the right question, in the right venue. I am the proud ...
  A: Pigs get hiccups on occasion, but it shouldn't happen all the time. Sometimes it's caused by eating ...
Strange Behavior11/28/2011
  Q: I have a 6 month old Potbelly Pig she's been acting very strange lately. She has persistently been ...
  A: Is your piggy spayed? This is typical behavior of a pig in heat. Your pig is just about the age for ...
Outside in the cold too long?11/25/2011
  Q: I have a 6 and a half month old mini potbellied pig, he is potty trained to go outside, and usually ...
  A: Tiny piglets need a lot of warmth, but youngsters and adults can tolerate, and seem to enjoy, cooler ...
4 week old pot belly pig11/13/2011
  Q: I am having trouble feeding her which is worrying me. Whats the best way to feed my Roxi?
  A: A four week old piglet is old enough to eat by herself, although she may not know quite how. Start ...
My pot belly piglet11/8/2011
  Q: I have an 11 week old pot belly piglet named Belle who seems extremely tired. She usually greets me ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Your piglet was ...
parakeratosis11/5/2011
  Q: I have a mini pig who has been diagnosed with parakeratosis. He is going on 12 wks old. He weighs ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis or prescribe treatment over the ...
Pig Eating Walls10/27/2011
  Q: I wanted to know is it ok to put sprays for dogs such as bitter apple on the wall so that my ...
  A: The bitter apple sprays won't hurt your pig. But they may not work or could backfire. Pigs sometimes ...
Pot belly behaviors10/24/2011
  Q: I have a 5 month old female pot belly named Annabel! We have had an easy time training her and she ...
  A: Is Annabel spayed? She is at the age for her cycles to start. The behavior you describe is typical ...
2 Month old pot belly10/21/2011
  Q: I asked you a question about 2 months ago when my Henry was only a week old about how to properly ...
  A: At age two months piggy should be able to drink out of a pan. Part of the problem is that there are ...
POed Piglet10/20/2011
  Q: Helen, Pig screams and gets very mad when you pick up or restrain. I have read if you put your pig ...
  A: In nature, Momma pigs never lift or restrain their piglets. The only time a piglet is lifted is when ...
Micro pot belly pig10/18/2011
  Q: I have a micro pot belly pig, she is around 8 months old. When she was a few months old something ...
  A: There is a condition called Porcine Stress Syndrome, where extreme stress triggers a fatal event, ...
Litter training for pot bellied pig10/17/2011
  Q: I am kind of at my wit's end and would appreciate any help you can offer. I have had a pot bellied ...
  A: Pigs learn quickly but unlearn very slowly. You can retrain her, but it will take time. She may ...
pot belly pig license10/11/2011
  Q: How do I get my city to accept my pig as a pet and get her licensed? She has had her vaccinations. ...
  A: Every community has different laws, and homeowners association rules may apply, too. The first step ...
re-training our adolescent pig10/8/2011
  Q: I am a three old 100lb very handsome pot belly pig. When I was a piglet my owners had me on a ...
  A: Your owners are in for a challenge! Pot-bellied pigs just don't do brisk walks like dogs. They can ...
Pot Bellied Pig10/6/2011
  Q: I have a male pot bellied pig hes almost 6 months old. Whenever he comes to cuddle with me he makes ...
  A: Pigs can make an amazing range of vocal sounds. Each pig has his or her own personality, some are ...
Having her spayed @ 4 yrs10/4/2011
  Q: We are thinking of adopting a second pbp. We have a male, 3 yr old.This female is not spayed,the ...
  A: A 130 lb pig is not that big, and 4 years old is quite young. An experienced vet could spay her. ...
Entropion9/28/2011
  Q: Last May our 2 yr old pbp had surgery for Entropion, eyelashes scratching the eye. He had some of ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. I am not familiar ...
pot belly fever9/26/2011
  Q: I have a year and half old male pot belly. He just recently stopped eating and does not want to get ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Any time a pig ...
How to make my PBP stop squealing9/26/2011
  Q: Help!! we just bought a 7 mo PBP from a couple that could no longer keep her due to a small yard. We ...
  A: Believe it or not, her bad behavior is actually a good sign. It means she is comfortable with you ...
Micro pot bellied pig9/18/2011
  Q: At what age do they start liking treats? also how do you make a good indoor rooting area for him? ...
  A: Momma pigs wean their babies at 8 to 12 weeks of age. A baby that's about 4 weeks might explore what ...
Acorn consumption9/18/2011
  Q: We have a 1 1/2 year old male pot bellied pig, who in the fall, loves to eat the fallen acorns from ...
  A: The biggest danger from eating acorns is weight gain. Acorns are quite fattening. Wild pigs, like ...
Two Pigs9/16/2011
  Q: I have two pigs, and they are ganging up on me. They are much happier in each others' company than ...
  A: Pigs are herd animals. When young piglets are left alone, they will naturally gravitate to and bond ...
squeeling!9/6/2011
  Q: We have a 7 week old pot belly named Percy...Love him like crazy and he's doing great... One thing ...
  A: Pigs are vocal animals. They make a wide range of sounds and can scream quite loudly. In their ...
Diarrhea9/6/2011
  Q: My pot belly pig has diarrhea started yesterday I am so worried about her what can I do or give her ...
  A: Young piglets are prone to tummy troubles. This could be anything from stress to a bacterial or ...
One Week Old baby pot belly pig8/29/2011
  Q: I have recently been given a one week old pot belly pig, not realizing how dangerous it is for the ...
  A: One week is very young for baby to be away from Mom. The goat milk formula is the next best thing to ...
my pigs8/25/2011
  Q: i have two mini potbelly piglets and they are not very tame how do i tame them down so i cant pet ...
  A: Mini pig food really is the best choice, but sometimes it just isn't available. Dog and cat food are ...
intergrating a new pig8/25/2011
  Q: I have 2 neutered male potbelly pigs. They have seen each other through fencing many times. Every ...
  A: Pigs see the world as a ladder, with each pig, pet and person having his or her own rung. Both of ...
Manna Pro Treats8/21/2011
  Q: My husband bought a small bag of Manna Pro Bite-Size Nuggets that are a treat for horses. He insists ...
  A: Pigs are natural scavengers and omnivores. They can eat practically anything. The problem is they ...
4mos nipping and grunting8/19/2011
  Q: I recently, little over a week ago, got a mini pbp and he's about 4 months old. Just wondering if ...
  A: Yes, at 4 months your pig is still just a baby. He's only recently started to eat on his own, and is ...
mini pot belly !8/14/2011
  Q: Me and my boyfriend just bought a mini pot belly piggy Wednesday. We took her straight out of the ...
  A: Piglets, like other babies, seldom sleep all the way through the night. They have to go potty very ...
White discharge in female pot belly pig8/12/2011
  Q: We have a 10 week old pot belly pig. Today we noticed a white discharge from her, almost like she ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. But, it is not ...
Pregnant8/9/2011
  Q: My potbellie had one piglet this morning wich died, now I need to know how long does it take before ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Pigs have three ...
Male vs Female Piggies8/5/2011
  Q: I am looking into purchasing a pbp and was wondering which sex has the best temperament, training, ...
  A: Intact pot-bellied pigs, both male and female, have some behaviors that can cause issues when they ...
Pot belly pig with vaginal spotting8/5/2011
  Q: I have a nine year old unspayed female pot belly pig that I rescued about a year ago. Last week I ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. I think the first ...
Getting used to being held8/4/2011
  Q: Thanks Myca
  A: Moma pigs don't pick up or carry their babies, so little pigs are instinctively afraid of being held ...
Pudding my 8 month old pot bellied pig!8/1/2011
  Q: My 8 month old pot bellied pig has a hernia and cannot be castrated but was wondering any other way ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. I do know that ...
Grown Piggy Bathroom Frequency7/31/2011
  Q: My pbp is 7.5 years old and weighed 234 pounds as of December 2010. He has been with me since he was ...
  A: There's a number of steps and home remedies you can try. But, if the condition continues to ...
PBP hoof/foot injuries7/28/2011
  Q: I have a 10 month old pot bellied pig, she is around 70 lbs, and not overweight for her size. About ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. I've heard of dew ...
Pot Belly Pig and her outside bedding7/22/2011
  Q: My 1 year old potbelly pig gathers straw in her mouth from around our outdoor pig shelters (we have ...
  A: Your piggy is nest building. Each pig has his or her own unique personality, and some pigs (male or ...
Pot belly pig weight loss7/19/2011
  Q: I have a 1 year old female pot belly pig.We watch her food closely as we want to keep her weight ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Your pig is just ...
hungry all the time?7/19/2011
  Q: we have recently got a 5 week old pot belly pig who's mother passed while giving birth to and has ...
  A: Yes this is perfectly normal behavior for a nursing age piglet. Piglets root constantly, on ...
pot bellied pig food7/16/2011
  Q: i have a 8 month old male pot bellied pig (romeo)...i was trying to find a list of stuff to mix to ...
  A: Pot-Bellied pig food looks pretty boring to us, but the pigs seem to love it. Commercial food is a ...
mini pig and mites7/14/2011
  Q: on 3-6-11 I purchased a mini potbelly pig. I took him to the vet to get him neutered. I advised the ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Mange is caused by ...
Mini pig potty training7/14/2011
  Q: He is a neutered male. When we first got him, he had a parasite and awful diarea, but he wouldn't ...
  A: This problem has two parts, and possibly three. The first part is that young pigs need to go often, ...
Wild boar found7/11/2011
  Q: I have found a month old wild boar piglet, her eyes were gunged up and so I took her to the vets and ...
  A: Pigs are smart, adaptable animals. As long as she's kept in a safe space, she'll do just fine with ...
my pig won't eat7/11/2011
  Q: i have a 6 yo pot bellied pig probally close to 200lbs, he normally eats anything in site, his food, ...
  A: Pigs live to eat. I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. ...
pig health7/10/2011
  Q: i have a 16+ year old potbelly pig who is really starting to have trouble getting up and moving ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Arthritis is a ...
Re-Socializing our piglet?7/7/2011
  Q: Our little Piglet was so socil when we had her in the house, she loved to cuddle and be held. but ...
  A: The problem here is that piggy had a couple of traumatic experiences, then was placed in an open ...
Potbellied Pig seems untamable!7/6/2011
  Q: . I recently ((about 2 months ago)) got a 5 week old potbellied pig for my birthday, at first he ...
  A: This is fixable, but you'll have to start at square one as if piggy was never socialized. Also, I ...
bleeding from rectum7/1/2011
  Q: My 10 or so year old female pig-adopted from good home- about 6 years ago- I think she is spayed ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. A number of things ...
Hair loss7/1/2011
  Q: I have 2 micro pigs, Ethel and Ivy, just over a year old. They both have always had very thick black ...
  A: This kind of seasonal hair loss is normal. It's called "blowing their coats". Most pigs shed most of ...
Feeding my pot belly pig6/29/2011
  Q: I don't have access in my area to a pot-belly pig food, and the cost of shipping it is prohibitive. ...
  A: The stuff inside the bag is more important that the name on the outside. Complete horse pellets, not ...
water container for pot belly pig6/28/2011
  Q: My pot belly pigs keep tipping there water containers over so its hard to keep water in front of ...
  A: Some pigs love to play in water. When the weather is hot, they will tip their water dishes and try ...
Mini Pigs6/26/2011
  Q: Could they live together? The boar (Riker) is a daddy already and I don't want him to hurt my baby ...
  A: Pigs are naturally social animals, but they do have a strict social structure. Pigs see the world as ...
city zoning6/26/2011
  Q: I have not had any success with finding the "correct" legal information regarding having a pet ...
  A: Local governments can be very difficult to deal with. It can be difficult to contact the right ...
mange6/25/2011
  Q: my potbelly pig has mange..is it contagious to my kids , dog, cat ?? please help & thank you.. a.
  A: The mites that cause swine mange will not infect other animals or humans. These mites can not live ...
spaying6/22/2011
  Q: how old do the piggies have to be to get spayed?
  A: Female pot-bellied pigs usually have their first heat at about 6 months. Size plays an important ...
limping piggy6/19/2011
  Q: I have a year old female spayed pot belly, Moo is her name, and she began limping recently and ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian, to me this sounds like a minor injury. It might have been from stepping on ...
heat cycle6/17/2011
  Q: I'm getting a potbellied pig and i have to choose between a boy or a girl and i don't know if when ...
  A: All pet pigs, male or female, should be neutered or spayed. Intact females don't bleed, but they ...
drooling6/16/2011
  Q: my 3 year old female...pigalini....is drooling excessively in her sleep....her bedding is ...
  A: Excessive drooling often signals a dental problem. While piggy is sleeping, try to get a look inside ...
Grinding teeth/licking6/14/2011
  Q: I have a 3yr old mini pot who for the past year has developed a habit of grinding her teeth ALL the ...
  A: Pigs grind their teeth for many reasons. It may signal happiness or anger, contentment or ...
eating roots6/14/2011
  Q: My pot belly pig has a very large yard to root in but, she seems to love to dig in the two places ...
  A: Your pig is doing what pigs naturally do, that is, digging around in the dirt for tasty roots and ...
pot bellied pig with an injury6/9/2011
  Q: A friend of mine has a male pot bellied pig who was recently attacked by her dog. Now that the pig ...
  A: You said "Now that the pig is home", I assume this means the pig was at the vets. If so, the owner ...
cracked hooves6/7/2011
  Q: My potbelly, 2 yrs old, his hooves are cracking and pieces of his hoof are coming off on the bottom ...
  A: Some pigs can go their whole lives without ever needing a hoof trim. Others need frequent trimming. ...
Food & Skin Questions6/5/2011
  Q: We just got an 8 week old mini pig (Quincy). And we were wondering what are good fruits and ...
  A: Pigs can eat any edible fruit or vegetable, including bananas. Some pigs will eat citrus rinds, ...
pig home alone6/2/2011
  Q: is it okay for a pet pig to stay home alone for long periods of time? between mine and my boyfriends ...
  A: Young piglets thrive on interaction. Your piggy needs lots of toys to occupy his time, or he may ...
Very dry skin & constantly scratching5/31/2011
  Q: I bought my pig from a pet store 2 days ago they said she is about 8 weeks old. She is constantly ...
  A: Some mild itching and flaking is normal in piglets, but what you are describing is not normal. I ...
Pooping on carpet5/31/2011
  Q: I have a 14 week old mpbp who has been potty trained for over 2 months. I have hardwood floors in my ...
  A: This is an interesting question because the usual problem is peeing in the wrong place, not pooping. ...
Very dry skin around pigs hooves5/27/2011
  Q: I have a 3 mo old spotted mini pot belly pig that has had itchy skin since I got her. She has ...
  A: Pigs have naturally dry skin. You can use any lotion made for human skin on your pig, but watch out ...
Feeding my Mini PB.Am I over doing it?5/24/2011
  Q: I have a roughly 7 week old Teacup or Mini PBP. When I got her she didnt eat for two days. I tried ...
  A: According to the Veterinary Care of Pot-Bellied Pigs by Lorrie Boldrick DVM, the rule of thumb for ...
PBP false pregnancy??5/23/2011
  Q: Ok so i have 2 females and a male PBPs....my largest female just had babies maybe 5 days ago. She ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. There's a number of ...
potbelly pig5/22/2011
  Q: my potbelly pig has had babies 2 weeks ago and i was wondering how long it should be before we start ...
  A: If momma pig is comfortable, it's ok to start touching and playing with the babies from birth. Start ...
pig rescue groups5/21/2011
  Q: can you provide names or websites of groups that will take a pig and try to adopt out to someone ...
  A: I'm not aware of any sanctuaries in Nebraska geared towards pigs, but I have several on my list in ...
Drinking.5/19/2011
  Q: Helen: My mini pig drinks an awful lot. Naturally, he is very frequently urinating as well. His ...
  A: Each pig has his or her own personality traits and quirks. If your pig has been tested and ...
hemorrhoids??5/16/2011
  Q: We have a very healthy, almost 3 month old pot belly pig. Eats, sleeps, plays just fine. I noticed ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and I can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. The danger signs ...
Three little pigs5/16/2011
  Q: I have 2 male neuted PBP and 1 female kune kune, my 2 boys wilbur and rasher are brothers and tend ...
  A: Pigs see the world as a ladder, with each pig, person or pet on his or her own rung. In your group ...
piggy5/13/2011
  Q: hello my piggy has a small nail growing upwards perhaps 1/4 to 1/2 inch long between his two larger ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian, and I can't diagnose a condition over the internet. Polydactyly, or the ...
bitting pig5/10/2011
  Q: we have a 7 year old potbelly and she is great with the kids and other people most of the time. We ...
  A: Sometimes it can be difficult to figure out what a pig is thinking. Usually, small problems ...
Update To Piggers Has not Poo"d5/10/2011
  Q: Helen, I want to thank you for your response! Sweet Pea is my 3rd piggers and I remembered when ...
  A: Glad to hear that Sweet Pea is Ok! I hope she continues to stay regular for you. If she's getting ...
4 WK old piggers has not pooed in a week5/8/2011
  Q: I recently rescued Sweet Pea a week ago. The first 2 nights I had her she poo'ed but has not in the ...
  A: Yes, after a week and three failed home-remedy attempts, it's time to worry and contact a ...
Pot Bellied pig arthritis5/7/2011
  Q: I adopted a Pig from a large animal rescue place near St.Louis..about 9 or 10 months ago..she is ...
  A: I'm assuming that she can see and hear Ok. Sometimes, pigs that can't hear or see are startled when ...
When To Tolerate Screaming.5/5/2011
  Q: Hello! I hope you are well. I have a question concerning my four month old Juliana piglet. I have ...
  A: Pigs can be pig headed. They're also smart and stubborn. Sometimes making simple changes avoids a ...
Odor5/4/2011
  Q: I have asked you this before and received a great answer before. Thank you. But I have to ask for ...
  A: If your pig was neutered, the prepitual diverticulum should be empty and stop smelling within 30 ...
potbelly pig urine5/1/2011
  Q: Is potbelly pig urine in grass in any way harmful to small children playing in the same grass?
  A: No more harmful than urine from any other animal. Of course it's a bad idea to let a child eat or ...
Brown nose fungus4/30/2011
  Q: Helen. My 4 month old piglet has a brownish discoloration/light crust on and around her snout. If ...
  A: Pigs occasionally inhale dust or dirt while they're busy snurdling around. These dust particles are ...
Pig sunburn and benedryl4/30/2011
  Q: Help. We have a 4.5 month old minipig that we rescued. He's white and my husband spent much of the ...
  A: Springtime is the season for Dippity Pig. Dippity is a painful skin condition. The name comes from ...
Mazuri Youth piglet food4/29/2011
  Q: I'm in a bit of a panic. Our new mini-piglet arrives today. We have called every feedstore and noone ...
  A: If you can't find youth or starter feed, ordinary pot-bellied pig food will do just fine. Mazuri and ...
Surgery for Entropin (eyes)4/27/2011
  Q: Andrew our pbp is 2. Last year he was diagnosed with Entropin, not sure of the spelling, yesterday ...
  A: Entropion happens when the eyelid (usually the lower lid) folds inward. It's painful, as the ...
Aggression in pig after giving birth4/25/2011
  Q: We recently rescued a pot belly pig who was pregnant. She had her piglets two days ago and we are ...
  A: Yes, pigs often have a personality change when the babies are little. It's a tricky situation, ...
potty training4/20/2011
  Q: I have an almost 9 week old. neutered male. He has his own enclosed nursery in the living room ...
  A: Piglets often don't know they have to pee until it's too late to make the long trek back to the ...
sick pig4/20/2011
  Q: I have a 12 year old unspayed female that began limping on a front foot several weeks ago. I could ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Any time a pig ...
mama pig very thin after birth4/20/2011
  Q: Our sow had her first litter (5 piglets) 10 weeks ago & is not gaining her weight back. She seems to ...
  A: Nursing sows use a lot of energy to make the milk for the babies. Sometimes it can take awhile for ...
3 week mini pig wont eat!!4/18/2011
  Q: Ok yesterday morning I got a mini pig that will be 3 weeks on wed. I bought the milk replacer at ...
  A: A three week old piglet is very young to be away from mom. Piggy is not weaned and does not know how ...
Urgent!!!4/18/2011
  Q: She left her house this morning to eat her grain but then went straight back to the same place in ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. If you suspect there ...
baby pot belly not eating..Help!4/17/2011
  Q: I got a 5-week old mini pot bellied pig on Friday (three days ago). He has not eaten since then. ...
  A: Unfortunately, breeders sometimes sell unweaned piglets. Good breeders will provide feeding ...
Pbp4/17/2011
  Q: I've had my female for longer and she is always fat to begin with. I was just wondering if there was ...
  A: Pot-bellied pigs are good at hiding their pregnancies. Gestation is three months, three weeks and ...
my new micro pig sounds4/16/2011
  Q: my micro pig i just brought home today wont stop wagging its tail and snorting is there a reason ...
  A: Your piglet is perfectly normal. This is how healthy, happy piglets behave. They love to explore and ...
dog attack4/15/2011
  Q: My pig got attacked yesterday afternoon by a dog. It tore her across top of her snout and down the ...
  A: Dogs bites can be very painful, and there's a danger of infection. But, pigs are pretty good at ...
How long will my pigs labor last?4/15/2011
  Q: My pot bellied pig is having her 1st litter and has been laying around and very still for the past 2 ...
  A: Pot-bellied pig gestation is three months, three weeks and three days. For most sows, the first ...
Pbp4/13/2011
  Q: Why is my male pig nudging my female pig?
  A: Piglets nudge or root on Mom's belly when they nurse. This is a strong, instinctive behavior in ...
PBP Urinary Problems4/12/2011
  Q: I am the proud owner/mother of a 6 month old PBP. He is great in every way except for one and he ...
  A: The worrisome issue here is that piggy is urinating in his sleep. If he is neutered, and the ...
freckle like spots on pig4/11/2011
  Q: I have a pink pig about four months old. He has these freckle like marks running all down his back. ...
  A: Pig skin is very similar to human skin. So similar, in fact, that it's often used in skin grafts on ...
Baby Pot Bellied Pig4/8/2011
  Q: I am buying a baby boy pot bellied pig. My question is he is the largest of the litter. Will he ...
  A: It's difficult to predict how big a pig will be. Pigs grow quickly until age 2, then slowly until ...
Training a minipig4/7/2011
  Q: My husband and I are rescuing a 4 month old mini pot bellied pig. We have fourteen year old ...
  A: Pigs and dogs are a tricky combination. They don't speak the same "language". Pigs are prey, dogs ...
Male pig4/5/2011
  Q: I have a male mini pbp he let's his penis drag the ground most the time . Is this normal or do I ...
  A: Is your pig neutered? It's normal for an intact male pig to be extended most of the time. It's also ...
Sick pig4/3/2011
  Q: I have a pbp who's about 12 years old. We feed him but his back ribs are showing. He appears to ...
  A: I am not a vet and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Older pigs often need more ...
skin,potbell pig4/3/2011
  Q: how do we know if our potbelly pig has (Mange or SCABIES),because I am having some itching like ...
  A: Mange or Scabies is caused by tiny mites, invisible to the naked eye. A veterinarian can diagnose ...
pot bellied pig spay/neuter3/31/2011
  Q: Is it absolutely necessary to spay or neuter a pot bellied pig? I have read that they can make a ...
  A: Yes. Intact, adult pigs are driven by hormones. They really can not learn to control some of their ...
Teacup Mini Baby Piglet3/28/2011
  Q: I just got a pig that's about 4-6 weeks old 2 days ago and she won't eat the pig pellets we bought. ...
  A: Your pig has just been through a big change, taken from everything he's ever known and put in a ...
Female Pot Bellied Pig Medical Needs3/23/2011
  Q: what annual medical needs does a female pig require? Thanks.
  A: It depends on the pig and location. In some places and situations, annual vaccines are ...
size3/22/2011
  Q: i just wanted to know how much a pbp should weigh at 4.5 months...thanks so much
  A: The average healthy piglet should gain about 1 lb per week, give or take a few ounces. 4.5 months = ...
My mini pig Poncho3/21/2011
  Q: My name is Mihailina Petkova, I am from Sofia, Bulgaria. My boyfriend surprised me with a mini pig ...
  A: Piggies learn quickly but unlearn slowly. Piggy has learned some bad behaviors and needs to learn ...
7wk neutered male mikni pig3/21/2011
  Q: we have decided to keep our little pig, he is making progress. Will he really start to grow tusks in ...
  A: Yes, all male pigs grow tusks. They grow quickly in intact males and slowly in neutered males. ...
7wk old male neutered mini pig3/20/2011
  Q: HELP!! my husband and I got our mini pig almost 3wks ago,he was only a month old.We live in virginia ...
  A: Your little piggy is confused. He's been through a lot in his short life. The general rule of thumb ...
Can I make a pig harness?3/19/2011
  Q: I have two pigs, Winston, who is a year old and about 40 pounds, and another, Earl, that is around 4 ...
  A: Yes the H styles are made for a dog body, not a pig body. I prefer the modified A style, which is ...
pot belly pig3/15/2011
  Q: We have an 5 month old female pot belly pig. She has not acted herself for a couple of days. Eating ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Any time a pig ...
behaviour3/13/2011
  Q: she grunts and squeeles loudly every time my husband is home. Every time he speaks she grunts. she ...
  A: It sounds like your husband may have inadvertently taught your piggy to squeal at him. Pigs learn ...
Stubborn Pot-Belly Pig3/3/2011
  Q: I have a 3 yr old male. He's very big around 200lbs. He recently has has been refusing to eat his ...
  A: It's difficult to accurately judge the weight of a pig just by looking. Pigs have very dense bodies. ...
mother won't feed young.2/28/2011
  Q: My pot bellied pig just had babies. She won't feed them or take care of them. I have been told they ...
  A: Colostrum in the mothers milk provides protection against bacteria, viruses, diseases, etc. Baby ...
HELP!2/27/2011
  Q: My miniture piglet is now 2 months old. I got him at 5 days old and have been trying to toilet train ...
  A: Ok, there's several issues going on here. This is not an easy problem with a simple fix. First, ...
Pooping and Pottying inside2/26/2011
  Q: We adopted a 10 month old PBP in Aug and were told that he was potty trained. He was neutered when ...
  A: The problem here is that your pig is confused. He knows he is supposed to potty outside, but he is ...
Pigs weight2/25/2011
  Q: Our pot belly is three years old know and has been out side for two of those years. She has been ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Older pigs sometimes ...
SICK PIGGY2/22/2011
  Q: I have a four year old female PBP and she ate this morning and was fine now she is laying on her ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and I can not give a medical diagnosis over the internet. Pigs are very ...
change in personality2/21/2011
  Q: I have a 8 month old pig whom ive just started to train with a harness (i know its kind of late to ...
  A: Without more information, I can only guess. I am assuming that your back yard is fenced and the ...
pig question2/21/2011
  Q: I have a 6 month pig name Willis. He is not neutered but has an appt to do so March 1st. He ...
  A: Male pot-bellied pigs have a butterfly shaped gland called the preputial diverticulum, located in ...
Pig's bathroom habits2/17/2011
  Q: I have a 6 month old PBP that I've had for a few weeks. I keep her in a spare bathroom at night and ...
  A: Is your piggy spayed? If not, she may be in heat. Pigs in heat often "forget" their potty training. ...
Aggressive Pig2/16/2011
  Q: I have a 2 year old male piggy. He's been fixed and he lives in the house. He have been getting ...
  A: Your pig is reaching the "Terrible Twos". Pigs reach emotional and mental maturity at about 2 years ...
getting pig out the door2/9/2011
  Q: I have a 5 month old PBP, that I've had for a little over a week. I'm working on harness training ...
  A: Pigs can be "pig headed"! Did you get piggy directly from her place of birth, or is she a recycled ...
stairs2/5/2011
  Q: is it alright for my pot belly pig to go up and down the stairs??
  A: If the stairs are not too steep or slippery, and piggy stays at a healthy weight, then stairs should ...
pig in heat2/4/2011
  Q: I have a couple of questions about my female pig. around 2 and a half weeks ago her vulva became ...
  A: A pigs first few heat cycles can be a little bit wonky, sometimes longer or shorter than normal. Her ...
Advice on toys or games for piglet2/3/2011
  Q: I want to start off by saying that you are amazing with the great pig advice you give. I was ...
  A: Piggy moms wean their babies at 8 to 12 weeks, so your baby is very young to be away from his mom. ...
My pot bellied pet big1/31/2011
  Q: it looks like bird poo, any ideas or help? Many thanks Adept
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. A discharge like ...
pig eating acorns.1/31/2011
  Q: I have a question about my five month old mini potbelly pig. Is it alright for her to eat acorns? ...
  A: Too many acorns, like too much of any food, will make a pig fat. Fortunately, acorns are a seasonal ...
Female pig had stillborn piglets1/27/2011
  Q: I live on a farm and about 7 months ago rescued a female pig from a lady who had bred her in a ...
  A: The gestation period for pot-bellied pigs is three months, three weeks and three days. If this sow ...
Pot bellied pig eye discharge1/26/2011
  Q: My 7 year old pig has copious amounts of reddish brown discharge from his eyes. It's sticky and mats ...
  A: Pigs are prone to entropion, a condition where the eyelid rolls inward and the eyelashes are pressed ...
injured pot bellied pig1/25/2011
  Q: I have a 10month old pbp who was attacked by a dog on saturday. his face and ears are all tore up ...
  A: I can not provide medical treatment over the internet. Your pig needs to see a veterinarian at once. ...
stairs1/22/2011
  Q: my boy wilber is 8 months old. we live in a 3 tier house, so he must go up and down lots of steps. ...
  A: If the stairs are not too steep or slippery, and Wilber stays at a healthy weight, then the stairs ...
pot beey pig1/21/2011
  Q: i have found a 1 and a half year old pot belly pig been out side all its life can u make it in to a ...
  A: A one & 1/2 year old pig is still very young and trainable. Take it slow, and piggy will most likely ...
guarding the water bowl1/20/2011
  Q: I have a question about my four month old potbelly pig. Recently whenever one of our dogs goes and ...
  A: There's a number of possibilities here. I am assuming that piggy always has access to her own supply ...
possible blockage1/16/2011
  Q: I taped by Boston Terriers ear up with 2 breathe right strips and a small piece of masking tape. A ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can't say for sure what is going to happen. I'm not sure how small ...
Asprin and Pot-bellied Pigs1/13/2011
  Q: I have a pot-belly that is 17 years old. She is showing signs of pain when she walks especially if ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Arthritis is very ...
behavior and potty issues1/11/2011
  Q: My pot belly Barbie is almost 2 years old and she has not been spayed. we feed her the Mazuri feed ...
  A: It is very unusual for a pig to poop then lay in it. Based on this, it sounds like piggy is having ...
pig labor1/9/2011
  Q: My pot belly has delivered 2 healthy piglets about 4 hours ago. She has gotten so big over the past ...
  A: Piglets are born during the second phase of labor. There's usually a gap of 5 to 60 minutes between ...
new 4mo old pig1/8/2011
  Q: I have had my pet mini pig, Mavis, for almost a week now. She is 4 months old, and when I got her ...
  A: Your piggy has experienced a huge life change. Everything he's known is gone, and now he's in a new, ...
Mini pigs ( squelling)1/8/2011
  Q: We have a mini pig that we just got on New Year's , were trying to stop him from squealing but it ...
  A: Momma pigs never pick up their babies. In the wild, the only time a piglet is lifted is when a ...
Sick pot bellied pig1/5/2011
  Q: My 7 week old mini potbellied pig Emilee has been sneezing and occasionally breathing weird it kinda ...
  A: Yes, pigs can catch colds and pneumonia. It's normal for pigs to sneeze after rooting in dirt and ...
pain medicine for pbp,,,after dog bites1/4/2011
  Q: My 2 yr old pot belly pig was attacked yesterday by a plott hound dog. She was taken to our vet ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear about your pigs injuries. Dog attacks can be fatal. Survivors of dog attacks often ...
discharge1/2/2011
  Q: my 3 month old mini pot belly female pig has a white slimy discharge occuring after urination. what ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. A three month old ...
aggressive pot belly pig1/2/2011
  Q: I hope you can help!I have a one and half year old male pot belly pig that has already been neutered ...
  A: Pigs see the world as a ladder, with each pig, or person, on their own rung. Pigs also have a ...
pbp odor1/2/2011
  Q: Pierre is 2yrs old. We had him fixed when he was a few months old. Recently we have noticed a very ...
  A: Male pigs have a pouch called the preputial diverticulum, located in the middle of their belly. In ...
UNDERWEIGHT POT BELLIED1/2/2011
  Q: I think some of our pigs are too thin. Should I worm them? Should I also add beet pulp to their ...
  A: No photos were attached so I can not comment on your pigs. Piglets should gain about 1 lb per ...
Pig Urinating when Drinking1/1/2011
  Q: I have a 9 week old potbelly female who is litter box trained however, she seems to have a knee-jerk ...
  A: This kind of water drinking - peeing connection is usually caused by water deprivation. It will take ...
potty training advice12/31/2010
  Q: we love you column. I have a five week old mini pbp, her name is Sweetie. Can you please tell us the ...
  A: Piggies learn very quickly and unlearn very slowly. Because Piggy has already learned to potty on ...
iron overdose12/30/2010
  Q: so my problem is we believe she has overdosed. she has some bleeding from her back ( a wide line ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. In my opinion, this ...
Pig12/29/2010
  Q: I have a 9 week old pbp and she has started grinding her teeth and nibbling on anything she can get ...
  A: Your piggy was weaned very young and is at the age where Mom pig would begin to wean her. If she was ...
sows after giving birth12/28/2010
  Q: My Female just gave birth to a beautiful batch of four babies on the 23rd of December. Since then ...
  A: It's not unusual for pregnant or nursing female pigs to take on a completely different personality. ...
Aggressive female in season12/27/2010
  Q: We have a 4 1/2 month old intact female and a neutered male from the same litter. The both have ...
  A: Female pig usually have their first heat between 4 and 6 months of age. Your pig is exhibiting ...
Problem With Micro Pig's HInd Legs12/27/2010
  Q: i have noticed that my 10 month old micro pig Gordy is having problems with his hind legs. When he ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Weakness and ...
pbp has white discharge after he goes pee12/24/2010
  Q: my pig pumbaa has white discharge after he goes pee he is 9 months old and is not neutered yet he ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Male pigs have a ...
Wagging their tails12/24/2010
  Q: How come my pig wags its tail ALL the time? Ive heard its when their happy, but even in situations ...
  A: Pigs wag their tails when they are excited and energized. Healthy young piglets wag their tails ...
vomiting12/24/2010
  Q: I have a pbp since 2002 he is 8 years old during the last three days he has been suffering the ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. When a pig refuses ...
Pig Bites12/23/2010
  Q: How do you Correct a Pig who Bites?
  A: A pig may bite out of fear, self-defense, or aggression. If your pig is fearful, give him ...
male mini pig12/22/2010
  Q: He is only 9mnts, i tried to see if his testicles have droped but he will chomp at me and ...
  A: Intact male pigs are not good house pets, neutering makes all the difference. Intact pigs are driven ...
about pot bellys12/15/2010
  Q: i was wondering if they are legal in Alaska?
  A: There's several layers of laws that govern what is ok to do and what isn't. State laws apply to the ...
undiluted urine/frequent urination12/15/2010
  Q: I have a 1 year old male pot bellies pig. He is neutered. We "rescued" him when he was about 6 ...
  A: Constant thirst is a symptom in pigs for several reasons, such as a history of water deprivation, ...
runt piglet won't eat12/14/2010
  Q: My Female delivered a litter of eight babies, all are beautiful and happy. The runt however will not ...
  A: It's not unusual for a litter to have a runt piglet, especially from a large litter. If the runt is ...
POT Belly Pig12/11/2010
  Q: Is currently presenting with a very swollen angry looking vagina - is this indicative of being in ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Even a veterinarian ...
Peeing Everywhere12/9/2010
  Q: Our pig has been very good about using a potty pad for about 4 months now but that last couple of ...
  A: When a potty trained pig "forgets" potty training, it could be due to any number of things. Has ...
High acidity in urine12/8/2010
  Q: I have a 2 yr old potbelly. I asked the vet for a urine test, Andrew goes out to potty 2-3 times ...
  A: Male pigs have narrow, twisty urethras, so urinary problems are not uncommon. But left untreated, ...
squealing pet pig HELP!!12/6/2010
  Q: My pot bellied pig is a year old. I have had him since he was 8 weeks old. He squeals so much and ...
  A: Pigs can scream very loudly! Spoiled pigs often scream to get what they want. We call it Spoiled Pig ...
Feeding12/5/2010
  Q: I have a miniature pet pig. We brought him home at 3 weeks old because mom got sick. We bottle fed ...
  A: Pigs can be very stubborn, even when it comes to eating! If he's still on a bottle, then getting ...
I just got a potbelly pig12/4/2010
  Q:
  A: No, it's not too late to bring her inside. Pigs normally do not like to be picked up and held, they ...
reflux/ bad breath11/29/2010
  Q: I have a 13 year old PBP named Wilbur. He has maintained a constant body weight between 140 and 145 ...
  A: When an older pig losses weight for no apparent reason, the reason could be quite serious. I am not ...
PIG11/27/2010
  Q: MY MINNIE PIGS SKIN IS CRACKING IN HES ITCHEY Y IN WHAT DO I DO BOUT IT WHAT IS IT THANK YOU
  A: I am not a veterinarian and I can't make a medical diagnosis over the internet. I can offer some ...
Pooping in my car11/23/2010
  Q: My pig is 16 months old and he is potty trained. He will occasionally have accidents if I forget to ...
  A: Riding in cars does make pigs need to potty. In fact, canned pumpkin and a car ride is a home remedy ...
A pregnant pot belly11/20/2010
  Q: I have a pot belly pig named Eunice, She is heavily pregnant and I was wondering how far along she ...
  A: Normal gestation is three months, three weeks and three days. Usually, a day or two before giving ...
holiday11/17/2010
  Q: Hello i have a 1 year old pbp and he is perfect in every way// but i am concerned because we are ...
  A: Pigs are creatures of habit, and as a general rule, they don't like changes in routine. But if the ...
Potty training11/17/2010
  Q: We are having a serious problem with our 6 month old pot belly pig. He has no problem with using a ...
  A: Piggy has developed very bad potty habits. Habits are hard for pigs to change, but it is possible. ...
Mini pig question11/14/2010
  Q: I know you are not a vet but you hve answered questions for me before and I was wondering if you ...
  A: The only way to know for sure why he died is to have a necropsy on the body. Without the information ...
skin discoloration on pot bellied pig11/13/2010
  Q: I have a pot bellied pig with white hair where her "mowhawk" is located on her back. The skin around ...
  A: A rusty or orange color that can't be washed away is usually a sign of mange. Mange mites, unlike ...
Spaying after babies11/11/2010
  Q: Can we spay our mini potbelly pig after she has her babies. She is 11 months old.
  A: Yes, she can be spayed after having her babies. Ideally, she should be spayed after delivery and ...
8 week old mini pot bellied piglet11/9/2010
  Q: i got my male micro potbellied piglet today, and he seems weary of us, i know we have only had him ...
  A: Your piglet has just been taken away from everything he's ever known and stuck in a strange, new ...
unrinary tract infection???10/31/2010
  Q: Our 4 month old potbelly pig Monte was so easy to potty train. He right away learned to use the dog ...
  A: First, please let me apologize for the delay in responding. Your question, along with the notice ...
I think my potbelly is sick!10/30/2010
  Q: I just got two potbelly pigs a few months old, the male one has a running nose and he cannot stop ...
  A: Pigs stick their snouts into everything. Occasionally, one will inhale something irritating. The ...
Eating poop?10/29/2010
  Q: I have a 4 month old pbp and he has been eating his poop and cat litter i dont know what to do. ...
  A: First, please let me apologize for the delay in responding. Your question and the notices from ...
POT BELLY PIG10/27/2010
  Q: I have a pot belly pig, named Brando..he was born September 7, 2010.. I have been feeding him his ...
  A: First, please let me apologize for the delay in responding. Your question, along with the notice ...
My pbp Bella10/23/2010
  Q: My Bella is almost a year old. I went and got another pig today she is still a baby. Bella seems to ...
  A: First, let me apologize for the delay in responding. Your question, along with the notice from ...
piggy10/21/2010
  Q: i don't have a question// because my pig is so good /and it all came very easy / but there is a few ...
  A: First, please let me apologize for the delay in responding. Your question, along with the notice ...
My Juliana pig?10/19/2010
  Q: I have a piggy that was born on 5/13/2010. He has been my pet for 3 weeks. I had a few ...
  A: Healthy piglets should gain about 1 lb per week. A five month old pig should weigh 15 - 20 lb. Your ...
introducing a puppy to my pig10/19/2010
  Q: I would like to bring a bulldog puppy home for my 2 year old pig to have a friend and grow old with. ...
  A: Dogs and pigs are an unpredictable combination. Dogs and pigs speak different "languages". Pigs are ...
baby wild pig...constipation???10/19/2010
  Q: Have acquired a baby wild pig had him for almost 2 weeks...he takes the bottle well...has had no ...
  A: Pig poop normally looks like small ovals or balls. Pig people often call them "pig berries". The ...
20 mo old Pot Belly not eating after move10/18/2010
  Q: I bought a 20month old female Pot Belly Pig on 16/10/2010. We call her Tinkerbelle. She is grossly ...
  A: Tinkerbelle is very lucky you bought her and took her home with you! Tinkerbelle is probably fat ...
why is my potbelly pigs rear sore10/14/2010
  Q: i have a potbelly pig i raised as a baby she is not fixed or anything she jumps on my bed and sleeps ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Your piggy is a ...
limping pot bellied pig10/13/2010
  Q: I have a pot bellied pig, Jemima, 1 year and a half old, who just last night began to limp slightly. ...
  A: Pigs can easily injure themselves on slippery surfaces. Pigs are not as flexible as dogs and cats. ...
runt of a litter of pigs10/8/2010
  Q: I have the runt from a litter of pigs. I feed her milk that I got from the feed store for baby pigs. ...
  A: Baby pigs need warm temperatures, around 80 F or higher. This baby runt may not have got enough ...
6 month old neutered pig10/7/2010
  Q: This week has been better - not sure why, but I don't think there has been an accident since you ...
  A: Most pigs do love to shred newspaper and magazines. They seem to really enjoy the noise, and the ...
pot belly pig10/7/2010
  Q: my question now is my pig is 7 months old and about a month or2 go he started curling is his tail ...
  A: By "curling up", I assume you mean he rolls his tail into a loose circle up. Yes, this is perfectly ...
A sibling for my pig?10/1/2010
  Q: I have a 2 year old mini pig named Jett. He's a sweetheart! He's and indoor pig and fully house ...
  A: Pigs are natural herd animals and generally prefer to hang around with people or other pigs rather ...
6 month old neutered male urinating outside litterbox10/1/2010
  Q: My 6 month old neutered male pb has been doing fine with the housetraining (although a few ...
  A: Well, usually when piggies "forget" potty training, it's because they were never really fully ...
male pot belly pig n swollen penis9/28/2010
  Q: I just notice that our pot belly pig's penis looks swollen. Should we worried? He's 11months n not ...
  A: A pot-bellied pig's penis is located in the center of the belly. This long, corkscrew shaped organ ...
Micro mini piglet's legs make a cracking noise every now and again!9/28/2010
  Q: I just very recently purchased a 7 week old micro mini piglet, Orville. He really is sweet and ...
  A: No, this is not normal. I am not a veterinarian, and can not make a medical diagnosis over the ...
water for pot belly9/23/2010
  Q: I was wondering what is the best/safest way to keep the water from freezing this winter - I have ...
  A: If temps don't drop too far below freezing for extended periods, running water will not freeze. It ...
moving a pig9/21/2010
  Q: My question is. My daughter has a Pot Bellied Pig and is moving.How do we move an overweight pig and ...
  A: You'll need to get a few items to move piggy. A harness, crate, maybe wheels, a ramp, and vanilla. ...
Sudden death of Kunekune boar9/20/2010
  Q: Two weeks ago I received a request to rehome urgently a small 4 year old Kunekune boar or he would ...
  A: My heart goes out to you and Dimley. When we try to do the right thing but everything goes wrong, ...
mini piglet won't eat starter food9/19/2010
  Q: My mini pig gave birth to babies.... five were healthy the sixth was a runt that's part blind and ...
  A: The bowed legs and blindness indicate this little piggy may have more problems inside. His digestive ...
connstipated minature potbellied pig9/14/2010
  Q: My 4 month old potbellied pig Ziggy is constipated. I gave him extra lettuce and some raisins but ...
  A: Canned pumpkin helps pigs recover from occasional bouts of constipation. If the pig is not used to ...
Jealousy? Aggressiveness9/6/2010
  Q: I have a 2 year old male pig named Jett. He was fixed when he was 10 weeks old and he is also in ...
  A: Jett has reached the Terrible Twos. Pigs reach sexual maturity at just weeks of age, but they don't ...
9 weeks old - worried she's overweight9/1/2010
  Q: When I first got my piggy she was 6 weeks old. I think I fed her too much goats milk as I've been ...
  A: Feeding pigs can be more art than science. The important thing is that piggy gains about 1 lb per ...
Peeing in pool9/1/2010
  Q: Is it normal or OK behavior for baby pigs to pee in their pool. We have had the pool for several ...
  A: Yes, it's perfectly normal for piglets to potty when their feet get wet. In the wild, one of the ...
Micro pig eating his cat litter8/31/2010
  Q: my micro pig is eating his cat litter, we noticed it so we tried a different kind of litter but he ...
  A: Piglets sometimes try to eat or sleep in their litter. Usually, simply switching to a different ...
Handling baby piglets8/29/2010
  Q: How soon can you pick up and handle baby pot belly piglets and can you seperate mom for short times?
  A: A lot depends on the momma pig. If the momma pig is friendly and socialized, the babies can be ...
my potbelly pig is ill.8/28/2010
  Q: I am very concerned about my 5 1/2 month old piggy named Jimmy Dean. We had gotten him neutered ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian, and can not make a diagnosis over the internet. Are the bumps large or ...
Pot belly & Babies8/23/2010
  Q: My friend has two pot bellies, we noticed Ina starting to show. Since this morning the egg sack is ...
  A: Pot-bellied pigs gestation is about three months, three weeks and three days. Some piggies do not ...
micro pig looked like having a seizure.8/22/2010
  Q: i got my indoor male micro pig children flinstone extra iron chewable vitamins that i have been ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Pigs sometimes have ...
spayed pbp with red swollen vagina8/19/2010
  Q: I searched for the answer I hope you can help me. Our little one has been spayed and she is 14 ...
  A: Some pigs naturally have a reddish tint to their skin, this usually indicates Juliani ancestry. When ...
How much to feed piglet 7 weeks8/18/2010
  Q: she was the smallest of the 4 remaining when I got her. I'm concerned in how her belly looks how ...
  A: Piglets do get full round tummies after eating. The tummy should shrink before the next meal. ...
Pot Belly Pig Hoof Trimming8/14/2010
  Q: I have a pot belly pig born 12/29/09 and he needs his back hoofs trimmed and I cant find anyone who ...
  A: Your piggy is not yet a year old, so there's still plenty of time to teach him to let you trim his ...
pig on heat8/14/2010
  Q: my pig has a swollen vulua does this mean she is on heat ,how long does this last for and how ...
  A: Female pot-bellied pigs go into heat approximately every three weeks. Heat generally lasts about 3 ...
potbelly pig8/14/2010
  Q: do potbelly pigs get fleas or mites that may feed on humans, (husband)?
  A: Pot-bellied pigs can get swine mange, caused by a tiny mite. Fortunately, these mites are species ...
teeth breaking8/12/2010
  Q: We have a 1 yr old vietnamese pot belly he is in the house, last 2 weeks his teeth have been ...
  A: Pot-bellied pigs have three sets of teeth in their lives. They are born with the first set, called ...
staying busy while outside8/11/2010
  Q: I was hoping you would have some suggestions for keeping our pig entertained while he is in his pen ...
  A: Busy Balls can become a problem, if they're used excessively and filled with piggy pellets. If the ...
potty training8/10/2010
  Q: I have a 9 week old mini potbelly. I am trying to strictly outdoor potty train him, but am having ...
  A: At 9 weeks, your piglet is still a baby. Baby pigs can't hold their urine very long, and they often ...
Mini pot belly pig(sick?)8/8/2010
  Q: I just recently bought my daughter a mini pot belly pig. the pot belly pig is 13 weeks old and is ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medial diagnosis over the internet. I can say that your ...
Bradford Pear Tree fruit toxic8/6/2010
  Q: I have a 4 month old potbelly pig. Periodically during the day he goes out to his pen. In it there ...
  A: The seeds and pits of some fruits are dangerous, but pear seeds should not be a problem. Fruits ...
pot belly pig teeth8/4/2010
  Q: I am writing because i was wonder about the front teeth on pot belly pigs.i have seen photos of some ...
  A: Most pot-bellied pigs have some under bite. When the jaw is closed, the lower teeth over lap the ...
pot bellied pigs7/31/2010
  Q: are there pot bellied pigs and miniature pot bellied pigs? or are they all called miniature pot ...
  A: All pot-bellied pigs are "miniature" compared to their 1000+ lb farm hog cousins. In the 1980s, ...
potbelly big losing weight and color7/30/2010
  Q: I acquired a potbelly pig that wandered it to a friends yard and they didn't want it so I took it. ...
  A: It's not unusual for a black pot-bellied pig to develop white spots or socks, or turn almost ...
Feeding my pot belly7/30/2010
  Q: I have another question about my piggy but this time its about feeding. Locally I have found PBP ...
  A: Feeding a pot-bellied pig is more art than science. It's true that horse feed is formulated for ...
PBP sleeping in litter box.7/30/2010
  Q: I have an 8 week old female PBP. Weve had her a week and she is doing very well using the litter ...
  A: This is a surprisingly common problem. Sometimes piggies raised in straw associate the pine litter ...
Teaching a piglet to eat from a bowl7/28/2010
  Q: I have a 10 day old pot bellied pig, I live in South Africa and there is not alot of help here on ...
  A: It's easy to teach baby piggies to eat from a pan. Choose a shallow dish. It's easier on piggy, and ...
Breeding weights7/25/2010
  Q: How heavy will my two potbelly guilts be in 6-7 months and is it important that they achieve a ...
  A: The size of an adult pot-bellied pig is determined by genetics. The average pot-bellied pig reaches ...
POTTY PIG NIGHTMARE7/24/2010
  Q: I HAVE DONE EVERYTHING YOUR SITE HAS ADVISED ME TO DO I WALK HIM AND HE ALWAYS POOPS OUTSIDE NO ...
  A: It sounds like Chopper is a challenging pig! Is the litter box in his cage with him? If not, move it ...
Pot belly pig color change7/22/2010
  Q: I help run a feed store. A customer came in asking about her pot bellied pig. She said the mother ...
  A: It isn't unusual for black pigs to develop white markings, or even turn almost completely white. ...
trying to bite7/22/2010
  Q: Mrs.Helen You have he;helped me alot in the past so I hope you can help me now. Pierre is 1 1/2 and ...
  A: Pierre is reaching the age where he feels the need to "move up" in the herd. He needs to understand ...
Cloudy Urine7/22/2010
  Q: At the end of urination, our pigs urine is so white that you can still see it on the grass after she ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. A whitish residue ...
Lazy piggy7/21/2010
  Q: My piggy sumo is 2 years old and he has never been very active. He goes outside everyday sometimes ...
  A: Feeding pigs is more art than science. Each pig is different, and the activity level has a huge ...
mange mites7/21/2010
  Q: We adopted 2 pot bellies that were severely infected with mites. We did go get the oral medicine for ...
  A: The mange mites that infect pigs, Sarcoptes scabiei, are pesky critters. Fortunately, they can live ...
sudden jumping and rooting!7/20/2010
  Q: My mini pig is just over 6 months old. About 3 weeks ago she suddenly started jumping on me, rooting ...
  A: Yes, her behavior sounds exactly like a sow in heat. The rooting, jumping and nipping are mating ...
overeating7/13/2010
  Q: I have a PBP that is 2 years old. She knocked over a table and got into a bag of cat food. She ate ...
  A: One "pig out" session in a bag of cat food can give a pig indigestion, but should not cause any ...
mini pig giving birth7/9/2010
  Q: I have a tiny mini pig ready to give birth this month. With the help of my naghber, whom has ...
  A: Babies need a lot of warmth. If the barn or birthing area isn't warm, set up a "creep area", a small ...
9 year old pbp haveing issues7/8/2010
  Q: MY pbp sabbath has unusually "potted" bellied meaning she is dragging her belly on the ground and ...
  A: Normal pot-bellied pigs bellies are round, but should not drag on the ground. A dragging pig is ...
potbelly baby help.7/7/2010
  Q: I have a 3week old baby pbp, I have had him now for a week(brought him back from the brink of ...
  A: Momma pot-bellied pigs generally wean their babies at about 6 to 8 weeks. Start him off with starter ...
biting7/7/2010
  Q: Last fall I got my son (whos 4yrs. old ) a vietnamese pot bellie. She was about 6-8 mos. old. All ...
  A: There's a couple of issues going on inside your piggie's head. You mentioned the problem started a ...
My pbp is restless and is falling7/5/2010
  Q: My Pbp, Olivia, was fine this morning... but now at 5 she is acting very restless, walking ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. My guess, based on ...
Can i get my pig spayed?7/5/2010
  Q: i have a 2 1/2 year old pot belly pig she had piglets about 12 weeks ago and is back in heat again. ...
  A: Yes, spaying is recommended for female pet pigs. There's a list of vets who treat pot-bellied pigs ...
neutering my pig7/1/2010
  Q: is it safe for a farmer to neuter my pig? we found a farmer that neuters his animals and were ...
  A: Veterinarian prices vary across the country, but $400 seems a little high. There's a list of vets ...
weird behavior7/1/2010
  Q: hopefully you can answer this question as it seems weird and no articles explain pig behavior so I ...
  A: Your piggy's behavior is perfectly normal intact male pig behavior. The odor is also normal. Intact ...
Swollen eye6/29/2010
  Q: This afternoon me and my boyfriend noticed that our Petunia' s eye was swollen shut. i think she ...
  A: Swelling could be from a sting, an irritant, or something stuck under an eyelid. If you can get her ...
1 year old female pot bellied "housepig"6/26/2010
  Q: You answered a question for me a few weeks back about introducing a baby pig to a one year old ...
  A: Pigs see the world as a ladder with every one on their own "rung". When Moo moved in, the ladder ...
Potbellied Pig6/25/2010
  Q: I'm thinking of using weed&feed on my front lawn. How long would I have to wait to allow my ...
  A: It's best to keep the pig off the lawn until the weeds are dead. The weed & feed package will have ...
potbelly pig6/23/2010
  Q: I have had my pig now for about 2 months and he seems to be potty trained he totally gets how to use ...
  A: The key to potty training is consistency. Pigs learn to potty in a particular spot, not in a box. If ...
taking him or leaving him?6/20/2010
  Q: im about to go on a trip with my wife to stay at her parents house for a week, but we dont know what ...
  A: The right answer depends on your situation. A 5 week old piglet is still a baby, and would miss you ...
Owning a PBP in Alaska6/15/2010
  Q: I'm about to be the proud owner of a four-month-old potbellied pig. I live in Alaska where it's ...
  A: I know there are pot-bellied pigs in Alaska, but the extreme climate makes your situation unique. ...
socializing pigs6/11/2010
  Q: We have a 7 month old male potbellied pig. We just recently purchased a six week female potbellied ...
  A: Piggy introductions can be tense, but eventually the piggies will form a deep and lasting bond. Pigs ...
tusks6/10/2010
  Q: I have a pbp and have noticed his tusks are starting to come in. What is the best way to take care ...
  A: New tusks can be quite sharp, and it takes piggies awhile to realize they can hurt people (or other ...
rubbing his nose on anything6/10/2010
  Q: i got a 5 week old pig on memorial day and ever since i got him, hes been rubbing his nose on mine ...
  A: The nose rubbing is nursing behavior. That's what baby pigs do when they nurse on mom pig. When your ...
introducing an 8 week old piggy to one year old female6/10/2010
  Q: We own a female potbellied pig, Jemima, one year old and spayed. We just received an 8 week old ...
  A: Piggy introductions can be tense, but eventually the piggies will form a deep and lasting bond. Pigs ...
Grass6/9/2010
  Q: I would like to plant grass for my Potbelly to eat, do you have suggestions? Thanks Helen!!
  A: Any lawn grass that grows well in your climate is fine for a pot-bellied pig. The important thing is ...
Possible broken leg6/8/2010
  Q: I adopted a one year old neutered male pot bellied pig about 2 months ago. He was obese when I got ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. The treatment for ...
Pot BellyPigs6/7/2010
  Q: is it illegal to own a Pot Belly Pig inside the city Limits of Fulton Missouri
  A: Every city or village has their own set of zoning rules. You can get a copy of the rules for your ...
Potbelly pig6/2/2010
  Q: I have a 6 week old male potbelly pig he is eating and seems to be healthy I have taken him to the ...
  A: There's no firm rules about vaccinations and pet pigs, kept individually or in small groups, ...
Hairloss6/2/2010
  Q: My 1 1/2 yr mini potbelly is losing hair on his back rapidly. We notice a lot of shedding, figure it ...
  A: Yes, the shedding is perfectly normal. It's called "blowing their coat". Pigs have a loose schedule ...
Baby pig wont eat5/31/2010
  Q: We just picked up a pot belly pig that is about 5 weeks old. She will drink water, uses the litter ...
  A: Your baby has just been taken away from everything she's every known, and thrust into a strange, new ...
Question about pig sizes5/28/2010
  Q: I am getting a baby pot bellied pig soon. I was wondering if a neutered male is smaller than a ...
  A: The sex of a pig has nothing to do with adult size. The size of a pig depends mostly on the size of ...
losing teeth5/28/2010
  Q: I have a pb who is 1 1/2. He has been fantastic but lately he is a little fussy. We have noticed ...
  A: Pigs have three sets of teeth. Each time a new set of teeth erupt, the previous set of temporary (or ...
Sudden Death5/28/2010
  Q: I have a nine mo. old PBP who suddenly died. The day of his death he seemed fine. He went about his ...
  A: I'm very sorry for your loss. A sudden death in an apparently healthy piglet is a very rare ...
5 week on PB piglet5/27/2010
  Q: I reside in South Africa and there is currently very little available for PB pig owners. I get all ...
  A: Feeding pigs is more of an art than a science, because every pig is different and every situation is ...
orphaned piglets5/26/2010
  Q: I contacted you last week about my mamma pig who rejected her litter of 9 - the week has been tough ...
  A: Sorry to hear that only two made it. I am guessing that Momma pig went into premature labor, and ...
Male Pig Smell5/26/2010
  Q: I have an 8 month old mini he is neutered but occasionally he has a strange musty smell. When he ...
  A: That musty smell is one reason intact, unaltered male pigs do not make good house pets. Intact males ...
Ownership in the city5/25/2010
  Q: I want to know if I can own a pot bellied pig in green or dane county wisconsin, brooklyn to be ...
  A: Every city or village has their own set of zoning rules. You can get a copy from your City Hall ...
New Addition Needed Info Please5/24/2010
  Q: .. I recently purchased from what the guy said a mini potbelly... she will use the litter box and ...
  A: Your piglet is probably much younger than 5 months. It is not unusual for a breeder to misrepresent ...
Chronic Diarrhea5/24/2010
  Q: I have a 2.5 month old miniature pot bellied pig w/ chronic diarrhea. I taken her to the vet and ...
  A: Did the vet take a sample and do a culture? Sometimes that's necessary to determine what kind of bug ...
over grown toe5/23/2010
  Q: i have recently got this pig from a friend. Hes very nice but when they gave hom to me his toe are ...
  A: There's several ways to deal with pot-bellied pig feet. You can have a veterinarian trim the hooves, ...
torn hoof5/23/2010
  Q: Our 8wk old baby got startled and bolted. She had her front foot stuck and when she ran she pulled ...
  A: I'm sure this must be very painful. Sometimes it's difficult to find a vet at all, on a weekend it ...
mini Maialino pigs5/22/2010
  Q: I am looking for a small pig (not more that 50 lbs) and I heard about these mini Maialino pigs. I ...
  A: Maialino is the Italian word for "piglet". It is not recognized by any swine registry as a breed or ...
Piglet's Pee5/22/2010
  Q: You recently posted a question to Patricia Morrisroe in category Pot Bellied Pigs: Hi! I'm new to ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. I can say that a ...
orphaned litter5/19/2010
  Q: our mama pig(who is not quite a year old) just had a litter of 9- we knew she was too young to ...
  A: If this is her first litter she may be scared and just not know what to do. Normally Momma pigs are ...
Questions about different types of pot bellies5/15/2010
  Q: I have had two pot belly pigs in the past and am thinking about getting another one. My question is ...
  A: All pot-bellied pigs trace their ancestry back to several kinds of Asian pigs. These pigs have perky ...
aggression5/11/2010
  Q: I have a pot belly pig who is about 5 years old. He is becoming more aggressive and now is snapping ...
  A: Baby piglets are easy to train but adults are often set in their ways, and it can be difficult to ...
Is my potbelly pig depressed?5/9/2010
  Q: Our potbelly pig Daisy-Mae is 9 months old, we just brought home a new puppy two days ago. Since ...
  A: A new addition to the family changes the family dynamics and will affect your piggy. Piggies see the ...
Pot Belly4/28/2010
  Q: Our pot belly pig Saddie we noticed that shes peeing every 15 minutes she cant hold it. Also she was ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian, and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. This is definitely ...
3 week old piglet4/18/2010
  Q: We have purchased a 3 week old baby piglet and she will not eat,drink or anything...What do I need ...
  A: Three weeks is very young to be away from Mom. Most sows wean their babies between 8 and 12 weeks of ...
cleaning ears4/18/2010
  Q: what is the best way to clean my 18 month old pigs ears..in the past i have just swabbed them with ...
  A: If dry paper towels aren't doing the trick, try using a warm, slightly damp cloth. Be careful to ...
Potbellied Pig and Rabbit Compatibility4/13/2010
  Q: I have a Chinchilla rabbit adn will be getting a potbellied pig next month who is 8 months old. Do ...
  A: Pigs are sociable animals and get along well with most other species. Dogs are the exception, ...
Limping piggy4/9/2010
  Q: My potbellied piggy just turned 5 months old, for the last week he seems to have developed a limp on ...
  A: Arthritis is a big problem in piggies, but it should not be the problem in one so young. Young ...
11 week old pot belly pig4/9/2010
  Q: My pot belly pig was outside with me yesterday and was grazing on the grass. I then put her into ...
  A: A healthy piglet should not be shaky, and if she's laying down a lot more than normal, she is not ...
Teacup Potbelly4/6/2010
  Q: I brought home my first potbelly pig on March 23rd. She was my birthday present. She started ...
  A: Scabies or mange is caused by mites. Mites are tiny parasites that live in skin. Most mites, ...
potbellied pig4/5/2010
  Q: HELP! We just had to pot down our 29 y/o cutting horse because after years of work his arthritis, ...
  A: Pigs often form close bonds and get very depressed when their companion is lost. A vet experienced ...
breed4/4/2010
  Q: what r the good visible physical characteristic of a good growing pig
  A: Straight legs and clear eyes. A solid body, no ribs or hip bones protruding, but not overweight. ...
age of pigs...4/1/2010
  Q: I just got Olivia a week ago today and I was so excited to get her home and love on her, I didn't ...
  A: Baby pot-bellied piglets should gain at least one pound a week. So if she's 3 or 4 lb, she's about 4 ...
does my pig need a friend3/31/2010
  Q: She lives outside in a large pen with a pig house. Should she have a friend? My vet will not spay ...
  A: Every pig is unique with his or her own personality. Usually, pigs are happier with a pig friend, ...
Teacup piggy falls down3/30/2010
  Q: Good morning Helen, I just got a 6 week old teacup pig he is not neutered yet. He is not able to ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and I can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. But I do know that ...
neutered pig3/29/2010
  Q: Our 4 month old pot belly pig was neutered 2 days ago. He looks like he is having a hard timing ...
  A: There are anatomical differences between pot-bellied pigs and ordinary farm hogs. Did the farmer ...
HARNESS3/26/2010
  Q: MY GRAND DAUGHTER JUST GOT A POT BELLIED PIG ABOUT 7 WKS.OLD.SHE WANTS A HARNESS FORM HER BUT HER ...
  A: Pigs do best with a harness designed for pigs, that snaps over the back. Pigs and dogs have ...
Color Change3/24/2010
  Q: I hear that a piglet hooves can change as they grow older. Is that true? Also I hear the same thing ...
  A: Yes, pigs can and often do change color. Black pigs can turn white as they get older. These pigs may ...
Spaying Recovery3/23/2010
  Q: Good afternoon, My pot bellied is currently at the vet recovery from her spaying surgery. She is 5 ...
  A: Follow the vets instructions on caring for her wound. Watch for signs of infection, like redness, ...
walking3/23/2010
  Q: is it possible to get a pot belly pig to walk on a leash
  A: Yes, although they won't walk along with you like a dog will. Pigs tend to go at their own pace, ...
pigs3/21/2010
  Q: my pig is one month old i think it has diarea, what do i do?
  A: I'm not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Normally, pig poop ...
Is it too late to have my pig neutered?3/20/2010
  Q: We just got a miniature pig from a friend down the road. He weighs approximately 30 pounds and has ...
  A: It's never too late to neuter a male pig, but it does become important to find a veterinarian who ...
mini potbelly baby has trouble walking3/19/2010
  Q: I have a 9 week old, female mini potbelly. 6 days ago, she developed what looks like Dippity ...
  A: I have never seen or heard of a case of Dippity Pig lasting longer than 72 hours. But, I have heard ...
Size chart3/17/2010
  Q: If a male Pot Belly is approximately 10-15#'s at 5 months old, what is the estimated, healthy weight ...
  A: The estimated weight for a fully mature pot-bellied pig is about the same as for his parents at full ...
potbelly pigs3/17/2010
  Q: hi I am writting because I need to know what all I can feed willy and all kinds of toys to give him ...
  A: The best food for a mini pig is a good quality mini pig food. Mazuri and Mana Pro are two national ...
Pot belly pig3/16/2010
  Q: I have a 5 month old male mini pot belly pig. Whats the easiest way to train him on a hearness? ...
  A: When piggy tries to bite, gently push his snout to one side and say "NO" in a firm voice. Do this ...
flinching pig3/15/2010
  Q: My pig, which is 11 months old has recently started flinching. He does this only at night, and ...
  A: Pigs dream when they sleep, is it possible that he's dreaming? Sudden movement might startle him ...
My mini pig is constipated3/13/2010
  Q: I have a 1 month old mini pig and I think she may be constipated. Her diet consists of Mannapro pet ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the inernet. Canned pumpkin is a ...
Mini Pot Belly Pig3/10/2010
  Q: When does a mini pot belly pig seually mature? I have a 5 month or male and he humps things and ...
  A: Male pot-bellied pigs reach sexual maturity at about 8 weeks old. Your pig needs to be neutered. ...
pot bellied pig3/9/2010
  Q: My pot bellied pig should have her babies at the end of the month. This is her frist litter and mine ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and I can not give medical advice over the internet. Your veterinarian can ...
Teething - mini pigs3/8/2010
  Q: I have two male mini pigs, they are about 8 months old,they are loving and gentle and getting to be ...
  A: All pigs foam at the mouth from time to time. Intact male pigs foam constantly, and will leave a ...
miniture pot belly pig3/2/2010
  Q: I have female miniture pot belly pig. She recently has her vagina sticking out. Like the inside is ...
  A: Your female is potentially old enough to be in her first heat. Swelling under the tail is often a ...
our 6 wk pot belly piglet3/2/2010
  Q: we picked up "Gibbs" yesterday at the feeder store. we pet him we held him and as soon as we got ...
  A: Pigs and dogs are very different, both in behavior and care and how they relate to people and other ...
Ruby poops on me3/2/2010
  Q: I have a 8 - 10 week old PBP and when I got her last week she was fine when holding her. She has ...
  A: This is very unusual behavior. I am assuming that these are normal poops and not diarrhea. Try ...
Sick Pig3/1/2010
  Q: We have a pot bellied pig and she is about seven years old. I am very concerned about her. She has ...
  A: Most pot-bellied pigs do not like cold weather. Any time a pig refuses to eat, the situation is ...
Safety of antibiotic for pot belly big2/28/2010
  Q: Is clindamycin hcl 150mg capsule safe for an infected, I believe to be a rat bite, below my pot ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not prescribe medicine over the internet. Pigs often get skin ...
potbelly pain meds2/28/2010
  Q: We have 4 potbellies, which we rescued some years ago. Two are old. Rudy is 17; Barney, 16. Rudy is ...
  A: The drug of choice for arthritis pain and inflammation is Rimadyl, which is available only by ...
Trimming potbelly pig hoofs2/24/2010
  Q: how far down do i trim my pig's long hoof's? do they have a quick like a dog has? How far also can i ...
  A: A pot-bellied pigs hooves should be quite short. If the hooves are allowed to grow really long, ...
drinking urine???2/22/2010
  Q: I just rescued three 10-year old female PBPs. I am a first time pig owner and am trying to keep up ...
  A: No, that's not normal behavior, but as you've seen, it can happen. You mention that they were ...
weak hind end2/19/2010
  Q: I am having a problem with my 14 yr old rescue. I received her in 1996-we estimated her at about 1 ...
  A: I am not a vet and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Most piggies do not like ...
sick pig2/18/2010
  Q: I have a 3 year old pot bellie pig...he stays in the barn where it's warm..this morning was like ...
  A: I am not a vet and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. But anytime a pig will not ...
Potbellied pig2/15/2010
  Q: Please tell me how a female miniature pot bellied pig behaves during a heat. Mine appears to be in ...
  A: It depends on the pig and may change over time. Some pigs do act as if they might be in pain, ...
Problem with PBP knees2/12/2010
  Q: I have a 11 month old female Pot Belly Pig, Ella. She is my fourth child and love her dearly. Her ...
  A: Knock knees are a genetic problem fairly common in pot-bellied pigs, especially white or black and ...
wolf teeth or first canines2/9/2010
  Q: my mini potbellied pig just had babies last night and now the babies seem to be hurting her when ...
  A: Pot-bellied pigs are born with 8 teeth - the 3rd incisors and the canine teeth. They are sharp and ...
Baby pigs not taking bottle2/8/2010
  Q: I am really hoping you can help me. My sal just had 13 baby pigs, but out of the 13 only 4 survived. ...
  A: The babies will not eat if they are too cold. Babies need temps in the mid 90s to be comfortable. ...
introducing 2nd pig2/8/2010
  Q: I have an 8 year old female pig.She has her own air conditioned room and yard. recently my neighbor ...
  A: If possible, start by getting both pigs used to the other pigs smell. Perhaps bring the new pig home ...
Pig Questions!2/5/2010
  Q: I recently got a little juliani mix pig ( a kind of rescue situation ).....Ive had farm pigs as pets ...
  A: Size and maturity are bigger issues than age. Every vet has their own preference. Most like to wait ...
Sick Pig2/4/2010
  Q: Jimmy, our 7 month old big was neutured 2 weeks ago. Everything was great up until yesterday ...
  A: I am not a vet and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. What you are describing ...
9 month old aggressive pig1/29/2010
  Q: I have had my 9 month old pig for 3 months and the first two months were great. he sat on my lap and ...
  A: Sexual aggression in a "neutered" male usually means the pig has an undescended testicle, or ...
partial paralysis in my pig?1/27/2010
  Q: I have a pot bellied pig, not sure of his age as he was a rescue. He lives outdoors as we live on a ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Your piggy will need ...
my 2 pot belly pigs1/27/2010
  Q: I have a 7 month old female and just got a neutered male and want to put them together. When they ...
  A: Pigs don't always get along with new pigs right away. Pigs see the world as a ladder, and each pig, ...
bad breath1/25/2010
  Q: I know this is a random question but my pig has bad breath. Is it okay if I use dog toothpaste? If ...
  A: Most pigs don't like having their teeth brushed, unless they were trained from a very young age. ...
mini pot belly pig1/22/2010
  Q: I just purchased a 7 week old mini pot belly pig. She hasn't been handled much and is very skidish ...
  A: Your 7 week old piglet was not socialized. She's frightened. Give her a room or safe space. Sit ...
urine/agressive1/22/2010
  Q: My male pot belly pig Otis has a whitish discharge at the end part of his urination. It starts out ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Male pot-bellied ...
Broken tooth1/22/2010
  Q: I found my 1 yr old pbp broken tooth on my floor tonight. He is sleeping now, good sign, but I would ...
  A: PIgs have three sets of teeth. They are born with the first set, called needle teeth. The second set ...
Underweight Pot Belly Pig1/21/2010
  Q: We have a pbp that is about 1 yr old. When we first got him he gained weight just fine and through ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and I can't make a medical diagnosis over the internet. If Turbo looks ...
squealing1/21/2010
  Q: My pig is 10 weeks old. He squeals very loud, when he sees me, when I bring him outside, when ...
  A: Pigs are very vocal creatures! They make all kinds of sounds, from high pitched squeaks, to snorts ...
peeing with attitude?1/21/2010
  Q: I have a 5 month old pbp. She has potty trained and will let us know when she wants to go outside ...
  A: Is she spayed? Unspayed females go into heat about every 3 to 4 weeks, beginning at 5 or 6 months of ...
piginfoandchat1/18/2010
  Q: i followed thru with your suggestion to join yahoos piginfoand chat.....I have been awaiting their ...
  A: I'm not sure what happened. Usually joining is pretty quick. Please make sure your Yahoo Group ...
potbelly pig has dieara.1/16/2010
  Q: my potbelly pig has dieara.. what should i try before taking it to the vet any body no what i could ...
  A: If the diarrhea is due to a minor tummy upset, some rice cereal and banana should help. If that ...
mini potbellied pig mature size/feeding questions1/15/2010
  Q: At what age does a miniature potbellied pig stop growing? Aprox how tall and how much will a full ...
  A: Pot-bellied pigs grow fairly quickly for about a year. For the next year to year and a half, they ...
teeth grinding, old potbelly1/14/2010
  Q: For the last few weeks, my aged female potbelly grinds her teeth after breakfast. I've thought ...
  A: Pigs grind their teeth for lots of reasons -- and for no reason at all. If this is a new behavior, ...
Introducing Puppy1/13/2010
  Q: I have an 18 month old mini pot bellied pig. We have had him since he was 10 weeks old and he has ...
  A: Piggies often have trouble adjusting to new family members. Pigs see their human families and other ...
how old is my piglet?1/11/2010
  Q: We just got a baby feral pig and have no idea how old it is? So far we have been feeding her goats ...
  A: The piglet in the sink is a very young baby, the head is quite large in proportion to the rest of ...
surviving cold temperatures1/11/2010
  Q: We have a one yr old PBP who lives outdoors. She has a very large dog house with blankets but we ...
  A: The big problems with cold weather are wind and water. If the pigs home is drafty, it won't stay ...
attacking pig1/10/2010
  Q: Just a BIG question i need an answer to if possible. My sister comes over and my one year old piggy ...
  A: Pigs raised indoors with people away from other pigs often don't understand that they are not human ...
piggy smell1/9/2010
  Q: I have a pot belly pig and have had him for 2 weeks now .His name is Bart. He has a horrible musky ...
  A: Pot-bellied pigs mature quite young, they are fertile at just 8 weeks of age. Two weeks is a little ...
pig not weight bearing1/7/2010
  Q: Abby our pig is an inside pig. She will go out on days when it is warm and graze with the goats. ...
  A: Canned pumpkin is a great home remedy for constipated pigs. Most canned pumpkin comes in a large ...
pig neutered and still humping1/7/2010
  Q: my pig tasso is 5 months old and was just recently neutered. His odor has gone away and he behaves ...
  A: Yes, the humping and ejaculating will eventually stop. A male pig can be fertile for as long as a ...
Pig limping1/6/2010
  Q: Good morning Helen. I have a question about my 5 year old pot belly. (He will be 6 in April). I ...
  A: Pigs as young as four or five can develop arthritis, especially pigs that are overweight or have ...
Teaching my pig to sit1/6/2010
  Q: I have the Priscilla Valentine book and it states that the best way to teach your piglet to sit is ...
  A: Sounds like you have an energetic piglet! First, don't let piggy actually have the treat until he's ...
bathing a potbellied pig1/5/2010
  Q: We have a 4 month old potbellied pig that absolutely hates baths!! I have tried floating lettuce and ...
  A: Pigs living in the house need to stay clean. Aside from that, pigs don't need baths. Adult pigs have ...
cryporchid testicles1/5/2010
  Q: I have a potbelly pig that I'm not sure is neutered He has no visible testicles. What percentage of ...
  A: I was not able to find any concrete statistics, but the problem of one cryptorchid testicle is not ...
Litter box problems1/4/2010
  Q: I have a 4 month old pig who has started having accidents in the past 2-3 weeks. He is going pee and ...
  A: Piggy can both smell the problem spot and remembers that it is there. He seems reluctant to go in ...
pot belly pig1/3/2010
  Q: i have had him since he was about 8 weeks old. from the time i have had him he was inside with me. ...
  A: The key words to a good shelter are dry and windproof. If piggy's body is warm to touch when he's ...
POT BELLIED PIGS1/3/2010
  Q: I read your answer about pot bellied pigs shelters in barns during extreme cold - My situation is ...
  A: The key words to a good shelter are dry and windproof. If piggy's body is warm to touch when she's ...
peeing normal?12/29/2009
  Q: Hey my baby piggy is a year and two weeks. She had a litter box in the house but when we trained her ...
  A: Pigs like to potty in the same place all the time. That's why your pig potties outside and refuses ...
When can piggy live outside?12/28/2009
  Q: We have an 8 week old pot belly female living in the house. She is about 10 pounds now and is ...
  A: Piglets stay very close to their mom and siblings. Your piglet is bonding to you like her family, ...
Runy nose12/28/2009
  Q: We got a 2 month old potbelly a few days ago and she has had a runny nose since.She sneezes ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. A change in diet ...
Pig with mange12/28/2009
  Q: I have a 20lb pot with mange... She was treated previously by a vet and came thru beautifully. I'm ...
  A: Mange mites have a 2 week life cycle. The first treatment kills the living mites, but the eggs ...
pig sanctuaries12/27/2009
  Q: My son and I are going to Hawaii for his make a wish. He would like to visit a pot belly pig ...
  A: The only rescue I know of in Hawaii is the East Maui Animal Refuge, they have farm animals including ...
piggy's havings accidents in the house12/27/2009
  Q: my pig is 17 yrs old, she now has decided to start going to the bathroom, number 1, in her room. ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can't make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Usually when an ...
Baby 5 days old born with balance problems12/26/2009
  Q: Helen, We just had our first litter 5 days ago (all girls). one of our piggy's keeps falling over ...
  A: I think you might have intended this question to go to the other pig expert, because I am not a ...
pig not taking it's formula12/21/2009
  Q: my potbelly is just 2 weeks old sshe has been bottle fed since birth all her other sibbings died at ...
  A: I am not a vet and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Babies need to be kept ...
miniataure pigs12/20/2009
  Q: which is the best for a pet...male or female?
  A: Spayed/Neutered pigs make the best pets. Intact males are more difficult than intact females. They ...
my baby piggy12/20/2009
  Q: My one week old teacup potbelly pig will not eat what should I do?
  A: A one week old baby is very young to be away from Mom. Sows normally wean their piglets between 8 ...
potbelliepig biting and aggression12/20/2009
  Q: my name is Renee and my husband and I have a 5 1/2 yr old pig named priscilla. We have had her since ...
  A: It's very common for unspayed females to forget their potty training when they're in heat. Age is ...
Strange12/18/2009
  Q: I just brought my 4 month male mini-pig home last night he does not like to be touched, he won't eat ...
  A: Piglets need to learn that it's ok to be touched. Start by letting him come to you. Sit in the room ...
my 7 week old pbp12/17/2009
  Q: I have had my 7 week old female pbp for a week. I have recently noticed that her urine is sometimes ...
  A: No, this is not normal. Normal pig urine is clear to pale yellow. It should not be milky or cloudy. ...
can 2 male pigs live together?12/16/2009
  Q: I have a little 6 month old male pot belly He weighs 45 lbs and we have been waiting for 4 wks for ...
  A: Yes, two neutered males will get along together nicely. Pigs are very individual, each pig has his ...
Adoption for our Pot Belly12/14/2009
  Q: We live in San Diego and are looking for a good home for our 6 month old pig. She is a very good ...
  A: Unfortunately most rescues and sanctuaries are full to the brim with pot-bellied pigs, there's far ...
chafing12/14/2009
  Q: my 15 month old pig has been rooting in the ice andsnow...her bottom lip is bleeding...not ...
  A: Pig skin and human skin is very much alike. So much alike that pig skin is often grafted onto people ...
labour12/12/2009
  Q: we are currently waiting for our girl to deliver..she went into, what looked like labour last night, ...
  A: Pot-bellied pigs are similar to their cousins, the large farm hogs. But there are some differences. ...
pbp12/12/2009
  Q: i woke up this morning and my pig sounded like she could hardly breathe and had blood coming out of ...
  A: Your pig needs to see a vet at once. When a pig bleeds from the nose or mouth the problem is ...
Potbelly Piglet Constipated?12/11/2009
  Q: I bought a pot belly piglet about a week ago when she was 3 weeks old so she is now 4 weeks old. She ...
  A: Yes, the rice in the cereal is making her constipated. Switch her back to formula for another day or ...
potbellied pig foam around mouth and loss of voice after spay12/10/2009
  Q: I have a three month old female mini potbellied pig, she is just under 15 pounds. She was spayed 4 ...
  A: It's normal for pigs to foam at the mouth. Intact male pigs foam constantly. Females and neutered ...
When is "too cold" for pot belly pigs??12/8/2009
  Q: We live in the south-western part of Wisconsin and the weather report is calling for below zero ...
  A: Below zero is very cold! Wind makes the cold worse, because body heat is blown away. The key words ...
suspected hoof injury12/8/2009
  Q: We recently picked up our new little pigger and I thought her hooves were a little black from the ...
  A: Because you are describing damage to the bed of the hoof, where the hoof grows from, and because ...
does my outdoor pig need a friend?12/7/2009
  Q: My 2 yr old female pot belly is outdoors, she shares a pen with my donkey (they get along reasonably ...
  A: Each pig is a unique individual. Most pigs are happier in a herd, but some are fine by themselves. ...
pot belly pig12/7/2009
  Q: we just got a pig and the guy we bought her from said that we need to trim her tusks often we were ...
  A: Female pigs do not grow tusks. Male pigs do grow tusks. Intact males grow tusks very quickly. ...
Feeding12/7/2009
  Q: Lilly has a half cup of feed 2ce a day. I am trying to get her veggies in but for a teacup she is ...
  A: Piggies kept by themselves, with no other pigs around, can be surprisingly picky eaters. When two or ...
warming mats12/6/2009
  Q: We live in western mass and we just had our first cols snow fall of the season. I got Wilbur last ...
  A: The key words for an outdoor pig shelter are "Dry" and "Windproof". These are the two most important ...
loose stools12/5/2009
  Q: A friend of minds 4 year old female pot belly pig has had loose stools for several months now. She ...
  A: I'm not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Normally, pig poop ...
Nudging12/5/2009
  Q: We have a nine week old piglet and she is very sweet. I am just curious why she nudges us all the ...
  A: The nudging is a rooting or nursing action. Pigs root in the dirt for fallen nuts and berries, and ...
mini-potbelly may have a cold12/5/2009
  Q: My mini potbelly's name is Sill. He is 9 months old. Recently he has started sneezing. He is also ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. Colds and flus are ...
Squealling12/4/2009
  Q: I live in Taiwan and have a Taiwanese dwarf pig that I recently bought. I have done a lot of ...
  A: Young piglets do wake up in the middle of the night. If nothing exciting happens and nobody responds ...
fully grown age and healthy treats12/3/2009
  Q: At what age are pbp fully grown? Also my pig eats a regular diet of pig chow but loves to eat dog ...
  A: Pot-bellied pigs grow rapidly until they are about 9 months old. They continue to grow fairly ...
my pot bellied pig hates to be picked up12/3/2009
  Q: I just brought home a PBP about a week ago, I think that she is just over 9 weeks old. I think that ...
  A: Pigs need to be taught that it's ok to be picked up. In the wild, Moma pigs never lift their babies ...
getting my PBP neutered12/1/2009
  Q: My mini PBP is 4months old, lately he has started getting more aggressive, smelling bad, and foaming ...
  A: Your pig is old enough to be neutered. Everything you describe, the smell, foam, etc., is how a ...
help with potty training11/30/2009
  Q: My 9 month old pig is starting to be a booger about going potty. He used to be fantastic and go in ...
  A: It's possible that piggy was having small, unnoticed pee accidents for a while. When the accidents ...
Our Pig about 9 months old11/30/2009
  Q: I have many questions about our 9 month old pot-bellied pig. Over the week of Thanksgiving and this ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. In my lay persons ...
Male or Female??11/30/2009
  Q: I have heard opinions on each side...Which gender makes the best pet? Male or Female Pot Bellied ...
  A: Spayed/Neutered pigs make the best pets. Intact males are more difficult than intact females. They ...
4 month old Asian potbelly pig11/27/2009
  Q: my daughter and her fiance bought a 4 day old male potbelly pig and he is now just over 4 months ...
  A: Yes, your pig can learn to potty outside instead of in a litter box. Many pigs prefer to potty ...
Mr Bacon.11/27/2009
  Q: He has 3 spots now that he runs to and goes on and I won't know what to do iv cleaned them with soap ...
  A: Once a pig learns something, it's hard to get them to change. Mr Bacon has learned to potty in three ...
my potbelly pig11/26/2009
  Q: i just rescued a potbelly pig yesterday and its penis was hanging out, i didnt think it was normal ...
  A: The answer is, it depends. Intact male pigs often leave it "all hanging out" for extended periods ...
demanding Pot belly pig11/24/2009
  Q: We have a 6-month old neutured male. He is kennel trained. He likes his kennel until 5:00 in the ...
  A: Pigs love to get up early. Pigs also learn very quickly how to get their own way. I understand your ...
Acting different11/24/2009
  Q: My 6 month old pb pig just started acting different. She has always lived with 2 little dogs that ...
  A: Is she spayed? If not, she's probably in heat. Every pig in heat reacts differently. Some become ...
Iron supplements for pot bellied pigs.11/23/2009
  Q: I have three pot bellied pigs. A one year old female and two approx. one year old neutered male ...
  A: Every pig is unique and different. Pigs kept together in the same environment and fed the exact same ...
mange mites in pot belly pig11/22/2009
  Q: will the .27% ivomec work in place of the 1% to treat for mange mites. my pot belly is 8 months old ...
  A: I am not a vet, I can not make a medical diagnosis or prescribe medication over the internet. The ...
Jumping Pig11/22/2009
  Q: I have a 5-month-old potbelly pig who seems to be a great escape artist. During the day, while I am ...
  A: Yes piglets can be accomplished jumpers. He will grow out of the jumping phase. Is his pen in a room ...
Pot belly behaviour11/21/2009
  Q: Good morning. We recently added a 4 month old female to our family. We already have a 2 year old ...
  A: You are describing a female in heat. This is probably her first one, and she probably doesn't ...
pig litter11/19/2009
  Q: I read your other response about shavings in pig litter boxes. What is your opinion on using Feline ...
  A: People report having good luck with the pine pellets. Apparently, they don't taste or smell like ...
Aspirin For Pot Bellied Pig Cramps11/19/2009
  Q: Our pot bellied pig is having a cycle and she appears in pain. Can we give her aspirin? And if so, ...
  A: I'm sure your pig is uncomfortable, and she's probably complaining about it. Aspirin is one of the ...
Arthritis in Pot Belly Pigs11/19/2009
  Q: Had been to your site before about arthritis in pot belly pigs. I have one with this problem, big ...
  A: There are no scientific studies on arthritis in pot-bellied pigs, so the best we can do for our ...
7 week old mini pot bellied11/18/2009
  Q: I adopted a mini pot bellied piglet that is going on 7 weeks old and is 2.7 pounds. She was raised ...
  A: Your baby is very small for a 7 week old. Normally, piglets should gain about 1 lb a week until they ...
Piggy doesn't eat11/18/2009
  Q: I have a 7 week old pbp I just got a week ago. He's very friendly and I've gotten him to use the ...
  A: Your piglet might be sick, but more likely he wasn't weaned yet. Pot-bellied pig moms don't wean ...
Bedding, Tusks11/17/2009
  Q: I have read on this website that straw is good for insulation of a pbp's house. What do you do if ...
  A: Hay is dried grass blades. Straw is the hollow stems leftover from harvesting grains like oats and ...
9 week old pig11/17/2009
  Q: We purchased a pot bellied pig two weeks ago and he has been having some behavioral issues. When we ...
  A: Pigs have three sets of teeth in their lifetimes. So yes, your piggy probably is teething. The ...
Pig being aggressive towards me11/16/2009
  Q: I just returned from being away for a week. My pig was cared for by my husband. Corky is two years ...
  A: Pigs reach adulthood between two and three years of age. A herd of pigs has a strict social ...
spaying11/14/2009
  Q: We took our pig in today to be spayed, they cut her just in front of her hip and couldn't finish the ...
  A: Pot-bellied pigs are normally spayed thru the belly, but the side incision method does work. The ...
Pot bellied pig in heat11/14/2009
  Q: I have a 2 and a half year old female pot bellied pig. about every 3 weeks she comes into heat. She ...
  A: Spaying is the only practical solution. She will not go into heat, and her risk of reproductive ...
pot bellied pig11/12/2009
  Q: Can they be acclimated to cold winter weather and be outside pigs? I've been taking my pig outside ...
  A: Yes, they can adapt to quite cold temperatures, but the key word here is "acclimated". They need to ...
My piggie is urinating while drinking11/12/2009
  Q: My piggie is house broken and usually has no problem with accidents. He uses a litter box inside ...
  A: It's impossible to make a medical diagnosis over the internet. But I can offer some guesses. First, ...
ppb book11/9/2009
  Q: What is the name of the author and book you recommended in some of the previous answers.
  A: Good books on pot-bellied pigs are few and far between. These are my recommendations. I believe they ...
Help.. im worried..11/7/2009
  Q: my name is chanel and i have a 3 month old neutered potbelly pig named Bentley. i got him from ...
  A: Bently isn't getting the nutrition he needs from his diet. He will be able to handle the cold better ...
pregnancy11/4/2009
  Q: How soon does a pobelly pig start to gain weight when she is pregnant?
  A: Pot-bellied pig gestation period is about three months, three weeks, and three days. A healthy ...
vets spaying11/3/2009
  Q: we have a 8 month old PBP, and we want to have her spayed this weekend. we live in Spain and can't ...
  A: I don't know your vet so I can't assess her skills. But if she is a good vet, and has experience ...
My pig needs to be neutered10/29/2009
  Q: I need to get my pig neutered, I was wondering how long the recovery time for him would be. He is ...
  A: If the neutering is done properly by a vet, he should be up and around as soon as the anesthesia ...
Couple Basic Questions10/27/2009
  Q: My 9 month old male pig doesn't seem to want to play with any toys. He has balls, ropes, socks, ...
  A: Teeth grinding is a normal pig activity. Some do it more than others. Some do it all the time, ...
Overweight pot bellied pig10/27/2009
  Q: We just aided our local animal control in rescuing a pot bellied pig from a residential yard. The ...
  A: It takes a while to get obese and it will take a while for piggy to get slim again. First, trim her ...
miniature pigs10/26/2009
  Q: We are considering buying a miniature pig as a pet for our kids. However, my wife is allergic to ...
  A: I can not predict how your wifes allergies will respond to an adult pig. People who are allergic to ...
socializing a pig10/25/2009
  Q: I am interested in adopting a year-old pig from a family that has kept him outside without any ...
  A: While this pig is probably not the ideal candidate for a house pig, he's not an adult yet. With a ...
aggressive behavior all of a sudden!10/24/2009
  Q: I have 2 neutered pot bellied pigs,(brothers) about 100 lbs each. They are about 3 years old. We own ...
  A: Pigs see the world as ladder, and each pig (and person) has his own rung on the ladder. Pigs also ...
Vietnamese pot belly10/24/2009
  Q: I was wondering if it is normal when a PBP has strong smelling perfume type breath? also how do you ...
  A: A pigs breath normally smells like the food they've just eaten, or smells like the gases in their ...
Cold Feet10/21/2009
  Q: I have a 10 week old and typically my piggie is very warm and cozy to the touch. I noticed ...
  A: In a cool environment, the outer parts of a body, like feet, tails, and ears, may be cooler than the ...
water safe?10/19/2009
  Q: I am considering a tea cup pbp. I think they are absolutely adorable and sound like a great pet. ...
  A: Pigs love water. In the wild, lakes, rivers and ponds provide pigs with water (of course), food ...
Sugardale10/19/2009
  Q: Sugs, our potbelly, is five months old. She was the runt, and we nursed her from being a week old up ...
  A: Dogs and pigs are a tricky mix. They don't speak the same "language". In the wild, dogs eat pigs, ...
Sick Pigglet10/17/2009
  Q: We have a litter of 3 1/2 week old mini pigs. Our little runt was fine, walking around this ...
  A: I am not a vet and it's not possible to make an accurate medical diagnosis over the internet. ...
7 week old10/17/2009
  Q: I have had my PBP for 1 week today.she was 6 weeks old when I adopted her. She did not have a bowel ...
  A: I am not a vet and can not make a diagnosis over the internet. I don't know what kind of meds your ...
Pig cleaning10/14/2009
  Q: How often should a pig be showered, and what is a good method of doing so.
  A: Pigs don't really need to be bathed or showered. But a regular bath for indoor pigs makes life ...
pbp back llegs are buckling10/13/2009
  Q: My year old, female pbp Belle's back legs seem to "buckle" and she falls on her rear. She is spayed ...
  A: I am not a vet and I can't make a diagnosis over the internet, but this is a common symptom of two ...
Sick Pig10/11/2009
  Q: I have a 4 month old Pot belly pig who is sneezing and has runny nose and a little eye boggers.I ...
  A: It's possible that your piglet has allergies or a touch of a cold. Keep him warm and wipe his eyes ...
potbelly pig labor10/11/2009
  Q: I have a potbelly pig who started having her babies yesterday while I was away from home. When I ...
  A: Two piglets is a small litter, but not unheard of. Pigs have three stages of labor. A day or two ...
Early Wake calls10/10/2009
  Q: I need a little help. My pbp is almost a year and has done really good with not waking up to early. ...
  A: Pigs are creatures of habit. But sometimes they change their habits due to a change around them, or ...
sick pig after being spayed10/8/2009
  Q: I had my miniature pot belly pig spayed 3 days ago. She is vomiting and will not eat or drink. Is ...
  A: ALSO meant to add, goats milk is great for sick pigs. It's high in nutrition and pigs love milk, so ...
Pig Poop!10/8/2009
  Q: I have a very generalDo you know what the gastric emptying time is for Vietnemese Pot-bellied pigs? ...
  A: It takes a couple of days for food to travel all the way through their system. Pigs usually have a ...
Piggy grazing too much?10/8/2009
  Q: we have a 5 month old Vietnamese PBP, Betty, who is very cute but seems to have an overactive ...
  A: Pigs love to graze on fresh spring grass. The biggest concern is chemicals - pesticides, herbicides, ...
Putting our 3-year old male pig up for adoption10/7/2009
  Q: We cant seem to provide the attention that we used to be able to give our FatBoy and we would like ...
  A: Unfortunately, good homes for pet pigs are few and far between. Most rescues and sanctuaries are ...
Safe For Pig?10/7/2009
  Q: I am considering getting a miniature pig! I'm in the process of moving even deeper into rural area, ...
  A: I'm glad you're taking the time to consider the environment before adopting a pig. So many people ...
aggression?10/6/2009
  Q: We just got a almost 2yr old female potbelly a week ago. At first she was very timid and didn't want ...
  A: Your pig probably does not understand what has happened. All she knows is that she was taken away ...
Bacon10/4/2009
  Q: I adopted Bacon 3 months ago after she was moved from home to home 4 times. She was attacked by dogs ...
  A: Poor Bacon sounds like she's been through a lot, it's good to know she's finally reached a safe ...
Poop! Help!10/2/2009
  Q: I have two male pot-bellied pigs who are 4 months old. Recently one of them has started to poop in ...
  A: Pigs in the wild like to poop in streams and ponds. The water hides the poop and smell and washes it ...
death of pot bellie9/28/2009
  Q: I have hand reared a pot bellied female (Georgie) since she was 10 days old. She was not able to ...
  A: I'm very sorry about Georgie. The bond between a pig and a human is very deep and special, and it's ...
Phoenix my pig9/25/2009
  Q: My pot-bellied pig is foaming at the mouth quite excessively, and has dug large potholes and ...
  A: I see that you used the metric system in your question, so I am guessing you are outside the US. ...
Baby piggy9/25/2009
  Q: I have an orphaned 2 week old piglet - potbelly - How do I get this little baby to drink from a ...
  A: It's actually better for baby to drink from a pan than a bottle. Piglets tend to inhale the liquids ...
pigs9/24/2009
  Q: i was wanting to know how to tell if my pig is pregnant. please help me i don't know any of the ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and I can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. I do know that a ...
miniature9/23/2009
  Q: a friend of mine has two of the mini pigs at a nursing home farm and were really not told how much ...
  A: Feeding pigs is more art than science. What works for one pig will not necessarily work for another. ...
Litter Box Training9/23/2009
  Q: I am completly confused when it comes to training my piglet he is 3 months old and I'm not sure if I ...
  A: Cats and pigs are completely different. Cats are natural predators, pigs are natural prey. So they ...
Outside Area9/23/2009
  Q: I am going to be keeping my PBP outside in a pen. I was wondering what is the best size for him/her? ...
  A: If your pig is going to be spending all (or most) of his time in the pen, the pen can be as big as ...
feeding9/23/2009
  Q: ...i have 12 pbp's.....it is getting WAY too expensive to continue feeding mini pig/mauzuri.....i ...
  A: Yes feeding many pigs can be expensive! I'm not familiar with the specific feed you mentioned. The ...
Biting and Squeling9/23/2009
  Q: Well he has two problems I'm having trouble with. First one is his biting/nibbling at my or anyone's ...
  A: Foot biting is a common problem. Pigs love feet! Do not let him sniff or play with peoples feet. ...
bad piggy9/21/2009
  Q: I recently got a 4 year old pot belly pig from a lady she is fixed and at first was friendly, I got ...
  A: Your piggy is frightened and confused. She does not understand that she was given away. She misses ...
pregnant pot bellied pig9/20/2009
  Q: My pig is approx. 8 months old and I have a male the same age. In June she started gaining weight ...
  A: Pot-bellied pigs average gestation is about 3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days. Usually there are no ...
ear cleaning9/19/2009
  Q: you have been so helpful in the past...thank you...our one year old Penelopig has VERY dirty ...
  A: Pigs have very narrow ear canals. Never flush a pigs ears, as this will cause temporary deafness. ...
pot bellied pig9/18/2009
  Q: female born 5-5-09 indoor/outdoor pig. all seeemed well until last week when it seemed that her ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet. I can say that this ...
Porky sick?9/17/2009
  Q: I'm Keir. My potbellied pig is 9 weeks old and appeared healthy until a few days ago. She's been ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian, and can not make any medical diagnosis over the internet. Your piggy sounds ...
Daisy, my pet pig9/15/2009
  Q: She woke at 4am whining. I took her outside, she didn't go potty and kinda sounded like she was ...
  A: When a pig does not eat, the problem is serious. I am not a veterinarian and can not make any sort ...
Pot Belly Pig doesnt listen9/15/2009
  Q: Our Pot Belly pig is three months old and is soon to be spayed. However, she doesn't listen to ...
  A: The key is consistency and patience. If she isn't spayed, then she's struggling with out of control ...
behaviour9/12/2009
  Q: Our potbelly pig is just over a year old, spayed. She is a well behaved pig, does lots of tricks, ...
  A: Yes, pigs can see some colors. I've heard of black pants bothering some pigs, the same way the black ...
marking9/12/2009
  Q: will a lady nail polish or ganier hair colour is suitable to mark or number the pigs...........
  A: Nail polish might work on hoofs, but not on skin. The Halloween spray-on hair colors might work, ...
Adding another potbellied pig to our family9/11/2009
  Q: We got a female miniature potbellied pig 1 1/2 years ago when she was about 4 weeks old. We were ...
  A: Yes, your piggy will enjoy a piggy friend - but it could start off rough! When new pigs are ...
eating9/9/2009
  Q: I wonder if corn stalks and all the plant parts can be eaten by pottbelly pig
  A: Pigs enjoy corn. The can eat the leaves, husks, stalks and kernels. But, the cobs are not digestible ...
numbering9/9/2009
  Q: .........its a rural area i hardly get a marker here ....i have to import it......so can u show or ...
  A: If you do not want to mail order a marker (some people do not like mail order), the only other ...
he/she piglet9/9/2009
  Q: ...currently got a piglet that was the last in the litter and the lady just gave her to me (i have 6 ...
  A: I've never heard of a hermaphrodite (possessing both male & female organs) pig before. But anything ...
breeding9/9/2009
  Q: at what age is it ok to breed a gilt or boar? i kno that females start there heats at around 13wks ...
  A: Yes pigs do hit sexual maturity very quickly. Males as young as 8 weeks old and still nursing have ...
neutering/breeding9/9/2009
  Q: 7wk old male humping everything including me.....cant have him neutered until he is 12-15lbs per vet ...
  A: A 7 week old piglet should weigh about 7 lb, so your baby is on the small side and underweight for ...
pot bellied pig9/7/2009
  Q: I have a 9 yr old pot bellied pig that was acting sick then he had trouble walking. I had a vet look ...
  A: Pig skin heals very quickly. Pigs often get abscesses, or infections because bacteria or other germs ...
how to look after a pot bellied pig9/6/2009
  Q: I live in Scotland i found this site for pot bellied pigs http://www.pigsrus.zoomshare.com/0.html I ...
  A: Pot-bellied pigs are smart animals, but that also makes them difficult indoor pets. They require a ...
royal dandies9/6/2009
  Q: Also where and how they originated.
  A: The term "Royal Dandy" is the trademark of one specific pot-bellied pig breeder. No current or past ...
mating and pragnancy9/5/2009
  Q: ......after how long is a female saw is good to mate again after giving birth to piglets.........
  A: I'm not quite sure I understand this question. If you are asking: After giving birth, how long ...
Buddy my pbp9/4/2009
  Q: My son got me a pbp apx one month ago and I just love him. He got him from our local fair. And after ...
  A: Buddy is just a baby and simply does not have the physical ability to "hold it" for long periods of ...
mating and pragnancy9/4/2009
  Q: "hi mam.. my female saw has just given birth to new piglets 3 days ago, n surprisingly just after 3 ...
  A: Female pot-bellied pigs can get pregnant again within hours of giving birth, so it's not a good idea ...
Pot belly pigs9/3/2009
  Q: I have an 8 month old male pot belly and I just got a 7 month old female pot belly pig. I want to ...
  A: I hope your pigs are spayed and neutered, because they are old enough to breed. Good homes are hard ...
sore hooves8/31/2009
  Q: Andrew, my potbelly, is 8 mnths old. We walk everyday.The past 2 days Andrew walks like my husband ...
  A: Horses and some other grazing animals can experience a hoof problem due to eating the wrong thing, ...
miniature pot bellied pig8/31/2009
  Q: My miniature pot bellied pig, Rooty, hasn't been feeling very well lately. She's about a year old. ...
  A: Could be any number of problems here. Refusing to drink water is a danger sign, she should see a vet ...
Pig acts like in heat but is spayed8/28/2009
  Q: Our 2 year old female pig has recently been having some strange behavioral issues. She recently ...
  A: Female pigs reach sexual maturity at six months but don't reach adulthood until they are about 2 ...
ivomec8/27/2009
  Q: I have been using ivomec 1%. Should I be using the 27%??? I just sent you an email about Sill, my 6 ...
  A: The 1% Ivo doesn't have much medicine in it. So yes, do try the higher concentration. The problem ...
mini-pet pig8/27/2009
  Q: I hope you can help me. I cannot seem to find anyone to answer my questions. I have a 6 month old ...
  A: Mange can be difficult to eradicate. I'm surprised the scrapings showed nothing. Mange mites have ...
Piglet8/26/2009
  Q: My pig just had a litter of piglets and only one has made it. She seems to be doing ok but Im ...
  A: Mom and baby should see a vet ASAP. It's unusual for a sow to loose all but one piglet, so there ...
can you get swine flu from indoor pet pigglet8/23/2009
  Q: yes, i am about to buy a piglet as an indoor pet, and i have a grandson,my daughter,hubby and ...
  A: No, there is absolutely no danger of getting the mis-named "swine flu" from your piglet. "Swine flu" ...
Overdue Pot bellied pig8/21/2009
  Q: I have a potbelly that should have delivered at least 4 days ago. She is still quite active and ...
  A: Pot-bellied pig gestation is 3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days, or about 106 to 114 days. Males can be ...
training8/16/2009
  Q: I have a female pot bellied pig she is about two months old,My question is how do I go about tameing ...
  A: Your piggy is doing what her instincts tell her to do. Piglets living in the wild are never held or ...
how to determine/estimate age8/13/2009
  Q: I live and work on an educational farm in Nebraska. We just adopted a pot bellied Boar from the ...
  A: It can be difficult to determine the age of a mature pot-bellied pig. There is no one clear age ...
castration8/12/2009
  Q: I just adopted a male pot belly. I already have a 3 year old female. What is the process of ...
  A: Male pot-bellied pigs can be neutered as early as 2 weeks, but most people prefer to wait until the ...
pig has been eating dog food8/12/2009
  Q: I have a sweet pbp that is around 2 months old. I was not prepared to take her on. She came from a ...
  A: Pigs can be, well, pig-headed, especially when it comes to food. Most pigs would prefer to eat dog ...
pig8/10/2009
  Q: My pot belly is female and one year old, she was a bottle fed baby and I got her when she was 2 mths ...
  A: Pigs are unique animals that have their own way of looking at the world. And every pig is an ...
newborn pot belly8/8/2009
  Q: I have rescued a 5 day old pot belly and have tried bottle feeding him with a powder milk ...
  A: It can be difficult to get little babies to eat. Bottle feeding can be a problem. It's very easy for ...
Pot bellied not eating8/5/2009
  Q: I have a sevral week old minitaure pot bellied pig. She is not wanting to eat and It's really ...
  A: It sounds like your baby may not have been weaned and doesn't understand she has to eat. The cold is ...
Copper/Feeding babies8/5/2009
  Q: I was wondering if pot bellied pigs can have copper in there diets? I am currently feeding pot ...
  A: There's very little information about diet and pot-bellied pigs, and very little information about ...
pig odor8/3/2009
  Q: We just got a male 6 week old pot belly pig. He was outside at the place we got him from and he had ...
  A: The odor is a sign that he is excited or scared. Intact male pot-bellied pigs secrete an oily ...
Potbellied pigs8/2/2009
  Q: ok my mom just got a potbellied pig he is only 3 months old and the past few days he can not move ...
  A: A piglet that does not walk or move is very sick or suffering from a serious back injury and needs ...
ORPHAN POTBELLIED PIG8/1/2009
  Q: I just recieved a 3 week old pot bellied pig. current weight of 1.8 pounds. her mother rejected her, ...
  A: Yes, some pigs do get motion sickness. A friend of mine had a pig that got sick when ever he rode in ...
unknown behavoir! ! !!7/29/2009
  Q: I just adopted a 6mo old female pot bellied pig from my local humane society, she has started ...
  A: Yes it can hurt a lot when pigs rub their snouts on peoples legs! It's surprising how hard and ...
behavior7/29/2009
  Q: My son came home from graduate school and met our 6 mnth old miniature potbelly, Andrew, for the ...
  A: Aggression can be a problem with pot-bellied pigs. Normally the first signs of aggression appear at ...
slips7/28/2009
  Q: my house is 90% tile and my pig heart his back 2 times in under a year his back legs go out and he ...
  A: Pot-bellied pigs can be difficult indoor pets. Their bodies are not as adapted to indoor life as ...
pigs toe7/27/2009
  Q: her toe is over grown and she wont walk on it what do i do?
  A: Pigs hooves sometimes require trimming. Most pigs really dislike hoof trimming. Ideally, a piglet ...
Pot-bellied pig pregnancy7/27/2009
  Q: Our potbellied pig had babies on easter morning, and now she is building a nest. The male was with ...
  A: Yes, it is possible. A sow can get pregnant within 24 hours of giving birth, if she is with an ...
Is neuturing a must for a miniture pot belly Pig?7/21/2009
  Q: Everywhere I have read they say the male must be neutered is this true? If he is not neutered them ...
  A: Intact male pot-bellied pigs do not make good house pets for a lot of reasons. Intact male pigs ...
Pig problem7/20/2009
  Q: I have two pot b. pigs. They are bro/sis, spayed & neutered, never been apart. One year old. Live ...
  A: Yes, this is typical pig behavior. Upsetting to us humans, but very natural to them. Put Polysporin ...
pig food safety7/18/2009
  Q: I have a pet pot pig. I have purchased several different bags of feed. I always put the food into ...
  A: No, those worms are not normal and should not be there. Rubbermaid, Tupperware, or similar plastic ...
training a potbelly how to get used to a harness7/15/2009
  Q: i have a female pot belly pig that is three in a half weeks old. i have started to put a harness on ...
  A: Pigs have a wide range of vocal sounds. Pigs always scream when they are unhappy. The scream may be ...
My pot belly pig is not eating7/14/2009
  Q: My husband bought me a sweet little pot belly pig that is the runt. When I asked how old she was, ...
  A: Baby must be very stressed about all the sudden changes. She'll need a warm, quiet place to rest. It ...
nose ring for my pot belly pig7/8/2009
  Q: I want to have a nose ring put in my pigs nose to keep her from digging in the grass. I was told ...
  A: A nose ring will not stop your pig from digging up grass or rooting. Rooting is a natural, ...
My pot bellied pig7/6/2009
  Q: I have a pot bellied pig and her name is Nikki and something is wrong, I don't know if it is wrong ...
  A: I think there's several parts to this problem. Pig pee should be pale yellow or clear. It's ...
Pigs7/2/2009
  Q: Can i feed rhubarb leaves and tomato leaves/plants to my vietmenese pot bellied pig?
  A: Both rhubarb and tomato plants are poisonous for people. Rhubarb is much more dangerous than ...
Male PBP "dribbling"6/28/2009
  Q: I have a 13 month old male(neutered w. diverticulum removed) PB who lives indoors. He's a wonderful ...
  A: One of the biggest challenges in pot-bellied pig ownership is finding a good vet who knows ...
potbellie pig6/22/2009
  Q: i have a 7 week old potbellie pig i took her out for a walk about 3 pm now all she been doing is ...
  A: Let her rest, feed her as usual. A 7 week old piglet should weigh about 7 lb and be eating about 1/2 ...
emaciated piglet loose stools6/22/2009
  Q: I was asked to take a piglet who was orphaned. He is all skin and bones. He does not move around a ...
  A: If you are bottle feeding him, switch him to pan feeding right away. Bottle feeding is cute. When ...
arthritis in pot belly pigs6/19/2009
  Q: I am wondering where I could get the drug Primacy that you mentioned in your answer about pig ...
  A: It may not be available any longer... Rimadyl is readily available and works well to ease arthritis ...
Mange mite treatment baby pig6/18/2009
  Q: We have a pot belly pig about 6 wks old. Weighs 2.5 pounds. After reading the information on these ...
  A: Your baby is on the small side for a 6 week old. As a rule of thumb, babies should gain about 1 lb a ...
pig health6/16/2009
  Q: I went out of town and had a neighbor feed our pig~~My pig looks like he has gained 30 pounds he ...
  A: Pigs love to eat, and people love to feed them. It's hard to find a pig sitter who understands that ...
city ordinances6/14/2009
  Q: Do you have information regarding zoning laws for pot bellied pigs in san diego city limits. I ...
  A: Your city hall will have a copy of the zoning regulations. These rules are available to the public, ...
to iron or not to iron...6/11/2009
  Q: Greetings from Arizona!I just bought a "mini" pot bellie pig last week from out of town (Craigslist ...
  A: Good for you for taking on the challenge of hand raising this baby! Runts almost never survive ...
pig weight6/7/2009
  Q: I am learning that they are not at all like dogs, so you could say we are learning together. ...
  A: The general rule of thumb is that a piglet should gain 1 lb per week until they are 6 months old or ...
My 5 year old pot-bellied pig broke her front tooth and looking for vet in colorado6/3/2009
  Q: My 5 year old potbellied pig broke one of her front teeth in half. She does not seem to be in any ...
  A: Most pot-bellied pigs have an underbite, so I assume your talking about those front, center bottom ...
pig care5/29/2009
  Q: My 3 yr old pbp is mostly white and got sunburn pretty bad sometime in April. We are in SE Georgia. ...
  A: It sounds like there's several parts to this problem. Sunburn, weight, hooves and lack of exercise. ...
feeding baby5/25/2009
  Q: What can I feed a baby potbelly about 6 or 7 weeks old while I wait for delivery of pig chow or ...
  A: A 6 or 7 week old baby should be old enough to nibble on solid foods. At this stage, baby usually ...
large red bumbs on potbellied pig5/15/2009
  Q: I have a 9 week old potbellied pig. She is indoors because she was hand raised from a bottle. She ...
  A: I am not a vet and I can't make a diagnosis over the internet. Adult pigs have naturally tough skin ...
MATE5/11/2009
  Q: is there any cycle.............and is there any symptoms by which i can know my saw is at heat.
  A: Male pigs are fertile from about 12 weeks of age. Females may begin to cycle at 12 weeks. Neither ...
pot-bellied pig5/10/2009
  Q: I have a pot bellied pig I need to know what to put on her skin. Her skin is very dry and scaly. It ...
  A: A yellow to orange tint could be dirt or a symptom of mange. If the color doesn't wash off after a ...
Pot Bellied Pig5/9/2009
  Q: My piggy is 16 and he had diarrhea and was standing hunchbacked. The vet said he had crystals and ...
  A: Older, male pot-bellied pigs are at risk for developing urinary tract crystals that can cause ...
potbellied pigs5/8/2009
  Q: are potbellied pigs alergic to butterfly bushes
  A: I am assuming by "butterfly bush" you are referring to Buddleia plants. Buddleia plants are not ...
2 week old mini pot bellie pig5/3/2009
  Q: We just got a 2 week old mini pot bellie pig and i neeed to know what would be best to feed it and ...
  A: A 2 week old piglet is very young to be away from Mom. Pigs do not wean their babies until they are ...
diet for pigs?4/24/2009
  Q: I'm wondering what a natural diet for pot bellied and commercial pigs would consist of? I have a 1 ...
  A: In spite of the recent tragedies involving commercial pet food, it's still the cheapest, easiest way ...
extreme gas in my pig4/24/2009
  Q: at times she will get gas if the grandkids feed her too many apples, but the last three weeks, her ...
  A: It can be difficult to find a good pot-bellied pig vet. The North American Pot-bellied Pig ...
feeding4/21/2009
  Q: i have a potbellied pig what should i feed them to make them grow as fast as possible(except vitamin ...
  A: Pigs grow at their own rate. A healthy piglet gains about 1 lb/week until they are 8 or 9 months ...
looking to buy a pig4/19/2009
  Q: I want to buy a pig i would like a pink or black pot bellied pig but nice to kids around 13 and to ...
  A: Pigs are very intelligent, high maintenance pets. They don't "play" the way dogs do. I urge you to ...
Redness on penis4/18/2009
  Q: I am a new mother to a 4 week old piglet. He is pink and gray in color. I have noticed his penis has ...
  A: It could be any number of things. I am assuming he is not neutered yet. Male pigs reach sexual ...
flowers4/6/2009
  Q: Is there any type of annual flowers that i can plant in beds that my pig would NOT want to eat? She ...
  A: Pigs, like deer, are natural browsers and see most garden plants as a handy snack. Pigs are also ...
Baby pot belly pigs going to the bathroom4/5/2009
  Q: I went to this animal swap with my sister we have been into horses for over ten years and was just ...
  A: Could be any number of issues here... Piglets should stay with their moms until they are about 8 ...
bedding4/4/2009
  Q: I have my piggy is a piggy house outside. I have been using hay for his bedding the past year but I ...
  A: Straw is the best choice for most climates, but in some places other kinds of bedding will work. ...
ear mites4/2/2009
  Q: can pigs get ear mites?if so how can i spot it and what can i do . should i be scard!my pig might ...
  A: It's possible but highly unlikely. Ear mites are very rare in pigs and almost unheard of in house ...
Pot Belly Pig - ear problem3/25/2009
  Q: My pot belly pig shakes and tilts his head. I took him to the vet and nothing was found to indicate ...
  A: Pot-bellied pigs do have a very, very thin inner ear canal. If the problem is allergies, there will ...
smelly carpet3/21/2009
  Q: We have a 4 month old male pbp and we are working on the potty thing but he has accidents behind the ...
  A: Any name-brand product with enzymes designed to remove urine odor from carpet will work. Wal-Mart ...
miniature potbelly pig3/18/2009
  Q: im buying my pig today i already made a vetenary appointment and i found a place where they sell pig ...
  A: I'll touch on as many points as I can in the limited space I have here. I strongly urge you to get ...
FRIENDS3/17/2009
  Q: CAN POTBELLIED PIGS AND GOATS LIVE HAPPILY TOGETHER?
  A: Pigs and goats are very different animals and speak different "languages". Goats and pigs can spend ...
NOT POOPING3/13/2009
  Q: I HAVE A 1 MONTH POTBELLIED PIG THAT MOTHERS DID'NT TAKE CARE OF MY QUESTION IS HOW OFTEN SHOULD ...
  A: Three days is too long to go without going. Canned pumpkin often makes pigs poop. Car rides also ...
pig litter3/12/2009
  Q: what is the best litter to use for potbelly pigs? I dont want them to get sick
  A: That's a good question. Most people don't realize that ordinary kitty litters can be dangerous. ...
Potbelly Vaccination, pig not acting right2/18/2009
  Q: I am asking a question for my mom. She got a potbelly 3 days ago. We took Fiona to a local vet ...
  A: I am not a vet, I don't know what your vet gave your pig, and it's impossible to make a diagnosis ...
mini pigs2/16/2009
  Q: my daughters had been wanting a mini pig for a long time so i have been doing research on them and ...
  A: Pigs grow until they reach age 4 or 5. Pigs reach sexual maturity at about 3 months, and reach ...
Size of potbelly piglet2/9/2009
  Q: I have a weird question that my vet has yet to respond to. I have PBP siblings who are 5 months ...
  A: I did see one other case similar to this one - If I remember correctly, the pig stepped on the penis ...
Potbellied Pig w/hemhroids2/7/2009
  Q: I have a 3 to 4 year old make potbellied pig that is castrated. After we rescued him from a petting ...
  A: I believe what you are describing is rectal prolapse, where a section of intestinal tissue is pushed ...
Message techniques for pig arthiritis?2/4/2009
  Q: We have a 16 year old pot bellied pig. He has bad arthritis of the front legs and has some good ...
  A: Arthritis is a common problem in pigs. Weight is a factor. If your pig is on the heavy side, now is ...
zoning2/3/2009
  Q: is lakeland ok to keep pigs
  A: Every community has different zoning regulations. Contact your city hall and request a copy of the ...
foaming mouth1/25/2009
  Q: My 3 yr. old spayed female has always continually made nibbling movements with her lips. This ...
  A: Yes, the foam is normal. She might also squeak or grind her teeth while she's doing this. Intact ...
Welts or Hives1/21/2009
  Q: I have a 9 month old pot bellied pig called Charlize and I have noticed that she has got welts/hives ...
  A: Pigs get all sorts of skin problems. It's impossible to make a diagnosis over the internet, but I ...
socializing pbp1/20/2009
  Q: I recently got an 11 week old female pbp. She has not been socialized by the breeder. When I go to ...
  A: You're on the right track! She will come around, eventually. She's been through a very traumatic ...
pigs1/19/2009
  Q: How long do pot bellied pigs stay in heat of in ovulation time?
  A: Pot-bellied pigs normally have their first estrus around 3 months of age. The first couple of ...
Sow vomiting12/28/2008
  Q: I have an approximately 2 or three year old pot belly pig in with my boar. She was malnourished from ...
  A: Pigs do not get morning sickness, so that is not the problem. Starved pigs sometimes try to gobble ...
pot belly pig broke leg12/24/2008
  Q: . took him to the vet said his front leg was broke gave me some rimadyl 75 and that was it.. will he ...
  A: Piglets should get 1/2 cup per 15 lb per day. At 1 year, they need 1 cup per 50 lb per day, ...
elderly pot-cross anorexia12/17/2008
  Q: My 12+ y/o pot-belly cross is afebrile, ambulatory, but not eating much. He seems to only eat ...
  A: A 12 year old piggy is a senior citizen. I'm assuming from your words "vet says" that he has already ...
Piggy questions12/12/2008
  Q: I have a few quick questions, i was wondering if it was possible for you to email me the answers ...
  A: Young pigs will learn to get along together fairly quickly. Most experts recommend keeping the new ...
Piglets12/7/2008
  Q: 1 of our sows was a first time mother and didn't really do a good job of NOT stepping or laying on ...
  A: Piglets need a lot of warmth so as long as she can move away from the heat if she wishes, it's best ...
Pot Belly Hooves12/4/2008
  Q: Could you please tell me where I can locate a hoist with a sling to do hooves and the usual cost. ...
  A: The system I saw in person used an electric engine hoist from Harbor Freight Tools and a calf sling ...
pot bellied pigs11/29/2008
  Q: I am very interested in, and hoping to buy, a pot bellied pig as a household pet. however, i am ...
  A: Zoning can be a problem. You'll need to consider the community laws as well as any Homeowners ...
heat11/18/2008
  Q: I'm trying to fine a heat source for my outside potbelly pigs can you give me any ideas? thank you ...
  A: Pot-bellied pigs are surprisingly adaptable animals. The key words for keeping an outdoor pig ...
neutering my mimi potbelly pig11/12/2008
  Q: i live in portland oregon need to find a vet who neuters potbellys and maybe be able to find some ...
  A: It can be difficult to find a vet willing to see pot-bellied pigs. There's a list of vets here: ...
help11/11/2008
  Q: i have a pot belly pig for 5 months now, love her to death!!! any how need info on getting her ...
  A: Spaying is the best choice. Right now there may be no other pigs nearby, but that may not always ...
Pot Belly pigs11/8/2008
  Q: I just a week ago got two pigs male and a female. I was told the female is preganant,but they didn't ...
  A: Male pigs are fertile at 12 weeks (3 months), but can be fertile as early as 9 weeks. Females are ...
Our new babie pig w/ our dogs and young kids11/4/2008
  Q: we are proud new owners of a mini mini vietnimese pot belly and she is a sweetheart. I have 2 very ...
  A: The "nipping" behavior you describe is typical of piglets who were weaned early. It's important to ...
Limping Pig10/24/2008
  Q: I just rescued a 3 year old Female PBP.Her name is Pickle.Her hoofs are terrible.I have owned my own ...
  A: Most pigs don't like having their feet trimmed. Pigs can be taught to tolerate this, and it sounds ...
Maintenance feed recipe10/22/2008
  Q: Is there a good maintenance feed recipe a person can mix at home to save a little money?
  A: Pot-bellied pig food, like most animal feeds and many human foods, are extruded pellets. The raw ...
potbellypig10/21/2008
  Q: I just got a potbellied pig and her nails are extremely long they are like 4 inches log and curled ...
  A: Pigs hooves are different from horses hooves in that they do not have a live soft spot or "frog" ...
pot bellied pigs10/15/2008
  Q: Do you know where I can find anything "written" saying a pot bellied pig is an exotic animal?
  A: The USDA considers pot-bellied pigs "swine" but NOT "hogs" and specifically bans their use in ...
Sick Pig10/14/2008
  Q: Our pig is 2 years old and has been acting like her back leg is hurting. She is limpimg and kind of ...
  A: The average temperature for a pot-bellied pig (according to The Veterinary Care of Pot-Bellied Pigs ...
Foam when eating10/12/2008
  Q: I have a 6 month old spade female named Spamela. She is very healthy weighing in at 70 lbs. She has ...
  A: Oh yes that's perfectly normal. Pigs do foam at the mouth. Boars foam almost constantly, and it has ...
my pot belly pig10/8/2008
  Q: how do i keep the smell down in my pigs litter box or can i feed her something to keep the smell ...
  A: The feces and urine from a healthy pot-bellied pig fed a proper diet should have little or no smell. ...
dry skin on mini pot belly indoor pig10/7/2008
  Q: What type of lotion or conditioner can I buy at a pet store safe for my pigs dry itchy skin?
  A: Pot-bellied pigs naturally have dry, flaky skin. The condition is often worse when the pigs are ...
food dangers10/5/2008
  Q: can cabbage kill a teacup pot belly pig he will be about 15 to 25 pounds full grown
  A: No. Cabbage is a healthy food for all pigs. But too much cabbage will give him gas! Also, many pigs ...
Juliani Pig10/4/2008
  Q: I recently bought a Juliani piglet and I can't find any information about him. I would like to know ...
  A: Asia is filled with many breeds of pigs, most descended from the larger European Wild Boar. These ...
info on pbp9/10/2008
  Q: I have recently aquired an adorable pbp. She is 2 1/2 months old and we have a very good bond. I ...
  A: It's nice to hear that people all around the world are keeping pot-bellied pigs as pets! Pigs and ...
Feeding a 3 week old pot belly pig9/6/2008
  Q: I purchased a potbelly pig a few days ago, she is about 2 and 1/2 pounds, I think she is about 3 ...
  A: Three weeks is a very young age for a piglet to be away from Mom. Most pot-bellied pigs do not wean ...
pot-bellied pigs8/28/2008
  Q: Hey, I would like to know where could I buy a pot-bellied pig in Mexico (where I live). I really ...
  A: I don't know of any breeders in Mexico, but the North American Pot-Bellied Pig Association might. ...
why is my pot bellied pig started bitting?8/26/2008
  Q: I adopted Kady in May, she is now 1 year old. The previous owner had to get rid of her because she ...
  A: I am assuming that Kady is not in pain, and that she really was spade. More than one dumped "spade" ...
butterbean8/26/2008
  Q: I have a 4 month old male for the last 3 days he has been at univeristy of tennessee vet er. We took ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear about your baby and I hope he gets better quickly. My first hunch is accidental ...
small breed pigs8/24/2008
  Q: My girlfriend and I have been looking for a small breed pet pig for some time now. Is there any way ...
  A: Sorry but I am not a breeder and don't sell pigs. Also, AllExperts hides the email address. Ross ...
kinds of pigs8/23/2008
  Q: What is the smallest pig? And are they a good pet?
  A: All pot-bellied pigs are small compared to their farm hog cousins. The average pot-bellied pig ...
MALE POT BELLY8/22/2008
  Q: I RECENTLY RESCUED A MALE POT BELLY, HE IS STARTING TO SHOW BAD BEHAVIOR, WHERE IN MY AREA CAN I GET ...
  A: There's a list of Florida veterinarians here ...
Litter training8/20/2008
  Q: I'm getting a mini pig this week and I'm concerned about litter training him. I would like to but ...
  A: Pig urine does not have much smell, but urine soaked litter will smell as it starts to mold. Pine ...
13 year old heaving8/16/2008
  Q: Yesterday morning our 13 yr old pot bellied pig vomited prior to breakfast. She ate normally ...
  A: Vets know the risks and dangers of using anesthesia on older or sick pigs. Your vet will most likely ...
pot belly mating8/16/2008
  Q: I am the owner of a female pot belly that is about six months old now. She is the only pot belly in ...
  A: Yes, it's very possible for him to smell her from that far away. It's also possible for her to smell ...
Please Read!!8/14/2008
  Q: I have a baby pig and he has very little hair and itches non-stop! He is a inside pet and I dont ...
  A: The three most common causes of excessive itching are parasites, dry skin, and new bristle growth. ...
constipation in 2 wk old Vietnamese pot belly8/9/2008
  Q: I rescued a 2 week old pot belly baby 5 days ago from someone who was going to butcher and kill the ...
  A: Your baby is very little! Babies this young are fragile, I strongly suggest consulting a vet if he ...
Births8/9/2008
  Q: I wonder if you could please help me. I have a pregnant pot belly pig and i think she has gone into ...
  A: Normally pregnant females will begin nesting a day or so before labor starts. The first stage of ...
3 week old pig8/7/2008
  Q: We just got a three week old pot belly pig two nights ago. I can't get her to eat. I'm feeding her ...
  A: Three weeks is very young to be away from her Mom. Pigs do not wean their piglets until they are 8 ...
Pot Bellied Pigs8/2/2008
  Q: .. I have two questions for you about my female pot bellied pig that is 2 - 3 years old. The last ...
  A: Yes, intact male pigs are always trying to mate with female pigs or anything else handy. Gestation ...
Mini Piglett7/31/2008
  Q: I am about to buy a miniature pig and I was wondering if i have to get pig chow, cause it cost a lot ...
  A: No it is not possible to make a suitable pig chow without access to the proper grains, fibers, ...
Pot Bellied Pig Hoof Triming plus7/31/2008
  Q: My 14 yr old ( Ive had him since he was just a few weeks old] pot bellied pig has hoofs that are too ...
  A: You might try teaching him to allow you to handle and trim his feet, but at age 14 he's probably ...
pot belly piggie7/31/2008
  Q: my pig, i belive she is around 1 yr old. For the past month she has been walking funny on her back ...
  A: Based on the information in your note, I'm a little surprised the vet offered antibiotics. Lameness ...
pot bellied pig7/28/2008
  Q: My mom and i just purchased a baby pot bellied pig.....We are unsure of the age, but were told that ...
  A: Two meals a day works best for most people. It can be difficult to arrange a schedule to give a pig ...
pot belly pig needing a home7/24/2008
  Q: I have an 8 month old male pot bellied pig. He is house trained and very tame. However, he does live ...
  A: Unfortunately homes for pot-bellied pigs are few and far between. Most sanctuaries are overflowing. ...
My Potbelly Pig is sneezing7/21/2008
  Q: I recently rescued a 5 month old potbelly pig and have had him for around 2 months. Over the past ...
  A: Pigs do sneeze occasionally. Indoor pigs sneeze more than outdoor pigs. Aerosol sprays, scented ...
pet pig7/19/2008
  Q: After reading how much you know about pigs you are just the person I have been looking for! My ...
  A: The average full grown pot-bellied pig is about the same size as a medium dog, but weighs ...
Over weight and Clipping toe nails???7/15/2008
  Q: I really have a two part question. One is what is the correct/best kind of food for your pot bellied ...
  A: The best diet is a pot-bellied pig food and fresh greens. Mazuri, Mana-Pro, Heartland, Champion, and ...
Agression in Potbelly Pigs7/13/2008
  Q: I have a 17 month old female PBP and have had her since she was 5 weeks old, we had her fixed in May ...
  A: Aggression is not an unusual problem when a pig is weaned away from Mom younger than 8 weeks, and ...
Lookingfor a mini7/11/2008
  Q: Hell My Name is Sylvia. I have a friend who is a die hard Pig lover. And she is always keeping ...
  A: Why not give her a "gift certificate" for a pig? Present it to her with a small stuffed or ceramic ...
dwarf pig?7/5/2008
  Q: I have a male pig-from a very small pot-bellied pig pair. He was the only one in a litter of 6 all ...
  A: White pot-bellied pigs usually have black on the face and rump, and sometimes large markings on the ...
Porky7/1/2008
  Q: I have a white male pot bellie pig. Porky is 1 1/2 years old. He is neutered. He is very loveable ...
  A: Pot-bellied pigs are much smarter than dogs. Oddly, that makes them a little harder to train. Pigs ...
pigs6/25/2008
  Q: Can pigs use litter boxes if their trained to?
  A: Yes, pigs can be trained to use a litter box, although most pigs prefer to potty outside when the ...
sick baby6/19/2008
  Q: I have a 6 week old pot bellied pig he weighs about 3 pounds and he started to run a temp of 103.7 ...
  A: My copy of Veterinary Care of Pot-Bellied Pigs by Lorrie Blackburn DVM says the average rectal ...
Safe to Air Transport a 12 Year old Potbelly?6/19/2008
  Q: Our potbellied pig Ludwig has been in our family for 12 years, since he was 6 weeks old. We are ...
  A: I'm glad to hear you're taking Ludwig with you! Most countries have rules and regulations on ...
Best toys for pigs and how to train not to bite6/16/2008
  Q: I recently just got a 7wk old pig. He seems to want to bite my toes I know he is playing but dont ...
  A: Pigs seem to love toes! Yes, it's a good idea to discourage this behavior now, before it gets out ...
weaning6/14/2008
  Q: I have a 61/2 week old piglet and i got pig feed at the feed store because they told me i could wean ...
  A: A 6-1/2 week old piglet is old enough to eat and drink on his own, but he probably does not know ...
mini pot bellied pig6/11/2008
  Q: my ten month old female mini pot bellied pig has been really sick, the vet has no idea what is wrong ...
  A: My first guess is poisoning, because pigs love to eat just about everything including things they ...
my domestic pig skin problem6/11/2008
  Q: I have what i think is a domestic pig, but with his teeth i'm not sure he might be boar? anyways he ...
  A: The most common skin problems in pigs is mange. It's caused by a tiny mite that tunnels under the ...
male pot bellied pig6/10/2008
  Q: My pot bellied pig, who is about 2 months old and intact, has a rather strange thing coming out of ...
  A: I am guessing that the "strange thing" is actually the corkscrew penis itself, extending from the ...
pot bellied pig-health6/8/2008
  Q: Recently i've noticed that after urinating, my pot bellied pig seems to have a chalky white residue ...
  A: The short answer is, they may or may not be related, but the white residue is a sign of infection, ...
adopting a second pig6/2/2008
  Q: I have adopted a 10 month old pot bellied pig, about 4 weeks age, I have recently found another pig ...
  A: Pigs are usually social animals who enjoy being around other pigs. I'm sure Kady will enjoy having a ...
Pot Bellied Pig Diet5/27/2008
  Q: I recently rescued a pot belly from an auction but I have some questions about diet; I have fed ...
  A: Commercial pot-bellied pig food manufacturers say that pellets are the only food a pot-bellied pig ...
Potbellied Pig with dog bite5/22/2008
  Q: My 10 year old PBP was bitten today in play by my 6 month old puppy.. they play together but the pup ...
  A: At age 10, your pig is a senior citizen. Often, pigs begin to develop health problems around age 14, ...
Containing our pig5/15/2008
  Q: What is the best way to contain our pig. She has a large fenced area but gets out a new way ...
  A: Hog or cattle panel fencing sunk 6 - 12" below the surface, with chain locks and steel fence posts ...
possibly getting a mini potbelly pig4/29/2008
  Q: The current owner states that her 6 month old female pig does not like living indoors. She always ...
  A: Pigs are usually social creatures and get along well with most other animals. The problems are ...
Pot bellied pigs and essential oils4/28/2008
  Q: Can tea tree oil be used on pigs? I was considering using it in a salve in conjunction with neem oil ...
  A: Any insect repellent can be used on pigs. There's products available specifically for livestock, ...
Small Growths on Legs4/22/2008
  Q: I have a female mini potbelly pig. She is almost 2 years old and i have noticed since she was young ...
  A: It's impossible to offer an accurate diagnosis over the internet, sometimes it's really necessary to ...
My Pig4/21/2008
  Q: I have a two pigs. One male and the other female. I believe that they have mated and she may be ...
  A: Pigs are pregnant for 3 months, 3 weeks, and 3 days, or about 114 days. There are no early ...
First litter handling4/16/2008
  Q: We adopted a pregnant sow of which we have no background knowledge of. She had 6 piggy March 31 and ...
  A: Mom can be socialized, and you can start right away. It will take some time and effort. When it's ...
Hoof trimming4/15/2008
  Q: My female pot-bellied pig is 9 months old. Through out the winter, she has spent most of her time ...
  A: When they get too long, if they do. Some pigs are very good at keeping their hoofies just the right ...
Mini Pigs4/12/2008
  Q: I was looking to adopt a mini pig, but I do not where to look for these adoption centers. I've owned ...
  A: Here is a short list, many of these organizations know of other pigs in need of a home that are not ...
Thinking about owning a miniature pig4/11/2008
  Q: I have been doing a lot of research on owning a pig. I have a 5 pound yorkshire terrior though, and ...
  A: Every pig is different, with their own personality. Sometimes dogs and pigs do live together ...
pig question4/4/2008
  Q: How could I stop my Pot Bellied Pig from rooting up my lawn?
  A: Rooting is a natural pig behavior. Pigs are born to root! He will need to root somewhere. To ...
pig diet4/2/2008
  Q: how would i get a good balance of carbohydrates, protein, mineral, vitamins, fibre and lipids into a ...
  A: Nutrition is a complex subject. Feed companies have entire divisions of nutritionists (many with ...
elderly pig3/27/2008
  Q: dramatic weight loss just before winter that no amount of feed can counter.he still has healthy ...
  A: At age 19 Harley certainly is a senior citizen! It's impossible to make any medical diagnosis over ...
pot bellied pig3/27/2008
  Q: My pig is about 6 months old and is constipated what can i give her?
  A: From time to time pigs do get constipated. Most people swear that canned pumpkin will get things ...
Ears and skin3/25/2008
  Q: Good morning My pig has some spots that I initally thought were just dirt after inspecting have ...
  A: Farm hogs often develop crusty black spots after a sunburn. It's impossible to make a diagnosis ...
Unexpected arrival and death of potbellied piglets3/25/2008
  Q: We have 2 pot bellied pigs-female.Both about 9 mths old. We only have them about 6 weeks and were ...
  A: I'm sorry the piglets didn't make it. I assume they were full term, awake, able to move about. Any ...
pigs3/23/2008
  Q: are there dwarf pigs that don't grow and do you have any information on breeders for these such pigs ...
  A: "Dwarf" and "Miniature" pigs are small only when compared to their larger cousins, the farm hogs. A ...
Miniature pot bellied pigs3/20/2008
  Q: I have actually 2 questions. The first is "do pot bellied pigs see in color or black and white?" ...
  A: The color question is a very good question. So far I haven't found medical verification, but based ...
piglet problem3/19/2008
  Q: i took in a rescue pig a few months ago. they said she was spayed but guess what she had three ...
  A: It's shockingly common for dumped females to have unexpected babies. Unfortunately, there's no easy ...
Bully pig!3/16/2008
  Q: I have a 1 year old pot belly pig (female). I also have two dogs her are VERY scared of her. ...
  A: Pigs and dogs communicate, but their natural languages are very different. That results in a lot of ...
new piglet3/13/2008
  Q: We have just adopted a miniature pot bellied pig. We are very interested in feeding her correctly. ...
  A: Adult pigs need 1/2 to 1 cup of food per 25 lb of body weight, depending on the pig and his ...
my first pig3/12/2008
  Q: I have a few small questions regarding pot bellied pigs and i cannot seem to find consistant ...
  A: There's a lot of conflicting information about pot-bellied pigs because each pig is unique. Making ...
Pot belly big tooth care3/11/2008
  Q: We have a 9 year old female pot belly pig, Samantha. Her bottom center teeth have grown longer than ...
  A: Older pot-bellied pigs often grow long, scary looking under bites. Pot-bellied pigs have two sets ...
correction on previous enquery... pig weighs 180, not 2803/2/2008
  Q: My 14 year old neutered male, who is otherwise very fastidious and will not pee in his house, has ...
  A: I received your question twice, so you might get a message that one was rejected as a duplicate ...
fighting2/28/2008
  Q: I have 2 pot bellied pigs, they are both tiny pot bellied but a little different. Snuffles turned 2 ...
  A: Allexperts strips attachments off the messages, so I can't see the picture. Pigs are able to breed ...
Finding a pig2/28/2008
  Q: My name is danielle. We have been looking for a baby potbelly for a while now. We arent really ...
  A: The Pig Placement Network was established to help people looking for pigs find people who have pigs ...
4 week old piglet2/23/2008
  Q: I have a 4 week old miniature pot belly pig (he is fixed and weaned off milk). He is doing great! ...
  A: Baby piglets are almost as needy as baby humans. In fact, pigs are considered as intelligent as a ...
Pot-Bellied pig in San Diego2/22/2008
  Q: Helen, I was wondering if you had found out anything about the ordinance for pot-bellied pigs in ...
  A: Even Experts must sometimes turn to other experts. Becky DiNolfi specializes in zoning. Her website ...
info.2/18/2008
  Q: I bought my pig from an unhealthy environment.He is being kept in a stall.Plenty water,food, etc. ...
  A: Eventually, yes. But fences aren't just for keeping things in - they keep things out, too. Things ...
pbp questions2/17/2008
  Q: I'm responding to my last question,that you answered. About male pbp smelling. Now that he's ...
  A: My vet says removing the sac is complicated surgery. Male pigs are prone to urinary problems, and in ...
pot bellies deformed feet2/17/2008
  Q: how much baby aspirin and how much glucosamine can you give a pig, and how often?
  A: Weigh the pig or use the measurement method http://www.pigpalssanctuary.com/health/size_weight.htm ...
Do PBP's prefer company/2/15/2008
  Q: Will he prefer to have another pig for company? He right now lives inside,his 'room' is a bathroom. ...
  A: Most pigs enjoy the company and companionship of other pigs. But, when a new pig is introduced, pigs ...
rooting pigs...please help!2/6/2008
  Q: just want to know if you can train it? please help me!! thanks from jas
  A: Pot-bellied pigs and elegant landscaping just don't go together. Pigs are born to root. Trying to ...
PBP and Horses2/3/2008
  Q: I have been told that I shouldn't keep a Pig in the Barn with horses . Do you know why this is ?
  A: Pot-bellied pigs are flexible and can live quite comfortably with most animals and pose no threat to ...
mini pot belly2/2/2008
  Q: We've had 'Pickles' for 16 months (she was 5 weeks and weaned). She is totally housebroken and is ...
  A: Unspayed females often "forget" their potty training when they go into heat. Pigs reach maturity at ...
pot belly pig bite1/31/2008
  Q: just doing some research on line about pig agression and found the email about the person who was ...
  A: Intelligent animals are complex, sometimes it can be hard to understand what's going on inside a ...
Funny Folds1/29/2008
  Q: I adopted a rescued neutered male mini-pig from the Humane Society about 2 years ago. I was told at ...
  A: Is he changing in weight or just changing in appearance? If he is maintaining the same weight or ...
potbeely pig about to give birth1/25/2008
  Q: My potbelly pig Daisy is acting very strange, she is digging a hole in the backyard by the tree and ...
  A: I am guessing from the last part of your question that you know for sure she is pregnant. Gestation ...
litter train my pig1/22/2008
  Q: I have just purchased a miniature pot belly pig after hearing how easy they are to litter train but ...
  A: Pigs are very smart. But the cleverness can make training difficult, because they have strong "pig ...
POT BELLIED PIGS AND ZONING1/22/2008
  Q: I've contacted animal control in San Diego to find out if pot bellied pigs are allowed. They told ...
  A: *IF* Animal Control said yes, AND you own your home AND you are not subject to Home Owners ...
PBP skin rash and bumps1/21/2008
  Q: My Pot Bellie has what I would call rash or irritated skin. It also may be an alergic reaction. She ...
  A: It's impossible to diagnose something like this through email. It could be an allergic reaction, ...
Sick Pot Belly pig!1/12/2008
  Q: My mother has a very large pot belly pig(Tasha)that doesn't seem to be feeling very well. At first, ...
  A: Until you find out exactly what is wrong the only thing you can do is keep her warm and comfortable. ...
pig behavior1/7/2008
  Q: I have a 2 year old pot belly pig that I love! However, he had some aggressive tendencies which I ...
  A: It could be the pig's personality. Some pigs are more loving than others, some have moods. Pigs can ...
sick pot belly pig1/6/2008
  Q: My pig I THINK, has an ear infection. She is falling and can hardly get up. The Vet gave me 500 mg 4 ...
  A: Pigs have narrow ear canals that are easily blocked, and blocked ears can affect balance. Lack of ...
Potbelly pig health12/23/2007
  Q: perhaps your experience can shed some light on this situation...recently my 1 1/2 yr old potbelly ...
  A: I am not a vet, but I can say this pig needs to see one in person. Pigs rarely vomit. He may have ...
rear side pain12/20/2007
  Q: I have a 9 mo. pbp and she is the most important thing to me, unfortunately in my area I have a very ...
  A: Two small puncture wounds close together generally - but not always - indicates a bite of some sort. ...
pig arthritis12/14/2007
  Q: we have a pet re domesticated Australian feral pig.who was seriously overweight when we got her.she ...
  A: Home remedies for arthritis are hit or miss. Not every remedy works for every pig, and some take ...
Porky-Pot Belly Pig12/13/2007
  Q: Porky is a male and has been fixed. He is a year old and about 60 pounds. He is so loveable with ...
  A: Pigs are clever and stubborn. If a pig does something once, it's an accident. Twice, it's probably ...
pregnant pig 2 fathers??11/26/2007
  Q: Can a sal pig get pregnant by 2 differt males. I have pure pot belly male and female. She deliverd 9 ...
  A: Striped pot-bellied pig babies are rare, but they do occur. The stripes will fade with age, just as ...
Pot Bellied Pigs11/21/2007
  Q: My neighbor has a pot bellied pig that keeps comming to my slideing glass door and rubing his nose ...
  A: Pigs love smells of all sorts, so any smell or scent will interest him. Pigs also have amazing ...
Okie,potbelly pig pregnant?11/14/2007
  Q: I just went to feed my two potbelly pigs in which I have had for a yr. Actually at one point I ...
  A: Pot-bellied pig males are fertile at 8 weeks. Females are fertile at 6 months. Females will ...
dwarf pot bellied pigs11/8/2007
  Q: I am getting a pot bellied pig and i was wondering if they are prone to any medical conditions I ...
  A: Pot-bellied pigs are special pets with special requirements. Too often people who can not or will ...
pot belly pigs11/3/2007
  Q: do pot belly pigs have black teeth? and if they do, so they need to be pulled out??
  A: Potbellied pig teeth are normally an ivory or yellow-white color, like most teeth. Some foods or ...
sick piglet11/1/2007
  Q: we got two piglets from a auction. They were both doing great. They ate this morning. When i got ...
  A: Piglets sold through auctions or flea markets are exposed to all sorts of germs. Occasionally, they ...
Potbelly pig rescue10/31/2007
  Q: I have 2 adult potbellies.approx. 2 1/2 yrs. 1 female, 1 male.I also have their 5 mos. old male ...
  A: There are a lot of unwanted pigs and only a few homes, and almost no one wants a pregnant female. ...
FOOD FOR POT BELLY PIGS.10/29/2007
  Q: unfortunately ther is no sepcial foos for potbelly pigs here in mexico, so i had to give them ...
  A: Pot-bellied pigs tend to gain weight easily on any diet. The important thing is to find a food that ...
my girl10/20/2007
  Q: I just got a mini pot bellied pig, Bailey. She has been with me for two days, and I was just ...
  A: Most communities don't require a license, but every community is different, and you'll have to check ...
funny smell10/12/2007
  Q: I have a male potbellied piglet, he was neutered at 6 weeks he is now 20 weeks old. Sometimes he ...
  A: Male pigs have a gland located near the penis in the middle of the belly that secrets a rather ...
Maialino pigs10/9/2007
  Q: I have been looking for a very small pig for a while now. My problem is i dont wanna spend alot of ...
  A: There is ZERO regulation on breeding pot-bellied or other miniature pigs. The few organizations, ...
behavior10/8/2007
  Q: I have just adopted two potbellied pigs (brother/sister) from a rescue. They have their spay/neuter ...
  A: It sounds like your piggies are very happy! Sometimes piggies will run and "bark", spin around, and ...
delivery info.10/4/2007
  Q: I WAS JUST RECENTLY ASKED TO TAKE 6 POT BELLIED PIGS. I RESCUE ANY AND MOST ANIMALS. I'M NO EXPERT ...
  A: Separate any intact boars, or there will be a lot more pregnant pigs! Have the males fixed as soon ...
potbelly pig health9/28/2007
  Q: He is neutered. He has recently developed a fast growing tumor where his testicals would be - about ...
  A: Tumors in the testicle area, beneath the tail near the anus, are unusual in neutered pot-bellied ...
My pig "gus"9/27/2007
  Q: Lately I have noticed that my mini pot belly pig has been having some kind of seizures. I mostly ...
  A: This kind of situation is really impossible to assess over the Internet. If Gus is having real ...
pig's happiness9/27/2007
  Q: -have had my pot belly for four years. for the last two years he has not been able to see for the ...
  A: Breeders often misrepresent the size of a full grown pot-bellied pig. If the pig can not see from ...
Miniature9/24/2007
  Q: Is there such thing as a true Mini Pig?...Are there breeds smaller than a pot bellied? ANSWER: ...
  A: I've heard of Royal Dandies advertised as being very small, but the people I know who have one, and ...
8 week old female pot belly pig9/16/2007
  Q: I just got my baby Pot belly yesterday. I have noticed that she is poohing and peeing while she ...
  A: Your piggy should NOT be pooping and peeing while she sleeps. Stress, a change in diet, and e.coli ...
Sick pot belly8/28/2007
  Q: Our little girl is 7 1/2 weeks old. We had bottle fed her and started introducing her to youth pig ...
  A: Dippity Pig is a condition where the pig acts as if he is in pain, sometimes dropping the butt down ...
Miniature or Pot bellied pigs8/26/2007
  Q: I have been searching online for a pot bellied or miniature pig to adopt. I live in Grove Oklahoma. ...
  A: Pig Placement Network www.pigplacementnetwork.com is based in PA but they have contacts all over the ...
my mini pot belly pig "gus"8/23/2007
  Q: I was wondering about my male piglets teeth. I was told by the lady at the feed store that he still ...
  A: Pigs go through three sets of teeth, two "baby" sets and a permanent set. Males and females have ...
Pottying in pool8/19/2007
  Q: I have an eleven month old, unspayed female pbp. She will not quit peeing in her pool and, on ...
  A: I believe that spayed pigs are much better pets, unspayed females suffer from "piggy PMS" mood ...
What Kind Of Dwarf Pigs Do I have?8/17/2007
  Q: I have several miniature pigs in my care that are not Pot Bellies. Do you have any suggestions ...
  A: Your pigs, like most small pet pigs in the US, are probably a mix of several strains of Asian ...
pig bite8/15/2007
  Q: my youngest who is 1 year old suddenly started to cry and there was a small black pig by her hand,i ...
  A: There is nothing in a pig's mouth sharp enough to make a "paper cut" like scratch - but many grasses ...
skin irritation8/15/2007
  Q: we have a 8 week old male pot bellied pig and are concerned about the skin surrounding his ...
  A: Take photos of the condition to show your vet. If you clean the crust or goo away be sure to retain ...
antibiotics for potbelly pig8/13/2007
  Q: .I know your not a vet, but If I may I will ask anyway..Have a much loved potbelly pig..her name is ...
  A: Some animal feeds are treated with small doses of antibiotic as preventative, but the dosages are ...
6 week old piglet and rootting behaviors8/10/2007
  Q: I am new to being a piggy mommy and loving every second of it. But I'm having a hard time finding ...
  A: Piglets "root" at their mother's tummies while nursing. If your piglet is under 12 weeks of age this ...
5 week old Piglet and feeding7/31/2007
  Q: Unfortunately I got a piglet that was too young to be taken away from her mother. She came from a ...
  A: Mixing with the goats milk is the best way to make sure a very young piglets gets the nutrition they ...
painful defecation7/31/2007
  Q: My pig was screaming today while he pooped. He was in tremendous pain. Is this constipation? ...
  A: I am not a vet and really can not make a diagnosis over the Internet. But anytime a pig is in pain ...
zoning laws7/29/2007
  Q: Do you know whether zoning laws permit us to have a pot bellied pig (miniature) in Nassau County, ...
  A: County zoning laws rarely address pot-bellied pigs. The city or village zoning laws and Homeowner's ...
Re: Trimming hooves7/27/2007
  Q: I am a barefoot trimmer of horses. I was recently asked to trim a pot bellied pig and need to know ...
  A: Pig hooves are more like "toenails" and less like horse hooves. Trim from the outside in, using ...
Pot belly pig7/18/2007
  Q: I love animals so it should have came to no surprise that my boyfriend got me a pot belly pig. ...
  A: The first thing to do is pig proof the pen so he can not escape again. Pigs need time outside to ...
Please Help!7/10/2007
  Q: We have a 3 month old male pot belly (he is neutered, litter box trained) some Problems we are ...
  A: Some older pigs are happy with only a little outside time but baby pigs have a lot of energy and ...
Sunburn?7/4/2007
  Q: I have a black and white pig and unfortunately she was out with me all day and has a severe sunburn. ...
  A: Yes, you can put aloe vera lotion and sunblock on your pig. There are products made especially for ...
A badly limping potbellied pig?7/1/2007
  Q: Our male potbellied pig, Pinky, has been limping badly lately. It's only on one leg, the left hind ...
  A: Piggy might have injured his leg. Check the whole leg and hip for swelling or sore spots. Pigs can ...
Strange Behavior7/1/2007
  Q: He is 6 weeks old. The first couple of days I had him he was very scared all the time so I followed ...
  A: The sniffing and funny noises are pig-talk. The rooting behavior is because he is still young, that ...
Royal dandie mini piggy :)6/28/2007
  Q: they are said to be significantly smaller then a standard pot bellied pig. said to range from ...
  A: An unhappy pig will squeal and scream much louder than any barking dog. Adult pigs also have trouble ...
Buying a pot belly pig6/16/2007
  Q: I live in Phoenix, Az and I wanted to buy a pot belly pig but I don't know where and if they are ...
  A: For zoning information consult your local government. If your property belongs to a homeowners' ...
pig arthritis6/11/2007
  Q: Our fourteen year old pig, Jussie has been a wonderful pet but she now has arthritis and is quite ...
  A: Older pigs, like older people, often develop arthritis. Your pig has been to a vet, so I am assuming ...
Is she pregnant?6/7/2007
  Q: I have a female pot bellied pig that has been breed, I was not sure at the time that she was in ...
  A: Unaltered males can be rather persistent, and females will comply even if they are not in heat. ...
feeding 6 mo pig6/5/2007
  Q: I purchased a pig on June 2 and it does not seem to have much of an appetite.the breeder said it was ...
  A: When a pig does not eat the problem is very serious. This piglet needs to see a vet at once. The ...
Diarrhea5/31/2007
  Q: I recently moved away from my vet and now one of my boys has diarrhea and has had it for two weeks. ...
  A: Diarrhea can be dangerous as well as messy. Make sure the pigs have access to plenty of fresh water ...
rescued pot belly pig5/23/2007
  Q: We just got a pot belly pig from our local animal shelter he has been neutered but he is humping us ...
  A: It takes about 30 days after neutering for the hormones to leave a pig's system, but the behavior ...
supplement oils/tablets?5/21/2007
  Q: What supplements oil based or tablets can I feed my pot bellied pig for his terribly dry skin?
  A: Baby piglets have soft smooth skin, but adult pot-bellied pigs have tough, dry, and somewhat flaky ...
amount to feed5/18/2007
  Q: I just purchased my first pot bellied pig - he is 6 weeks of age....he is not on a starter - should ...
  A: At 6 weeks it's ok for him to be eating regular pot-bellied pig chow. How much food depends on a ...
Potbellied Pig Arthritis5/11/2007
  Q: I have an older pot-bellied pig (12-13 yrs) that has been suffering from arthritis. The vet has ...
  A: Arthritis is a common problem in older pot bellied pigs. Two big contributing factors are excessive ...
Rescued Pot Bellied Pig5/3/2007
  Q: Yesterday I found an abandoned, mature pot bellied pig on my road, so I brought him home (on a ...
  A: Pot-bellied pigs are fine outdoors as long as they have a dry, windproof place to sleep, plenty of ...
Pot bellied pig5/3/2007
  Q: I just got a baby pot bellied pig that is about 8 weeks old. At first he stunk all the time and now ...
  A: Yes you will see a behavior change a few weeks after your piglet is neutered. Neutered males are a ...
potbelly pig4/18/2007
  Q: Are potbelly pigs classified as swine or domestic pets?
  A: They are both. Pigs belong to the genus Sus, called "swine" in English. A lion and a housecat both ...
feeding4/15/2007
  Q: I can no longer get PBP food except online. It cost $50 just to have a bag shipped so that is not an ...
  A: There's many different kinds of pelleted feed. Most have the same or similar ingredients but in ...
is she pregnant and how long to go?4/12/2007
  Q: my female is now pregnant. she gave birth to her first litter last year in sept. and i put her back ...
  A: Pig pregnancy lasts 3 months, 3 weeks, and 3 days. It can be difficult to detect a pregnancy in a ...
Zoning for pot belly pig3/24/2007
  Q: I can't find out for the life of me, whether or not Philadelphia has zoning laws against owning a ...
  A: Pet Pig Zone at http://www.petpigzone.com/PPZ3/ specializes in zoning issues. They can give you the ...
size3/17/2007
  Q: We just got a potbelly pig that is seven months old. We used to raise regular hogs and have always ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian so these are general guidelines only. You can find a list of veterinarians ...
zoning laws2/26/2007
  Q: Can you find out if pot bellied pigs are legal in Yakima, Washington? I am looking to get one and ...
  A: To get the information you need, call the City Hall and request a WRITTEN copy of the zoning ...
my pot belly pig2/15/2007
  Q: my pot belly pig acted like he was having a seizure earlier and now he is weak and can barely eat, ...
  A: Yes, pot-bellied pigs can have seizures. It sounds like your pig is also experiencing after effects. ...
Naval Ill/Bacterial Joint Infection/Iron Def. ??11/13/2006
  Q: Six months ago we our Mother pig had a successful litter of 2 piglets. Two weeks after they were ...
  A: I am not a vet and cannot provide medical advice. But, these symptoms appear similar to White Muscle ...
Lost Pig10/25/2006
  Q: I have had a pot-bellied pig for about 2 weeks. The other day, i left the front door open and he ...
  A: Contact your local humane society and follow their suggestions, probably will be the same as for ...
pot belly pig9/28/2006
  Q: Last monday I got a pot belly pig not sure of his age 4to 6 months he is wild and i want him to be ...
  A: Your piglet is at the right age for taming and training. First, make sure he is in a safe, secure ...
Mini pigs giving birth9/28/2006
  Q: I would like to receive some good avice for the happy birthing of my 2 female pregnant miniature ...
  A: The short answer here is that both pigs need to see a vet at once. It is extremely rare for a ...
Boar problem9/21/2006
  Q: I have two pot bellies, which we love dearly. Pixie is my female and Pugsley is my boar. We ...
  A: An unaltered male will "hump" anything and everything. If you are seeing blood, he may be "humping" ...
pot bellied pig information9/15/2006
  Q: rooting,feeding,EVERYTHING thanks so much bye
  A: Well *everything* would make a very long answer <G> Zoning - Depends, each community and home owners ...
Pot belly pigs9/7/2006
  Q: #1. I have heard that pigs keep snakes away...I don't know if this is true of potbelly pigs and was ...
  A: #1. I have heard that pigs keep snakes away...I don't know if this is true of potbelly pigs and was ...
pot blellied pigs9/3/2006
  Q: what is a pot bellied pig and how big are they
  A: The term "pot-bellied pig" is used to describe the pigs of Asian descent often kept as pets in the ...
Pot-Bellied Pig Bites7/23/2006
  Q: We found a small (8-10 weeks old, we think) male pot-bellied pig last week under our truck right in ...
  A: I'm surprised to hear you've been bitten. Pigs jaws do not open very wide, and a 8 - 10 week old ...
Pot Bellied Pig Bites7/9/2006
  Q: I have searched the internet far and wide, and I have not seen anyone else with this problem. My ...
  A: At age 6 weeks she is still a baby, and exploring things the way all babies do, with her mouth. Some ...
Elderly Pot-Belly Skin Disorder5/31/2006
  Q: At a rescue organization where I volunteer there is a Pot-Belly who has always had a terrible skin ...
  A: I must say I've never heard of a condition like this, either. The Dutchess Fund www.dutchessfund.org ...
foot rot5/16/2006
  Q: whte foot rot
  A: I am not a veteranarian and can not offer medical advice, only general information for your ...
foot rot5/16/2006
  Q: whte foot rot
  A: I am not a veteranarian and can not offer medical advice, only general information for your ...
Natural Wild Pig Diet3/10/2006
  Q: What is the natural diet of wild boar? I presume domestic pigs are usually fed anything but a ...
  A: Wild pigs will eat practically anything, but their primary diet is leaves and grasses, roots, fruits ...
do mice cough?9/8/2005
  Q: i know this may seem like an insane question! but my pet mice seem to have a cough is this possible? ...
  A: I have seen mice sneeze, so I believe they can cough as well. Cedar shavings can cause respiratory ...
Juliani pigs8/2/2005
  Q: I am interested in finding a Juliani miniature pig for adoption. How do they compare in size and ...
  A: In the mid 1980's a number of people imported different strains of "miniature" pigs, the most famous ...
Wild mice6/23/2005
  Q: My kitten found a wild mouse earlier and he was playing around with it, my friend Holly and I saved ...
  A: Mice have short lifespans, even in captivity. In the wild predators are rarely able to catch the ...
minature pet swine4/18/2005
  Q: where can I adopt a minature pig?
  A: Try these links: Pig Placement Network www.pigplacementnetwork.com Shepherd's Green: ...
SEPERATION3/23/2005
  Q: I HAVE HAD A PPB SINCE HE WAS 3 WEEKS OLD. CHOPS IN NOW 1.5YEARS AND A SPOILED ONLY CHILD. HE ...
  A: I am sorry to hear that you and Chops will have to live apart for awhile. What you are describing is ...
Royal Dandie?3/15/2005
  Q: ?! Thanks in advance!
  A: No. Pigs continue to grow until age 4 or 5. There are few healthy, full size adult pigs under 75 lb. ...
Juliani/Teacup/Micro ?3/14/2005
  Q: Most of the breeders say this is just a term in comparison of a 1000 pound pig. But how small are ...
  A: Pigs do not reach full size until they are four or five years old. Juliani pigs are actually a bit ...
Finding dwarf pigs3/10/2005
  Q: I am researching the possibility of having a pet pig. Where can I find information about the ...
  A: Pigs are wonderful pets -- for the right people!! Pigs, no matter how small, are not a good pet for ...
Sporty Pigs?1/14/2005
  Q: I am looking for a pet pig which I can take hiking and climbing. I have 2 large friendly dogs which ...
  A: The first issue to consider when getting a pig is zoning. Some communities have strict restrictions ...
Juliani training12/10/2004
  Q: I recently purchased a pet Juliani pig for my mother as a birthday gift. The pig, Warren, is about ...
  A: The key to training pigs is consistency. They are smart enough to realize that *if* they can get ...
Left Front Leg9/27/2004
  Q: I have a 6 year old neutered male PBP. This is the second time in the past 3 months that he has had ...
  A: It could be arthritis, or it could be the hoof is not shaped right. Make sure it isn't too long or ...
hurt bird9/12/2004
  Q: My cat caught a dove. The bird had one small puncture wound. It is now swollen and red hot. I ...
  A: Well I am not trained in medicating birds, so I can't advise giving the bird the medicine. Perhaps ...
hurt bird9/11/2004
  Q: My cat caught a dove. The bird had one small puncture wound. It is now swollen and red hot. I ...
  A: Chances are the bird will need antibiotics to fully recover. When an animal bites, the teeth push ...
Juliani pigs8/10/2004
  Q: I'm interested in adopting and raising a Juliani/painted miniature pig but am unable to locate a ...
  A: I don't know of anyone breeding Juliani pigs. The Gold Star Registry is closed, and they were the ...
another ?2/20/2004
  Q: and i just called the person i was going to get the baby pig from and he said that the mothers are ...
  A: If two pigs share the same mother but have different fathers they are half-brother and half-sister. ...
Uncle pig2/7/2004
  Q: Only that would mean the boy I have now would be her uncle. I know that you can't mate other ...
  A: Yes, there is a big danger in allowing close relatives to breed. Some of the most serious problems ...

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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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