Pig Introductions

Pigs are herd animals and benefit greatly from the companionship of another pig. In fact, it is almost exclusively single pig families that reach out to PPN for help with behavior issues, and finding the pig a friend is a frequent recommendation. There is nothing...

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?...

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...

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...

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...