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Thanks for visiting the site! I am currently not able to respond to comments on the site, but there are some great resources for getting answers to your questions about mini pigs. One option is to do a search on our site to see if you can find the information you need in a previous post or comment. Another option is to join the group “Mini Pig Education” on Facebook and post your question there. That group is full of experienced pig parents who are a wealth of information and can provide quick responses to many questions for both potential and current mini pig owners.

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  1. How do you keep a pig entertained while being at work for 8 hrs 5 days a week? How do I keep a pig calm? What toys will pigs play with? Is have a pig in an apartment a good idea? Please let me know because I need serious help

    1. Hi Jordan. I am home with Oscar during the day, so I don’t have any experience with working outside the home while having a mini pig. While there are people who do well with having a mini pig while working full-time outside the home, it can be a challenge. Mini pigs are very smart and can get bored easily and, unfortunately, a bored mini pig is often a destructive mini pig. I would definitely continue to research and see if you can find people who also work full-time outside the home and get their opinions about keeping a mini pig entertained for that long. Keeping a mini pig stimulated and entertained is a challenge, so being away from home for that long makes it even more of a challenge.

      Unfortunately, I don’t recommend a mini pig for an apartment. Pigs are generally very loud pets, especially when they are young. Their squeals are surprisingly loud and, unless a mini pig has been extremely well socialized by the breeder, they will squeal for quite a while when young until they are really adjusted at home. Aside from the squealing, they also grunt and oink throughout the day, which are much less loud than the squeal but could still be disruptive to neighbors in an apartment. My concern with an apartment is that, if the neighbors complained, you would be stuck in a really difficult situation of having to give the pig away unless you had other living options. Here is a post with examples of noises Oscar makes: http://lifewithaminipig.com/mini-pig-noises-with-sound-recordings/. For toys, I recommend checking out my post on toys for mini pigs. Different pigs like different types of toys of course, but these are the ones Oscar likes. http://lifewithaminipig.com/toys-for-mini-pigs/ Hope that helps!

    2. I work a full time job that is 45 min away from home. I usually leave Wilbur in my bedroom (so he can’t get into anything, he’s good for that) while I’m gone. I give him his breakfast in the room right before I leave for work. His litter box also stays in my room along with a big pan of water, he drinks a lot. When I get home is when I feed him his dinner and let him roam the house. Most of the time I can pretty much tell what he had done during the day, he usually sleeps, roots around on the bed, and tries to open my closet, which I know have learned how to keep it closed. If you have any questions please email me at (*edited).

      1. Thank you for responding on this, Haley! I’m only one source, so I love when other pig parents respond and help too. This is super helpful in answering a question I get asked a lot but don’t have the best answer for. Thank you!

  2. I just got my mini pig yesterday and it went smoother than I expected but I just want more than anything to bond with him. He still wont let me touch him but I finally got him to eat some cucumber out of my hand. I was just curious as to how your first few days with Oscar went?

    1. Hi Bethany! Congrats on bringing your mini pig home! The first few days for us were just going through the motions and trying to get Oscar comfortable. He was very similar with not really wanting to be touched, so we just spent a lot of time sitting in the same room with him and letting him get used to us and feel safe with us around him. He was super skittish and scared, so sitting near him was about the best we could do for a while. If we picked him up (which of course he squealed) and put him up in the bean bag chair with us, we could get him to settle and nap with us for a while. But, as soon as the nap was over, he was back to being scared. The bonding can be a really slow process, so for now just sit in the same room with him and let him move at his own pace. I found that rushing it only makes it worse because it can frighten them and set you back. Also, what you did with the cucumber is great because offering treats will encourage him to approach you and start trusting you as well. It takes some time for them to calm down, but it’s really rewarding when they start trusting you.

  3. Hi! I’ve had my Hamlet for almost 3 weeks now and he’s completely warmed up and I’ve figured out most aspects to raising him so far. However, his first trip to the vet a week ago, the doctor gave him a shot to clear up any skin mites he may have had (I got him from some nasty people who didn’t take care of him and his siblings,) the shot was also a dewormer. Unfortunately he did have worms and it has been the most unpleasant experience for both Hamlet and me. Did you experience any worm infections with Oscar?

  4. My mini pig squeals all night and gives us no sleep. I have tried everything and nothing seems to work. Do you have any suggestion??

  5. I am considering getting a mini pig, but like some of the others, I work a full time job and am not home a lot during the day. I want to make sure that if I get a mini pig for my family, it will not disobey. Do you have any tips for teaching you mini pig how to behave or how to keep it from biting , etc.?

  6. Hello! My name is Leah. We just got our mini pig tonight! They told us the itching was normal and gave us some baby lotion. Lucy is really dry. Also she doesn’t have a lot of hair on her face or the ground of her body but the back has more. From your experience do you think this is mange

  7. My micro female pig is the only one I have, shes about 2 1/2 yrs. old, she free roams our farmyard w/chickens and dogs, always seemed to be very happy. I allowed her to get obese unfortunatlely and now she seems to be hearing and seeing impaired. I have stopped letting her help me clean out fridge and feed only mico pig feed and allow her to still roam for exercise. She does have an odd behavior she started last year, smelling food in front of her but backing up away from it, then approach it, only to back away from it again. She will eventually make her way to it, but she almost seems to be confused. Not sure what this approach and then retreat behavior is all about. Do you have any ideas?

  8. I absolutely love your page ❤️ I just got my mini pig this past Sunday, his name is Groot and he is 8 weeks new and is already bonding extremely well with me ✨. I was wondering at what time is it good to introduce veggies and fruits (for snacks, and extra for meals) the only thing he seems to be interested in at the moment is his small handful of chow in the am and at night. He also likes his chow as a treat when he does something good (I give him a few pellets). I’ve offered him dandelion greens and bananas so far, and he turns his little head away lol. Also, I want to start adding coconut oil into his diet, how do you figure out a good portion for them, and when can I start adding that also?

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