10 tips to take care of your Vietnamese pig

Vietnamese pigs have become those who have a Vietnamese pig as a pet, they should know that their diet is very important and that these they are omnivorous animals, so if you are not careful, try to eat everything within your reach.

That is why these animals are prone to obesity, so it is very necessary that they have adequate food.

The best is give them food 2 0 3 times a day and they should always have water nearby. Food should always be given at the same time so you know what your eating moments are.

It is good that one of the hours is at night, before you sleep, because if you do not eat at that time you may feel hungry and can not sleep or let others sleep.

Now it is easier to know and find special food for these animals, since in almost all pet stores you can find specific feed for Vietnamese pigs, but if they get used to homemade food there is no problem as long as they are prepared food only for them and they are not given the same food they eat the humans.

Do not forget that a balanced diet includes I think cereals and vegetables. No problem if they get used to eating I think for dogs, but it turns out a lot better if they are fed with feed for horses, which contains more plant products.

Fruits are also your favorite, so they can be good in your diet. They feel predilection for sweet acorns and chestnuts, but since they are tending to overweight, it is better to offer them in small quantities.

They could be given bread, but like the aforementioned fruits, it is convenient to give them in not very large portions.

In some cases, either for lack of their feed or because they are not prepared separate food, they can be given food scraps, but you have to avoid fatty foods, meats, fish and sweets.

What should never be done is to give a Vietnamese pig, I think or farm pig food, since this type of food is prepared for rapid fattening of animals and are not recommended for the pet.

Do not forget that Vietnamese pigs are capable of doing anything in order to get food, so if you keep your feed in pantries or in low cabinets, the doors must be secured very well so that it does not destroy and eat more than What should.

Tip 1: the "home" smell.

As you know, the Vietnamese dwarf pig has a sense of smell very developed. Thus, the new family member must get used from the beginning to odor of your house and the rest of the family. The first few days let him sniff everything he wants (without stunting, of course).

Tip 2: training.

Although many people do not know, you can train a Vietnamese pig to come to the call, eat by the hand or walk without pulling the leash (for example). The methods of education they are very similar to those used in dogs, but if you have doubts sure in Internet you will find some expert specialized in training these types of pets.

Tip 3: food.

Vietnamese pigs They eat all and in large quantities, but they are not farm pigs and they should not eat that feed that is marketed as "pig feed". This type of I think It contains a very high amount of fats for get fat to the animal, fats that your little friend doesn't need at all.

Tip 4: hygiene.

Vietnamese dwarf pigs they don't smell like farm pigs because they have no contact with their feces or live in dirty environments. Anyway it is highly recommended that baths to your furry friend once every three or four months. In the stores of pet accessories You will find special hygiene products for your skin's PH.

Vietnamese pigs eat everything and in large quantities

Tip 5: the sandbox.

Unless you have a patio or a garden where your pig can meet your needs, you will have to put inside a house large sandpit. It is important to remember that this little animal is a little sybarite: he hates being close to his stool. If you place the sandbox near your bed or your feeder you can refuse to sleep or eat. The advice: place the sandbox in a different room Where the little animal eats or sleeps.

Tip 6: health.

This pet is reputed to have a iron health but, as we always tell you, the prevention is power. Remember to take your little pig to veterinary review at least once a year and put the vaccines and the antiparasitic treatments to recommend the vet specialized in "exotic".

Tip 7: the ride.

A characteristic of this animal is its tremendous curiosity and desire to know new environments and sites. Take him from excursion and of walk from time to time, but adopting the logical prevention measures such as wearing a leash, avoiding areas where there are large or aggressive dogs, etc.

Tip 8: the game.

The Vietnamese dwarf pig is one of the most pet playful Y fun that you can adopt and one of his favorite games is dig. If you don't have a garden where you can dig without spoiling anything, you can always place a tall wooden box with dirt or sand where you can enjoy without causing problems.

Tip 10: attention.

If you have decided that your perfect pet is a Vietnamese dwarf pig, you have to give it the same sweetie that if you had adopted a dog, a cat or a horse. Your exotic friend loves that he caress, what play with him, get him out of walk... in short: that pampering like a Most family member.

A balanced and varied diet

Vietnamese pigs areomnivorous with what they can eat almost everything, but that this does not fool you: you should not feed him anything. In addition, the Vietnamese pig is very greedy: he loves to eat and if it were for him he could spend the day eating. But it tends to gain weight easily and to avoid obesity problems it is important to give a balanced and adequate diet.

To avoid being overweight, we must provide a low-calorie and fiber-rich diet. Ideally your diet should have approximately the following composition:

  • I think: must represent 1 to 2% of the weight of our pig, we will explain below the type of feed to use.
  • Vegetable and fruit: should represent 1 to 2% of its weight, with 2/3 of vegetables and 1/3 of fruit. We will preferably give you green, low-calorie vegetables and be careful with sugar-rich fruits such as apples and grapes

We will accompany this with cut hay or alfalfa to provide even more fiber and avoid deficiencies in selenium. It is important that our Vietnamese pig always have water available and that it is clean and fresh.

We will divide all this into 2 to 3 portionsdaily to fixed schedules so that you get used to a routine rhythm, we advise you that the three meals be: in the morning, at noon, and before going to sleep. If you do not feed him before going to sleep, he will probably go hungry and not let you sleep.

In total the Vietnamese pig must eat 1.5-2% of its weight, including the goodies we give it.

The right feed

We should not give feed for bait pigs, because these feeds are designed to make you fat and are too caloric for our Vietnamese pig.

We can use I think for horses Since it is made from vegetables and has fiber and not too many calories and would be the most suitable, dog feed is also used but it is not so suitable.

In any case, the feed you give to your Vietnamese pig should have a composition of up to 12-13% crude protein, not more than 2 to 5% fat and should contain about 15% minimum fiber.

The rewards

You can give your Vietnamese pig rewards during training sessions, as they love to eat and are very sensitive to this form of reward. For it you can give it:

  • 1 or 2 corn kernels
  • 1 or 2 peas
  • cucumber chips
  • apple chips

The great rewards like chestnuts, acorns, pieces of bread, pieces of cheese without salt will be for very special occasions.

Although all these foods enchant the Vietnamese pig we have to be careful and not give it too much because it makes you easily fat and it is not because you like something that is good for your health.

Food prohibits>

We must absolutely avoid giving him the following foods:

  • I think for dogs or cats with too much fat and protein and too little fiber, it is the case of most feed for dogs and cats. They can also contain trace elements in toxic concentrations for the pig.
  • Salt must be prohibited>

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    Feeding the Vietnamese Minicerdos or pigs

    What do I feed a minipig?What does a Vietnamese or Minipig pig eat? These are good questions if you are thinking of having or have a Vietnamese pig or mini pig as a pet. Minipigs or mini-pigs are small pigs, each day more praised as pets in homes. But be very careful in their feeding, these little pigs would eat anything you give them. We tell you what foods you should give them and how to feed them correctly.

    The mini pig, mini pig or pig teacup, are a variety of domestic pigs that have been modified by the human to achieve small sizes.

    The baby mini-pigs

    • At birth they drink mother's milk, so, if they arrive at our house having a couple of months they should continue drinking milk (lactose free) for a good development of bones and muscles. In addition to milk they can take Yogurt or soft skimmed cheese without lactose.
    • Also give them cooked vegetables, fruits, hydrates, meat and fish. At first, things a little softer and simple to eat and then (after 5 months or so) you can eat almost everything.

    What the mini pigs MUST or CAN eat

    The mini pigs (and all pigs) They are omnivorous, means that they feed on both animals and plants. But these pigs bred in captivity should be based more on vegetables and cereals, be careful with fats and carbohydrates, because They tend to get fat.

    What we should or can give them:

    • Vegetables (lettuce, romaine lettuce, spinach, carrot, broccoli, chard ... etc)
    • Fruits (apple, pear, orange ...)
    • Feed (croquettes) or specific mueslis for pig mascot varieties
    • We can give you some remnants of our food, provided they are healthy and not spiced or spiced, such as: Pasta, rice (better integral), vegetables, salads, bread (preferably whole grain or whole grain)
    • We can give hay, better if it is of good quality
    • We can give them I think (croquettes) for horses, are rich in fiber and low in fat
    • Fish or meat cooked in water or microwave
    • Boiled eggs
    • We can give them milk or yogurt skimmed or semi-skimmed without lactose
    • We can give them legumes occasionally
    • We can give them brown rice and pasta to avoid constipation