Raising Teacup Pigs
Raising teacup pigs can be a very rewarding experience. These pets have become very popular over the last few years.
The name ‘teacup’ can give people a false impression about these animals. They may be teacup sized and very cute when they are born but, by the time they reach maturity, they can grow to the size of a medium dog.
Before you even consider purchasing teacup pigs, check your local laws to see if it is legal to keep pigs in your area. Some cities do not allow them. Also, you may want to do a little research into raising teacup pigs. Find out if they will fit into your lifestyle. If you want to have a healthy, happy pet, there are a few things you should know about these lovable, intelligent animals.
Because of their intelligence, teacup pigs are inclined to get bored fairly quickly. It is a good idea to keep them entertained as much as possible. If they have nothing else to do, they may start chewing on anything they can get their teeth around. They need about as much attention as most dogs to stop them from getting into mischief. Frequent owner interaction is very important to keep them happy. They need love and care, if you don’t want problems to arise. Chew toys are a good source of entertainment for pet pigs.
Exercise, Lots of Space, and a Healthy Diet
Taking your pet pigs out for a daily walk will give them enough exercise to keep their weight under control.
Although it is possible to keep a teacup pig in your backyard, a much larger area is recommended for your pet to feel comfortable and happy. They like lots of space to keep them calm and relaxed.
Since they love to eat, weight gain can become a problem and can get out of hand. Keeping them on a healthy diet schedule can also help curb the aggression brought on by feeding on demand. By using certain techniques, this behavior can be controlled.
Pros of Raising Teacup Pigs
- Affectionate and intelligent
- Clean, odor-free
- Mostly non-allergenic
- Easily trained with proper techniques
- Non-destructive with the correct training
- Lovable, sociable
Cons of Raising Teacup Pigs
- If not properly trained, they can become aggressive and spoiled
- Owner commitment necessary to keep them happy
- Can become destructive if left on their own
If you are seriously interested in owning and raising teacup pigs, you’ll need a good source of information on how to train them. If they are not trained properly, they can become aggressive and demanding. Learning how to handle bad behavior initially will save you a lot of trouble in the future. It is best to train your pet before these traits start.
For just a small investment, you can download a copy of an instructional guide called Teacup Pigs or Micro Pigs: The Complete Owner’s Guide.
Here are some of the things you will learn from reading this e-book:
- nutritional requirements
- teeth and ear care
- health problems
- and much more
The information you will find in Teacup Pigs or Micro Pigs: The Complete Owner’s Guide will be invaluable for the health and happiness of your pet. Order your copy today!