Oscar has started grinding his teeth. During our first few weeks with Oscar, he would grind his teeth occasionally but just enough to be cute. Now that he’s a little older, he grinds his teeth frequently throughout the day.
If you’ve never heard a mini pig grind his teeth, here is a video of Oscar doing his daily teeth grinding. It’s not the most pleasant sound, but hopefully this is helpful if you’re considering getting a mini pig and want to know what it sounds like.
Mini pigs grind their teeth for several reasons, including pain, stress, anxiety, and even contentment. Also, mini pigs get three sets of teeth throughout their lives, so teething and thus teeth grinding is common and normal for them.
I expected the mini pig teeth grinding sound would really annoy me, but it doesn’t yet. I notice it and would prefer he not grind his teeth, but it’s mainly just background noise at this point. It’s possible he is grinding his teeth because they hurt, but he seems to grind them mainly for contentment. He grinds his teeth mostly when he’s cuddling or napping, so it actually makes me a little happy when I hear the grinding sound because I know I have a comfy, content little pig.