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 Pot Bellied Pig, Care
Jayesh
Posted: Jun 17 2006, 07:40 AM


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Can anybody tell me what pot bellied pigs eat and other information about them? I am thinking of getting one.


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Robyn
Posted: Jun 17 2006, 07:40 PM


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Well, they don't eat guinea pigs so shouldn't be in this section.
I've never had a pig.
Like other pigs, pot bellied pigs will eat most anything you put before them. But, they should be fed a varied, mostly vegetarian diet with fruits, vegetables, grains, hay, and so forth. They sell pig feed at the farm stores but I don't know how good that is for them since it's meant to put on a lot of weight fast. If you offer a pig wholesome foods, they should do well. They will become overweight if fed too many high calorie foods.


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Jayesh
Posted: Jun 20 2006, 06:50 AM


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Ok, i got one now and i feed it veg/fruit once a day and worms every week. Pot bellied pigs are pigs so i put them in this section.


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jessw931
Posted: Jun 20 2006, 10:53 AM


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i dont thi worms are very good for them


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Robyn
Posted: Jun 20 2006, 12:09 PM


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Pigs will eat most anything. Worms should be okay but they shouldn't get too much animal-based food. Pot bellied pigs certainly are pigs but guinea pigs are not!


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AnimalLove
Posted: Oct 29 2007, 04:46 PM


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Thats so cool that you got a pig! Is it possible to train them to go to the bathroom outside?


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Karen1961
Posted: Oct 29 2007, 06:29 PM


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QUOTE (Robyn @ Jun 17 2006, 07:40 PM)
Well, they don't eat guinea pigs so shouldn't be in this section.


Robyn you are funny. smile.gif
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Jayesh
Posted: Apr 7 2008, 12:47 PM


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QUOTE (AnimalLove @ Oct 29 2007, 04:46 PM)
Thats so cool that you got a pig! Is it possible to train them to go to the bathroom outside?

I really don't know. I now give him a full vegetarian diet apart from a few mealworms now and then (after all their ancestors - Wild Boar were omnivorous!)


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Biotopes: 150 gal, 70 gal, 55 gal (soon to be). Coldwater: 50 gal, 40 gal. Nano: 3x 5 gal, 2x 1 gal, 3 gal, 7 gal, 4 gal. Marine: 15 gal, 45-65 gal (soon to be). Koi (and big fish): 5000 gal, 2000 gal (soon to be). Native fish: 200 gal. Wildlife: 150 gal. Tub: 30 gal, 50 gal, 100 gal, 20 gal, 10 gal. Goldfish: 1000 gal. Herps: 40 gal, 5x 10 gal, 20 gal, 30 gal, 2x 8 gal.
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