Our Piggy Blog

Bringing Home A New Pig

Congratulations on deciding to adopt a pig!  Preparing to welcome a new family member into your home is very exciting, but can also feel overwhelming. What do you need to have on hand? How will they get along with the rest of your family? How will you transport them?...

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Finding a Veterinarian for Your Pig

Locating a vet: These websites can help you identify veterinarians in your area that reportedly see pet pigs. Be sure to call and confirm that this is the case. Be aware that these are only resources to help identify a willing veterinarian and do not report the...

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Piglet Behavior and Care

Applicants to Pig Placement Network are often interested in adopting a young piglet so that their new family member will grow up in their household, with the idea that this will make him better adjusted and will help with bonding. This approach can work well, but...

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Rabies in Potbellied Pigs

Rabies in Potbellied Pigs by Dr Arlen M. Wilbers, DVM Rabies is a viral disease that attacks the central nervous system of warm-blooded animals, including pigs.  Once symptoms appear, rabies is nearly always fatal in animals and people.  In the USA, animals that most...

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Time to Get Ready For Winter

If you have outdoor pigs, now is the time to get their home ready for the upcoming Winter.  Best to get things ready and in good shape now before it gets very cold.  You don't want to be fixing things outside when the temps drops and your pig certainly doesn't want to...

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Drink Up!

  Most everyone knows that hydration is important, and not just during the summer. It is vital that people stay well-hydrated throughout the year... and this applies to potbellied pigs, too. As we approach the cooler weather of Fall and Winter, we want to remind...

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Help Support the Farm ~ Come Take a Tour

11/19/20:  Please note that the Farm Tours are currently on hold due to the rise in Covid-19 and in keeping with recent government mandates. We will let you know when the Tours are offered in the future. Guided Farm Tours  Meet your tour guide, Susan Magidson, Owner...

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Becoming a Potbellied Pig Parent

As you can see below, we think there are far more advantages than disadvantages to having a potbellied pig as a pet, but that doesn't mean that a pet pig is for everybody.  There is a reason we often use the phrase "Pig Parent";  having a pig is very similar to being...

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Snacks and Munchies and Treats…. Oh My!

It is only human nature to want to give your pet pig a wonderful life.  Knowing how much pigs enjoy food, makes giving them treats an obvious choice as a way to show your pigs some love and spoil them a little bit.  However, most of us know that too many snacks are...

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