There are different
breeds of pig but they basically have the same physiology and
anatomy. Pigs aren't really high maintenance animals so it's easy
how to care for pigs. Whether you're keeping a pot bellied pig as a
pet or you're running a pig farm, their healthy must be your number
one priority.. Like all animals, providing adequate living quarters,
the proper nutrition, sanitation and health care is how to care for
When building a house for your pig, remember that pigs are sensitive
to heat and cold. On very hot days, they need a place to cool off.
This is because unlike humans, pigs don't have sweat glands and
can't regulate body heat on their own so you need to take proper
how to take care for pigs during hot and cold days. Build them
a pool so they can cool their body; the depth of your pool must be
at enough for the water to cover your pig. To make them comfortable
during colder days, give their shelter enough bedding made of straw
or hay; at least 16 inches high is enough.
It is also a good idea to have a vet check your pigs every now and
then. If you keep pigs as a pet, you can just take them to the
nearest clinic. However, if you own a pig farm it would be better to
get a specialized vet to make a house call so all your pigs can be
checked out. Pigs have an impressive vitality and won't get sick
easily, but you should watch out for swine diseases. Vets will also
give you some advices on how to care for pigs.
keeping pigs as a pet, you should have them neutered as
early as possible. Sexually ready males can be aggressive and rowdy.
At about five weeks old male pigs become fertile so it would be
better if you have them neutered before then. Females, on the other
hand, should be sprayed at about 4 months old. At 10 months old, the
risk of cancer is very high for unsprayed females. Spraying female
pigs to make their lives longer is
how to care for pigs.
You also need to protect your pigs from predators. It may seem
unlikely but dogs can see pigs as prey. If you have a pet pig, keep
them away from your neighbor dogs as much as possible. On the farm,
pigs are safe when mixed with cows and goats but keep them away from
horses. Your pigs may startle the horses when they're grazing which
could result to the horse killing the pig.